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Letting him find his own way
Two-time Indy 500 winner Montoya allows son to carve out his own racing niche
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SEBASTIAN MONTOYA (second from left) talks with a friend while heading back to the garage area along with his kart and technician following a recent practice run over the karting course at the Carolina Motorsports Park. The Westville facility is hosting this weeks Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge U.S. Grand Nationals. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I photo
Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one of his daughters who used the handlebars for a leg rest, with his other daughter following on her bicycle, Juan Pablo Montoya heads to one of the garages. Decked out in a white T-shirt with a black and white photo of a bicyclist emblazoned on the front, the two-time and 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner takes a seat before pulling out and looking at his computer. Later on this hot mid-July Wednesday morning, a pair of young boys in a golf cart makes their way toward the garage, peering in as they try and catch a glimpse of Montoya who has boarded his bike, again, and has ridden off near the start/finish line to the watch his young son, Sebastian, practice for the weekend’s Summer Shootout karting races.