Watch Racer Colton Herta Shred Laguna Seca In His Dad's Old Indy Car

Colton Herta behind the wheel of his dad's 1998 CART car
Colton Herta behind the wheel of his dad's 1998 CART car

This weekend will see the season finale of the 2022 IndyCar season, and while the championship may have already been determined, there’s still plenty to look forward to at Laguna Seca this weekend. Like second-generation racer Colton Herta taking his dad’s 1998 Reynard 98i-Ford/Cosworth CART machine out for a spin on the iconic track.

Bryan Herta drove this exact car to victory at Laguna Seca 25 years ago (and two years before Colton was born), and his son Colton bought the machine earlier this year to gift to Bryan for his birthday. Thankfully, IndyCar was more than happy to have the duo bring the car out on track to celebrate the culmination of the 2022 season.

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Colton Herta is also donning a special livery on his No. 26 Honda this weekend, which is designed to mimic the look of his dad’s car back in the day — albeit with a fresh update to make sure Andretti Global’s current slate of partnerships get their fair share of air time. I’m a big IndyCar fan for a lot of reasons, but the fact that this kind of thing is even possible is right up in my top five list of reasons why.

I’ve gotta be honest: It’s a damn good weekend to be a Herta.

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