Verizon IndyCar Series - Sage Karam

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Sage Karam
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  • Indy 500 Wins
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Biography of Sage Karam

Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa., is a Mazda Road to Indy scholarship winner, having won the 2010 USF2000 National Championship with Andretti Autosport and the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights title with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

He previously competed in various karting series, becoming a 35-time World Karting Association and IRL Stars of Karting National champion. At the age of 13, Karam was the youngest driver to win the annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. In addition, he was the only American driver to compete in both a national karting championship and an open-wheel professional series full time in 2009.

He's involved in Operation Smile, a children’s charity that has been treating facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates all around the world since 1982.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2013

2011 (16 years old)
  • Contracted to drive for IndyCar team Andretti Autosport in the Star Mazda series
  • Star Mazda rookie of the Year winner
  • Star Mazda 5th in Championship standings
  • 2 wins and record as youngest winner in history of the series
  • 2 poles Iowa and Mosport
  • St. Pete Race 15th
  • Barber Race 9th
  • Indy (ORP) 3rd
  • Milwaukee Race 1st
  • Iowa Race 1st
  • Mosport Race 10th
  • Trois-Rivieres Race #1 4th
  • Trois-Rivieres Race #2 5th
  • Infineon Race 3rd
  • Baltimore Race 2nd
  • Laguna Seca Race 16th

2010 (15 years old)

  • USF2000 Series Champion $350,000 Mazda Road to Indy Recipient
  • USF2000 Rookie of the Year Winner
  • Contracted with Andretti Autosport IndyCar team for 2010
  • USF2000 St. Petersburg Champion Race #1 (pole and track record)
  • USF2000 St. Petersburg Champion Race #2 (pole)
  • USF2000 ORP 2nd
  • USF2000 Iowa Champion (pole and track record)
  • USF2000 New Jersey Champion Race #1(pole and track record)
  • USF2000 New Jersey DNF mechanical Race #2
  • USF2000 Autobahn 2nd Race #1 (pole and track record)
  • USF2000 Autobahn Champion Race #2 (pole)
  • USF2000 Road America Champion Race #1 (pole and track record)
  • USF2000 Road America Champion Race #2 (pole)
  • USF2000 Road Atlanta Petit Lemans Champion Race #1 (pole and track record)
  • USF2000 Road Atlanta Petit LeMans Champion (pole)
  • Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Athlete of the Year award

2009 (14 years old)

  • Skip Barber Nationals Champion Petit LeMans Road Atlanta
  • Skip Barber Nationals Champion Lime Rock Race Park
  • Skip Barber Nationals Lime Rock Track Record Holder
  • Skip Barber Nationals Lime Rock 2nd
  • Skip Barber Nationals New Jersey Motorsports Park 2nd
  • Skip Barber National series 3rd overall rookie season
  • Ski p Barber Rising Star Award
  • Star Mazda test at Thunderhill Raceway with team World Speed Motorsports
  • World Karting Association National titles (5): South Bend (2), Charlotte (2) and Daytona

2008 (13 years old)

  • Skip Barber Shootout Champion – Youngest winner in history of event
  • Mazda Speed Developmental Ladder Driver
  • Skip Barber Formula Mont Tremblant Circuit Champion – Youngest champion
  • Skip Barber Formula Road America Circuit Champion – Youngest champion
  • Skip Barber Formula Road America Circuit Champion – 12 sec victory
  • Skip Barber Formula Advanced Two-Day participant Road America
  • Skip Barber Formula Three-Day Instruction Lime Rock circuit
  • Formula BMW test New Jersey Motorsports Park Andersen Racing
  • Florida Winter Tour Karting JICA class Ocala circuit champion

2007 (12 years old)

