IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt to demo hands/foot-free Corvette

Source: Motor Sports Talk | On January 6, 2000, Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt’s life forever changed when he became a quadriplegic after sustaining a severe injury to his spinal cord in a testing crash at Walt Disney World Speedway. Since then, Schmidt (pictured, left, with one of his drivers, Simon Pagenaud) has become […]

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Sam Schmidt will unveil special Corvette at IMS

Source: USA Today Sports | A 1999 IndyCar sits inside Sam Schmidt’s Las Vegas-area home. One day, Schmidt, who is a quadriplegic, hopes to drive it again. The notion is not as far-fetched as it might seem. Schmidt already has started driving a passenger car again. He will get to publicly display his prowess later […]

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Former IRL Racer Sam Schmidt Preparing to Drive During 2014 Indy 500 Festivities in Corvette Uniquely Modified for Quadriplegics

Source: Wall Street Journal | Former Indy Racing League racer Sam Schmidt is working with a team of technology engineers and medical experts led by Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and drive for the first time since he became paralyzed nearly 15 years ago in a racing accident. […]

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Racecar for people with quadriplegia demonstrated during Indy 500 Pole Day — Idea conceived by Craig Hospital Chief of Neurosurgery

Source: Craig Hospital It was the drive of a lifetime. The crowd watched as former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt drove four laps around the track during the Indy 500 Pole Day Sunday. “It was exhilarating,” said Dr. Scott Falci. “It was amazing to watch an idea come to fruition in front of your eyes.” Read […]

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