Shelby Gilstrap – 2017 KOH Racer
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Shelby Gilstrap – 2017 KOH Racer

King of the Hammers Lady Driver Bio for Shelby Gilstrap

Driver of Record: Shelby Gilstrap
Co-Driver: Brad Christiansen 
Class: Smittybilt Every Man Challenge (EMC) 4800
Car Number: 6

How many times have you raced King of the Hammers?
• 2016 - 4800 finished can't remember place 30th overall maybe?
• 2015 - 4800 DNF wiring burned up 
• 2014 - 4400 DNF fuel issues

How did you get into Ultra4 Racing? I started out cone dodging at W.E. Rock. Then, I wanted to go faster and got into Dirt Riot and then, Ultra4.

What has been your most exciting achievement in Ultra4 Racing? Finally finishing last year. There is nothing like driving across that finish line and seeing your friends and family and all your hard work come together. 

What does race prep look like in your world? I have to give all the credit for race prep to my amazing family.  My dad, mom, and brother (who also has his own car to worry about) do the majority of the work. Terrell and I make the 4 hour drive down to Lufkin any chance we can to help. 

Shelby Gilstrap 1What are you looking forward to at this year's King of the Hammers? I look forward to seeing friends I only see on the Lakebed. 

What are your goals for this year's King of the Hammers?  My goal is to stay focused, drive hard, and get in the top 10. 

What excites you about racing?  I love everything about racing. The cars, the track, the speed, the great people. What's not to love?

What is a piece of advice that you have been given?  "To finish first, you must first finish."

Tell us about the Team that Supports you. My team is my family. We all live and breathe racing and love to help each other out and support each other. If someone breaks and needs anything we start taking stuff off our own cars to help each other out. Shelby Gilstrap

Mast Motorsports
KING Shocks
Raceline Wheels
Lucas Oil
PAC Racing Springs
Wilwood Brakes
Advance Adaptors

Shelby Adds: Thank you to my family for all of their support!   

Author: Shelby Gilstrap