August 14, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Indianapolis, IN – August 14, 2005 – The Lyn St. James Foundation held their third annual “Women in the Winners Circle 2005” in Indianapolis and invitee, California sprint car driver Jessica Helberg proudly attended alongside other champion women drivers, such as Erin Crocker, Sarah Fisher, Allison Duncan and Katherine Legge.

The luncheon celebrated more than 30 women drivers who are successful in all forms of motorsports from motorcycle, karting, stock cars, midgets and drifting. Lyn St. James personally announced each woman’s racing history and accomplishments as walked up on stage to be recognized by prominent audience members. Among the audience was NASCAR’s President Mike Helton, Busch car owner, DeLena Harvick, USAC President, Rollie Helmling, USAC team owner and car builder, Bob East, Ford Racing representatives and many other successful motorsports leaders who truly support women in motorsports including the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Becky Skillman.

Helberg’s five-day stay in Indianapolis included her attendance at the USAC Silver Crown race at IRP where she had opportunities to meet with team owner Ray Evernham, driver Kasey Kahne, 2004 USAC Western Sprint Series Champion, Tony Hunt, Hoosier President, Rick Gerhardt as well as other USAC personalities.

She also attended the World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway, enjoyed the Busch series Kroger 200 at IRP and finally closing out the weekend attending the Allstate 400 NASCAR cup race at the Brickyard and enjoyed a tour, as a guest of Safety-Kleen Corporation, the preferred provider of environmental services for every major sanctioning body in racing.

Helberg, with firm plans to compete against the very drivers she so diligently followed this weekend, arrived back home in California inspired and more focused on continually improving her performance in her full-size, non-winged asphalt sprint car during the remainder of the 2005 CASA season with plans to drive at least two USAC shows before years end.

About Jessica Helberg
Jessica Helberg, 18 is racing a Consani built Chevy/Beast as a rookie in the California Asphalt Sprint Car series. She is supported by ADTS~ Alcohol and Drug Testing Services, Beck Law, Barndt’s Welding, and Safety-Kleen. A former Outlaw dirt kart racer since age 12, she aspires toward a career in motorsports.