Honda Grand Prix interviews: Meet the parents of local teen drivers Hayden Duerson and Nick Andries

UPDATE: Hayden Duerson and Nick Andries were both retired from the Star Mazda race. Hadyen's car had mechanical problems and Nick spun into a wall causing front-end damage.  Neither was hurt.

For the parents of young drivers like St. Pete's own Hayden Duerson and Nick Andries, both of whom are in the Star Mazda Championship series, watching your kids race in their hometown is a dream come true. The Duerson and Andries families have spent (or convinced sponsors to spend) hundreds of thousands of dollars; they've watched hundreds and hundreds of races; and they've endured countless heart-stopping moments, but nothing quite compares to this: Their kids are racing in the Grand Prix.

After the break, watch video interviews with Quilly and Harriet Andries, and Craig and Chris Duerson. Quilly is an assembler at Polypack, Inc., and a former moto-cross racer; Harriet is a medical practice manager. Craig Duerson is an ondodontist who himself raced in the Grand Prix in 2003.

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