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  • El Roble student Matthew Rubalcava poses for photographs with professional race car driver Ryan Partridge after the pair drove a few laps around the Irwindale Speedway on Sunday. Matthew, who is a big motor sports fan, got the ride along as a surprise gif

    El Roble student Matthew Rubalcava poses for photographs with pr...

  • Professional racecar driver Ryan Partridge does a few burnouts in the center of the track during a special ride along on Sunday at Irwindale Speedway. Mr. Partridge gave El Roble student Matthew Rublacava a few spins around the track followed by the burno

    Professional racecar driver Ryan Partridge does a few burnouts i...

  • Professional racecar driver Ryan Partridge takes El Roble student Matthew Rubalcava for a few laps around the Irwindale Speedway on Sunday.

    Professional racecar driver Ryan Partridge takes El Roble studen...

  • Fourteen-year-old Matthew Rublacava looks a bit pensive as crew members get him ready for his ride in a race car on Sunday at Irwindale Speedway.

    Fourteen-year-old Matthew Rublacava looks a bit pensive as crew ...

  • Fourteen-year-old Matthew Rublacava looks a bit pensive as crew members get him ready for his ride in a race car on Sunday at Irwindale Speedway.

    Fourteen-year-old Matthew Rublacava looks a bit pensive as crew ...

  • Juan Rubalcava congratulates his son Matthew Rubalcava as race crewmembers return the El Roble student to his wheelchair following his ride in a race car on Sunday.

    Juan Rubalcava congratulates his son Matthew Rubalcava as race c...

  • Matthew Rubalcava, 14, smiles at his family as he sits in the passenger seat of a race car on Sunday at Irwindale Speedway. The eighth grade El Roble student was given a special joy ride a in the car that reached speeds up to 135mph.

    Matthew Rubalcava, 14, smiles at his family as he sits in the pa...

  • Professional race car driver Ryan Partridge takes El Roble student Matthew Rubalcava for a few laps around the Irwindale Speedway on Sunday.

    Professional race car driver Ryan Partridge takes El Roble stude...