Sage Karam on the dirt track at Mid-Ohio

Indy 500 Racer Sage Karam Returns to ARX2 Rallycross With Dreyer & Reinbold Racing at COTA & Mid-Ohio

ISMI Springs to be partner on Karam’s No. 24 car in final 3 events

CARMEL, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing today announced that Indy 500 driver Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa., will return to the DRR ARX2 Rallycross lineup for the final three ARX2 events of the Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX) in the No. 24 ISMI Springs DRR race car at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Sept. 28 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Oct. 5-6.

Karam, 24, is a six-time Indy 500 starter and the 2013 Indy Lights champion who made a spectacular ARX2 Rallycross debut earlier this year with two ARX2 Finals runner-up finishes in Rounds 1 and 2 at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio in June. In addition to the Final podium performances, Sage also piloted the No. 24 machine to wins in the qualifying races and semi-finals at Mid-Ohio.

The 2010 Cooper Tires USF2000 champion finished 19th in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 this past May in the No. 24 DRR WIX Filters Chevrolet. Karam drove in his first Indy 500 in 2014 when he drove from the 31st position to ninth at the checkered flag and was honored as “Hard Charger of the Race” as a rookie for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. 

Karam will fill out a strong five-driver ARX2 effort for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the Austin and Mid-Ohio contests as he’ll join 2018 ARX2 champion Conner Martell in the No. 21 WIX Filters ARX2 car, teenager Gray Leadbetter in the No. 28 Oil2Soil ARX2 car, young racer Cole Keatts in the No. 53 Black Rifle Coffee ARX2 machine and karting star Lane Vacala in the No. 55 Tyler Lane Construction ARX2 car.

“I am very excited to return to the DRR ARX2 Rallycross team for the COTA and Mid-Ohio rounds,” said Karam. “I had some racing conflicts this summer which took me out of a few ARX2 races, and I couldn’t be happier to come back in the No. 24 ISMI Springs car. I am really pumped up to get back in the car and battle on the pavement and the dirt. The Mid-Ohio event was my first time racing in the dirt and it was a great experience.” 

Team owner Dennis Reinbold was impressed with Karam’s initial ARX2 runs at Mid-Ohio and he is anxious to have Sage back in one of his ARX2 cars, the No. 24 ISMI Springs entry.

“We saw a lot of potential with Sage in his only ARX2 Rallycross races last June at Mid-Ohio,” said Reinbold, who led his team to the 2016 rallycross title. “We first worked with Sage back in 2014 in his rookie event in the Indy 500. He has driven five 500s for our team and continues to show his development as a driver and a professional. We are anxious to see him back in our No. 24 ARX2 car at COTA and Mid-Ohio. He learned a lot in the first ARX2 events and he knows what to expect when action begins later this month. We are excited to go to COTA and Mid-Ohio.”

The ARX of Austin ARX2 Rallycross round will feature a tight, half-mile asphalt and dirt course which utilizes Turns 12-15 of the U.S. Grand Prix circuit on Saturday, Sept. 28 with great viewing for the spectators. The Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio final two rounds will be contested in a 10-turn, .7-mile course in the “Keyhole” section of the famed road circuit.

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