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Lyn St. James


1947 Born as Evelyn Cornwall March 13 in Willoughby, Ohio
1969 Attends first Indianapolis 500, as spectator
1970 Marries John Carusso
1973 Makes racing debut at Amateur Sports Car Club of America
1981 Signs with Ford Motor Company
1988 Changes to Indy cars
1990 Tests for Dick Simon Racing at Indianapolis
1990-93 President, Women's Sports Foundation
1991 Ford drops her as driver
1993 Marries Roger Lessman
1996 Acquires her own team, Lyn St. James Racing
2000 Collides at Indy 500 with Sarah Fisher, the only other female in the race

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