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Sure, SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack is an easy and inexpensive way for nearly anyone who loves cars or motorsports to get on a racecourse in their own vehicle on a weeknight. But did you know that some of the folks that make Track Night in America happen and provide driving advice to participants are pretty darn good racers and coaches, too?
Take for example Shea Holbrook, a Track Night Event Coordinator. Shea competes in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and was recently interviewed by ESPNW.com writer Tony Fabrizio who points out that “Holbrook can say something a lot of people can’t: She loves her job. Once an elite competitive water skier, Holbrook made the unusual crossover to auto racing at age 16. She has since become a six-race winner in road racing’s Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and a team owner …”
“Now 26, Shea has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in interpersonal and organizational communication, with a minor in marketing,” Fabrizio writes, “and she’s a driver coach for the Sports Car Club of America‘s Track Night in America, a program that gives everyday drivers in regular cars access to race circuits across the country.”
Check out Shea’s full ESPNW.com interview and sign up now for a Track Night in America event where Shea or one of our other quality coaches work with drivers to explore ways of having fun with a car. For Track Night, all that is required is that participants be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and have access to a helmet and street car in good working condition. The cost is never greater than $150 per event, and no previous on-track experience or Sports Car Club of America membership is required. Drivers participate in the Advanced, Intermediate or KONI Novice Experience group so on-track activities remain fun for all. Everyone gets three 20-minute sessions on course, as well as feedback from SCCA driver coaches on site. Admission is free for people who just want to stop by and watch the fun, and leisurely circuit parade laps are provided for all Track Night guests.
See ya at that track.
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