Lyn St. James Named Grand Marshal for 2024 WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints at Road America


ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – June 20, 2024 – The 2024 WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints at Road America just got a whole lot more exciting with the announcement of Lyn St. James as the Grand Marshal for the event, set to take place from June 21st to June 23rd. 

Renowned for her groundbreaking career in motorsports, Lyn St. James brings a wealth of experience and inspiration to the event. With accolades, including class victories in prestigious races like the Twelve Hours of Sebring and the Rolex 24 At Daytona, St. James has left an indelible mark on the racing world. Her achievements extend to international competitions like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, plus seven appearances at the iconic Indianapolis 500, where she made history as the first woman to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 1992.

Beyond her extraordinary success on the track, St. James has dedicated herself to fostering diversity and inclusion within motorsports. As a lifelong advocate for women’s participation in the sport, she co-founded Women in Motorsports North America, a community dedicated to supporting and mentoring individuals pursuing careers in all facets of the industry.

St. James expressed her gratitude and excitement when she reflected on her new role as Grand Marshal. “Being named Grand Marshal for the WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints is truly an honor,” she remarked. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the passion and talent within the racing community while also championing diversity and equal opportunities for all.”

Throughout the event, St. James will fulfill various honorary duties. Her presence promises to inspire both seasoned professionals and aspiring racers alike, embodying the spirit of inclusivity and excellence that defines the world of motorsports.

Daily admission to the June Sprints is $35 on Friday and $45 each Saturday and Sunday.  

Active Military, Reserves, and Retired Members with ID can also enjoy the WeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® for free. 

For event details, and camping information, visit or call 800-365-7223. Children 16 and under are FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine—see you at America’s National Park of Speed!

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