From Pro Water Skier to Pro Racer Shea Holbrook is not the Barbie Doll Type

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Shea Holbrook has always been an athlete. The 18-year-old Floridian competed nationally as a water skier, until she went to the Richard Petty driving school. Now she water skies for fun, and drives a race car for even more fun.

Shea Holbrook, 18, takes Third Place in FARA MP3 class
Shea Holbrook, 18, takes Third Place in FARA MP3 class
Shea drove her 1998 Acura Integra B18 GSR to a third place win at Homestead Speedway in Miami in the FARA (Formula and Automobile Racing Association) MP3 class. “It was a two hour endurance race,” said Holbrook. “I was competing against at least thirty other cars in high speed door-to-door action. Racing oversteps boundaries for me. I was never the Barbie doll type.”

Shea Holbrook drives a 1998 Acura Integra B18 GSR
Shea Holbrook drives a 1998 Acura Integra B18 GSR
Shea has been racing for about a year-and-a-half and driving for two years. “This is what I want to do, this is my career,” she said. “I like the noise and the smell of the tires. There is nothing like going 140 mph around a track. I’m ready to move up the ladder and get a faster car.”

Shea has a K&N air intake system on her 1.8 liter engine stock Acura Integra. “We noticed an additional 5 horsepower on the dyno with the K&N air intake system,” said Jeff Holbrook, Shea’s father. “I also love the wrench-off nut on the K&N oil fitler. It saves time on the track and protects the engine.”

Holbrook has races scheduled almost every weekend throughout the 2008 season.

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