Shane grew up in Canton North Carolina and always had passion for riding motorcycles but never was able to have the breakout amateur career at a young age like most kids had. However that did not stop Shane from working extremely hard to try and have a breakout year which he achieved in 2012 at the Loretta Lynn’s amateur national in Tennessee. Shane had a great first moto wining the 250 B stock moto and that where he was noticed by the Troy Lee Designs Honda team. Shane took full advantage of the opportunity and won his first amateur championship in November of 2012. McElrath would make his pro debut at the Unadilla national in 2013 and showed speed and desire to run inside the top at his first national. The future looks bright for Shane and he will make his rookie debut in January at Anaheim 1.