Once in a while, the American open-wheel community is handed an opportunity to rally together and accomplish something with the potential to raise the profile of our form of racing in the sporting community at large.
With a lead-in like that, you’ve likely already guessed this: we’ve been presented with one of those opportunities.
Sage Karam, the inaugural champion of the relaunched USF2000 National Championship, laid down a thoroughly dominant season under the tutelage and experience of Andretti Autosport. His performance has garnered quite a bit of attention, the latest being a nomination for Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year 2010.
The nominations for this award started in the thousands and were whittled down to 30 for the quarter-finals. The voting is now into the semi-final stage with 10 contestants, and Sage has made the cut. If he continues on to the next stage, he’ll be among the three finalists that are presented to the editors of Sports Illustrated from which to select a winner.
The call is out, open-wheel fans: here is your chance to help make a name for a promising young racer and to raise awareness of the sport with the readership of Sports Illustrated. Voting is unrestricted and can be completed here:
Best of luck to Sage as he chases yet another victory!