After setting the fifth fastest time while qualifying at the GNC race in Knoxville, Tenn., on November 22, Shayna came through the pack in her heat race to finish in second place. With that finish, she secured herself a spot on the front row for the main event.
Watch this incredible video showing how Shayna moves up from eighth place to the lead position, then battles it out with the number two guy, Briar Bauman, whos just 16 years old.
Shayna said of her win, “I have just been digging deep and getting hungrier every time I get close to a win. I have been dreaming about this for a long time, and to make it happen at a place where my grandfather has a place in the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame makes it even better.” Shayna’s grandfather, Glenn Fitzcharles, is a five-time URC Sprint Car Champion with more than 200 career wins on car tracks around the East Coast. Way to go, Shayna!
Shayna is one of two women regularly competing in the Grand National Championships. Nichole Cheza is the other one. Read WRNs interview with Nichole, who races in the Twins category and is aiming to win a GNC championship.
Racer Profile: 10 Minutes with Flat Tracker Nichole Cheza