Kwinana drag racer wants to be the quickest amputee in the world

Kwinana drag racer wants to be the quickest amputee in the world

KWINANA drag racer Benny Stevens wants to be the quickest amputee in the world on a drag strip.

The Nitro drag racer has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his book Fuelled, based on his amazing life story.

The autobiography showcases Mr Stevens’ cancer journey and his never-say-die attitude.

Growing up in a family of market gardeners, Mr Stevens lived in an unpredictable environment.

He survived his teenage years, but Mr Stevens’ world was turned upside down with a testicular cancer diagnosis in his early twenties. The toughest fight of a rough and tumble existence was a challenge he relished.

Given a second chance at life, Mr Stevens was an adrenaline junkie without fear, jumping motorcycles and quad bikes off giant ramps and putting his body on the line.

Then came the accident where he lost his right leg and changed his life forever.

Mr Stevens’ power to think positively and demand the best of himself made him an inspiration as he begun his nitro drag racing career and his quest to become the world’s quickest and fastest amputee.

Fuelled is a collection of amazing tales from a young Australian larrikin who lives life on the edge.

“We only get one life,” Mr Stevens said.

“No matter how much we wonder what it is like to be somebody else, we only get our own lives.

“My life has been stranger than most and I’ve experienced things that very few people ever expect to happen in their lives – all before I was 30.

“But all the challenges, the highs and the lows, have taught me that you only get one life and you need to fight for it.”

To take his stories to paper, Benny is working with journalist Luke Nieuwhof, the editor of Drag News Magazine.

To back the Kickstarter and pre-order Fuelled visit Kickstarter.