It’s our Christmas Countdown series and were already up to story number 7, chosen out of all the stories we’ve posted over the last 12 months to share again.
Be Stronger, faster, better, have ideas no one else would ever dream of, Change the World? All dreams that a lot of people would say are unrealistic if not impossible. You could probably stick becoming a race car driver in the same category, yet that’s exactly what Matt Perry @livefreeracing
did. Whatever dream God has placed in your heart, you’ll never know if you can achieve until you try. We hope re reading Matt’s story will help you see what your impossible is and go after it. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Matt Perry is a NASCAR Driver from the U.S.A on the Whelan All American Series as well as a U.S. Navy Sailor and is currently a Second Class Petty Officer. In 2017 Matt made history by becoming the first enlisted U.S. Navy Sailor to compete in NASCAR. ————————————————————
Matt’s path in life was certainly one inspired by his father who himself was in the Navy as well as a huge NASCAR fan. Because of his job he was away from home for long periods as Matt grew up but when he was home, he took Matt to the track regularly from Matt being around the age of 5. Matt Remembers the moment that really sparked things off in his mind though, when at age 6, one of the drivers allowed him to sit in his car and ignited a passion within Matt for racing that just exploded and has stayed with him to this day. ————————————————————
Aside from going to the track, throughout School Matt struggled with being bullied. He wasn’t athletic and didn’t excel at sports but he felt God had given him a gift of having a kind spirit and as a result, he was always the guy who was quick to help and protect others. Unfortunately one or two saw that nature as weakness and that perception made him a target for many, many years... (Full story available via the link in bio)