11Dec 2015

Lyn has scheduled several book signings during the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, IN).

Autographed and personalized copies of her book “Lyn St. James An Incredible Journey” are on sale for just $20 (cash or check only); and make fabulous Christmas gifts.

Her appearance schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 10
10-11 AM: SVRA Exhibit #7015
2-3 PM: National Speedway Directory Exhibit #4627
4-5 PM: MIS Stand Exhibit #4033

Friday, December 11
10-11 AM: SVRA Exhibit #7015
2-3 PM: National Speedway Directory Exhibit #4627
4-5 PM: Indycar Exhibit #3761

Saturday, December 12
10-11 AM: SVRA Exhibit #7015

A printable copy of her schedule is available here.

08Dec 2015

wsf-promoIndianapolis, INDIANA (December 10, 2015) – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women, made a pit stop at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade show to recognize two up and coming racers.

Courtney Crone and Makala Marks were recognized under the WSF Women in the Winners Circle Project Podium Grant designed to help young racers overcome the business challenges unique to motorsports. The original project, created in 2007, was the work of Lyn St. James. St. James, a former Indy 500 competitor has done more to help promote young women in racing than anyone else. In 2013 St. James teamed up with the Women’s Sports Foundation to extend the program reach, and to remind America that a racecar does not know or care if the driver is a man or a woman. In motorsports, the fastest racer wins, regardless of gender.

Women racers were encouraged to apply for matching funds to advance their career though a formal application and review process. Motorsports professionals reviewed the applications, did their own homework to research the applicants, and discussed their observations Crone and Marks were selected.

Courtney Crone, age 14, from Corona, California started racing at four-years old and 2015 is her 11th season of racing. In 2016 Crone will race in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun series, expand her sprint car racing to several other tracks including some USAC West Coast 360 events, start racing USAC midgets including the Turkey Night Grand Prix and testing a Formula Mazda to start her road racing career.

Makala Marks, age 13, from Indianapolis, Indiana, was born into a racing family on qualifying day of the Indy 500 in 2002. Marks was always ready to compete against the boys in whatever activity they were doing and began racing karts at age eight. In 2012, she won nine races and over 20 podiums in her Junior Sportsman rookie year. For 2016 Marks is looking to challenge for the Yamaha Junior CAN championship at the New Castle Motorsports Park.

Crone and Marks will each receive $2,500 in support for their 2016 season racing. Each will also have access to the WSF Motorsports Mentors to assist them during the year when outside expertise is needed.

“It’s amazing to think that this all began with an idea and a donation from Paul Newman’s Foundation. The applicants this year were quite diverse and the judges spent considerable time in getting the list down to our final two. Our next objective is to increase our corporate support to help the best and the brightest and to bring more talented women into the sport in 2017 and beyond”, noted Lyn St James.

About Women’s Sports Foundation 
The Women’s Sports Foundation, founded in 1974, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. With Billie Jean King as its founder and ongoing visionary, the Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation to providing grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls, and groundbreaking research. An agent for change, the foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence. For more information, visit: www.WomensSportsFoundation.org. Follow the Foundation at: www.Facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation or on Twitter(@WomensSportsFdn).

19Nov 2015

Women-in-Racing-World-of-SpeedComing November 21st, World of Speed USA is beyond thrilled to announce their newest exhibit: ‘Women in Racing!’

This magnificent exhibit will feature the past, present and future women of motorsports and highlight their impressive careers. Included in the first line-up of racers are legends Lyn St. James, Cindi Lux, Betty Burkland, Michelle Miller and Courtney Force.

To kick off the exhibit, Cindi Lux will join World of Speed from 10 AM -3 PM to celebrate the exhibit’s unveiling and will lead a Q&A following her gallery talk.

In anticipation of the opening, Lyn recently did a Q&A session with World of Speed – check it out here.

Be sure to keep up with World of Speed on Facebook over the next few weeks, as they will be profiling each of these amazing women and inching ever closer to the incredible opening day!

If you’re in the area, bring your family and friends to witness this historical moment at the World of Speed Museum on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Opening Day Schedule:
– 11:00 Exhibit Ribbon Cutting
– 12:00 Cindi Lux Talk and Q&A
– 1:00-3:00 Cindi Lux Meet & Greet

02Oct 2015

Lyn St. James 90On Sunday, September 28, 12News – NBC’s Phoenix affiliate – did a feature story on Lyn orchestrating a reunion with the car that carried her to the 1992 Indianapolis 500.

