Shannon Mudro can best be described as the All-American girl, with a flair for racing! Mudro, a 21 year-old honor student at the University of St. Francis is closing in on graduating with her BSN in May 2015. Shannon works part-time, is a member of the University of St. Francis Tennis team and a popular dirt modified race car driver.
Shannon’s vibrant personality, dedication and community service makes it easy to understand why she stands out in a crowd, both on and off the race track. Shannon appreciates the time and effort her family, friends and sponsors have invested in her as she pursues her dreams, she plans on staying focused and motivated to be the best driver, student and role model that she can be.
Shannon has been around racing since the age of 8, starting as only an avid fan with a passion for speed and adrenaline. Like most kids who love motorsports, Shannon had the desire to be more than a fan; she wanted to become a driver. After a spontaneous trip to the local dirt track, with her mother, Shannon’s dream became a reality. At the age of 15, Shannon got her first chance; she began competing as one of the only females in the UMP Sport Compact division where she gathered numerous consecutive Top 10’s and Top 5’s along with several heat wins and other awards including Most Improved Driver from one of her home tracks.
Shannon competed in the UMP Sport Compact division for three years before her family and team made the decision to move her up to the increasingly competitive UMP Modified division. 2015 marks Shannon’s third full year in an open wheel modified. She not only differs from other drivers because of her gender; she is one of few UMP drivers who manage the workload of being a full time student-athlete while maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
Shannon was recently named to the CCAC All-Academic team while she was also recognized as a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete. Shannon is also a member of the service honor society, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau. Between all of her commitments, Shannon actively volunteers and participates in mission trips to third world countries like Bolivia and Belize.