Paralyzed Racer Drives Corvette With Head Movements
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Sam Schmidt has become the official tester for leading innovations in race car design. And all he has to do is shake his head.
Before a collision in January of 2000 that left him paralyzed from the neck down, Schmidt was a driver for the 27 Indy Racing League. After his accident, the former driver wanted to help others find a love for the sport with his own racing league, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. In late 2013, innovators at Arrow Electronics approached him about a project that would allow him to return to his space behind the wheel.