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article imageBlind driver to race motorcycle at Bonneville Salt Flats

By Robert Kingett     Aug 22, 2013 in Technology
Chicago - For the blind and the visually impaired, racing has been something that they could only watch. With the help of the National Federation of the Blind, a former racer will race again on a motorcycle.
The National Federation of the Blind today announced its sponsorship of the first attempt by a blind driver to independently race a motorcycle on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
Dan Parker, an experienced racecar builder and driver who lost his sight as the result of a racing accident last year, will independently operate a three-wheeled motorcycle with the help of a GPS system that gives him audible cues to help him maintain a straight course.
Parker will make his run as part of the 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Sunday at the Flats.
The National Federation of the Blind is one of several sponsors contributing funds and equipment to help Parker complete his “Quest for the Salt.”
More information about Dan Parker’s Quest for the Salt, is available at: BlindDriverChallenge.org
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