Katherine Legge gets full-time 2006 Champ Car ride
After completing the 2005 season, Legge tested in A1GP, Formula 1 and Champ Car before landing the full-time ride with the team co-owned by Kevin Kalkhoven and Champ Car legend Jimmy Vasser.
A woman hasn't competed in Champ Car since Lyn St. James raced at Michigan in 1995. No woman before Legge has ever raced a full season.
So, the two American open-wheel series continue to lead parallel lives - Indy Car with Danica Patrick, and Champ Car with Katherine Legge. Both are Atlantic alumni, although only Legge was a race winner in the Atlantic series (three times in 2005). Legge has the good fortune to enter her rookie year racing for a top-flight team, with Jimmy Vasser as her coach.
It looks like RACER magazine's "Most Promising Road Racer of 2005" is primed for a big step forward in 2006.
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