Andretti Autosport news 2010-12-02

Andretti Autosport Driver Sage Karam Nominated for Award Honoring ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DRIVER SAGE KARAM NOMINATED FOR AWARD HONORING UP-AND-COMING DRIVERS INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 2, 2010) - Sage Karam, driver of the Team Comfort Revolution car...

Andretti Autosport Driver Sage Karam Nominated for Award Honoring

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DRIVER SAGE KARAM NOMINATED FOR AWARD HONORING UP-AND-COMING DRIVERS

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 2, 2010) - Sage Karam, driver of the Team Comfort Revolution car for Andretti Autosport in the 2011 Star Mazda Championship series, was nominated for the John Blewett lll Young Guns Award by the Eastern Motorsport Press Association.

The award is given to a driver who has shown the promise of being a superstar in the making. Its namesake belongs to John Blewett lll, a successful modified racing driver who died following a racing accident in 2007. Past winners of the award include Lucas Wolfe, Bob Santos lll, Cody Darrah and Ryan Truex.

The award will be presented during the EMPA's convention Jan. 9-11, 2011 in Valley Forge, Pa.

Karam, a 15-year old native of Nazareth, Pa., won the 2010 USF2000 driver championship with Andretti Autosport, scoring nine victories in 12 starts during the season. He also helped Andretti Autosport clinch the USF2000 team title, its first championship since re-branding in 2009.

With more than 250 members, EMPA is one of the largest motorsports media organizations in the nation. EMPA holds the only annual working convention featuring seminars, press conferences with outstanding competitors, sponsors, organizers and promoters.

J-F THORMANN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT:
"For Sage to be nominated for this award is quite an honor and he is very deserving. We're very proud of what he accomplished in his first year with us and we can't wait to see what is capable of doing in 2011 and beyond."

SAGE KARAM, DRIVER, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT:
"I am honored that a respected organization like EMPA has recognized the success of my past season. I hope the Young Gun Award nomination draws more attention to open-wheel racing, INDYCAR and Andretti Autosport. It's an exciting time to be involved in INDYCAR and the ladder system."

-source: aa

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Lucas Wolfe , Ryan Truex , Sage Karam
Teams Andretti Autosport