Women on Wheels: Women in the Winners Circle

August 1st, 2007 by Mike Mayder

Last Thursday, July 26th, Indianapolis Motor Speedway played host to the fifth annual “Women in the Winner’s Circle” luncheon. The event, which began in 2003, just one event sponsored by the Women in the Winners Circle (formerly Lyn St. James) Foundation (WWCF) , a non-profit organization that also sponsors driver development and diversity programs, an educational program, and advocacy for women in motorsports.

While the point of the luncheon is to raise funds for the Foundation’s activities, there are also honorees and awards. This year, they included Harold Matthews who was presented with the Opportunity Award in recognition of his support of Brittany Frosh, a mini-sprint racer, and Denise McCluggage, a journalist, author, and racing driver who received the Mildred Marcum Pioneer award.

To date, the WWCF, which sponsors include NASCAR and USAC, has trained more than 230 female race-car drivers and contributed to Girls, Inc, as well as other charitable organizations.

[WWCF Website]

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