W Series: Caitlyn Jenner launching racing team in all-female W Series

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner

Former Olympic gold medalist, CART Pit Reporter, and IMSA sports car driver Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner after a sex change, has announced she’s launching the Jenner Racing team in the W Series, which features an all-female lineup of drivers competing on tracks around the world.

“I’m all about empowering women and so many young people, young women growing up they don’t think of auto racing as an opportunity if they want to get into sports and the W Series is kind of that inspiration for them to say, ‘Wait a second, I can get into auto racing and there’s a place for me.”

“We haven’t had a woman in Formula One in 40 years. We need to get a woman in Formula One and this is the path to do it,” Jenner said.

When she began her own racing career in the 1980s, she took an up and coming driver named Scott Pruett under her wing. The two were teammates in the IMSA series for several years before Jenner hung up her helmet and Pruett went on to become the most successful racer in series history with 60 victories, a mark not broken until 2020, two years after his own retirement.

Jenner is aiming to fill one car with a potential championship contender and another with a developing driver and is optimistic that at least one of them will be an American, who would be facing off against a field that currently hails mostly from Europe, South America and Asia.


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