Winning at any level of any sport takes more than just individual effort. It takes passion, dedication, and most important, leadership. There can be no winning without that person at the top of the pyramid who comes to the table every day determined to not just win, but to build a dedicated team that is, frankly, more family than employees. Mike Shank has done just that, culminating in the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech championship secured at Road Atlanta and the Petit LeMans. Join us for a candid and revealing 1 on 1 with Shank just prior to bringing home that checkered flag. Think you know what makes Mike tick? You will after this conversation. Mike Skeen is one of those rare breeds in motorsports. He’s just good at everything he does, and often excels behind the wheel. He will go anywhere, race anything, and give it a level of professionalism and competition unmatched on many tracks, whether asphalt or dirt. Greg Creamer caught up with “The Hardest Working Man in Motorsports” as he prepared to challenge the Road Atlanta track for the 3033 Petit LeMans. No matter the weekend, look and you will find Mike on track, honing his craft, and dicing for every inch. Fair to say that in every sport, you find that most champions always dreamed of being the star athlete, Whether it’s slapping home the game winning score or taking the checkered flag, young boys and girls seem to always reveal they were living the moment from the day they emerged from the womb. However, there are exceptions. Take Laurin Heinrich, for example. Already a champion in road racing around the world, and who admits he didn’t bask in future glory as a kid. So then, what DID he think he would become? Correspondent Jamie Howe caught up with Heinrich at Road Atlanta on the IMSA Petit LeMans weekend, bringing home the story of a now dedicated winner on the track and as part of the Porsche pyramid. All exclusive from “Full Throttle Powered by Race for RP”. with every episode streamed on YouTube at http://fullthrottlemotorsportsmedia.com and available at the RP Foundation website and across social media. Produced by Fuzzy Dogs Productions/Entourage Management LLC.
FULL THROTTLE: Shank’s IMSA title drive, Skeen’s passion behind any wheel, Heinrich’s revelation.