It was in the ’92 500 – the first of seven that Lyn would compete in – that she famously became the first woman to earn the ‘Rookie of the Year’ honors.

In the 12News video segment, Lyn takes viewers on her journey of salvaging the one-of-a-kind chassis after a devastating wreck by its then owner.

To watch the video, please click here.

22Sep 2015

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An incurable automotive enthusiast, Mark Green – host of CarsYeah podcasts – interviews successful automotive entrepreneurs who live a lifestyle around their passion for automobiles.

Fitting the bill, Lyn was recently interviewed for the website. To listen to the Podcast directly – please click here.

In addition to the podcast, be sure to check out Lyn’s profile on CarsYeah website.

Says CarsYeah host Mark Green: “I will take you on their journey, get under the hood, and provide some inspiration.  You can find over 300 shows on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, or on the Cars Yeah website Podcast pages.”
13Sep 2015

HEP_AugustSeptember-Newsletter_f-1In the August/September Hagerty Education Program Newsletter, Lyn takes readers through her summer adventures as she criss-crossed the country while promoting the automotive heritage of collectors and racing.

A particular highlight, Lyn joined the Parnelli Jones family at Jay Leno’s world-famous garage. Jay has shown his commitment to the future of automotive restoration through his endowed scholarship programs as McPherson College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology – both of whom also receive support from HEP.

Please take a moment to review the August/September newsletter; and be sure to check the website often for additional Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum newsletters.

18Aug 2015
event logo Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
MONTEREY, CA, USA – August 14 – 16, 2015
August 15, 2015
EVENT OF LEGENDS
In motorsports, legends are made, not born. Constant reminders of this sprang up throughout the day today at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, a four-day event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where tens of thousands of people visit during Monterey’s Classic Car Week to get their fill of cool historic cars racing wheel-to-wheel.

To read more follow the link:
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=af78c32bdd5f45a88bf2d9aa5&id=0cf477125d&e=24621c2491

10Aug 2015

HEPHagerty Education Program Ambassador and former Indy 500 racer Lyn St. James will be part of a special restoration-themed panel discussion set for Saturday, August 15 during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The 45-minute presentation – “Young People and Old Cars: The Future of Restoration” – is sponsored and hosted by the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (HEP). It will be broadcasted live from the track during a race intermission.

McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, will moderate the discussion, which will look at how the multi-billion dollar automotive restoration and preservation industry is focusing on young people as the next workforce.

Lyn will be joined by:

  • Dominic Dobson (former Indy racer and national director of Club Auto, ACM)
  • Stephen Murphy (curator and restoration specialist at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage)
  • Tim Chambers (auto tech instructor at Laguna Hills High School and HEP grant awardee)
  • Josh Baum (conservationist for private California collector and former HEP intern at ACM)
  • Stacey Pucket (McPherson College graduate currently working at RM Sotheby’s)

“With the growth of vintage racing and the excitement of motorsports, we need to create a pipeline of skilled and passionate people to restore and preserve extraordinary vehicles,” said St. James, who will also be racing in the Motorsports Reunion. “Hopefully the panel discussion at Laguna Seca will attract more racing enthusiasts to join the movement to protect America’s automotive heritage by supporting educational programs of restoration and preservation.”

Please take a moment to read the complete press release here.

31Jul 2015

Hagerty July NewsletterDespite an amazingly busy summer – with her own vintage racing and attending shows and car events around the US – Lyn is excited to provide an update on her new role as Ambassador of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum.

Through the July newsletter – which is in a Q&A format –  Lyn explains how she first became aware of and then involved with HEP. She continues by discussing her goals and objectives as Ambassador.

Please take a moment to review the July newsletter; and be sure to check the website often for additional Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum newsletters.

11Jul 2015

Lyn-St.-James-PIR-VintageLocal NBC affiliate KGW – of Portland, Oregon – filmed a segment with Lyn St. James during the SVRA Portland Vintage Racing Festival (July 9-12, 2015).

During the interview, Lyn takes on-air talent Cathy Marshall for a ride around the PIR road course in a vintage Corvette.

Please take a moment to watch the entertaining video segment; and read the accompanying feature story that appeared on KGW’s website.

Lyn is in town attending the event as the festival’s Grand Marshal.