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The Fastest Blind Drag Racer On The Planet

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Society often underestimates what people with disabilities can do, and a from 1320Video shows how determination and passion can help people accomplish what many would consider impossible. The video focuses on Sheldon, a blind man who recently took the legendary Dodge Challenger Super Stock down a drag strip, reaching speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, and appeared to have a blast while doing it. This is just one example of how, despite having physical limitations, dreams can be turned into reality so long as we don’t give up on them.

Racing Blind In A Challenger Super Stock

Sheldon is a proud owner of a 2022 Dodge Super Stock Challenger SRT and decided to take the car to the Alaska Raceway Park with one goal: to make a couple of runs down the quarter mile. Sheldon takes the wheel for two thrilling passes down the strip. Naturally, some trial and error is at play as his first attempt is thwarted by an issue with the car’s traction control. However, on his second pass, the run is smoother as he completes the quarter-mile in just 11.5 seconds at 123.18 miles per hour. That alone is impressive, but what makes the run more amazing is that Sheldon managed to outpace his sighted friend. But this isn’t even his best run down the quarter mile, as Sheldon’s record is 10.8 seconds, which helps solidify his position as the fastest vision-impaired drag racer… in the world.

2022 Dodge Challenger Super Stock

So, if you feel like your dreams may never come true, definitely use Sheldon’s story as inspiration, as it just proves how no matter what obstacles may be in your way, so long as you set your mind to it, your dreams can be accomplished. As for the 2022 Dodge Challenger Super Stock, owning one is also quite an achievement, as the brand only built 571 of these legendary vehicles for that year. The Super Stock is intended to be the master and commander of the open road and not a drag-specific muscle car, though it certainly can be one.

With an impressive price/performance ratio without paying extra attention to itself, it’s truly a unique vehicle. One thing that contributes to the Super Stock not drawing too much attention to itself is that it doesn’t have any unique badging. Instead, the only way to identify the car’s trim is by looking at the window sticker, the only place where the words “Super Stock” can be found on the car. It also shares many components with the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon without race-focused upgrades. So congrats to Sheldon for owning one of these scarce muscle cars and taking it down the drag strip to be the fastest vision-impaired drag racer.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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