Holly Shelton grew up a sports fanatic; often shooting hoops, kicking around a soccer ball, running track or playing tennis. Born into a racing family, Shelton also spent a lot of time with her father who served as a crew chief for sprint car drivers on the Northern California racing circuit.
At seven years old, the Gold River, California, native started racing go-karts. By the age of 12, she made the switch to outlaw karts and when she was 16, she quit other sports to focus on racing.
Fast forward to 2018 and at 22 years old, Shelton, who will graduate from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Criminal Justice this fall, is breaking records.
A Toyota Racing development driver, Shelton competes full-time in the national midget series where in July, she recorded the highest finish for a female driver on dirt after she finished runner-up in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Valley Speedway (Missouri).
The Toyota driver broke her own national record that she previously set last year when she finished third in the USAC Racing Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway (Indiana).