From VIRginia International Raceway to New Jersey Motorsports Park, Miller Motorsports Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Autobahn Country Club and most recently Road America, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series has been all over the United States, racing on some of the most historic tracks. On September 24, they will go one step further. For the first time in its three year history the final two races will take place in Mexico!
Justine Jackson, driver of the # 40 Project Podium, Jetcon Corporation and Helle Nice Foundation sponsored Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup car will be racing at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed race track, a two mile “roval” or part oval, part road course in front of thousands of Mexican race fans. This will signify Justine’s completion of her first season in cars as well her first season competing outside of her home, Jamaica and her first season racing at the national level in the United States.
Justine had this to say:
“I can’t believe the season is almost over, but I can’t wait to get back in my TDI Cup car and of all places Mexico! It’s so great that Volkswagen has given us the opportunity to race outside of the US which will enable us to meet more persons within the Motorsports Industry and to experience a different culture of racing. I’m really looking forward to racing in Mexico and it should be interesting to see how everything pans out as this is a new track to everyone and a much different track than the ones we have raced on this season. I’ve been working really hard to prepare for these final two races and my goals are to continue to learn, because you never stop learning and to have a solid weekend and finish the year on a high note. A huge thank you to my sponsorsProject Podium, Jetcon Corporation and the awesome support of the Helle Nice Foundation. I also would not be racing if it wasn’t for my Personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who has been with me always, and especially through all the ups and downs this season.”
The Foundation is raising funds to place a marker on the grave of Hellé Nice. 100% of funds raised go to creating and placing this marker at her gravesite in a ceremony on September 4, 2010 in Ste-Mesme, France. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Women Pioneers in Motorsports Exhibit Debuts at Daytona!
Lyn St. James and the Henry Ford Museum have teamed up to debut the Women Pioneers in Motorsports Exhibit at Daytona on February 10, 2010. Lyn, a racing legend in her own right, spearheaded this project, and after several years of work is unveiling the first exhibit of it's kind, featuring a comprehensive history of women in motorsports. The exhibit features stories, photos and memorabilia from Camille du Gast, to Helle Nice, to the new racers, highlighting Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick. It will travel to 10 venues throughout the country before being permanently installed at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
Lyn also has parlayed her talents into motivational speaking and her coup de grace, the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation. She gives training to young girls and women who are up and coming "racerchics" on what I like to call "the fine arts of racing". The important points including finances, how to handle the press, and how to be a top performer both mentally and physically. Thank you Lyn, for all you're doing! You can keep up with Lyn St. James and the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation at http://www.lynstjames.com/.