“Women Who Have the Need for Speed” Panel Discussion
Presented by Racing in America @The Henry Ford
Location: Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, Scottsdale, AZ – Garage Area
Date and time of event: January 19, 2011 – 10:00am – Noon
Indy 500 veteran, author, mentor and Phoenix resident Lyn St. James (founder of the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, a not for profit established in 1994 to support women in the automotive and motorsports industries, in partnership with The Henry Ford exhibit “Racing in America”, (www.racinginamerica.com), will be moderating a panel discussion at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction about women who have the “need for speed” and who love to drive fast cars. Invited to participate on the panel are:
Desire Wilson – world class racer and the 1st woman race car driver to win a Formula One race – the British Aurora Series race in 1980;
Melanie Troxel – the only woman to win in both NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Divisions who holds the record for the fastest woman with a speed of over 200mph and 2006 Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year;
Jessica Brunelli – young, up and coming NASCAR driver who was featured in both television series “Changing Lanes” on BET and “NASCAR: The Next Generation” on SpeedTV;
Denise McCluggage – sports car racing legend of the 50’s and 60’s, author, and automotive journalist who has raced against world class drivers such as Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, and Dan Gurney.
Kenna Primm – Universal Technical Institute graduate who works for Roush Racing in Charlotte, NC.
The discussion will provide background information on each of the panelists as well as highlighting information about the traveling exhibit on the history of women in racing that will be on display at the Arizona Science Center January 1 – March 31, 2011.
A Barrett Jackson general admission ticket is required to attend.
Advance reservation tickets are $5.00 per person (tickets at the door will be $10.00).
There will be goodie bags, plenty of door prizes, plus a drawing for a
framed print of the historic Lotus-Ford 38/1 #82 that won the 1965 Indianapolis 500
and was recently restored by the Henry Ford Museum (drawing tickets will be sold at the event and you must be present at the time of the drawing to win).
Seating is limited to 500, so register NOW!
Come meet these extraordinary women, hear their stories, and share your interest and passion for fast cars!!
For more information: contact Lyn St. James, 602-952-9243 or firstname.lastname@example.org