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Lucas Oil's Shea HolbrookTalks About Racing in the World Challenge Series
We talk to the brightest rising star in the Pirelli World Challenge race series, Shea Holbrook on the Truecar womens initiative for 2012 and beyond !
About Shea Holbrook
Shea’s 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 thenation 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 Touring Car race at the Long Beach Grand Prix with Pirelli World Challenge along with winning 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 is currently attending the University of Central Florida majoring in Communications/Marketing in which she’ll graduate in May.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 and has been honored in the “Women in Motorsports” SuperCars Super Show Exhibit. 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, whichaffects her own family.
Series: Pirelli World Challenge
Team: Shea Racing
Car and Number: #67 2012 Honda Civic Si
Hometown: Orange Park, Florida
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Resides: Orlando, Florida
Racing Goal: Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Fitness: P90X, gym, running
Hobbies: Water skiing, boating, art & crafts
Primary Sponsor: TrueCar
Associate Sponsor(s): Lucas Oil, Premier Capital, Eibach, K&N Filters
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