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January 27, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steffi Graf, Nancy Lopez, Katarina Witt and Janet Evans have won world renown as champions in their sports--by beating other women. In drag racing--a far more macho endeavor than tennis, golf, skating or swimming--women such as Shelly Anderson, Cristen Powell and the legendary Shirley Muldowney had to defeat men to gain victory. Ten women are entered this week in the 38th annual Chief Auto Parts Winternationals, opening event of the National Hot Rod Assn. season, at the Pomona Raceway.
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May 26, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James kicked the door down in getting women accepted in the Indianapolis 500, Sarah Fisher likes to say, but adds that she has other ideas. "I want to blow the door open," the 19-year-old Ohio honor student said as she prepared for her momentous role in Sunday's 84th Indy 500 behind the wheel of a 650-horsepower Indy Racing League Dallara-Aurora. "I want to win the Indy 500."
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October 25, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a year, from June of 1984 through the summer of 1985, the biggest question in Shirley Muldowney's life was if she would ever walk again, much less drive a 3,000-horsepower race car. Then in January of 1986, she strapped herself into her pink top-fuel dragster, hit the throttle and raced down the quarter mile of asphalt at Firebird Raceway, outside Phoenix, in 5.58 seconds. The lady was back.
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January 9, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When is a woman driver going to seriously challenge in the Indianapolis 500? Or the Daytona 500? A better question might be: Why should they? You don't see Lindsay Davenport volleying with Pete Sampras, Lisa Leslie trading dunks with Shaquille O'Neal, or Juli Inkster matching birdies with Tiger Woods. So why should women race against men? One reason is, women drivers rebel against "powder puff" races.
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May 21, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second row of this year's Indianapolis 500 field is one of the most intriguing in the race's 78 years. It has a rookie from Canada, Jacques Villeneuve, whose father, Gilles, was his country's greatest driving hero when he was killed in a Formula One race. Villeneuve, who was only 11 when his father died, is the fastest rookie ever with a qualifying speed of 226.259 m.p.h.
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May 25, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER
Lyn St. James, the veteran sports car driver who Sunday became the first female driver in the Indy 500 since 1979, also became rookie of the year. It won't be announced until tonight, but there isn't much question she will get the call. Seven rookies started, but she was the only one still running when the race ended, finishing 11th, right behind A.J. Foyt, who was running in his 35th consecutive 500. "I don't want to say it was easy because it wasn't easy," she said.
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May 26, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James kicked the door down in getting women accepted in the Indianapolis 500, Sarah Fisher likes to say, but adds that she has other ideas. "I want to blow the door open," the 19-year-old Ohio honor student said as she prepared for her momentous role in Sunday's 84th Indy 500 behind the wheel of a 650-horsepower Indy Racing League Dallara-Aurora. "I want to win the Indy 500."
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May 24, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
If Hollywood were scripting the Lyn St. James story, there would be a few small but significant changes. First of all, no one would know she was a woman. You remember all those old Irene Dunne or Doris Day films where the leading lady would upsweep her long hair under a cloth cap, remove her earrings, hide her curves under a baggy suit and, for nine reels, no one would be supposed to know this person was a woman.
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January 27, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Shirley Muldowney would rather be at Pomona this week, racing her top fuel dragster against the best the NHRA has to offer. Instead she will be at home north of Mt. Clemens, Mich., where her husband and crew chief, Rahn, probably will be shoveling snow instead of tuning her car. "I'm disappointed we're not out there in California," she said. "This will be my fifth year on the outside looking in, but we just don't have the sponsorship it takes to run with the NHRA.
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May 12, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyn St. James isn't in the Indianapolis 500 yet, but she's having the time of her life trying. "The biggest surprise about coming here for the first time is how much fun it is," St. James said Monday as Dick Simon and her crew worked on the 1991 Lola-Cosworth she has been driving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Every time I get in the car and get out on the track, it's like being in heaven. I'm elated that I've adapted so well, and I'm really looking forward to getting in the race." St.
