My grandfather had one arm. That didn’t stop him from driving his RV across the country, or from putting his boat in lakes and rivers all over the contiguous 48. Legends car driver Philip "Hook" Yeatts reminds me of my grandfather. Yeatts was born without a right arm and right leg, yet he has raced, and he has won. This video (below) was posted on YouTube a few days ago. I am glad I found it.
Yeatts told me he is starting a program called "Left Turns." (Hey – great name!) Said Yeatts, "The program we are trying to get going is based on taking a few disabled vets and taking them through the steps of learning how to race Legend cars, starting with working on them, set-ups, oil changes, etc., then get them behind the wheel and help them develop the self-esteem that a lot of people lose when they lose a limb."
Yeatts became "addicted" to racing when he was a kid. He started Legends racing three years ago and won the winter championship at Texas Motor Speedway.