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Legge debuts with a splash in Long Beach

Updated: April 10, 2005, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Katherine Legge won her Toyota Atlantic debut Sunday, surviving a collision to become the first woman to win a race in the developmental series for the Champ Car World Series.

The 25-year-old Englishwoman started seventh in the 19-car field and was able to continue after colliding on the sixth lap with Fernando Rees, another of the 15 rookies in the lineup. It was the first major open-wheel win for a woman since Desire Wilson won an Aurora Formula One race at Brands ...

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