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Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Sports -

Welcome to Streets of Lan­caster Grand Prix pow­ered by Toy­ota of Lan­caster week.

But this is a Streets week un­like any since the vi­sion­ary Steve Gocke con­ceived our re­mark­able down­town GoKart Grand Prix a decade ago.

The week be­gins with a for­mer Streets of Lan­caster Grand Prix cham­pion lead­ing the NTT Data IndyCar Se­ries field to the green flag in their cham­pi­onship fi­nale at WeatherTec­h La­guna Seca Race­way in Mon­terey.

One of the most re­mark­able ca­reer launches in Amer­i­can open-wheel rac­ing his­tory con­tin­ues with Colton Herta on the pole for the Fire­stone Grand Prix of Mon­terey.

Just the other day, Colton was jam­ming with his garage band bud­dies in Va­len­cia.

Sun­day he’ll go wheelto-wheel with six for­mer In­di­anapo­lis 500 cham­pi­ons. At the age of 19.

The son of two-time In­di­anapo­lis 500-win­ning owner Bryan Herta raced on the Streets of Lan­caster eight years ago, while he was dom­i­nat­ing Kart­ing.

Af­ter that, he went to Europe to race, as barely a teenager.

At the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in April, Colton told the Val­ley Press that our Streets were a big piece of the jig­saw puz­zle that is com­ing

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