Organized by Speed of Sight, the charity run by blind racing driver and multiple world record holder Mike Newman and co-founder John Galloway, the track day in Fife encouraged participants to set foot in custom race cars and off-road buggies.
Held at Cardenden Motocross Track in Lochgelly, the event was a huge success, leaving riders splattered in mud and grinning from ear to ear. “We were delighted to organize a driving experience in Scotland,” said Newman.
“It was certainly wet and muddy but everyone had a smile on their face. Sometimes we have people who come to our track days and don’t realize they’ll be able to drive the cars themselves. , but when we put them in the seat and tell them how to use the pedals and the steering wheel, their faces just light up and they get so excited – it really amazes me that we’re able to bring people that joy, and it is very humiliating.
The vehicles, which are named after the racing champion’s guide dogs, have been designed with dual controls and twin steering wheels or manual controls to allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of the conduct.
Newman added: “We wouldn’t be able to do this without our supporters, so we just want to thank them and everyone involved in our track days.”