This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California I hosted about 25 boys and girls and nearly ten more parents, most watching their first motor racing evening.
NSBE Irwindale
The picture included here has some of the kids listening intently at Legends driver Darren Amidon who always competes for wins. His graciousness and patience answered questions and let many of the kids sit in his race car.

Imagine the kids delight when Darren won a few hours later!

The questions from the children were on point. They even displayed their own patience when an old man took their attention away from a truck race to talk about some science, technology, engineering and math in the racing world.

The group was from the National Society of Black Engineers Southern California chapter, “Nesby” Jr. for short. My granddaughter and daughter are part of the program.

Just impressive group of children and parents. But, then, I’m always impressed with young people who commit themselves to learning something. The management team at Irwindale was more than accommodating on a wonderful night for the kids and me.