Lyn St. James To Be Honored Guest Speaker At Thompson Speedway Vintage Motorsports Festival

(Press Release from Thompson Speedway)

Lyn St. James (Photo: Courtesy Thompson Speedway)

Lyn St. James (Photo: Courtesy Thompson Speedway)

The 3rd Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival will bring vintage sports car and formula racing back to the quiet corner of Connecticut on June 23-25, 2016. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is proud to announce former IndyCar driver and Daytona 24 Hour winner, Lyn St. James, as this year’s Honored Guest.

As part of her visit to the historic track, St. James will present as the guest speaker at the Drivers’ Dinner on Friday evening, and will also be holding a book signing.

Lyn St. James raced professionally for decades, and has an impressive number of achievements under her belt, including being the first woman to win Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, two victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and one victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

She has also competed in some of the largest races in the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 24 Hours of Nürburgring. “I’m excited to see Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. I enjoy seeing the cars and meeting the people who race vintage race cars. It’s a way to not only honor the past, but to grow the sport. I’ve been doing some vintage racing myself and just love it,” said St. James.

Outside of her own racing career, St. James has made her name through motivational speaking, and her support of young women in racing. In 2003, she founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, and the Women’s Sports Foundation Project Podium Grant, which provides aspiring young women racers with support, both on and off the track.

The Vintage Motorsports Festival welcomes drivers from the Vintage Sports Car Club of America and Vintage Racer Group, and features a diverse range of race cars from the early 20th century through the muscle cars of the seventies. The event will feature a practice day on Thursday followed by two full days of racing on the historic 1.7 mile road course.

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