Genevra Delphine Mudge is widely considered to be the first ever female racing driver, having started her career all the way back in 1899.
She was acclaimed as a talented driver and interestingly, she chose a Waverly Electric as her first car in New York City. A year later she took up gasoline powered racing in her own Locomobile and was the first woman in US history to be issued with a drivers license.
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