Lyn St. James is a
retired professional IndyCar driver with 11 CART and 5 Indy Racing League
starts to her name. She is one of seven women who have qualified for the
Indianapolis 500, and became the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year award. Lyn competed at the event a total of seven times.
She also has two victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and 1 win at the 12
Hours of Sebring. She has competed in endurance racing in Europe including
the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring where in 1979 her
team placed first and second in class. She founded the 501(c)(3) Women in
the Winner's Circle Foundation in 1994 and is a motivational speaker. Lyn
was Invited to the White House to meet Presidents Ronald Reagan, George
H.W. Bush and William Clinton, named by "Sports Illustrated for Women" as
one of the "Top-100 Women Athletes of the Century" and has received
numerous awards including: in 2001 for the "Guiding Woman in Sports Award"
from the National Association for Girls & Women in Sports. She is also
in the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. #butchhistory