  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Points Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet East Points Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet West Points Champion
  • World Karting Association Triple Crown Champion – Youngest in WKA history
  • World Karting Association Yamaha National Points Champion
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Points Champion
  • World Karting Association HPV National Points Champion
  • World Karting Association Grand National Champion Yamaha Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Grand National Champion Cadet Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Grand Nationals 2 nd Cadet Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Champion New Castle
  • World Karting Association HPV National Champion New Castle
  • World Karting Association Cadet Nationals 2 nd New Castle
  • World Karting Association Yamaha Nationals 2 nd New Castle
  • World Karting Association Great Lake Sprint Series HPV Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet Finale 2 nd Race I
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet Finale 3rd Race II
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Shawano circuit Race I
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Shawano circuit Race II
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Moran circuit Race I
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National 2nd Moran circuit Race II
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Utah Millersports circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion New Castle Race I
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion New Castle Race II
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Champion South Bend Race I
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Champion South Bend Race II
  • World Karting Association HPV National Champion South Bend circuit
  • World Karting Association Yamaha National 2nd South Bend circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting East v West National Champion Oklahoma Race I
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting East v West National Champion Oklahoma Race II
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Champion Jacksonville circuit Race II
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Champion Jacksonville circuit Race II
  • World Karting Association HPV National Champion Jacksonville circuit

2006 (10-11 years old)

  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National Finale Cadet Champion Toronto, Canada
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Championship 2 nd South Bend circuit
  • World Karting Association Yamaha National Championship 3 rd South Bend circuit
  • World Karting Association Yamaha National Championship 3 rd Dousman circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National Cadet Champion Charlotte circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National Cadet Championship 3 rd Charlotte circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National Cadet Championship 2 nd Sonoma circuit
  • World Karting Association HPV National Championship 3 rd Norman circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National Cadet Championship 3 rd Tuscon
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Race of Americas Cadet 2 nd
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Championship 4 th Charlotte circuit
  • World Karting Association HPV National Championship 3 rd Charlotte circuit
  • World Karting Association Yamaha National Champion Daytona
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Championship 3 rd Daytona
  • World Karting Association Cadet National Championship 2 nd Daytona
  • World Karting Association HPV National Championship 2 nd Daytona

2005 (9-10 years old)

  • World Karting Association Overall National Cadet Champion
  • World Karting Association Overall National Yamaha Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet Overall National Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National East Champion
  • World Karting Association Northeast Divisional Cadet Champion
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting National podiums 9 of 10 events
  • World Karting Association Grand National Champion Yamaha Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Grand National Champion Cadet Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Grand National Championship Cadet 2 nd Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association Grand National Championship HPV 3 rd Shawano circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 2 nd Woodbin Canada
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd Woodbin Canada
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion New Castle circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 2 nd New Castle circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 2 nd Jacksonville
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd Jacksonville
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd Shawano circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd Shawano circuit
  • World Karting Association National Cadet Champion Daytona circuit
  • World Karting Association National Yamaha Championship 3 rd Daytona circuit
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion East v West Norman

2004 (8-9 years old)

  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 4 th Overall
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet East Championship 2 nd Overall
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Charlotte Race #1
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Champion Charlotte Race #2
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 2 nd BeaveRun
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd BeaveRun
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 2 nd Road America
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet National Championship 3 rd Road America
  • World karting Association National Cadet Championship 5 th Jacksonville circuit

2003 (7-8 years old)

  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Grand National Champion Kid Kart Las Vegas
  • Indy Racing League Stars of Karting East National Kid Kart 2nd Road America
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2012 Pro Mazda 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 Indy Lights 12 3 3 10 12 163 12
Total 12 3 3 10 12 163 12
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing

Dennis Reinbold's grandfather "Pop" Dreyer is recognized as one of the early icons of open-wheel racing. After managing Duesenberg's factory racing efforts, Pop Dreyer became one of the most successful builders of midget, sprint and Indy cars.

In 1994, Reinbold joined Eric DeBord in fielding a BMW-supported entry in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Road Racing Series. In 1999, Reinbold and DeBord joined forces again to form Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which entered the IndyCar Series with driver Robbie Buhl.

In 2000, DeBord and Reinbold welcomed Buhl as a partner, and Buhl went on to win the 2000 season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway. In 2001, DeBord relinquished his ownership role. In 2004, Buhl took on a full-time ownership role after retiring as a driver.

Reinbold graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor's degree and earned an MBA from Indiana State University. Buhl, who earned a business/economics degree from New England College, is the driver analyst on VERSUS broadcasts of IZOD IndyCar Series races.

The team has a strong relationship with Racing for Kids (Buhl is the organization's national spokesman), which has visited more than 20,000 children in hospitals in local race markets across the globe.