CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Ashlee Gwynn is trying to make a name for herself racing in the K&N East series part time while running Late Models across the south. The 17-year High School Junior has built an impressive social media following with over 20k followers on Instagram. Late Wednesday evening while browsing her mentions she ran across something she had never seen before.

Well there I was responding to date invitations with polite no thank yous, and deleting any picture sent to me before I even open them, and there it was,” Remarked Gwynn, “A DM, from a girl, a real life little girl, who hopes to race cars one day. Sure I had gotten several DM’s from her dad asking for photos of my feet, but this was amazing. For the first time I felt as though I was an inspiration to someone, and not in the creepy way 55 year old guys are inspired by me.

You can catch Ashlee and her heavy security detail later this month at the Annual Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fl.