CONCORD – Building upon successful Guinness World Record attempts in 2011 and 2012, Trey Shannon is preparing to take on his first 24-hour race as a solo competitor.

The 24 Hours of America, organized by Endurance Karting, is an annual event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, consisting of up to 30 teams doing battle over the 24 hours on the infield kart track. Shannon will be the first solo participant the event has ever seen. 

The 24 Hours of America takes place Oct. 18-20. With 22 teams already entered, Shannon is set to take on more than 80 drivers over the 24-hour race, with proceeds benefiting the national Tourette Syndrome Association.

As a member of the karting community who is affected by Tourette Syndrome, Trey is grateful for the opportunity to continue raising awareness of TS. He hopes to raise a considerable amount of money for TS research, as well.  “This is such an awesome opportunity to do another 24-hour event and to go up against an entire field of seasoned endurance competitors is just fantastic,” Shannon said. “I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to once again be representing the Tourette Syndrome Association and all those living with TS. The TSA has continued to grow since I got involved with them two years ago, and I hope that what I’m doing here can help add to that progress.”

In 2011, Shannon broke the Guinness World Record for driving 24 hours solo on an outdoor circuit. In December 2012, he set the same record for an indoor course in Mooresville.

“My previous 24-hour world record attempts were amazing experiences, but I know that this event will truly be something special,” Shannon said.

Endurance Karting owner and operator Chris McCoy expresses their enthusiasm over Shannon’s participation as a one-man team.

“We are honored to have Trey join Endurance Karting for the 24 hours of America as a World Record Holder, but more importantly as someone overcoming challenges and giving to a worthy cause with his talents.”