Last month Matt Speakman won the Queensland Under 1600 Improved Production championship using hand controls against able bodied drivers. As far as we know this is the first time someone with spinal cord injury has become a state champion in an open sport!
The Nationals are being held in Tasmania next weekend (10-11 Nov). As a SpinalCure Ambassador, Matt’s car has the SpinalCure logo across the windscreen and he is making use of the well earned publicity to promote our cause.
His prowess behind the wheel has earned him a tryout with Porsche. On 26 November Matt is test driving a GT3 Cup Car under the direction of ex touring car legend, Tomas Mezera, and racing champion, Andy McElrea. Good lap times could mean Matt will be heading to the Carrera Cup in 2013.
(Pictured: SpinalCure’s Duncan Wallace (left) with Matt Speakman)
For more info see www.mattspeakman.com