Tuesday, April 12, 2005

NHRA Racing Crew Chief Wants To Be World’s Fastest Blind Man

MARSTONS MILLS, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A blind man with a need for speed is hoping to set a new driving record: World’s fastest blind man.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jay Blake lost his sight in 1997 when a tire on a forklift blew up in his face at his job as a mechanic.

It took Blake a few years to recover, but he eventually pursued his boyhood dream of becoming a NHRA crew chief, making him the only blind NHRA crew chief.

Blake also spends time traveling to schools lecturing on the power of positive thinking and self-determination in overcoming catastrophic events for his non-profit, Follow A Dream, Inc.

But he’s also keeping his eyes on a new prize: To become the world’s fastest blind man.

Blake says he’s pursuing his goal of driving all by himself, in the wide-open space of the Utah salt flats.

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