Lyn St. James

lyn_st_james_5Lyn St. James – The Pacific NW Historics welcomes Lyn St. James to Pacific Raceway as our 2016 guest celebrity on July 1-3.   Lyn was the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had seven Indianapolis 500 starts.  She also had 31 International & National closed circuit speed records within a 20-year period, two 24 Hours of Daytona wins (1987 & 1990), a 12 Hours of Sebring (1990) and raced twice in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. She competed in SCCA Trans-Am races, IMSA GT races, & received the Rolex Award of Excellence.  St. James was named one of “Sports Illustrated for Women” “Top-100 Women Athletes of the Century”, and in 2010 Automotive News named her “One of the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry”.  Founder of Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, a nonprofit organization for the education, training, and advancement of women in automotive fields and the Women’s Sports Foundation Project Podium Scholarship Grant.  St. James has proudly coached & mentored many women in the automotive fields.    She will be signing autographs and greeting attendees to the races in the Featured Car Display tent from Friday afternoon through Sunday.

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