At the age of 19, Sage Karam the Indy Kid is a Indy 500 driver and a winner among drives and fans alike. Sage spoke for American kids as he became the youngest Indianapolis 500 qualifier ever. Starting the race near the back of the pack in the 31st position, this champion quickly moved up. By the finish of the race Karam was a top 10 finisher of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
As an elementary student Karam was already becoming the Indy Kid as he competed and won at youth Karting.
In 2013 Karam won the Firestone Indy Lights title becoming the eighth Rookie to win the series championship.
A typical American teenager in many ways, Karam will graduate from high school in June of this year. Karam and his girlfriend Anna de Ferran were looking forward to attending senior prom and had to bow out as it conflicted with practice for the Indianapolis 500. Hearing this, Karam’s race team held an impromptu prom for Karam and Ferran in the race garage.
Karam was sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing.
At the finish of the race, Karam stated, “It would have been cool to have a 500 Champion ring on my finger as I walked across the stage, but top-10 isn’t so bad either.” “I don’t know how many 19-year-olds had this much fun today,” Karam said. “I’m just taking it all in.”
What teenage boy wouldn’t give his left *** not only to drive and Indy car, let alone place in the top 10 during his first Indianapolis 500 race?
For more on Sage Karam, visit his website at http://www.sagekaram.com/