Shea Holbrook returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to compete in the final event of the Pirelli World Challenge season in her No. 67 BUBBA Burger/Lucas Oil Honda Civic Si. The winningest woman in Pirelli World Challenge history who notched her sixth career victory in Utah recently in the Touring Car A-spec division brings multiple cars to the Monterey Peninsula for one last chance to battle for the top step of the podium in 2017.
This weekend’s event is billed as a doubleheader between the Pirelli World Challenge, which will conclude its season finale in the Touring Car division on Saturday, and the SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge, which brings global competitors together for the longest endurance race by a professional series in track history – Sunday’s California 8 Hours held between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The chock-full event will also feature 38 Porsches on the grid for the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA one-make series with races on Friday and Saturday, and the $75,000-to-win Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Challenge will close Saturday activity from 5-5:45 p.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. each day.
Holbrook will be part of the action whether the driver/owner is getting the most out of her Honda on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course, running her multicar effort, making media appearances, or signing autographs. The versatile driver has gone 278 mph in a jet dragster and dabbled on the Bonneville salt flats, but the Florida native’s love of sports car racing shines through in a conversation leading up to this weekend’s event.
Excerpted from the MAZDA Raceway Laguna Seca PR site. Read the full interview at: