Non-profit motorsports museum to unveil Women in Racing November 21, 2015
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (November 12, 2015) – World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces a new exhibit featuring female motorsport legends. The Women in Racing exhibit will be unveil on Saturday, November 21.
What: The Women in Racing exhibit will showcase the rise and triumph of women in motorsports and highlight how women’s participation in motorsports has grown over the decades, both on and off the track. The exhibit will feature Cindi Lux, Lyn St. James, Courtney Force, Betty Burkland and Michelle Miller. Each racer will be portrayed through personal memorabilia and pictures, a video incorporating excerpts from the women, and the story of women rising in professional motorsports.
Cindi Lux will be at World of Speed for the exhibit unveiling festivities. Her schedule includes:
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Breakfast with museum charter members
11:00 a.m. – Exhibit unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony
12:00 p.m. – Talk and Q&A in the main gallery
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Meet and greets and fan card signing
Women featured in the exhibit are past and present racers across generations that race across all track, wheel and engine types. Women in Racing exhibit racers include:
Cindi Lux: Cindi is a 12-time road racing champion who lives in Aloha, Ore. where she runs her company Lux Performance. Her Viper will be also be on display.
Lyn St. James: Lyn has raced the Indy 500 seven times and set 31 national and international speed records.
Courtney Force: Courtney holds the record for most funny car wins by a woman. She was the 100th win by a female driver in an NHRA competition.
Betty Burkland: Betty holds the land speed record for E/BFCC (blown fuel competition coupe) class at 263.887 mph. She is part of the Bonneville 200 mph Club.
Michelle Miller: Michelle is a two-time winner of the SCCA National Autocross Championship. She is also an instructor at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Wash.
Where: World of Speed Museum, 27490 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, Ore. 97070
When: Saturday November 21, 2015
For hi-res images of the racers, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Pnrcmd
About World of Speed
The World of Speed is an educational museum featuring historic racecars, boats and motorcycles that tell the story of motorsports culture. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the World of Speed offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the racing world. It encompasses many aspects of motorsports, including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open wheel, NASCAR and hydroplanes. The museum is funded by income from sponsorships, foundations, admissions, corporate and individual memberships, and from events held at the museum. World of Speed is a 501(C)(3) public charity. For more information, please visit http://www.worldofspeed.org.