Fuel Up Fridays

Start your Friday mornings at the track!

IMS Museum members are invited to stop by the Museum for an hour and fuel up on coffee and conversation with featured motorsports personalities, including current and retired drivers, IMS and NTT IndyCar Series officials, and notable members of the media. Guest speakers will share stories from the Speedway and answer questions during this FREE, members-only event.


On March 27, join us for the Museum’s first 2020 Fuel Up Friday with Sage Karam, a 25-year-old driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where he grew up with the Andretti Racing family. Sage was an Indy Lights series and F2000 series champion before his “rookie” performance at the Indy 500 in 2014 for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) that earned him the “Hard Charger” award. (He had to miss his senior prom to make qualifications.) Since 2014, Karam has qualified for every Indy 500, including five events for DRR. He also drove the WIX Filters ARX Rallycross Lights car to a feature victory last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

In addition to his racing accomplishments, Sage is also a model for the Wilhelmina agency in NYC. A former high school wrestler and football player, he served as the freshman wrestling coach at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Penn., and supports local charities such as the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley and the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which has entered and qualified 41 cars in the Indy 500 dating back to 1999, has given Karam impressive machines to battle in the famed Indy 500.  Last year, DRR fielded two drivers in the 103rd Indy 500 with Karam in the No. 24 WIX Filters car and veteran J.R. Hildebrand in the No. 66 Salesforce car. The racing legacy of the Dreyer & Reinbold families dates to 1927 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with legendary car builder Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, who built cars for the entire front row in 1931. Reinbold, Dreyer’s grandson, has qualified every car he has entered as car owner in the Indy 500 and has recorded four top-10 finishes including a best of fourth in 2012.

Registration is limited to the first 25 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum members. Save your spot by contacting Kelly Hartman at 317-492-6568 or khartman@brickyard.com.

Keep an eye on this page, and our Twitter and Facebook feeds, for news about future Fuel Up Friday speakers!

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