Teen driver applauded for going 217 mph

A Nazareth, Pa., high school senior completed his Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation May 11 and will compete in the world-famous race May 26.
   Sage Karam, 19, already was the youngest driver to win an Indy Lights Championship, which he did last year. On Sunday he ran 77 laps around the 2.5-mile oval with a fastest lap of 217.310 mph.
   If you think Nazareth and car racing sound familiar, you’re right. The famous Andretti family hails from Nazareth. Mario Andretti won the 1969 Indy 500, and his son Michael Andretti holds the record for the most laps led at Indy without winning the race. Marco Andretti – runner-up in the 2006 Indy 500 – is Michael’s son, making him a third-generation Andretti racer. Along with Karam, Marco, age 27, aims for his first victory at The Brickyard this month. Read the article that appeared in The Morning Call.

by  Jon Osterberg

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