Sage Karam
Sage  Karam
Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing
Sage Karam
rank
34
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Mar 5, 1995
24 USA Road To Indy Graduate
Website sagekaram.com
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Hometown
Nazareth, PA
Residence
Nazareth, PA

Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa., is a Mazda Road to Indy scholarship recipient, having won the 2010 USF2000 National Championship with Andretti Autosport and the 2013 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 around the world. He made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2014 in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 2 2 12 9
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 15 0 0 2 3 14 10
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2013 Indy Lights 12 3 3 10 12 163 12
2012 Pro Mazda 17 3 2 10 13 124 13

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Lotus Dreyer & Reinbold 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 Verizon 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.

The team has a strong relationship with Racing for Kids, which has visited more than 20,000 children in hospitals in local race markets across the globe.

 

First Start
May 25, 2014 (Indianapolis 500)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Competed in his third Indianapolis 500, starting 23rd and finishing 32nd for Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing in his only start of the season.
  • 2015
    • Competed in 12 Verizon IndyCar Series races for Chip Ganassi Racing with a best finish of third at Iowa.
    • Finished fifth and led five laps at Auto Club Speedway.
    • Led a career-best seven laps at Pocono.
  • 2014
    • Earned Hard Charger Award for the effort at Indianapolis.
    • Finished only start of season at Indianapolis, where he qualified 31st, completed all 200 laps and finished ninth for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

Sage's Road To Indy

  • 2014
    • Drove for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship events at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Indianapolis, with best finish of second on Indy road course.
    • Signed as developmental driver for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
  • 2013
    • Captured Indy Lights championship for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, winning three races (Milwaukee, Iowa, Houston) and three pole positions (Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Houston).
    • Finished on podium in nine of 12 races.
  • 2012
    • Finished third in Pro Mazda championship for Andretti Autosport, winning at Iowa, Trois-Rivieres-2 and Baltimore-2.
    • Finished second in six races and third in one for total of 10 podiums.
  • 2011
    • Became youngest winner in Pro Mazda history when he won at Milwaukee as 16-year-old.
    • Won at Iowa and finished fifth in point standings driving for Andretti Autosport.
    • Scored two poles (Iowa, Mosport) and was named series’ Rookie of the Year.
  • 2010
    • Dominated USF2000 championship as a 15-year-old, winning nine races and championship for Andretti Autosport.
    • Collected 10 pole positions and set six track records in qualifying.
    • Earned a Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Athlete of the Year.
  • 2009
    • Finished third in Skip Barber National Series with wins at Road Atlanta and Lime Rock.
    • Won Skip Barber Rising Star Award.
    • Won five World Karting Association national races.
  • 2008
    • Became youngest winner in history of Skip Barber Shootout.
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Karting JICA class Ocala circuit title.
    • Earned Formula BMW test with Park Andersen Racing.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting in 2003 at age 7.
    • Was Indy Racing League Stars of Karting Cadet national champion and World Karting Association Triple Crown champion in 2007.