Rockdale, TX – New Breed Racing’s Alesi Gerthe recently submitted her application for consideration as a recipient of the Lyn St. James Women in the Winners Circle Foundation Project Podium Grant.
The nineteen year old college student applied for the Project Podium Grant, which goals are to ‘provide financial assistance in the form of matching grants to young women drivers to help further their early professional careers, introduce or further provide experience for young drivers related to the very important business aspect of the racing industry, increase the number of women winning races and championships in key categories of motorsports, and create a diverse talent pool of women drivers in the upper echelon of motorsports.
“Lyn St. James and the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation are providing wonderful opportunities for young females with their programs, and I hope I am selected for the grant program. Thank you to those who sent a letter of recommendation for me. I also plan to submit my application to their Complete Driver Academy later this year,” said Alesi.
For more information on Lyn St James and the Project Podium Program please visit www.lynstjames.com
About Project Podium:
Founded in 2007, Project Podium is a program within the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1994 by Lyn St. James. Each year, up to $50,000 in funds are available to young women drivers who compete in all forms of motorsports including karting, quarter midgets, drag racing, sports car and oval track racing. The overarching goal of Project Podium is to provide financial assistance in the form of matching grants to women drivers to help further their professional careers. Secondarily, the Project Podium process introduces or further provides experience for drivers in the very important business aspect of the racing industry by the matching fund requirement. The grants awarded to up-and-coming young women drivers are not possible without the help of individuals, companies, tracks, teams, and series who make financial contributions to the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation. Current partners include: Championship Atlantic Series, Grand American Road Racing, Indy Racing League/Firestone Indy Lights Series, iRacing.com, Mazda, Newman’s Own, Mike Helton, NHRA Championship Drag Racing, Rolex, The NASCAR Foundation, Toyota, and Volkswagen.