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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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July 19th 2016:Breaking barriers: Motors, Tracks and Stereotypes

Many, indeed all, guests on this Series have braved the step into virtually 'all male' domains. I am not sure there could be any more daunting than 'the garage' at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway. As recounted in her book "Lyn St James: An Incredible Journey" Lyn describes how she first had to don her driving suit in the public Ladies Restroom at Indy. She says she had only one rule 'no signing autographs in there'. Lyn went on to qualify for the 500 seven times; once qualifying with a four lap speed above 225 MPH. Our guest today made Indy 500, Le Mans, Watkins Glen, the White House

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Lyn St James

Lyn St. James has raced for over 40 years: • 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, 7 time Indy 500 driver • Victories at Daytona 24 Hrs., Sebring 12 Hrs., Watkins Glen, Elkhart Lake • Set national and international closed course speed records of over 225mph • Competed at LeMans 24 Hrs., Goodwood Festival of Speed/Revival, Brickyard Vintage Invitational, Nurburgring 24 Hrs, and other historic race tracks Author: (“An Incredible Journey”, “Oh By the Way”, “Car Owner’s Manual”) She founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation and has made significant contributions to motorsports, both on and off the track. Her legacy is one of inspiration, encouragement, perseverance, and commi
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