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Like father, like sons: Wheldon boys sign junior racing deal

Photo: Andrew Roberts
Photo: Andrew Roberts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The two sons of the late Dan Wheldon have signed junior driver development deals with Andretti Autosport.

Sebastian Wheldon is 12 and Oliver Wheldon is 10.

Sebastian Wheldon started karting shortly before he turned 5. Their father was a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner who was killed in the 2011 IndyCar season finale.

He died five months after winning his second Indy 500.

Andretti Autosport plans to help the Wheldon boys climb the racing ladder from karting into single-seaters and beyond.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.