Participant ProfileBen Summers
3rd Annual MINI Challenge to Benefit Youth Opportunity Foundation: Indianapolis, IN
Get ready for the ride of your life! You and your teammates will join 7-time Indy 500 veteran, Stephan Gregoire, as you compete against other drivers and teams in a thrilling autocross competition for top honors. We provide identical MINI John Cooper Works Hardtops for each participating driver. Engineered by BMW, these German engineered / British built cars deliver surprising performance, but are docile enough for drivers of all levels. No previous racing or performance driving experience is required.
After a low speed orientation lap of the course, with instruction provided by Stephan Gregoire, you will get three, separate lapping sessions with breaks in between to debrief with your teammates. The best lap time of each team driver from all three sessions are added together to determine the fastest team of the day. Participation takes approximately two hours.
What if you were judged your whole life for a mistake you made as a teenager? Would your life be different if you were neglected or abused as a child? Can you imagine being so emotionally broken that you are incapable of functioning - because you were an innocent victim of a horrifying crime? The Youth Opportunity Foundation is dedicated to giving traumatized and victimized young people a second chance. By getting behind the wheel in this event, you will be helping a young person get his or her life back on track in order to become a successful adult. How could it get any better?