PARK CITY, Kan. (KWCH) James Miller has been waiting for this moment all of his life. The chance to drive at 81 speedway, a place his family has been racing for a long time.
"I've always wanted to do this race for family and friends," says James.
James has never driven a car before until now. The 13-year-old was diagnosed with a rare Lymphoma cancer last month. He has been in and out of the hospital ever since, racing is his only outlet.
"The road to victory goes with racing to cause racing is my road to victory to beat this," said James.
Racing has been part of the miller family tradition for the last 50 years and james's father couldn't be more proud of his son in this very moment. His father, Brandon Miller is excited for his son.
"I wanted him to race, he's wanted to race, it's just a bad thing to happen his first race this way but it's also great because he's gonna get this experience and you don't know what the future holds so he will always have this with him for the rest of his life," said Brandon.
James is not alone in this fight. This race is dedicated to help raise money.
"It means a lot to me knowing all these people care about me some i didn't even know of but it's really great. I really love it," says James.
His father says this is an unreal feeling, watching he and his son go back and forth racing against each other.