A Warm Welcome for Pathfinder Michelle Howard

A Warm Welcome for Pathfinder Michelle Howard

The people who become my Pathfinders are more than sponsors. They become close advisors who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise to make my entrepreneurial journey much smoother than it could have been. Also, because part of their sponsorship goes to Shehan Strong, they’re working to encourage other ambitious young people with their words of wisdom.

We welcome Michelle Howard, President of Complete Circle Consulting. I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the full interview, but here’s something Michelle said that really hit home.

Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It’s perseverance. And it’s up to you to go get the next gig. That’s your income. It’s hard work, but you have to keep pressing forward. It sounds hard, but later she added, This has been a very rewarding journey. We work hard every day. But like Michelle, we also believe in what we’re doing both on and off the track.

Thank you, Michelle, for believing in Ryan Shehan Racing. We’re excited to have you on our Pathfinder team!

Pathfinder Interview #4 – Michelle Howard from Ryan Shehan Racing on Vimeo.

Ryan Shehan Adds Three More Podium Results to His Championship Points Total at Mid-Ohio

Ryan Shehan Adds Three More Podium Results to His Championship Points Total at Mid-Ohio

Now that the halfway point in the FR Americas powered by Honda season has been crossed, the championship battle is beginning to shape up. Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport driver Ryan Shehan kept with his perfect podium record this season, claiming his ninth podium finish in a row and sixth-second place finish to accompany his two victories and a third in 2023.

Shehan, who started his season off hot with two wins, has been a driver to watch this season, proving his goal of making it to the elite world of the Formula One World Championship may not be too far away. After qualifying in second for race one, Shehan piloted his #66 car into the same position at the finish line while also picking up the fastest lap of the race, earning him the pole position for race two. Having to settle for second in race two again, Shehan took to the track for one last shot at the top step of the podium, fighting amongst his teammates in front and behind him. Ryan finished out his weekend claiming one last second-place podium Sunday afternoon.

After his sixth runner-up result in a row, Shehan still remains second in the championship standings, just behind his Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport teammate.

“I’m thankful and proud of the Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport team for my ninth podium result, a podium for each race this season,” expressed Shehan. “After six second-place finishes in a row, I’m definitely eager to get back on the top step of the podium and hopefully we can do so at New Jersey Motorsports Park in one month’s time.”

Shehan will return to the track in his Harrison Noel Team Powered by KW (Keller Williams) branded car in just over a month at the 2.25-mile, 12-turn road circuit of New Jersey Motorsports Park for the New Jersey Lottery SpeedTour July 28-30. In the meantime, watch in the coming weeks for a number of announcements off the track for Shehan for both his Ryan Shehan Racing company and Shehan Strong 501c3 nonprofit.

Ryan Shehan (age 18) is an aspiring Formula One racer, entrepreneur, and nonprofit founder making an impact on youth in the Austin community. His company, Ryan Shehan Racing, builds solutions that enable his partners and sponsors to leverage Motorsports to uniquely and economically brand, promote, and build/maintain relationships in 360° with customers, employees, vendors, and other stakeholders. His nonprofit, Shehan Strong, allows him to support, engage, and inspire the next generation to “Push Your Limits.” Shehan and his organizations are active members of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin Gives.

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For more information on Ryan Shehan, please contact RTD Media & Management or follow Ryan on social media on Twitter (@RyanShehanRace), Instagram (@RyanShehanOfficial), Facebook (@RyanShehanOfficial), and Website (RyanShehan.com).

Photo Credit: Gavin Baker Photography

Ryan Shehan Enters Mid-Ohio Second in the Championship After Six Podium Results This Season

Ryan Shehan Enters Mid-Ohio Second in the Championship After Six Podium Results This Season

Entering the third event weekend of the FR Americas Championship Powered by Honda, Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport driver Ryan Shehan will take on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course second in the series championship. With two wins and six podium results to his credit in the six wheel-to-wheel races this season, Shehan is just four points behind his teammate and championship competitor as the season reaches the midway point this coming Sunday.

