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SHEA HOLBROOK

  

American Professional Racecar Driver | Owner Shea-Racing

 

Shea may be the first woman to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach in a touring car in the Pirelli World Challenge season, but her passion for driving started when she was 16 with a “Richard Petty Experience.” Shea quickly began excelling in the motorsports world through high performance driving events all throughout Florida. She then went on to obtain her SCCA license and since then Shea has been road racing competitively all over the nation with many organizations, from sprint races to 25 hour enduros.

 

Shea debuted her first professional race season with SCCA World Challenge Pro Racing in 2010 finishing 6th in the championship. In 2011, Shea became the first woman to win a Long Beach Touring Car race at the Long Beach Grand Prix with Pirelli World Challenge along with winning the Best Standing Start and the Hard Charger Award. She’s also the fourth women to of ever won a professional race at Long Beach alongside Katherine Legge, Dancia Patrick and Simona De Silvestro.

 

Shea received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications and a minor in Marketing from the University of Central Florida in May of 2012. Something you may not know about Shea is that she is an accomplished national competitive water skier holding numerous state, regional and national titles. Shea received the “Living Legend Honoree Award” for her on and off track efforts, has been honored in the “Women in Motorsports” SuperCars Super Show Exhibit and was featured in Teen Vogue.

 

In 2008, Shea became a “Women in the Winners Circle” graduate of the Lyn St. James program. “Fear is a state of mind, will is an action taken.” Shea lives this quote and believes through commitment and determination anything is possible. Helping others is another love of Shea’s. Shea Racing partnered up with Frito Lay Corp., in 2008 to raise $12,500 for the Susan G. Komen “For the Cure.” She has also raised thousands of dollars and awareness for her charity of choice, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD.) PPMD benefits Duchenne muscular dystrophy which affects her own family. Shea is a member of the TrueCar Racing “Women Empowered” initiative and will be competing in Pirelli World Challenge in 2012 and 2013.

 

Achievements

  • 2012 – “Living Legend Honoree” Live Your Legacy Summit

  • 2011 – Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Winner, 1st woman to win in Touring Car, and winner of the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start Award and the Sunoco Hard Charger Award

  • 2010 – 6th place in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championship – Touring Car

  • 2009 – Central Florida Region SCCA Champion for H1

  • 2009 – Track Record 1:30.027 at West Palm International Raceway class P2

  • 2008 – Women in the Winners Circle (Lyn St. James Foundation) recipient of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Scholarship

  • 2008 – 25 Hours Of ThunderHill 2008, team DivaSpeed, 6th in class, 31st overall of 68

  • 2008 – First female alternate for the 2008 VW Jetta TDI Cup

  • 2007 – Sobre Rodas Talent of the Year award (another winner Helio Castroneves

Shea Holbrook Helmet Cam at Road America, PWC Touring Car Race 2016

 

2017 Race Clips from PWC Driver, Shea Holbrook at CTMP

 

Shea Holbrook Poduims at Mid Ohio in Lamborghini Super Trofeo

 

Raw footage of Shea Holbrook's TCA Win at Utah

 Photo by John R. Walker, Motorsport

 

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