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Driver Profile - SHAWN HOWE


Birthdate: May 5th, 1971
How did you choose your car number ? #17 was just easy to paint on the car,and 1 and 11 were already taken.
Hometown: McVeytown, Pa
Chassis: Gambler
Engine Builder: 305 - Hurley Hammers 410 - Howe Motorsports
Family: Wife - Dee
Occupation: Maintenance Technician - Unimark Plastics Crew: Jack Wendorf, Lynn Howe, and Dee Howe
Sponsors: Holbrook Tool & Molding, Meadville, Pa & Gray's Instant License Center, Mifflintown, Pa
Favorite Track: To race: Hesston Speedway - To watch: Eldora Speedway
Divisions competed in: 305&410 Sprints and 4 Cylinder Sprints
Years Racing: Nine
Career Wins: 14
Championships: 1 - 2002 Hesston 305 Sprint Champion
Regular Tracks/Series: Hesston 305's - Clinton County 410's
Hobbies: Racing
Favorite TV show: ESPN Sportscenter
Favorite Music: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Favorite Band: Def Leppard
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Restaurant: Burnham Original Italian Pizza
Favorite Driver: Fred Rahmer

How did you get started in racing?

My best freind & I just decided to build a 4 cylinder sprint together and he actually was the driver for the first few years. We had to borrow a truck & trailer to get to the races.

Who had the biggest impact on your racing career and why?

Holbrook Tool & Molding, our primary sponsor, has made racing possible for our team.

What would you be doing if you were not racing?

Racing, I'm on the crew for my brother-in-law; Dan Bolger #18.

What is your favorite aspect of racing?

Just trying to outdrive the car in front of you.

What is your greatest accomplishment or best memory?

Winning the 2002 Hesston Sprint Championship.

What is the worst thing that has happened to you in racing, or your worst season?

Crashing head first into the frontstretch wall at Hesston, destroying the car and injuring my back.

In your own words, describe your 2002 season:

In 2002, we were able to add a key crew member, achieve consistency and keep the car intact. While I never won a feature, our consistency won us the championship.

What are your plans for the 2003 season?

To finish out the season at Clinton County Speedway and other select 410 shows.

Where do you see Sprint Car racing in 5 years from now?

I don't see alot of changes, about where it is now.

What is your ultimate goal?

Have fun & win more races.

Ohio/Pa Sprint Car Racing