“The goal is to win, regain the championship point lead, and be the hunted, not the hunter,” explained the aspiring F1 driver. “We set our goal before the season started to win the championship and are working hard on and off the track to achieve it.”

Ryan has a positive history at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, scoring two podiums in the F4 U.S. Championship series there last year, the first of which was his first runner-up finish.

“It’s a fun track, and I’m really excited to be back at Mid-Ohio,” explains Shehan. “The team and I are confident we have a race-winning car, and it’s always tough battling for that top spot with your teammate. But I’ve had some success here in the past, and I’m looking forward to more in the future.”

Set to hit the track on Thursday for test sessions, Shehan will take on official practice on Friday before the ever-important qualifying session that afternoon. Saturday will feature a single wheel-to-wheel race before Sunday sees the green flag fly for races two and three on the weekend.

Ryan Shehan (age 18) is an aspiring Formula One racer, entrepreneur, and nonprofit founder making an impact on youth in the Austin community. His company, Ryan Shehan Racing, builds solutions that enable his partners and sponsors to leverage Motorsports to uniquely and economically brand, promote, and build/maintain relationships in 360° with customers, employees, vendors, and other stakeholders. His nonprofit, Shehan Strong, allows him to support, engage, and inspire the next generation to “Push Your Limits.” Shehan and his organizations are active members of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin Gives.

Ryan’s recently announced partnership with the Harrison Noel Team, a Keller Williams’, Austin-based luxury real estate brand led by Pathfinder supporter Kristen King, means Ryan is connected to the best Keller Williams agents in the world. Referrals to the Harrison Noel Team now support Ryan’s goal of driving in F1. If you know of someone who is looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate in the U.S. or elsewhere around the globe, the Harrison Noel Team will help you.

Want to learn more about the Ryan Shehan Partnership Program? Click HERE
Looking to be Ryan Shehan’s Wingman (Sponsor)? Click HERE
Want to help Ryan and his youth audience by becoming a Pathfinder? Click HERE
Want to learn more about his 501c3 nonprofit, Shehan Strong?  Click HERE
Don’t have access to the website? Call us at – 1.833.6. Racing (1-833-672-2464)

For more information on Ryan Shehan, please contact RTD Media & Management or follow Ryan on social media on Twitter (@RyanShehanRace), Instagram (@RyanShehanOfficial), Facebook (@RyanShehanOfficial), and Website (RyanShehan.com).

Photo Credit: Gavin Baker Photography

Home Event For Ryan Shehan This Weekend As Austinite Takes On The Circuit of The Americas

Home Event For Ryan Shehan This Weekend As Austinite Takes On The Circuit of The Americas

Newly announced Toyota Racing Series and F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda competitor Ryan Shehan is set to compete in his home event this weekend. Taking on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the same track and layout that the Formula One World Championship drivers battled on last weekend, the 17-year-old is looking to put his #66 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport entry in the winner’s circle on home turf.

“We have managed to score a couple of race wins this season, and we are coming off a great weekend of racing at VIR (Virginia International Raceway),” explained Shehan. “I love COTA, and I am prepared to battle to the end and see if we can close the season with a few more race wins.”

Racing out of the Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport tent, Shehan sits fourth in the Driver Championship with a triple header race weekend on the horizon. With an outside shot at the title, Shehan has nothing to lose in Texas.

Shehan added, “We’re going into the weekend only looking forward; we really want to get into the top-three and even go for the championship. My goal is always to win so I’ll be pushing as hard as I can to get some wins for the team and me, especially since it’s a home race for me, I want a result.”

While the Texan is in the battle for the championship, he is also a major player in the quest for Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport to earn another Team Championship as well.

“If I am unable to top the driver championship standings, I hope that my efforts this season and at COTA can help Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport earn the team title,” continued Shehan. “They deserve it more than any other team I know, and I will look to bring them as many points as possible.”

With family, friends, supporters, and partners anticipated trackside this weekend, Shehan will begin his weekend on Wednesday with a pair of practice sessions and qualifying. Thursday will be the home of the first two races of the finale weekend while Friday will provide one more opportunity for wheel-to-wheel combat. Stay tuned to the Ryan Shehan Racing social media pages for news, information, photos, and results from the event weekend.