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January 27, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Shirley Muldowney would rather be at Pomona this week, racing her top fuel dragster against the best the NHRA has to offer. Instead she will be at home north of Mt. Clemens, Mich., where her husband and crew chief, Rahn, probably will be shoveling snow instead of tuning her car. "I'm disappointed we're not out there in California," she said. "This will be my fifth year on the outside looking in, but we just don't have the sponsorship it takes to run with the NHRA.
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January 27, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steffi Graf, Nancy Lopez, Katarina Witt and Janet Evans have won world renown as champions in their sports--by beating other women. In drag racing--a far more macho endeavor than tennis, golf, skating or swimming--women such as Shelly Anderson, Cristen Powell and the legendary Shirley Muldowney had to defeat men to gain victory. Ten women are entered this week in the 38th annual Chief Auto Parts Winternationals, opening event of the National Hot Rod Assn. season, at the Pomona Raceway.
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May 21, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second row of this year's Indianapolis 500 field is one of the most intriguing in the race's 78 years. It has a rookie from Canada, Jacques Villeneuve, whose father, Gilles, was his country's greatest driving hero when he was killed in a Formula One race. Villeneuve, who was only 11 when his father died, is the fastest rookie ever with a qualifying speed of 226.259 m.p.h.
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May 25, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER
Lyn St. James, the veteran sports car driver who Sunday became the first female driver in the Indy 500 since 1979, also became rookie of the year. It won't be announced until tonight, but there isn't much question she will get the call. Seven rookies started, but she was the only one still running when the race ended, finishing 11th, right behind A.J. Foyt, who was running in his 35th consecutive 500. "I don't want to say it was easy because it wasn't easy," she said.
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May 24, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
If Hollywood were scripting the Lyn St. James story, there would be a few small but significant changes. First of all, no one would know she was a woman. You remember all those old Irene Dunne or Doris Day films where the leading lady would upsweep her long hair under a cloth cap, remove her earrings, hide her curves under a baggy suit and, for nine reels, no one would be supposed to know this person was a woman.
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May 20, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
A guy gets into an argument with a woman: Him: "I see Lyn St. James qualified for the Indy 500." Her: "So?" Him: "So how come she gets to drive against the men?" Her: "What's that supposed to mean?" Him: "How come there's not a women's division?" Her: "A women's division?" Him: "Yeah. Like the Boston Marathon." Her: "Marathon runners all run together." Him: "Yeah. But they always have two winners--one man, one woman." Her: "So?" Him: "So does Lyn St.
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May 20, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
A guy gets into an argument with a woman: Him: "I see Lyn St. James qualified for the Indy 500." Her: "So?" Him: "So how come she gets to drive against the men?" Her: "What's that supposed to mean?" Him: "How come there's not a women's division?" Her: "A women's division?" Him: "Yeah. Like the Boston Marathon." Her: "Marathon runners all run together." Him: "Yeah. But they always have two winners--one man, one woman." Her: "So?" Him: "So does Lyn St.
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May 17, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indianapolis 500 has its first female driver in 13 years, but it still doesn't have a 33-car field for next Sunday's 76th annual race. Lyn St. James, running faster each time she took her 1991 Lola-Chevrolet around the 2 1/2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway rectangular oval, qualified at 220.150 m.p.h. Saturday to earn the 30th starting position. Although she and car owner Dick Simon held out until the last minute in hopes she could get her original car, a Lola-Cosworth, up to speed, St.
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May 17, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indianapolis 500 has its first female driver in 13 years, but it still doesn't have a 33-car field for next Sunday's 76th annual race. Lyn St. James, running faster each time she took her 1991 Lola-Chevrolet around the 2 1/2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway rectangular oval, qualified at 220.150 m.p.h. Saturday to earn the 30th starting position. Although she and car owner Dick Simon held out until the last minute in hopes she could get her original car, a Lola-Cosworth, up to speed, St.
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May 12, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyn St. James isn't in the Indianapolis 500 yet, but she's having the time of her life trying. "The biggest surprise about coming here for the first time is how much fun it is," St. James said Monday as Dick Simon and her crew worked on the 1991 Lola-Cosworth she has been driving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Every time I get in the car and get out on the track, it's like being in heaven. I'm elated that I've adapted so well, and I'm really looking forward to getting in the race." St.
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