Megan Gilkes

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Megan Gilkes is an 18-year-old Canadian racer who began racing at just nine years old. Studying Aeronautical Engineering abroad, Gilkes is one of the top drivers in the W Series in Europe and the F3 Americas Powered by Honda in the United States. Her racing highlights include finishing second in F1200 Canada in 2018 and third in F1200 Canada in 2017, Gilkes is on the fast track to success in the world of motorsports.

Starting karting in 2010 when she was 9 Megan went karting for the first time while living in Barbados. Megan was offered to drive a family friends racing kart and from that moment on, she would be hooked in the world of motorsports. A career moving as quick off the track as it was on it, Megan advanced to Formula Vee / Formula 1200 in both in the United States and in Canadian. Never competing in a full season or racing for a championship, Gilkes raced for podium results and wins before moving into the F2000 program for select events.

Fast forward to today, Megan is one of the fastest females on the planet and whether it be on or off the track, Gilkes is a name that you will here in the world of motorsports for quite sometime.

Shea Holbrook

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Website: SheaRacing.com


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A sport that takes strength, adrenaline, speed and risk-taking also demands respect, knowledge and understanding. After 10 years of impressive on track racing accomplishments, Shea Holbrook has become a nationally recognized racecar driver. Her diverse racing experience ranges from SCCA Club Racing, NASCAR Late Models, INDYCAR’s Developmental Ladder Series Skip Barber Racing, to professional Sports Car racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and most recently, the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.

A competitor her whole life, Shea grew up a nationally ranked competitive water skier. The only daughter to Jeff and Erin, the Holbrook’s lived, played and trained together. Her father, a US Navy veteran instilled focus, work-ethic and resilience in Shea. Her largest supporter, mom, taught Shea to dream it, believe it and achieve it. At a young determined age, Shea saw much success on the water and had the opportunity to enjoy learning how to fly her dad’s plane. An adrenaline seeker, Shea wasn’t quite satisfied until she was introduced in motor racing.

At the age of sixteen she rode shotgun in a Richard Petty Experience at Daytona International Speedway. From that day forward she knew she wanted to pursue a career in motorsports. With zero prior industry knowledge nor the mechanics or engineering of the sport Shea’s learning curve was steep.

It was then she decided to live by her own quote, “Fear is a state of mind, Will is an action taken.” Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Kent Vaccaro

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Website: KentVaccaro.com


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Beginning his motorsports career in 2007 at the age of five, Kent Vaccaro got behind the wheel of a Kid Kart for the very first time. Driving on the street in front of his home and at Airborne Speedway, a local half-mile stock car track in New York, the passion for speed was apparent early. Continuing to develop and hone his skills for the next three years, Kent participated in events in Vermont at the age of six before beginning his national travel at seven years of age. Traveling up and down the East Coast of the United States, Vaccaro began to get more serious about his racing. Entering events in Vermont, New Hampshire, Florida and Quebec, Canada, the Burlington, Vermont native began to advance his way up the running order as he battled for race wins and podium results. Claiming his first karting championship in 2011 and adding additional titles in 2012 and 2013, Kent would have a year to remember in 2014 claiming the points championship in the Rotax Junior Sprint and Two-Cycle Sprint Championships in Loudon, New Hampshire but also garnering the Junior Enduro Light and Heavy Road Racing Championships in the World Karting Association. Continuing his karting prowess in 2016 and 2017, adding numerous race wins and championships along the way, Kent began to make the transition from karts to cars. Competing in the Sports Car Club of America Spec Miata SM2 category to gain experience, Vaccaro entered the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in 2017 with Momentum Motorsports. Using the year to develop his craft in an open wheel car, Kent took part in the 18 race series that included the final round at the world-class facility of the Circuit of the Americas in front of the teams, drivers and spectators of the Formula One World Championship.

Fast forward to 2018, Kent rejoined Momentum Motorsports and entered the season as one of the favorites in the championship. With experience in the series and at a majority of the tracks, the multi-time karting champion put his experience to work in his quest for race wins and podium results but racing luck was not on his side. Despite scoring several fat lap honors, multiple top five finishes and one pole position, Vaccaro had some bad luck due to no fault of his own and the teams.

In 2019, Kent resigned with Momentum Motorsports as he leveled up to the F3 Americas program. Scoring a podium result in the first event weekend of the season, Vaccaro hopes to challenge for the end of the year championship prize.