Sheena Monk started her racing career in Lamborghini Corse and obtained her first FIA racing license in September 2017. Right after, she had a podium finish in the second race of her career. Many who watched the race were surprised that her first top-three finish came so soon after she began racing.
Over the weekend, she took to the Laguna Seca circuit for her debut with Wayne Taylor Racing in the No. 7 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracan Evo Super Trofeo. This race was supposed to be a momentous occasion, as it was the start of her first full season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series.
Unfortunately, she was met with tragedy when her car flew into the famous corkscrew at a high rate of speed and slammed into the guardrail. When the impact occurred, her car bounced up into the air and did a complete 180-degree spin. What caused the accident is still unknown.
She was then rushed to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. IMSA, in a news release regarding the incident, says she was “awake and alert,” and “in stable condition. Lamborghini also issued a statement regarding the incident: “Our thoughts are with Sheena Monk as she recovers from yesterday’s accident in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Upon initial analysis of the car data following the accident, all of the operating systems were found to be functioning appropriately, as did the car’s safety systems during, and after, impact. All of us at Lamborghini are thankful for the safety of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars.”
We wish Sheena a speedy recovery and hope she returns to the track soon.