Shehan (age 17) is an aspiring Formula One racer, growing business leader, and nonprofit founder making an impact on youth in the Austin community. His company, Ryan Shehan Racing, builds solutions that enable his partners and sponsors to leverage motorsports to uniquely and economically brand, promote, and build/maintain relationships in 360° with customers, employees, vendors, and other stakeholders. His nonprofit, Shehan Strong, allows him to support, engage, and inspire the next generation. He and his organizations are active members of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin Gives.

Want to learn more about the Ryan Shehan Partnership Program? Click HERE
Looking to be Ryan Shehan’s Wingman? Click HERE
Want to help Ryan inspire and impact his youth audience? Click HERE
Don’t have access to the website? Call us at – 1.833.6.Racing (1-833-672-2464)

For more information on Ryan Shehan, please contact RTD Media & Management or follow Ryan on social media on Twitter (@RyanShehanRace), Instagram (@RyanShehanOfficial), Facebook (@RyanShehanOfficial), and Website (RyanShehan.com).

Photo Credit: RTD Media

Ryan Shehan Claims His First F4 United States Championship Win at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Ryan Shehan Claims His First F4 United States Championship Win at New Jersey Motorsports Park

A win and two podium results catapult the young driver forward in the race for the championship

Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport sophomore Ryan Shehan scored his first F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda win this past weekend in the first race of a triple header at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). The young driver has been a breakout star this season claiming podium after podium and those following him have been waiting with bated breath for this moment.

Shehan’s first F4 career win comes from a penalty assessed to the winner of race one, moving Shehan into the top position on the results sheets. After crossing the line .038 seconds behind in second place, a post-race call by officials relegated the initial winner down to sixth, and Shehan to the top step of the podium.

“It feels really good. Getting that first win is a big deal and gives you a lot of momentum throughout the rest of the season,” explained Shehan, “It has been something that we have been fighting for all season long. With the first win now out of the way, I am hungrier for more and can hopefully close the gap in the points championship.”

With two races on the schedule for Sunday, Shehan couldn’t let his first win excitement get the better of him. His had to be laser focused as tough competition fought in his rearview mirrors. Starting sixth, Shehan battled to a third-place result in race two on Sunday morning and then added a second-place finish in race three for a triple podium weekend. Standing on all three steps of the podium over the course of three races, the young Texan proved nothing could rattle him and that he is a force to be reckoned with as the series has two event weekends remaining to determine a champion.

Motivated to a victory, two new partners joined Shehan on track this weekend via the Pathfinder Program. Members Michael and Stephanie Johnson and Marc and Kristen King were represented on each side of Shehan’s car by their names and a Pathfinder logo as they helped fund him to victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Shehan added, “It was the first weekend for two of our new Pathfinders, and to represent them on the top step of the podium with a win, and three podium results in total in their first weekend is such an accomplishment. This weekend is proof that hard work both on and off the track does pay off!”

Ryan Shehan and Crosslink Kiwi Motorsports will be competing next at VIRginia International Raceway after a two-month break for the Andy Scriven Memorial at the Mission Foods VIR SpeedTour Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th in the second to last event of the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda 2022 season.

Shehan (age 17) is an aspiring Formula One racer, growing business leader, and nonprofit founder making an impact on youth in the Austin community. His company, Ryan Shehan Racing, builds solutions that enable his partners and sponsors to leverage motorsports to uniquely and economically brand, promote, and build/maintain relationships in 360° with customers, employees, vendors, and other stakeholders. His nonprofit, Shehan Strong, allows him to support, engage, and inspire the next generation. He and his organizations are active members of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin Gives.

Want to learn more about the Ryan Shehan Partnership Program? Click HERE
Looking to be Ryan Shehan’s Wingman? Click HERE
Don’t have access to the website? Call us at – 1.833.6.Racing (1-833-672-2464)

For more information on Ryan Shehan, please contact RTD Media & Management or follow Ryan on social media on Twitter (@RyanShehanRace), Instagram (@RyanShehanOfficial), Facebook (@RyanShehanOfficial), and Website (RyanShehan.com).