How was your performance in 2017 ?
We had our first podium, but the result of the season were bellow our expectations.
What are your goals for 2018 ?
We hope to be in the top 3 in the championship. We believe that we can do better with our new boat.
Indeed, a few of your family members, including your father Norman Shannon, are familiar faces for the fans. How did they contribute to your career?
My father, godfather and cousin all competed and were very supportive of me when I started. When I first tried my cousin’s boat, I immediately fell in love! The following summer, I was riding around my first tracks in my godfather’s hydroplane and decided that I wanted to become a driver. Of course, my father had a huge influence on me. I chose number 4 for my boat because it is the one he was using when he was in the 5-litres class. He is now the Crew Chief and Communications Manager on my team. His experience is priceless.
What is the proudest moment of your young career?
Winning my first qualifications in Valleyfield aboard the S-4 Pièces d’auto Valleyfield was very special, particularly because I reached the first place during the last lap. To me, Valleyfield is the biggest event of the season and to compete in front of my friends and family definitely adds to the thrill of the weekend.
Crew chief & Communications