October 20, 2015 (New York, New York) –
Pirelli World Challenge Road Racer and IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racer Shea Holbrook attends the Women’s Sports Foundations Annual Salute tonight in New York City. Holbrook, representing Women in Motorsports alongside seven-time Indianapolis 500 driver and mentor, Lyn St. James will be in attendance as well as many world-class female athletes.
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
During the 2013 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis, Indiana Holbrook was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation for her on and off track efforts as a leading female in the motorsport community. She also became a recipient of the “Women’s Sports Foundation’s Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium Grant,” designed to help young racers overcome the business challenges unique to motorsports.
“I’m incredibly honored and thrilled to be a part of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium Grant and to be celebrating amazing Women in Sports tonight at the Annual Salute. Having the opportunity to collaborate with the foundation making strides in the advancement of women in motorsports is truly amazing and humbling,” said Holbrook.
Holbrook graduated from the Lyn St. James, Women in the Winners Circle in 2008 and went on to race in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships while advancing her racecraft, brand and entrepreneurial aspirations. Her first mark in history was in 2011 where she became the first female to win a Touring Car race at the famous Long Beach Grand Prix. She went on to launch a multi-car effort becoming co-owner, driver and brand ambassador at Shea Racing, LLC. in 2013. Later during the following season Holbrook, team and partners lead the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A Championship although ended up as runner ups at the last race of the season successfully securing 2nd place in the championship.
About The Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation, founded in 1974, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. With Billie Jean King as its founder and ongoing visionary, the Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation to providing grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls, and groundbreaking research. An agent for change, the foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence. For more information, visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org. Follow the Foundation at www.Facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation or on Twitter (@WomensSportsFdn).