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...Pioneer Racing's driver Ray Paprota is a wheelchair using paraplegic. He is the first physically challenged driver to receive a NASCAR touring series competitors license. Pioneer Racing is located in the legendary race shop of Bobby and Davey Allison in Hueytown, Alabama. This website and will keep you updated with news and information about Ray Paprota and Pioneer Racing's events. This website is sponsored by 1-800 Car Parts.

International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series

2005 ISCARS Racing Events

7/23/05 Shenandoah Speedway
9/17/05 Lonesome Pine Speedway
10/8/05 Nashville Fairgrounds
10/16/05 Hickory Motor Speedway
10/22/05 Shenandoah Speedway

Recently Ray was on Discovery Channel's Monster Garage ©. He and 6 other people took the challenge of turning a Mercedes ML320 into the ultimate handicap-accessible vehicle.

 Birmingham, AL- Ray Paprota, the first and only paraplegic driver to compete in a NASCAR Touring Series is slated to appear in the July 23, ISCARS racing event at the new Shenandoah Speedway. This barrier breaking competitor uses state of the art hand controls that enable him to operate the throttle, brakes and clutch with both hands on the steering wheel. Paralyzed in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 21; Paprota, who is unable to use his legs, began racing Legends Series race cars in 1996 before moving up to the larger, faster and more competitive ISCARS touring series. He credits NASCAR and ISCARS (formerly known as the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series) with providing an opportunity to demonstrate his abilities in a race car rather than focusing on his limitations in a wheelchair.

Shenandoah Speedway Website

The new paint scheme for the 2005 STOPS Fast Track race team. Thanks to Motor Sports Design and Chad and Tim at Truck Works for the design and graphics!

Ray finished second in last seasons "Rookie of the Year" competition and ninth overall in the series points championship. He is in good company as he is teamed up 2004 championship runner-up Danny Bagwell, and has veteran NASCAR crew chief George White as crew chief.

The new paint scheme for the 2005 STOPS Fast Track Legend race team. Ray is also working with team mate Danny Bagwell in the NASCAR Craftsmen Truck Series. His team has STOPS Inc. and Fast Track on board as primary sponsors. "STOPS is a transportation and interpretation company that serves the workmen's comp industry and Fast Track specializes in van conversions and home modifications for the disabled. These two companies are a perfect fit for me and my team" exclaims Ray. When he is not racing around the track, he travels the country sharing his inspirational story as a spokesman for his sponsors.

Ray Paprota | 5311 Jameswood Lane | Birmingham, Alabama 35244
Phone: (205) 541-6872 | speedar@aol.com
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