Lyn St. James completed her first Indy 500 at the age of 45 and became just the second woman in history to race in the event. Some doubted that a woman could keep up with male drivers, and St. James struggled to get the sponsorship she needed to race. Lyn St. James took eleventh place, and became the first woman to be selected Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. Fueled by inspiration and limitless motivation, Lyn managed to rise through the ranks and eventually become known as the American Woman Racing Icon of the Century.
Lyn St. James has raced for over 30 years, including wins at the 24 Hrs. of Daytona, 12 Hrs. of Sebring, Watkins Glen, Elkhart Lake, closed course speed record holder of over 225mph; and is an author ("Ride of Your Life," "An Incredible Journey," "Oh By the Way," and "Car Owner’s Manual for Women"), motivational speaker, and founder of the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation. She has made significant contributions to motorsports, both on and off the track. Her legacy is one of inspiration, encouragement, and commitment to excellence. She continues to impact motorsports by training race car drivers of the next generation to be prepared for success both in the business of racing as well as on the track.
As a motivational speaker, Lyn has presented to such companies as Bosch, Ford Motor Co., HSBC, Merrill Lynch, NIKE, and GTE, just to name a few. Her presentations are ideally customized to the client’s needs, ranging from teamwork, technology, performance, excellence, success, and finding and living your passion.
Lyn serves on the Kettering University Board of Trustees, Indiana WNBA Fever Team Advisory Board, NASCAR’s Diversity Council and Appeals Commission, Automotive News PACE Award Judge, and founding board member of the Indiana Motorsports Association.
- An Incredible Journey
- Driving Performance in Everything You Do
- Accelerate Your Performance
Performance, Diversity, Goal-setting, Motivation, Self-improvement, Success, Balance
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