Lyn St. James

Lyn St. James

Lyn St. James
Nationality  United States
Born (1947-03-13) March 13, 1947
Willoughby, Ohio
Retired 2001
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1996–2001
Teams Zunne Group Racing
Team Scandia
Hemelgarn Racing
Dick Simon Racing
Starts 5
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 8th Orlando in 1996
Previous series
1992–1995 CART
Awards
1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year

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 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, and 1 win at the 12 Hours of Sebring. She has competed in endurance racing in Europe including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring where in 1979 her team placed first and second in class.[1] She founded the 501(c)(3) Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation in 1994 and is a motivational speaker.

St. James has served on the board of trustees of Kettering University.

Contents

  • Racing record 1
    • Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results 1.1
    • Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results 1.2
    • American Open Wheel racing results 1.3
      • CART 1.3.1
      • IndyCar 1.3.2
      • Indianapolis 500 1.3.3
    • Complete American Le Mans Series results 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Racing record

Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results

Year Class No Tires Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1978 GTO 48 Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet V8
Auto-Dyne Corp Luis Sereix
Phil Currin
17
1979 GTO 2 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Ferrari V12 4390 cc
Thunderbird Swap-Shop Bonnie Henn
Janet Guthrie
17
1980 GTX 55 Porsche 935
Porsche 698 0056 F6 Turbo
Condor Racing Ralph Kent-Cooke DNF 49
1983 GTP 22 Nimrod NRA/C2
Aston Martin DP1229 V8 5340cc
Nimrod Racing Reggie Smith
Drake Olson
5
1987 GTO 11 Roush Ford Mustang Roush Tom Gloy 31
1988 GTO 6 G Roush Merkur XR4Ti
Ford L4 2500 cc Turbo
Roush Deborah Gregg 8
1990 GTO 15 G Roush Mercury Cougar XR-7
Ford V8 6000 cc
Roush Robby Gordon
Calvin Fish
6 1
1998 WSC 95 G Kudzu DL-4
Chevrolet V8
TRV Motorsport Jeret Schroeder
Tom Volk
17

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1989 C1 21 G Spice SE89C
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
Spice Engineering Ray Bellm
Gordon Spice
229 DNF DNF
1991 C1 40 D Spice SE90C
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
Euro Racing
A.O. Racing
Desiré Wilson
Cathy Muller
47 DNF DNF

American Open Wheel racing results

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CART

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1992 Dick Simon Racing
SRF

PHX

LBH

IND
11

DET

POR

MIL

NHA

TOR

MIC

CLE

ROA

VAN

MDO

NAZ

LS
31st 2
1993 Dick Simon Racing
SRF

PHX
13

LBH
17

IND
Ret

MIL

DET
DNQ

POR
20

CLE
Ret

TOR

MIC
Ret

NHA

ROA

VAN

MDO

NAZ

LS
36th 0
1994 Dick Simon Racing
SRF

PHX

LBH

IND
19

MIL

DET

POR

CLE

TOR

MIC

MDO

NHA

VAN

ROA

NAZ

LS
48th 0
1995 Dick Simon Racing
MIA

SRF

PHX

LBH

NAZ

IND
Ret

MIL
20

DET

POR

ROA

TOR

CLE

MIC
Ret

MDO

NHA

VAN

LS
39th 0

IndyCar

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
1996 Simon/Scandia Racing
WDW
8
12th 186
Team Scandia
PHX
21
Zunne Group Racing
INDY
14
1996–1997 Lyn St. James Racing
Hemelgarn Racing

NHM

LVS

WDW

PHX

INDY
13

TXS

PPIR

CLT

NH2

LV2
42nd 22
1998 Team Pelfrey
WDW

PHX

INDY
DNQ

TXS

NHM

DOV

CLT

PPIR

ATL

TX2

LVS
NC
1999 Lyn St. James Racing
WDW

PHX

INDY
DNQ

TXS

PPIR

ATL

DOV

PPI2

LVS

TX2
NC
2000 Dick Simon Racing
WDW

PHX

LVS

INDY
32

TXS

PPIR

ATL

KTY

TX2
49th 1

Indianapolis 500

Female closed circuit speed record attempt car
Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1992 Lola Chevrolet 27 11
1993 Lola Ford-Cosworth 21 25
1994 Lola Ford-Cosworth 6 19
1995 Lola Ford-Cosworth 28 32
1996 Lola Ford-Cosworth 18 14
1997 Dallara Infiniti 34 13
1998 G-Force Infiniti DNQ
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile DNQ
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 32 32

Complete American Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
1999 TRV Motorsport LMP Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 G SEB ATL MOS SON POR PET
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
MON LSV 90th 0

See also

  • AMC Spirit article including information about St James' team at the 1979 Nürburgring event

References

  1. ^ Mattar, George (February 2005). "AMC Invades Germany – circa 1979". Hemmings Muscle Machines. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

External links

  • Lyn St. James official website
  • Driver Database stats
  • Lyn St. James driver statistics at Racing-Reference
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeff Andretti
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1992
Succeeded by
Nigel Mansell