Lyn St. James announced the 2014 winner of the Women’s Sports Foundation Project Podium Leadership Award is Lisa Noble, President of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), at the Racetrack Business Conference hosted by the National Speedway Directory at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis.
“Leadership is described and demonstrated in so many ways,” said Lyn St. James. “Lisa’s character, charisma, and commitment to support cultural change without disrupting the core values of sports car racing is powerful. She is the perfect person to receive this year’s award.”
“We are thrilled that Lyn St, James picked the Racetrack Business Conference to announce this year’s award and we look forward to a long relationship with the Women’s Sport Foundation Project Podium,” said Tim Frost, the organizer of the Racetrack Business Conference.
The leadership award was established in 2008 to honor Paul Newman, whose support helped St. James launch Project Podium. Past winners of the Leadership award include NASCAR President Mike Helton, USAC founder and former Indy 500 Chief Steward Tom Binford, and former Director of Ford Racing Dan Davis. Josten’s has provided the beautiful trophy presented each year.
St. James’s passion, focus and determination made her a fierce competitor on the track where she achieved many firsts in racing. That same passion has made her an advocate for the next generation of racers and an incredible motivational speaker. As former President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, she was able to establish the Women’s Sport Foundation Project Podium Scholarship for women in racing and the Leadership Award to recognize outstanding leadership in the racing industry.