Meet the 5-year-old petrolhead from the Free State who has a need for speed

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Wian Muller (5) is the youngest of four generations of racing drivers in his family. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)
Wian Muller (5) is the youngest of four generations of racing drivers in his family. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)

Most people get behind the wheel of a car only in their late teens but in the Free State town of Virginia there’s a five-year-old petrolhead who’s not afraid to put the pedal to the metal.

Wian Muller is one of the world’s youngest competitors in midget car racing – in the tiny vehicle his dad built for him, he’s able to whip around a track at speeds of anywhere between 40-60km/h.

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