Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: racing

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...

Trailer for True Story WALK. RIDE. RODEO. from Netflix

https://youtu.be/BK0rbzLk0YI Netflix’s ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ shares Amberley Snyder’s inspirational true story Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke)’s dreams of a college scholarship and pro rodeo career are brought to a halt when she's involved in a devastating accident....

Enabling a Quadriplegic to Race Cars

Arrow gave a team twelve months to create a quadriplegic-compatible racing car - it took them five CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arrow Electronics gave its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) design team a little under a year to...

Jockey on road to recovery after racing accident in Blackfoot left her paralyzed

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Forty-five days after the accident, Nikeela Black sat in her room at Craig Hospital cataloging all she could remember. She recalls telling the three other riders to keep their horses in their...

Sam Schmidt’s paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines,...
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...

Quadriplegic Athlete Has Unfinished Business at Boston

In June 2016, Matt Wetherbee was left paralyzed after going head first into a wall during a pick-up basketball game. Severely damaging his spinal cord, Wetherbee was transported to the hospital where he spent...

‘Horseracing accident left me paralysed, but wheelchair basketball’s changed my life…’

TEN years after a devastating horse racing injury left a him paralysed from the chest down, former jockey Wayne Burton revealed how discovering wheelchair basketball has transformed his life. Mr Burton was just 24 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...

She’s paralyzed. He has no arms. Together, they’re a sleek athletic team.

Hector Picard and Kerry Gruson were each in their mid-20s when devastating events permanently changed their lives. As a young reporter heading to Vietnam to cover the war in 1974, Gruson was interviewing a veteran...