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#55 Matt Perry - Live Free or Die

Released Tuesday, 28th January 2020
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“ I'm going to continue to keep going out and try to race until i'm not having fun anymore “

Matt Perry ( @livefreeracing ) is the ONLY active duty service man that drives high level race cars. Sounds exciting and flashy but it hasn't been an easy path.

His father would take him down to the track on Saturday nights and the environment and the speed had him hooked. At the age of 6 he was able to get behind the wheel of a race car and give the engine a roaring rev, in that moment he knew exactly what her wanted to be doing the rest of his life.

Juggling being in the service and racing hasn't been a well paved path though. He also works a job as a valet driver to help pay for his races. He explains to us how sponsors aren't as easy to get these days and unless you're the top team(s) people aren't coming to you with deals, you have to go after them.

To make matters more challenging Matt was in a major car crash, off the track go figure, that left him in a variety of braces during his 9 month recovery to learn how to walk again.

Luckily for him, being able to problem solve on the fly and believe in himself, he's been able to carve out some unique opportunities.

Be sure to follow him with the links below and stay on top of his unique journey




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