Lyn St. James


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Lyn St. James (born Evelyn Gene Cornwall on March 13, 1947 in Willoughby, Ohio) is a retired professional IndyCar driver with 11 CART and 5 Indy Racing League starts to her name. She is just one of seven women who have qualified for the Indianapolis 500, and became the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award. She also has two victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 1 win at ... more »

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  • ''I'd like to say I'm ready to kick ass and show the guys how it's done. But I'm not here to prove anything about being a woman. I'm here to drive a race car and try to win a race.''
    Lyn St. James (b. 1947), U.S. race-car driver. As quoted in People magazine, p. 84 (May 31, 1993). St. James was the second woman in history to qu...
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