Blind driver Dan Parker set a world record on Jay Leno’s Garage, Wednesday night. The 2005 American Drag Racing League Pro Nitrous world champion was involved in a serious accident in 2012 which left him completely blind.
Parker’s car is a heavily modified 2008 Corvette which features an incredibly advanced navigation system. The system was designed by Parker’s friend from Boeing and incorporates gyroscopes, GPS units, and inertia switches. The system is so advanced it is able to predict the car’s travel and instantly relay that back to Parker via audible feedback.
Prior to the attempt Jay Leno got a big laugh out of the racer when he said, “I'd say let's see what happens, but that would be inappropriate.”