1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James is the headliner and bountiful track time is the added draw looking ahead to the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association’s Arien’s Art on Wheels event, September 16-18 at Road America.
On a weekend honoring Women in Motorsports, St. James, Cindi Lux, Victoria Thomas and others—racers who opened so many doors for women drivers, engineers and crew—will be in attendance, providing charity rides, competing, and chatting with competitors throughout the three-day VSCDA affair.
St. James, a 2022 inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame, will lead a panel discussion at the Saturday banquet, sharing experiences, thoughts on the future of women in motorsports, and noting the many opportunities provided by organizations like Women in Motorsports in North America.
“I am delighted to be part of VSCDA’s celebration of Women in Motorsports this September at Road America,” St. James said. “My fond memories of Road America include my first IMSA win in 1985. It is going to be a pleasure to finally get back on that track when we do charity rides Saturday and Sunday.
“The panel discussion at the Saturday evening banquet will be another step in celebrating the successful women in this sport and creating more awareness for Women in Motorsports NA,” she added. “Most of all, I am looking forward to seeing so many old and new friends at this great vintage racing weekend.”
As is a VSCDA tradition, the Art on Wheels weekend will feature abundant track time and numerous special events. Each race group will get close to two hours of practice on Friday—a rare chance to log major miles on one of America’s best-loved tracks.
Friday afternoon’s Enduro will benefit Disabled American Veterans, while charity rides with the featured “Women of Motorsports” will be available during the lunch hour both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s events will also include qualifying and sprint races, a special Road Course Re-enactment—a lap of the original 1950-1952 Elkhart Lake public roads race course— and the opportunity for drivers, family and friends to create artwork at Canvas and Coffee.
Saturday’s Concours d’Elegance will take place at the track, to be followed by the aforementioned evening banquet.
Sunday will have group feature races, specialty races (like the Trans Am / B Sedan race) and several Cup races.
In a joint statement, VSCDA’s Vice President Jim Donato and President Alex Rorke, who are co-chairing the event, said, “Our weekend at iconic Road America will celebrate the Women of Motorsports, provide ample track time — including almost two hours of practice on Friday—celebrity charity rides during Saturday and Sunday lunchtime touring, historic road course re-enactment, specialty races, a Saturday banquet, car show and great racing.
“Our honored racers are looking forward to greeting VSCDA’s racing family at the Friday evening reception,” Donato and Rorke continued. “Please join us at the perfect late summer vintage racing location—Road America at Elkhart Lake.”
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