The Race Track Business Conference has awarded the Women in Motorsports North America the “Innovator of the Year” award. The plaque was presented by MYLAPS at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

“Lyn St. James and I, along with our Board of Directors, are so honored that the Race Track Business Conference and MYLAPS recognized Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) as the ‘Innovator of the Year’ in our first year of operation. Our shared goals to improve and invest in the future of racing makes this recognition so special for us.” Said Beth Paretta – Co-Founder – Women in Motorsports North America. “We will continue to strive to build alliances within the industry to support WIMNA’s mission to foster education, mentorship, and professional growth for our members and the racing Industry as a whole. Thank you to Englebert and Tim for this special recognition.”

“At MYLAPS innovation is in our DNA”, said Engelbert Gieskes – Head of Motorsports – MYLAPS “Our company mission is to offer the ultimate sports experience to everyone, and we are excited to see that Women in Motorsports North America offers great opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsport”

“The initiatives embraced by Women in Motorsports North America has been impressive. Their efforts to create opportunities, platforms, and events assure that the future is bright for the career development in the racing industry, said Tim Frost – Publisher – National Speedway Director. ”

The previous award winners were Palm Beach International Raceway – 2014, Lucas Oil Speedway – 2015, Global Rally Cross – 2016, Formula Drift – 2016, Music City Grand Prix – 2021.

About Women In North America

Women In North America ( is a community of professionals devoted to supporting opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsport by creating an inclusive, resourceful environment to foster mentorship, advocacy, and education.


At MYLAPS ( we support racers, athletes, and events in creating their ultimate sports experience. Every year we capture the performance of over 20 million people all over the world. We develop accurate, reliable and easy-to-use technology to turn data into insights, progress, and fun. Founded in 1982, we have revolutionized the world of sports timing and race control with groundbreaking innovations and set the standard ever since. Our products and platforms are used at professional events like the Olympics and INDYCAR to countless local events around the corner.

About Race Track Business Conference

The annual Race Track Business Conference ( hosted by the National Speedway Directory provides a platform for industry leaders to collaborate, analyze, and conceptualize around the business of motorsports. Shared insights from all forms of racing create dialogue and interaction in a unique intellectual environment.
About Performance Racing Industry

Performance Racing Industry, ( monthly business magazine, is recognized as “The Voice of Racing Marketplace.” Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributers, and teams. The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show.

For additional information, contact:

Beth Paretta – (313) 217-1059 –
Engelbert Gieskes – (678) 816-4000 –
Timothy W. Frost – (847) 778-9475 –