“No one needs a Jew who’s second best,” 16-year-old Gary Podvalny’s elders like to remind him. Gary’s family emigrated from Moscow to San Francisco in 1990 with $300 to its name. Today, the Podvalnys own their own auto shop. “Don’t spend your life under a car,” his father admonishes. There’s no time for pit stops when you’re chasing the American dream.