(WICHITA, Kan.) — In two weeks, Travis Tollett will be the first quadriplegic driver in Colorado's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
“It’s the biggest, baddest hill climb in the world,” Tollett said.
Five years ago Tollett was in a similar race but a crash left him paralyzed.
“I went off the road at 90 miles an hour. It was a 50 foot drop,” he said.
He was unable to walk but never lost his desire to race.
“When that gets taking away from you it's hard to just stop because that's all I've known,” said Tollett.
He's John Stallworth owns a Wichita power sports shop. He's known Tollett for years and even raced against him.
Stallworth jumped at the chance to build a modified racer when he heard Tollett wanted to race again
“When it came up it was no questions asked we're going to do what we can for him,” Stallworth said.