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Blind Racer Salt Flats
The chase vehicle follows Dan Parker, a race car driver who lost his sight last year in an accident, as he goes out on a test run on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, on Aug. 25, 2013. While Parker had done test rides on an airport runway in his custom three-wheeled motorcycle, he said he wanted to ride on the salt several times to test his equipment and accustom himself to the feel of the surface before he took part in a timed trial. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, Parker successfully completed the time trial. His top speed was 55.331 mph. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT