August 28, 2014
Happy 50th Birthday Sam!
From time to time, we try to keep up with Sam, one of our favorite people – and Korrio investor and advisor. This is not always an easy task! Sam Schmidt continues to inspire us by pushing the limits, both on and off the track. Check out this video to learn what Sam is all about.
Here are just a few updates on Sam:
1) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM), Simon Pagenaud mastered the game to advance 12 positions at Sonoma Raceway and earn a third place podium finish. Pagenaud is third in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings, 81 points behind leader Will Power. Point values are doubled at the season finale next weekend at Auto Club Speedway for the MAVTV 500, which means Pagenaud is still within title contention.
**The Verizon IndyCar Series resumes action Saturday, Aug. 30 in the MAVTV 500 for the 2014 season finale.
2) Sam drives a car – 100MPH! A dream achieved – check it out! In June 2013, engineers and medical researchers joined forces to work toward a common vision—modifying a car to be safely driven at speed by head movements for a quadriplegic race driver. This is a semi-autonomous motorcar. They call it SAM.
3) Sam performing weight supported walking using Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) at a facility in Carlsbad named Project Walk. Always pushing the boundaries and NEVER giving up on his dream to walk again.