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Legge brings versatility to road racing

SoVaNow.com / August 09, 2018
Katherine Legge is one of the most versatile professional drivers today.

Legge returns to Virginia International Raceway Aug. 17-19 for the IMSA WeatherTech Michelin GT challenge.

Leggeis currently third in the GT-Daytona points hunt, 18 behind the leaders, Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow who lead the class with 250; Legge is third with 232.

Legge also plans her NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at at Mid-Ohio.

Following that run, it’s VIR, followed by Road America for the Xfinity drivers.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time,” said Legge of her NASCAR start this weekend. “It’s going to be a learning process for me. Obviously, I want to do as well as I can, but the focus is more on not making mistakes for that one ….. it’s going to be vastly different from anything I’ve driven.”

Legge has competed in a staggering array of racing series. She’s an IMSA WeatherTech regular. Legge has also driven champ cars and Indy Car. Legge had a two-year deal in the innovative DeltaWing prototype racing machine. Legge soon will drive in the I-PACE eTrophy series Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. It’s the world’s first production-based electric vehicle series.

Rahal is a racing icon, and Legge has a chance to savor more valuable seat time.

“I’m very excited to be racing for Bobby (Rahal) in the Jaguar I-PACE series. To finally get the opportunity is neat.”

Legge is working on a 2019 deal for IMSA action, although nothing is signed yet.

“I’m a lucky girl. I’ve got one of the most diverse careers in racing. I get to drive really, really cool stuff and I’m very grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me,” said Legge.

She’s working on staying humble.

“A lot of it is talent, a lot of it is luck…Persistence, and never giving up. There’s so many factors that go into making somebody’s career. There are a lot of talented people that haven’t been given that opportunity.”

Legge said she has worked to gain experience. She’s also learned to appreciate what she has.

“I realize now how important that is, that you’re in a good car and good equipment. That’s everything, really,” she said.

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