An Incredible Journey
Jul 18, 2022
Lyn St. James, Racing Driver
An Incredible Journey

Indy Racing Career Achievements:

  • 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of The Year (first woman to win)
  • Seven Indianapolis 500 starts in nine years, including six consecutive starts (1992 - 1997), 2nd of nine women who’ve raced in the Indy 500
  • Highest qualifying: sixth - 1994 Indy 500; Finish – eleventh, 1992

 

National & International Racing Career Highlights:

  • Held 21 international and national closed circuit speed records over a 20-year period, including 225.722 mph during qualifying for the 1995 Indy 500
  • Raced twice (`89 `91) in the Biggest Endurance race in the World; Le Mans 24 Hours (France)
  • Two wins in the Daytona 24 Hours (winning GTO Team Driver in `87 `90).
  • Raced (9 times) in the Sebring 12 Hours (winning GTO Team driver in `90).

 

Life & Business Achievements:

  • Invited to the White House to meet with Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and William Clinton.
  • “Sports Illustrated for Women” Top-100 Women Athletes of the 20th Century
  • Working Woman Magazine” one of “The 350 Women who changed the    world between 1976-96”