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SimCraft Announces Partnership with Racing Talents Oliver and Sebastian Wheldon

June 18, 2024 – Atlanta, GA – SimCraft Announces Partnership with Racing Talents Oliver and Sebastian Wheldon

SimCraft is happy to unveil an exciting partnership with up-and-coming racers Oliver and Sebastian Wheldon.  This collaboration marks a significant milestone as Oliver and Sebastian Wheldon embark on a transformative journey to unlock their full potential on the track, as participants of the SimCraft Academy for Driver Development.

Sebastian Wheldon first experienced a SimCraft simulator in 2022 at the SKUSA SuperNats in Las Vegas, where he clinched victory in a fast lap challenge, showing his exceptional talent and unwavering focus. Now, both Sebastian and his younger brother Oliver, are set to leverage SimCraft’s cutting-edge simulators and unrivaled expertise to elevate their racing prowess to new heights as junior development drivers with Andretti Global.

“We’re thrilled to be joining SimCraft and excited about the opportunities ahead. The advanced technology and support from the SimCraft team will undoubtedly help us reach new levels in our racing careers.” – Sebastian Wheldon

“At SimCraft, we are committed to developing the next generation of racing talent. Partnering with Oliver and Sebastian Wheldon is a testament to our dedication to innovation and excellence in motorsports,” said SimCraft Co-Founder and CTO, Sean P. MacDonald.  “The only Indy 500 I attended was in 2011 when their father, Dan Wheldon, won in dramatic fashion.  This partnership is particularly meaningful, as we continue to honor Dan’s legacy by supporting his sons’ racing careers.  It is my pleasure to welcome Sebastian and Oliver to the SimCraft family.  The dividends from the January installation of their SimCraft are already showing on track.  These two are definitely ones to watch!”

Through SimCraft’s immersive training program, the Wheldon brothers will have the opportunity to refine their skills, enhance their racecraft, and gain a competitive edge in the fiercely contested world of racing.  SimCraft and the Wheldon brothers are aligned in their passion for motorsports and an unyielding pursuit of excellence and results on track. 

“Simulator time is proving to be a critical tool in developing young drivers. Oliver and Sebastian show the same intensity and desire to win as their father and I am confident that this partnership with SimCraft will provide them with top quality equipment and support that will help them to excel in their racing careers.” – Adrian Sussmann, manager for Dan, Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon.

About SimCraft

SimCraft® is the market leader in hi-fidelity motion simulation technology for driving, aviation, and motorsports.  The combination of the company’s center-of-mass hardware systems and its proprietary motion control software is proven to produce systems capable of faithfully mapping vehicle movements, realistically simulating real world feel, giving motorsports competitors an invaluable asset for track preparation.  Learn more at https://www.simcraft.com

About Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon

 

Sebastian and Oliver are the sons of 2-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon and in 2021 were signed as junior development drivers by Andretti Global.   Sebastian is 15 years old and is the 2023 Skip Barber Formula Series champion.   In 2024, Sebastian is racing in the USF Juniors Championship and after 8 of 16 rounds he has 3 wins and is leading the points standings.   Oliver is 13 years old and is racing in the 2024 Skip Barber Formula Series.  After a successful career in karting, this is Oliver’s first year racing in cars.  He has already accomplished 4 race wins in 8 races.   To learn more about Dan Wheldon and the boys’ journey in racing, please see the award-winning HBO documentary, The Lionheart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7NBpYwQXMw.