This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. The Hot Summer Race is only a week away. Bob's car is not ready. So he starts calling in sick. "Don't worry," says Bob to his wife. "You watch. I'm going to win the Hot Summer Race. We are going to be rich!" Instead, Mia, his wife, has to get a job. When Mia does not come home one night, Bob knows something has to change. Bob risks everything for the love of racing-- his job, his marriage, and his life. Does he find a way to have it all?