Alton, Virginia – Virginia International Raceway closed up the 2010 season for Shea
Racing taking 6th in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Touring Car
division. Due to hard work, dedication and perseverance Shea Racing can call
their debuted year of professional racing a success.
“It’s a role, a job, a business and a ton of fun. We had our highs and lows this season just like everyone else and
we continued to push through even when times were rough. I’m very proud of our
team.” Holbrook said, driver of the No. 67 Honda Civic Si.
To recap, the team kicked off the year in the streets of St. Petersburg, FL in Holbrook’s Acura Integra. With an
under powered race car they were able to finish 6th in the
weekends doubleheader event alongside the IZOD IndyCar Series. A new essential
part of the team came just before Rounds 4 & 5 at Mosport in Canada, a new
race car. During Friday’s test day the high speed track got the best of
Holbrook and her new Honda Civic Si. Each lap running faster times Holbrook
dropped her rear left side tire into the gravel exiting the last corner onto
the front straight. It sent her into the inside wall. Car damage caused for the
team to call it a weekend.
The 4th of July Watkins Glen, NY race was right around the corner and many supporters came out
for Shea Racing. Family, friends and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy families
pulled Holbrook through one of the toughest races of the year. Holbrook is
involved with an organization called Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. PPMD
directly benefits boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which affects her
family. Holbrook lost a cousin in 2008 and her cousin Jordan has the disease.
“I hope to raise awareness and funds, to better the lives of families affected,
and find a cure.” Holbrook took 8th place and won the Fan Manufacture’s Championship for
Honda that weekend.
Holbrook’s second street race of the year brought them to Toronto, Canada. Holbrook dominated the extremely tight
and relentless street course by the end of the weekend finishing in the top
five. In amazement Holbrook could only say, “Once our Honda got dialed in she
was ready to go! Can’t believe we finished 5th, the team worked
extremely hard. We did excellent.” Rounds 8 & 9 brought them to Lexington,
Ohio for the Mid-Ohio Grand Prix. Known as one of the most technical North
American tracks and the largest Touring Car count of the year Holbrook held
strong proving she has a right to be there. In both races that weekend there
was a constant battle with numerous lead changes. Holbrook declared 6th and 8th place
with a 17 car count at Mid-Ohio.
The season closer for Shea Racing was at Virginia International Raceway for rounds 10 & 11. Holbrook took 9th in round
10. Tension was high and adrenaline ran through the veins of drivers of Sunday
for round 11. The red lights drop and a huge wreck happened between a TC and
GTS car. The mayhem caused several cars to go off track and another TC driver
took Holbrook out on the start. Holbrook finished in the top ten every race she
attended this season. Shea Racing and supporters helped raise over $14,000 for
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and look forward to an even better 2011
season in the seat and raising awareness and funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Special thanks to: Honda Racing HPD, SCCA Pro Racing, World Challenge, VERSUS, Wine Country Motorsports, K&N,
Dick & Rich Ide Honda, Shea’s Food, Wine & Tap, SaferTeenDrivers.com,
Autohaus Motorsport, Lyn St. James, Ryan Johnston, John Doonan, friends,
family, the Shea Racing team, and thank you fans.