Dan Parker, who is moving back to his hometown of Columbus after living in Salem, Ala., lists the following sponsors who helped him set his world record on Aug. 26, becoming the first blind person to independently drive a motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah:
National Federation of the Blind
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
T&S Machining Inc.
Mountain Oak Mill
Lectron Fuel Systems
Legacy Chevrolet of Columbus
Fast By Gast
Cardo Systems Inc.
STT Safety Equipment Inc.
JEGS Performance Parts
Held motorcycle clothing
Johnston's Bodyworks & Bikes
Blind Driver Challenge
Dan also gives special thanks to:
Bitar Bridge Company
Team 7 Racing
Hewitt Heating and Air
Herring Welding & Fabrication
Diverse Mechanical Inc.
Livingston & Faulkner Racing
Phenix Drag Strip
My friends and family
Kenny and Jessica Nowling
And the generous fans of ADRL
100% All Custom Fabrication
Aprilia RS 50cc Motor - 5 Speed Transmission
30CC Lectron Carburetor
Mickey Thompson Racing Tires
Air-Tech Streamlining Body and Wheel Covers
Mychron 4 Data Acquisition System
GPS-Based Audio Guidance System:
Processing hardware includes a dual-core 1 GHz Pico-ITX PC board with 64 gigabyte solid-state hard drive
Position information provided by 5 Hz Garmin GPS
Remote monitoring and shutdown function using high-power WiFi
Software calculates distance from measured position to course centerline using cartesion trigonometry. Offset is converted to variable audio tone in the drivers ear to indicate direction and distance to centerline.
Software monitors six different fault conditions and is capable if disabling the ignition should a fault occur.