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Benjamin Ruehl

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Benjamin Ruehl

Norwalk, CT

I am twelve years old and have been racing karts for 7 years, ever since wanting to be race car driver when I was three. I received my first win in kid karts in 2012. Then placed 2nd overall in Norwalk Karting Associations (NKA) 4-cycle Championship for three years in a row. I finally won the Championship in 2016 and again in 2017. I also received the Parker Kligerman & Scott Heckert Hard Charger Award for the 2016 season; both are professional drivers with starts in NKA. I also won an indoor championship in 2016 at On-Track Karting. In the past couple of years I started running dirt oval at Lebanon Valley in NY placing in the top 5 each time, and winning in 2-cycle rotax at OVRP in NY. I feel I have the ability to become a good race car driver, because my racecraft has improved each year and can only continue to get better. Winning Search for a Champion would provide me funding to help me improve racecraft, receive coaching, and provide for proper equipment. Each would help me compete at higher levels, and move from karts to cars in a few years.