Shawn Mayhew is a 2011 graduate from Aloha High School. Therefore, he is eligible to compete in the 2011 Canby Transmission High School Series at Woodburn Dragstrip. Mayhew took the win over Travis Hilton at the June 19th event with an elapsed time of 11.393 at 117 mph. The win moved him atop the series points with two events remaining.
Mayhew is no stranger to motorsports. He has been racing since he was 5 years old. He has experience in quarter midgets, junior dragsters, and street stock. He has raced in High School class at Woodburn and other local drag strips since the age of 16. His personal best is 11.22 at 119 mph.
Shawn is quite an athlete. At Aloha High School he competed in football, wrestling and track. One day before his win at Woodburn Dragstrip, Shawn competed in weightlifting and set a new record for his age/weight class. Shawn successfully lifted 507 pounds in the Olympic Dead Lift to set the Oregon State record. He followed that the next day with a win at Woodburn Dragstrip.