3.9. Charlie Ray Howell-Paralyzed Racer
Charlie Ray Howell is a paralyzed Racer but justPump the brakes on any presumption that Charlie Ray Howell's paralysis keeps him from living out his dream of being a racecar driver.
An automobile accident in 2010 left the Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, resident dependent on a wheelchair but far from being confined to it.
Thanks to some clever rigging on his steering wheel, which allows Howell, 38, to operate all controls — brakes, acceleration and clutch — with his hands, he regularly climbs into his racecar and competes in local races in Middle Tennessee.