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Adopt Lehigh Valley kids: Michael

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Life can move pretty fast. That's certainly the case inside Allentown's Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.

However, for 15-year-old Michael, life's more about taking it slow and enjoying the moment.

The teen is one of 2,000 Pennsylvania kids in foster care hoping to be steered toward a forever home.

"Michael has great energy, he is interested in sports, facts, text books, Star Wars," case worker AJ Zehner said.

On Friday, this NASCAR fan and 69 News reporter Bo Koltnow suited up for a trip around the track.

With his helmet on and after he was buckled in, it took a bit for Michael to get into gear.

But once he did, this Dale Earnhardt Jr. wannabe put his pedal to the metal.

"I'm doing good, I didn't crash for like two laps," he said.

Michael does have autism and would fit best with a family that understands his needs and isn't spontaneous.

Zehner says he needs a regular routine, assistance in school and patience.

"Other than that he's like any other teenager," Zehner added.

"Best time ever," Michael said in excitement once out of the cart.

For more on Michael or any of our Adopt Lehigh Valley kids, head to our website at WFMZ.COM.

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