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Shelby Blackstock

#51 Starstruck

 

Birthdate: February 23, 1990
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Residence: Nashville, Tennessee
Website: shelbyblackstock.com
Twitter: @shelbilly
Facebook: Shelby Blackstock
Instagram: shelbyblackstock
Team Website: BelardiAutoRacing.com
Sponsors:

 

Starstruck, Sparco, AMPED Apparel/Optics,

Arai Helmets

 

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English, learning German

Height/weight: 5’ 10’’ / 155 lbs.

Education: High school diploma

Current sports played: Racing, cycling, golf, karting, rock climbing

Hobbies: Golf, working out, rock climbing, hanging out with friends, working on cars (street and race cars)

Racing goal: To be a successful race car driver, make it up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder and become an Indianapolis 500 winner/IndyCar champion 

Racing heroes: Ayrton Senna, Dan Wheldon, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen 

My fitness routine includes: I work out six days a week doing a mix of interval training, TRX, rock climbing, cycling and karting

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I like getting into a good mood and remembering to have the most fun possible in the car. In my head I go over what the car likes and how to fix my personal bad habits,  and then get into a good mental state and go give it my all

The one talent I wish I had: To speak another language

An interesting note about me: I worked on the road since I was 14 putting up stages for professional entertainers

Career results:

2016

  • Finished eighth in his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires year, with top finishes of fourth at his home race at Barber Motorsports Park and in the Freedom 100

2015

  • Finished tenth in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign, with a season-high third place finish at Mid-Ohio
  • Took home the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award for moving up the most race positions through the year
  • Earned the Mazda Road to Indy ring for competing in all three rungs of the ladder
  • Made his Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car debut before his team experienced a mechanical failure and was unable to finish

2014

  • Finished fourth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with six podium finishes and 10 top-five drives
  • Also competed in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge claiming one win and an additional podium finish

2013

  • Finished third in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with one win, seven podiums and three pole positions
  • Also competed in Grand-Am Continental Challenge (now IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge) garnering one podium, two top-fives, five top-10s and one fastest race lap

2012

  • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with 10 top-10 finishes
  • Finished fourth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest with four top-five finishes in the six races
  • Also competed in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with four top-10 finishes and one pole position (at Daytona)

2011

  • Finished fifth in the Skip Barber National Series with two podium finishes
  • Claimed two wins and finished fourth in the point standings in the Skip Barber Summer Series
  • Also competed in Formula Ford 1600 and the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

2010 

  • Competed in the Skip Barber Summer Series and Skip Barber Southern Regional Series