Orlando, Fla. (February 1, 2016) – Shea Racing will campaign two Honda Accord V6’s in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) championships. Shea Holbrook, 6-time PWC winner climbs back into a Touring Car seat joined by the 2015 Trans Am TA3 “Rookie of the Year,” Jason Fichter.
The 2016 season marks Shea Racing’s seventh year competing in the various touring car classes. Although, it will be the team’s first season back in the Touring Car class since 2012.
“With the help of our partners and successes in the TCA and TCB classes we’re ecstatic to be back in the Touring Car class with 2016 Honda Accord V6’s alongside my new teammate, Jason Fichter. We certainly look forward to getting these cars on track and are grateful to our partners, the crew and Honda Racing HPD for providing the momentum we needed during the off-season to make this possible,” said Shea Holbrook, co-owner and driver.
Jason Fichter, of Jupiter, Florida brings edge and consistency to the team. Fichter competed in both the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge TCB and the Trans Am Series in TA3 finishing fifth in each respected championship. Looking forward to the year, Fichter will be in the No. 7 Mother’s Car Care, Fuel Clothing, Donate Life Honda Accord.
“Both Shea [Holbrook] and I have set high goals but that’s not to say we won’t have a lot of work ahead of us. With the growth of the series we’ve seen the TC class grow in number and serious competition. We’re motivated to set the bar during the season opener at Circuit of the America’s,” said Fichter.
Holbrook podiumed twice at Circuit of the Americas last season and drove a Jet Dragster in the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series for a 14 race schedule. Anxious to be back in PWC for a full season she is set to pilot the No. 67 BUBBA Burger, Lucas Oil, KONI Shock Absorber, Hendrick Honda Accord.
“I am incredibly thrilled to be representing BUBBA burgers, the household freezer brand with 100% additive free meat for our all-natural products. As well as, Lucas Oil, our American manufacturer and distributor for automotive oil, additives, and lubricants and KONI Shock Absorbers, the world’s leading manufacturer of shock absorbers for the OEM and aftersales market,” said Holbrook.
“This is a pivotal year for the team as our partnerships and technical relationships are the backbone of our operation,” said Holbrook.
Shea Racing has grown their technical partnerships this season to include CCW Custom Wheels and Rims. Holbrook will be sporting the newly launched TS12 Corsair R-Spec engineered for track performance on her Hendrick Honda Accord. The No. 67 will also be outfitted by MOMO’s safety gear and driver cockpit components.
Fichter and Holbrook will exert braking confidence with StopTech High Performance Brake Systems STR-40 four piston Trophy Race Calipers. During heat induced racing conditions CoolShirts Systems keep the Shea Racing drivers cool with the Pro Air and Water System. Heeltoe Automotive has also joined the team as the official Performance Parts Supplier of the Shea Racing Accord duo.
Follow Shea Racing and the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge at the season-opener March 4-6th at the Circuit of the Americas.
About Shea Racing:
Since 2010, Shea Racing has been competing in the Pirelli World Challenge, proving their on and off track strength within the series racing Honda’s. Between their inaugural season in 2010 and the end of 2015, Shea Racing has earned 8 wins and has finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the TC, TCA and TCB championships. Known for having a keen sense of motorsport marketing, the family-owned and operated team has continuously brought B2B and B2C opportunities to various partnerships. Keep up with the team on Facebook (Shea Racing – Shea Holbrook), Twitter (@SheaRacingTeam) and online at www.SheaRacing.com.