My family and I went to see my student, Ben Rhodes, race at Kentucky Speedway last night. Ben is only 17 years old but his racing skills defy his age. It was simply amazing to watch him on that track. He is unbelievably talented. That was the first time my family and I had ever watched cars race. We were so excited watching him in the lead. With only 13 laps to go Ben bumped into a wall and had to come out of the race. I am sure it was disappointing for Ben. I was praying for him not to be upset or have regrets. His talents for racing far outweighs any wreck he could have made on that track. My entire family enjoyed the race and we are proud to know Ben, not because of his fame but because he is a humble, kind and talented young man. Thanks, Ben for showing me and my family the thrill of racing.