IMSA Race Results

IMSA Race Results

Latest IMSA Race Results

Check in on the No. 57 MSR Acura NSX GT3 car’s performance throughout the season. We’ll update this page with results from each race.


Motul Petit Le Mans

 

October 12th

Braselton, Ga

Road Atlanta

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
7th Katherine Legge
Bia Figueiredo
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:20.439

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

 

September 15th

Salinas, CA

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
6th Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:25.677

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

 

August 25

Alton, VA

VIRginia International Raceway

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
12th Katherine Legge
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:45.682

Road America

 

August 4

Elkhardt Lake, WI

Road America

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
13th Katherine Legge
Bia Figueiredo
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
02:08.211

Northeast Grand Prix

 

July 20

Lakeville, CT

Lime Rock Park

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
12th Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
00:52.531

Mobile 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

 

July 7

Bowmanville, ON

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
6th Katherine Legge
Bia Figueiredo
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:17.412

Bowmanville, Ontario (7 July 2019) – Bia Figueiredo and Katherine Legge secured a sixth-place finish for the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura on Sunday.

Making her first appearance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), Figueiredo put Heinricher Racing on the second row in Saturday qualifying. Starting today from fourth position, she worked hard to push race pace while managing aggressive Prototype and GTLM traffic. Figueiredo handed the car off in sixth to Legge on a Lap 44 pit stop.

Consistency became key for Legge who fought quickly degrading tires and GTD competition from behind. Legge was able to battle with the Acura and raced in fifth for 63 laps. Continuing to push, Legge laid down her personal best race lap of 1:17.412-seconds on Lap 105.

Following a red flag period and a strong restart, Legge raced hard to hold position and brought the Heinricher Racing No. 57 Caterpillar Acura to the finish sixth in the order.

Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing will return to on-track action Sunday, July 20th for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.


Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen

 

June 27 - June 30

Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen International

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
4th Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
Bia Figueiredo
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:45.191

Watkins Glen, New York (30 June 2019) –Christina Nielsen, Bia Figueiredo and Katherine Legge combined for a fourth-place finish in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen with the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 on Sunday. The Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing drivers battled in the top five for most of the race.

Nielsen started from the front row, navigating around a competitor’s first-lap crash in the high-speed esses at Watkins Glen International. The No. 57 Caterpillar Acura suffered damage to the rear but was able to continue without pitting. Nielson raced in podium contention before turning the car over to Figueiredo on lap 61. Figueiredo pushed hard with fast, consistent lap times and moved the team to the lead on lap 93. Legge took the wheel for the final stint on lap 126 and continued the strong run in the top two.

Legge, the 2017 Sahlen’s Six Hour winner, retook the lead on lap 157 before taking to pit lane on lap 178. A small delay on pit exit translated into a loss of track position in the final segment. After rejoining the race in fifth, Legge regained one position to finish fourth after six hours of hard-fought racing.

The next round of racing takes place at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix presented by Acura on Sunday, July 7th.


Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

 

May 31 - June 1

Detroit, MI

Streets of Detroit

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
9th Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:30.271

Detroit, Mich. (3 June 2019) – Strong balance, quick pit stops and a solid race car were the perfect combination for a podium finish for Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Unfortunately, getting turned by a competitor late in race left the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 in ninth place.

Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen were battling for the podium on Saturday after starting on the front row for the 100-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sprint race. The pit crew delivered a well-executed stop on Lap 22 and the duo were never out of the top five for the first 50 laps. In the closing minutes of the race, Legge was chasing down third place when an incident on Lap 51 turned the No. 57 Acura. Legge was able to right the car but finished down the order.

“I am proud of the immense effort of the drivers during the entire race weekend,” said team principal, Jackie Heinricher. “I thank the entire MSR team for providing us an amazing car. We have extraordinary teamwork and that is crucial in racing. And motor racing at this level of IMSA is extremely competitive between the top athletes in the sport. Christina and Katherine, being two of the top drivers, put up an amazing fight!  I’m very proud of the Heinricher Racing team and thank Caterpillar for their support and partnership. We look forward to Watkins Glen!”

“I was happy with how my stint went and overall we had a really good car today,” said Nielsen. “The team gave us a car that deserved a podium. The pit stop was good, the driver change was good, everything was just where it should be. Everyone put in great effort all weekend. The result just doesn’t reflect it. Hopefully we will walk into a similar package at Watkins Glen.

“We had such a strong package this weekend,” said Legge. “All weekend long the car was on rails and the guys really tuned it to be a great car to drive. Detroit is a tough track because it’s narrow and really tough to pass. Unfortunately, we had that incident in the end there and I got turned around. I wish we could have brought home another win for the team here in Detroit, but we will have to take what we learned and apply it to Watkins Glen.”

