Shea Holbrook's cool sports job: Race car driver

ByShea Holbrook, As Told To Tony Fabrizio Via <a Href="http://espn.go.com/" Title="espn" Class="espn_sc_byline">espn </a>
May 13, 2016, 12:45 PM

&#151; -- Shea Holbrook can say something a lot of people can't: She loves her job. Once an elite competitive water skier, Holbrook made the unusual crossover to auto racing at age 16. She has since become a six-race winner in road racing's Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and a team owner, running Shea Racing with her parents, Jeff and Erin Holbrook, from a 1,200-square-foot shop next to their rural Groveland, Florida, home.

Now 26, Shea has a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida in interpersonal and organizational communication, with a minor in marketing, and she's a driver coach for the Sports Car Club of America's Track Night America, a program that gives everyday drivers in regular cars access to race circuits across the country.

Shea spoke about her career path recently with espnW.

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