CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED to air Cody Unser's great scuba adventure

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2002) - With nearly every thing she does, 15-year-old Cody Unser amazes those that wonder how a girl afflicted with Transverse Myelitis and restricted to a wheelchair can get through her daily life. But now not only does...

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2002) - With nearly every thing she does, 15-year-old Cody Unser amazes those that wonder how a girl afflicted with Transverse Myelitis and restricted to a wheelchair can get through her daily life.

But now not only does the daughter of former CART driver Al Unser Jr. get through her daily life, she constantly seeks new challenges - as will be shown by SPEED Channel on the October 4 CART Friday Night show during the weekend of the Grand Prix Americas from Miami.

Unser joined 11 other similarly-afflicted people in the Grand Cayman Islands for a weekend of training that ended with all of them diving in the Caribbean to experience life under the sea. Unser had learned to dive previously and enjoyed the experience so much that she thought that it would be a great idea to find others in her situation and expose them to the feeling.

The participants received initial scuba training from Scuba Schools International back in their various hometowns before taking the trip to the Caymans. In order to aid the educational process. Unser thought it would be a good idea for the instructors to be able to teach knowing what her and her friends have to go through. So, she had them tape their legs together and learn how to swim.

"It's always been my dream to share the water and fish and something so big, and thrilling - and now that's its finally come true I'm speechless," Unser said. "It's really amazing."

CART Friday Night, which will be hosted from the Miami home of CART FedEx Championship Series points leader Cristiano da Matta, is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 4 with a re-broadcast coming at 1:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday morning.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Cristiano da Matta
Tags TV