Dan Parker's supporters

September 29, 2013 

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

Star Racing

ASA Performance

Porzio Performance

Vanson Leathers

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.

Columbus Cottonmouths

STT Safety Equipment Inc.

XS Power

JEGS Performance Parts

Held motorcycle clothing

Worldwide Bearings

Johnston's Bodyworks & Bikes

Air-Tech Streamlining

Blind Driver Challenge

Parker Chassis

Dan also gives special thanks to:

Sandy Kosman

Micky Dymond


Michael Halstead

Matt Inscho

Sam Perry

Connie Turner

Harry Williams

Bitar Bridge Company

Keith Bell

Mark Sisk

AF1 Racing

Team 7 Racing

Hewitt Heating and Air

Country's Barbecue

Portable Shades

Todd Robertson

Quain Stott

Mike Herring

Herring Welding & Fabrication

Chip Havemann

Diverse Mechanical Inc.

Salt Away

Bill George

Steve Owens

Livingston & Faulkner Racing

Phenix Drag Strip

J&J Restorations

Tony Johnson

Josh Mackey

Sam Tedders

Tim Teftt

Josh Hedden

Jon Granberry

My friends and family


Jeffrey Dunn

Kenny and Jessica Nowling

And the generous fans of ADRL

Trike Specifications:

100% All Custom Fabrication

Aprilia RS 50cc Motor - 5 Speed Transmission

30CC Lectron Carburetor

Arrow Exhaust

Mickey Thompson Racing Tires

Air-Tech Streamlining Body and Wheel Covers

Mychron 4 Data Acquisition System

XS Battery

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.

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