The Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC), a member of the National Network of ADA Centers, announces it has fully funded an electric duo racing kart as a gift for those living in the Rocky Mountain region, RMADAC’s area of coverage, and the entire nation to enjoy.
The newly acquired Storm Duo Kart will be housed and utilized by Colorado Springs-based Overdrive Race Way. The cart contains two seats to enable caregivers to drive people with certain physical disabilities who may not have had an opportunity to race in this manner before, for parents to drive children, and for people to ride together as a racing team, a media release from Rocky Mountain ADA Center notes.
“We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Overdrive Raceway for many years, as the company’s owner is an amputee and has a wonderful heart and insight for providing access to people with disabilities. July 26th marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights law, and due to public gathering limitations, we decided the best way for our team to celebrate this major anniversary would be to provide a gift to those seeking fun and access to kart racing in Colorado Springs, The Rocky Mountain region and the nation.”
— Emily Shuman, Deputy Director of the RMADAC
The vehicle is designed to reach a top speed of 40 MPH and has two steering wheels and an easy-to-access emergency “stop” button, the release continues.
“Each and every week we have people with various disabilities visit our track, and many aren’t able to operate our current carts designed to assist those with physical obstacles; this never sat well with me. This is why my team searched all over the world for a solution, and we were fortunate to find the only Storm Duo Kart available for sale in the world. As a double amputee myself, I have never allowed my situation to stop me from living a full life, and now thanks to the Rocky Mountain ADA Center’s generosity, any person of any ability can now take the reins and race.”
— Jim Mundle, Owner of Overdrive Raceway
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations throughout Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is a member of the National Network of ADA Centers and is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0094-01-00).
[Source(s): Rocky Mountain ADA Center, PRWeb]