Andretti Autosport announced today that they have signed 15-year-old Sage Karam to pilot their F2000 car in the 2010 USF2000 National Championship.
Sage, of Nazareth, PA., will be an excellent addition to Andretti Autosport’s ‘Road to Indy’ program. The 15-year-old phenom has performed remarkably in both karts and cars— competing full-time in both disciplines last season via the Skip Barber National Championship and the World Karting Association. I’ve been following Sage for quite awhile now and I’m confident in saying that he will be a driver to watch in 2010.
Michael Andretti- President of Andretti Autosport- has a similar opinion of Sage’s potential.
“We look forward to bringing Sage on board as Andretti Autosport’s first USF2000 National Championship driver and hope to make him the first driver to go all the way through the ‘Road to Indy’ program – all the way to the IZOD IndyCar Series. I’ve watched him grow to become an accomplished young driver, and I think his experience in karting and Skip Barber will serve him well this year in the USF2000 series. I’m very confident Sage will be successful with Andretti Autosport,” Michael stated in a release.
In 2008, Sage was awarded the prestigious Skip Barber Karting Scholarship after winning the annual shoot-out. At 13, he was the youngest driver in history to win the overall prize of a fully-funded ride in the Skip Barber National Championship.
Sage had a great inaugural full-season in the car ranks during 2009 that included 2 wins, 2 pole positions, 3 podiums, 2 fast laps, 32 laps lead, 1 hard charger award and 1 track record (LRP). He continued to develop and improve throughout the season and I expect we will see much of the same this year in USF2000 competition.