Shea Holbrook

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Shea Holbrook
Nationality American
Born 1990 (age 27–28)
Jacksonville, Florida
Pirelli World Challenge career
Current team Shea Racing
Car no. 67
Engine Honda
Best finish 5th in 2016
Finished last season 5th
Previous series
2011 Sports Car Club of America

Shea Holbrook (born 1990) is an American professional race car driver and entrepreneur. She currently races in the Pirelli World Challenge.[1]

Early life[edit]

Holbrook was raised in Groveland, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in communication with a minor in marketing.[1][2]

Racing[edit]

Holbrook began her professional racing career with the Sports Car Club of America in 2010. She became the first woman to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach in a touring car during the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge season, and is one of only four women to ever win at the track.[2] Holbrook says that she became interested in racing after attending Richard Petty’s Driving Experience.[3]

Holbrook races in a Honda Civic Si, and currently owns and operates Shea Racing with her family.[1][4]

Other[edit]

In 2016 Holbrook was the pace vehicle driver when Denise Mueller set a women's world record for the fastest speed on a paced bicycle with an official speed of 147.75 mph on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats; no woman had ever attempted the mark before Mueller.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UCF grads include pro race-car driver Shea Holbrook". Orlando Sentinel. 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  2. ^ a b "About Shea". Shea Racing. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Shea Holbrook making a name for herself". MyFOX Orlando. 2011-03-27. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Partners". Shea Racing. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  5. ^ Fabrizio, Tony (2013-07-16). "Cyclist Denise Mueller sets one speed record, falls short of another". Espn.com. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 

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