Paraplegic Car Racer. Ray Paprota

Posted by Ralph | 10:49 AM

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- D.O.B: May 13, 1962
- Lives: Birmingham, Ala
- SCI: T 10 Paraplegia from a MVA on May 7, 1984

Ray Paprota is a driver in the "International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series", forget the fact that he is in a chair, this guys wheels are V6 powered. He is the first and only paraplegic driver to compete in a NASCAR Touring Series.

"Ray is an accomplished wheelchair athlete. He has represented the USA in international competition and has competed in power lifting, wheelchair tennis and most recently was a member of the 2002 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship Team. Ray relocated from NJ to Birmingham, AL in 1993 to train full time with the Lakeshore Foundation in hopes of making the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. A torn rotator cuff just weeks before tryouts sideline that dream but opened up a door in a new direction."(read more)

This guy rocks, check out his site here.

I will get an interview asap.


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