IndyCar Series driver Davey Hamilton will launch us out of the pole position during the Opening General Session with “Racing Back From Adversity”, a keynote address that’s bound to deliver horsepower and start your engines!

Hamilton, a second-generation racer whose career was inspired by his father Ken, is a versatile driver who won championships in Super Modifieds and the famed Copper World Classic three times. He competed regularly in the IZOD IndyCar Series from 1996-2001 until his life was changed forever after a crash at Texas Motor Speedway in which he nearly lost his feet and legs. After 21 operations and two years of rehabilitation, Hamilton returned to IndyCar racing at the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007, and provides driver analysis for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

In February 2009, Hamilton formed a Firestone Indy Lights team with Kingdom Racing. Brandon Wagner serves as the team’s driver and scored the team’s first win in 2010.