Roger Barrett has always had a hopeless crush on glamorous, wealthy Lila Fowler. The only attention Lila ever pays to him, though is to make fun of him in front of her friends. But why shouldn't she, he thinks. After all, he's clumsy and shy and works seceretly as a janitor after school.
When Roger wins the qualifying heat for a big race, he becomes a school celebrity overnight. And to his surprise, even Lila starts to chase after him. But Roger knows if he runs in hte race finals, he'll lose his job. Will Lila still notice him when he's no longer a star?