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IndyCar: Bryan Herta, son Colton to race together this weekend at Laguna Seca

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Call it a four-wheel, father-son bonding experience.

That’s what father Bryan Herta and son Colton will share as they race with each other in this weekend California 8 Hours presented by Pirelli World Challenge at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The 48-year-old Bryan, of course, is a minority owner of Andretti Autosport and a former IndyCar driver. Son Colton, who is just 18 years old, recently joined Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the 2019 IndyCar season.

Father and son, along with friend George Kurtz, will drive one of two Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30 N TCR touring cars in the eight-hour endurance race, according to IndyCar.com.

Piloting the other car will be drivers Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis, who won the Pirelli World Challenge TCR team championship this season.

“This is something we wanted to do since we heard about the race last spring,” Bryan Herta told IndyCar.com.

Added Colton Herta, “Yeah, I’m super excited. It’s like a no-pressure situation, just go out and have fun. It’s nice to have that after a long eight months of driving and being very serious.”

This marks the second time father and son have raced together, having done so previously in 2016 in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill race.

“Colton and I really had a blast the last time we raced together,” Bryan Herta told IndyCar.com’s Mark Robinson. “This should be a lot of fun.”

Click here to read the full IndyCar.com story about the Hertas racing together this weekend.

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Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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