The Special Event Sponsored by Toyota and Bass Pro Shops will Kick Off Richmond’s NASCAR Weekend
Falci Adaptive Motorsports and its founder Dr. Scott Falci – a renowned Denver-based neurosurgeon — and longtime NASCAR crew chief and auto racing executive Joe Garone will showcase cutting-edge technology to maximize the impact of bringing mobility to spinal cord injured and amputee individuals.
The adaptive Toyota Camry was built by the former Furniture Row Racing team while Dr. Falci and his team constructed and installed the technological components that allow mobility-challenged individuals to drive the car hands-and-foot free by a slight movement of the head and mouth which enables input to the car’s steering, accelerator and braking systems.
U.S. Paralympians from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, including Will Waller, Trevon Jenifer and Team Toyota’s Steve Serio, will take a few laps as a passenger with NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota driver Christopher Bell and will then drive the adaptive Bass Pro Shops/Toyota Camry.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Richmond Raceway – 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, Va. 23222
- 9-10:45 a.m. – Paralympians will ride along as a passenger with Christopher Bell
- 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Paralympians will drive the adaptive Bass Pro Shops/Toyota Camry
The Paralympians along with NASCAR driver Christopher Bell, Dr. Scott Falci and Joe Garone will be available for interviews at the event.
Media members are invited to park in the infield for this event. Enter infield through the tunnel, but use service entrance to enter racetrack as the main entrance will be closed.