Karam wins Indy Lights championship

Sage Karam won the Indy Lights championship by finishing third

at Auto Club Speedway, where Carlos Munoz won the race for the

second consecutive year.

Gabby Chaves finished second in Saturday’s race, falling short

in his bid to snatch the championship from Sam Schmidt Motorsports

teammate Karam.

Karam entered the race with a 16-point lead over Chaves. His

championship season was built on three wins, nine podiums, two

poles and 163 laps led.

It gave Schmidt his fourth consecutive Indy Lights title and

seventh overall. The 18-year-old Karam now has an opportunity to

move to IndyCar next season as the reigning champion.

Said Karam: ” I was crying on that last lap, just to know the

dream is almost in reach and to be in the IndyCar Series racing

with my heroes.”