It is a statement you have heard on the podcast or read in many blog entries that women in motorsports still face quite an uphill battle. Many people have put forth many different suggested solutions to the problem including the controversial women-only racing league. While not touted as a solution, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has put forth a panel “Opportunities for Women in Motorsports” for three years now.
The 1970s was the height of Second-wave feminism. Women, obtained the right to vote. They now focused on equality in the workplace and all that came with it (including things like child care and reproductive rights). It’s only right that during the 1970s two women stepped forward in motorsports to shatter barriers long standing: Lella … Continue reading 1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)
Race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even the support races for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, are a mixture of excitement, controlled chaos, an ungodly amount of people (some who know where they are going and some who do not), and race cars and race car drivers. This past INDYCAR Grand Prix I found myself … Continue reading Sabre Cook: She Is Awesome
I’ve been writing recently on the history of women in racing and how with each decade as women made strides in open wheel racing it corresponded with strides made on the socio-political realm. A few months ago we featured Iranian racer Laleh Seddigh as our Woman of the Week. Laleh was, and still is, one … Continue reading Winning More than Races
When the sport, in general, still uses women simply as trophy or sign holders: any woman who can boast top-ten finishes, poles, and a lengthy career is a role model.
How badass are you that you’re wanting to race things that have just been introduced, in a male-dominated society, and you really have no true rights as a woman?
As long as speed has been around, women have found a way to buck the “males only” stereotype and win.