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 hes also keeping his eyes on a new prize: To become the worlds fastest blind man.
Blake says hes pursuing his goal of driving all by himself, in the wide-open space of the Utah salt flats.
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