Women in motorsports are ‘not looking for a fight,’ says IndyCar racer Larissa Bodnar

By now, we all know that the women in IndyCar are winning.

Most recently it was reigning champ Robert Wickens of Canada who chased down leader Simon Pagenaud in the final moments to win the Honda Indy Toronto. But three other dominant teams – Ganassi, Andretti and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – have female drivers, each leading the way for an all-female team.

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“Women in motorsports are like, ‘Oh my God, I’m one of the first drivers of a new team, and now I’m hearing that I’m a pioneer. It’s crazy.’ But they’re actually not – they’re just racing,” said Larissa Bodnar, the All-female team featured in the trailer for the new documentary “Women on the Verge of a Revolution.”


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Bodnar, the co-owner of the Chevrolets, spoke with FoxNews.com ahead of the Canadian race.

“A lot of people want to make a bigger deal of it,” she said. “My team has just been fast for a long time, but we had to work with the people and how they promoted our name and our team over the years. So it was the people’s design, not mine.”

Also behind the wheel is Ilmor Owner Marta Krupskaya and Johanna Long, the American-born racer from Canada, and the most successful women in IndyCar.

In the trailer for the doc, they say “together, we’re giving women another shot in racing.”

“It means a lot that women are making sport out of their and are having a chance to show their skills and talent,” said Long.

Wickens said he believes in the duo and didn’t think he could beat them. But it was a different story in Toronto.

Watch the trailer below and follow IndyCar here.

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