The team will head to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen, the next event on the IMSA schedule on June 27-30.


Acura Sports Car Challenge

 

May 3 - 5

Lexington, OH

Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
10th Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:21.868

Lexington, Ohio (6 May 2019) – A promising start to the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio ended in disappointment as the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 of Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing overcame several setbacks to come home with a 10th place finish on Sunday.

After a disappointing qualifying run on Saturday, Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge were focused on going to the front in Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute race.

Taking the green flag Nielsen made an impressive start, gaining 10 positions by Lap 2 to run in fourth position. Nielsen set consistent lap times throughout her stint but suffered contact from another car on Lap 31 sending her off track briefly before pitting a few laps later.

Taking the controls, Legge pushed through the challenge of driving with a bent toe link but never looked back as she ran in the top five for 20 laps. Midway through the race Legge experienced an electrical issue which left her stopped on track to recycle the car. After quickly recycling the car to get back on pace, Legge made the most of her final sprint to the finish where she rounded out the top 10.


Twelve Hours of Sebring

 

March 13 - 16

Sebring, FL

Sebring International Raceway

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
8th Katherine Legge
Bia Figueiredo
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
02:01.564

Sebring, Fla. (16 March 2019) – The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring once again proved to be one of the toughest events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. The No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 Evo experienced highs and lows through a rapidly changing race with varying weather conditions and long green flag runs. A late race restart that saw the team come home eighth in the order on Saturday.

A third-row start allowed the No. 57 team of Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen and Bia Figueiredo to stay out of trouble as Nielsen began the race in rainy conditions. Several class cars struggled in the difficult Florida weather.

As the track dried out Figueiredo took the wheel on a fresh pair of slicks during a Lap 52 pit stop. Dealing with intermediate track conditions as it switched from damp to dry, Figueiredo drove to a high of second before pitting to hand the controls over to Legge.

Legge’s two years of knowledge driving the Acura NSX GT3 for Meyer Shank Racing came alive on track, putting the No. 57 in the lead for 15 laps. Legge’s drive to the front came as part of an impressive final triple stint behind the wheel as she raced hard for over three hours.

Legge left it all on the track in an attempt to maintain the lead, but alternate pit and conservative fuel strategies did not yield the hoped-for results. She cycled back to fifth, and the team crossed the line eighth following a late caution.


Rolex 24 at Daytona

 

January 23 - 27

Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona International Speedway

Race Results

Finish Drivers Team Fast Lap
12th Katherine Legge
Simona De Silvestro
Bia Figueiredo
Christina Nielsen
Meyer Shank Racing
w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3
01:45.668

Daytona Beach, Fla. (27 January 2019) – After overcoming several setbacks, the all-female No. 57 Heinricher Racing & Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo completed the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday with a 13th place result.

The 57th running of the Rolex 24 was the first in history to end early after being called at the 23 hour and 50-minute mark for precarious weather conditions which left standing water on the track.

The Jackie Heinricher-led effort paired Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen, Bia Figueiredo (Ana Beatriz) and Simona De Silvestro for the Rolex 24’s first all-female entry in 25 years. With 24 hours of racing ahead, Figueiredo made her first-ever Rolex 24 start, laying down clean laps prior to a lap 64 hand off to Neilsen. The two-time IMSA champion showed her strength with a strong run on the lead lap to best position the team for pit strategy.

One of several upswings of the race was highlighted by Legge’s ambitious drive to the front. After receiving the car in 11th, Legge charged to the front of the field and brought the No. 57 machine to third before handing the car off to De Silvestro.

The Rolex 24 can throw several obstacles at teams and drivers, but history was made as Sunday’s race finish was the first ever to end early due to weather. The early hours of the morning saw the rain start, with De Silvestro taking the first stab at the Acura’s rain set up. As conditions deteriorated, the first red flag was deployed, lasting for one hour and 45-minutes.

De Silvestro was positioned for the restart and managed to keep control in the varying conditions for a lap 550 handoff to Legge. With conditions that were near impossible to maneuver through, Legge suffered damage after an off course excursion saw the front of the car make contact with the wall. Bringing the No. 57 back to the garage, the crew quickly made repairs and had Legge back out on track for the finish.

The final red flag was thrown at 12:39pm on Sunday and unfortunately the field would not see the green flag again as the No. 57 team settled with 13th.

Although the result was not reflective of the team’s strength or pace, the teamwork and strength that was produced was exemplary.

The next round of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition will head to Sebring International for the 12 Hours of Sebring which will run in conjunction with the World Endurance Championship, ‘1000 Miles of Sebring.’