New York City based weblog Jalopnik recently released their list of the ‘Ten Most Successful Female Race Car Drivers Ever’ – and Lyn is ranked third!

Upon seeing the post, Lyn remarked:

I have to say I was really shocked and honored to be so high on the list. Some awesome company!

The list includes drivers and industry pioneers – from around the world and from the last century – whose successes who helped pave the way in the male-dominated world of motorsports for today’s contingent of talented female racers.

Included on the list are:

  • Denise McCluggage – Journalist and established racer
  • Hellé Nice – Set land speed record in 1929
  • Sabine Schmitz – Won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring twice
  • Pat Moss – Successful Rally racer – overshadowing brother Sir Stirling Moss
  • Courtney Force – Won her first Top Alcohol Dragster race at 21 years of age
  • Jutta Kleinschmidt – Won the Dakar Rally in 2001
  • Marie-Claude Charmasson – Two class wins at Le Mans
  • Lyn St. James – Two 24 Hours of Daytona Wins, 1 win at the 12 Hours of Sebring
  • Shirley Muldowney – Drag Racing pioneer
  • Michele Mouton – Nearly won the 1982 World Rally Championship

Owned by Gawker Media, Jalopnik has emerged in recent years as a standout car, car culture and automotive industry internet news source.