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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


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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


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