8.11.2012 (Via Alex Carlson, SpeedwayMedia.com) - If you don’t know him yet, Sage Karam is the young phenomenal driver competing in the Star Mazda Championship for Andretti Autosport. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania native has amassed numerous accomplishments throughout his young career and has his sights set on a successful future in the world of open-wheel racing. Karam won nine races throughout the 2010 USF2000 Championship and graduated to the Star Mazda Series in 2011. In his rookie season in Star Mazda, Karam won two races and earned the Rookie of the Year award.
The youngest winner in USF2000 and the Star Mazda Championship has six top-five finishes in his sophomore season thus far and will be competing August 4th and 5th at one of his favorite venues on the schedule, Trois-Rivieres. With this list of credentials, the world needs to know one of open-wheels future stars. The Andretti Autosport driver took a few moments to interview with me and provided some great insight on who he is and what makes him a great race car driver.
What attracted you to racing?
“The Andretti’s are my neighbors and my parents were fans of Michael. I guess I was always exposed to IndyCar racing since I was very young.”
What’s your favorite track on the Star Mazda Championship Series schedule?
“That’s a tough question because the series is so diverse. I love the atmosphere of competing at Lucas Oil Raceway during the Indy 500 weekend – that’s huge! From a driver’s standpoint, Toronto brings out the best in you. But the fans at Trois-Rivieres know their racing and pack the stands. I guess it’s difficult to narrow it down to just one! Sorry.”
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