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Drag Racing with No Arms – Matt Stutzman & PennGrade1 Want to Go 200 MPH in the 1/8th Mile

Matt Stutzman is nothing short of inspirational.

Matt Stutzman

Born without arms, Matt Stutzman has never, ever let that stop him from trying new things and achieving new goals. He is a 3x Paralympic archer, and is well-known as the "Armless Archer," using just his feet to shoot his bow. However, now that he's been at the peak of his archery journey for many years, he wants to get back to his motorsports roots. Matt grew up with a love for motorsports, which has now led him to wanting to achieve 200 mph in the 1/8th mile. To help him get there, he has a Top Sportsman drag car and the support of PennGrade1 High Performance Oil. We caught up with Matt at the 2023 PRI Show to listen to his story and see exactly how he operates his race car with just his feet.

Summit Racing Big Block Chevy Hydraulic Roller Camshafts

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