‘He may not see with his eyes, but he has vision’

‘He may not see with his eyes, but he has vision’

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Jay Blake can tear down and rebuild a 3,500 horsepower drag racing motor by himself. He’s lost count of the number of times he’s single-handedly climbed out of the cab of his truck to fix flat tires on the aging trailer that tows his race car across the U.S.

He hangs cabinets and repairs whatever needs to be fixed around his house. He’s also an in-demand public speaker, particularly his inspirational “Five Tools For Your Life’s Tool Box” program (positive attitude, education, passion, determination and teamwork).

For fun, Blake likes to ride ATVs, dirt bikes and go-karts, or goes knee-boarding (similar to water skiing). He tells his wife Ann, who admits to being directionally challenged at times, how to get around their hometown of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

All of those activities and more seem rather mundane and routine until you realize that Blake accomplishes all those tasks despite an…

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Happy birthday to IndyCar’s Canadian comedian and newsmaker, Mayor Hinchcliffe

Happy birthday to IndyCar’s Canadian comedian and newsmaker, Mayor Hinchcliffe

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We wish James Hinchcliffe a happy 28th birthday today, as the Oakville, Ontario native who joins Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series has been in the news a lot recently.

To recap what he’s already done this offseason, he presided over Charlie Kimball’s wedding, he announced his switch to SPM, expanded on what it will mean to be SPM team leader, raced with a bunch of media folks on a beer bar/bicycle and talked a lot about his own brew, Hinchtown Hammer Down, from Flat 12 Bierworks.

Oh, and he’s also taken electronic dance music (EDM) superstar Deadmau5 in a two-seater ride at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then raced him in a similar Honda Fit.

But that merely serves as the preamble for more news he’s been making in Indianapolis recently.

THE MAYOR’S A HOMEOWNER

Hinchcliffe told me during the IndyCar postseason celebration in…

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