Wilson looks to follow brother’s tire tracks

EDMONTON - Stefan Wilson wants to be where his brother is.

In fact, the Firestone Indy Lights driver would like to race alongside his older brother, Justin, on the same IndyCar team.

It's not a farfetched notion, considering how well Wilson is doing on the Indy Lights series.

"I think we'd make good teammates, because we have the same kind of style," said Wilson. "I've learned a lot of him and we can kind of push each other to be successful."

Wilson, 21, is currently third in the Indy Lights point standings, with a win and three podium finishes this season.

On Saturday, despite qualifying 12th, Wilson was able to work his way up the field and finished fourth in the first of two Indy Light races this weekend.

He'll have a more favourable starting position in Sunday's race, posting the third-fastest lap time and therefore starting in the second row.

"Starting third (Sunday) really helps trying to grab another win," Wilson said. "The car is in really good shape and I don't have anything to lose, so I have to try and grab as many points as I can."

A native of Sheffield, England, Wilson was introduced to auto racing at an early age. His father raced as an amateur in the United Kingdom.

"Although he never got to the professional level that Justin and I have, he enjoyed it," Wilson said. "He had a passion for it, and he instilled that in us."

Wilson now has his older brother to look up to, who is driving for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing in Sunday's Edmonton Indy.

"He's a really good role model for me, he's an excellent driver," Wilson said. "He's won here, he's got a lot of history, he's driven in Formula One, Champ Car and now IndyCar. I just want to try and emulate his success.

"He gives me a lot of advice and helps me learn as well. It's nice to be able to have him on the same weekend, so I can go to him if I have a question on the track."

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