In this game we call life we make choices and take chances every single day. Some work and, well, some don’t. So that being said, even though we know the outcome of our last endeavor, would that stop us from trying it again? For most of us the answer is probably a resounding hell no! Drag racing, much like any other sport, is full of choices and chances. Some work and some don’t.
Motorsports are still considered on the dangerous end of the sports risk meter, however, with advances in safety technology in the cars, parts, and even the venues raced at, the odds of getting injured have dropped dramatically over the past number of years. Much like motorsports, the game of football is considered to be a dangerous sport that is tough on the body and mind. As it happens, Lakeville, Massachusetts resident Justin Lopes has had the opportunity to try both.
Now a professional truck driver by trade, Lopes made his first go at racing with a back-half chassis 1967 Camaro with 540-inch big block Chevy that turned consistent 8.28s in the quarter mile. Lopes also happens to have a deep passion for another risky sport, football, and when the chance came along to play on a semi-pro team and maybe, just maybe turn it into a full-time gig and possibly be picked up by a team in the NFL, he left motorsports to pursue that dream…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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