INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (MAY 21, 2013) -- Motegi Racing opened the doors of its racing hospitality trailer to guests of the Sam Schmidt Foundation this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the final day of qualifying for the 2013 Indy 500.
About 40 guests turned up to the luncheon to experience Motegi Racing hospitality and the excitement of the speedway. The guests met personally with Sam Schmidt along with a tour of Gasoline Alley and Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
Schmidt is an Indy Car team owner and former driver who was paralyzed from the chest down in a serious crash. He founded the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF). The foundation is leading the charge for a cure for paralysis by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances. SSPF provides quality of life grants to organizations throughout the country benefiting people with paralysis and other life challenges.