chris“Live as if you die tomorrow, dream as if you’ll live forever” is the favorite quote of Chris Hrabik, a C5-6 quad from Sedgewickville, Mo., who surprisingly was not born with the need for speed. You’d think  he was, since he’s the first quadriplegic performance stage rally racer in the U.S., but his desire to race came after his injury.

Chris was injured 10 years ago when he was just 18, in a 25 mph rollover in his truck while teaching his girlfriend how to drive a stick. He crushed his fifth and sixth vertebrae and spent the next five years trying to figure out what to do with his life. While in rehab, inspiration