DJ Shaw started his racing career in 2003 at Boxshop Speedway in Maine driving go-karts. He won two kart championships there before moving on to the full-fendered, high-horsepower world of Late Model racing. He competed at New Hampshire's White Mountain Motorsports Park in 2006, where he won the Late Model track championship as well as the Rookie of the Year title.

In 2007, Shaw moved to the more powerful Super Late Models at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, where he won the track's Rookie of theYear title and finished sixth in Super Late Model points. He also won the prestigious Governor's Cup event at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire and the Coastal 200 at Wiscasset Raceway in Maine.

Moving to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North division in 2008, DJ won two races along with the Rookie of the Year title and was the first-ever driver to win a race in their rookie season on the tour. He ran in the PASS ranks for a partial schedule in the 2009 season and made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that season.

In 2010, DJ competed full-time in the K&N Pro Series, the NASCAR developmental series that his father Dale was champion of in 1994 when the series was known as the NASCAR Busch North Series. The 2011 season saw Shaw compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East full time, where he finished 17th in points with three top 10 finishes. He also ran Super Late Models in the Northeast where he won twice and had several strong runs.

After two seasons in the Nascar K&N Pro Series, DJ returned to the PASS Tour and grabbed two wins and finished third in the points standings. In 2014, Shaw grabbed his first PASS North championship.

Shaw has been a top contender in any race he attends now, and in 2016 he will contest for both the PASS North Championship and Granite State Pro Stocks Series Championship.

When he's not at the track, DJ works at his fathers shop in Center Conway, New Hampshire building racecars for many of the top teams in the area.