Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tag: Motorsports

Paralympians get chance behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup car at Richmond

Falci Adaptive Motorsports is backed by Furniture Row's Barney Visser Five people with mobility challenges, including three U.S. Paralympians, were recently treated to a ride-and-drive experience in a Toyota Camry at Richmond Raceway. The event...

New technology allows spinal cord patients to drive a NASCAR race car

It was a sunny morning Thursday at Dover International Speedway, and, with a full NASCAR slate scheduled for the weekend, it came as no surprise that the thunderous roar of a stock car rattled...
Last April Lomas walked the London marathon in 17 days wearing a "bionic" suit

Claire Lomas TT challenge: ‘I can only feel the handle bars’

The idea of racing around the Isle of Man's world-famous TT course is terrifying for most us. Yet Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, hopes to do just that while only using...

Andy’s loving life in the fast lane

Houghton doesn't let life-changing injury stop him racing THE word determination is used a lot in sport – and for Andy Houghton it’s one of many words that could be used to best describe him...

Paralyzed in 2014 crash that killed her beloved husband, Robinette Tilley stays in family...

Robinette Tilley is the boss. The fact that she rides a wheelchair now instead of a motorcycle hasn’t changed that. Tilley was in her customary spot, sitting behind her husband, Don, on his Harley-Davidson when...

Dan Baird: Quadriplegic Motocross Athlete

Dan says, 'Whether it's motocross or hill climbs or dirt drags I just like being at the track.' Dan Baird is in town competing at the Jackpine Gypsies hill climb. Dave says, 'He was racing motocross...

Sam Schmidt hopes foundation leaves ultimate legacy

When Sam Schmidt began to prepare his remarks for his Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, he struggled. The race car driver and owner knows it’s his accomplishments on the track...

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- They stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. “Just take it easy on me,” said...

Quadriplegic racing driver Nathalie McGloin visits college with specialised facilities

The world’s first female quadriplegic racing driver paid a visit to students in Southgate to share some wisdom. Paralysed from the chest down having broken her neck in a car accident at 16, Nathalie McGloin...

Welcome to the hectic lifestyle of IndyCar team owner and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt

It was two days after the Indianapolis 500 when Sam Schmidt answered his cellphone and was asked if he finally was home, home being Henderson and Lake Las Vegas. No, he said. He was at...