Holly Shelton

Racing
Driver
USA
November 14, 1990

Holly was born and raised in a racing family. With her dad as a crew chief on sprint cars, every weekend was spent at the racetrack. The tracks were a second home to her, and she soon had dirt in her blood, with a strong desire to race, herself. Holly could always be found helping with the racecars, her greasy clothes, hands, and face proving that she was working hard and loving what she was doing.

Life's Moments & Inspirations

My greatest achievement has been... Leading 27 laps and running 3rd at Lawrenceburg to Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson at the USAC race in June. Making me the first female to have a podium.
My biggest inspiration is... My sister Shelby. I grew up watching her race and beat up on the boys. She taught me a lot about racing and how to handle being a girl in a male dominant sport.

Holly was born and raised in a racing family. With her dad as a crew chief on sprint cars, every weekend was spent at the racetrack. The tracks were a second home to her, and she soon had dirt in her blood, with a strong desire to race, herself. Holly could always be found helping with the racecars, her greasy clothes, hands, and face proving that she was working hard and loving what she was doing.

At a young age, Holly's competitive nature showed. Whether playing competitive basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, running track, or racing, her passion for sports was obvious. At age seven, Holly started racing at the indoor go-kart track in Sacramento, often setting the track records and frustrating the men who couldn't understand how this little girl was beating them. Fueled by her love of racing, she started racing outlaw karts when she was twelve years old, competing with her sister at dirt tracks around Northern California, with her dad as their crew chief.

When she was sixteen, Holly quit playing all other sports so she could spend her time racing a full season. After years of experience and improvement, Holly finally put it all together in 2015, winning eight races at Cycleland Speedway in Chico, California.

In 2016, Holly was given the rare opportunity to drive a midget for the nationally recognized and premiere team of Keith Kunz Motorsports / Toyota. She is learning a lot with every race, and gaining invaluable experience with the best in the business.

In addition to her racing pursuits, Holly is continuing her education. She is currently in her third year at California State University, Sacramento, majoring in Criminal Justice.