Kingdom Racing — Dreyer & Reinbold Launch 2016 Season with Sage Karam as Indy 500 Entrant
HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Kingdom Racing – DRR announced today their entrant to compete in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 29, 2016. Kingdom Racing will once again partner with Dreyer & Reinbold with Gas Monkey Garage as the primary sponsor for the No.24 car piloted by Sage Karam.
This will mark Kingdom Racing’s ninth year competing at the Indianapolis 500. “Again teaming up with the Dreyer & Reinbold team and Sage is a great combination for Kingdom Racing,” said Kingdom Racing’s founder George Del Canto, whose team first entered the Indy 500 in 2008. “We are here for a Higher Purpose, but we’re also here to win the 500. We believe that with Dennis and Sage we can run the 500 to win it. We can’t wait to see the Gas Monkey Garage Special car on the track in May.” This will also mark the fifth year that Kingdom Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold team up for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
This season, Kingdom Racing plans to host multiple ministry events, festivals and appearances throughout the United States. Kingdom Racing will continue to reach thousands of people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Trackside Fan Festivals, Infield Ambassadors, Miles of Smiles ministries, and other events in partnership with churches and ministries.
About Kingdom Racing:
Kingdom Racing’s mission is to Deliver God’s Word Through Motorsports. Their unique approach combines racing and ministry outreach with the goal of reaching one million men for Jesus Christ. For more information, visit www.KingdomRacing.net or join their social media fan communities at ‘KingdomRacing’ on Facebook and Twitter.
About Gas Monkey Garage:
In 2002, Richard Rawlings launched Gas Monkey Garage. The Garage created and transported automobiles for customers worldwide. Since 2012, the facility has been the focus of the Discovery Channel series Fast N’ Loud. In 2016, Gas Monkey Garage will serve as the primary sponsor for the Kingdom Racing – DRR No.24 entrant piloted by Sage Karam.
About Sage Karam:
Karam, 20, is one of the top young open-wheel drivers in the world after an impressive teenage career with championships in Firestone Indy Lights and US Formula 2000. The Nazareth, Pa., former high school wrestling star made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the 2014 Indy 500 for Kingdom Racing –DRR with a sensational drive from 31st to ninth. Karam won the “Hard Charger” award for his stellar performance as well as he and his crew placing second in the Indy 500 Pit Crew Championship. Karam returns to the Indianapolis 500 for his third appearance in the world’s biggest auto race with Kingdom Racing –DRR in the No. 24 Gas Monkey Garage Special.
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing:
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was founded in 2000 by Indianapolis car dealer Dennis Reinbold. The legacy of the Dreyer and Reinbold family dates back to the 1920s with Reinbold’s grandfather, the legendary Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former factory motorcycle racer. Dreyer served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg driven by Benny Shoaff and Babe Stapp in the 1927 Indy 500. Dreyer went on to build Indy 500 cars in the 1930s of which many started on the front row. In addition, Dreyer constructed championship-winning sprint cars and midgets as well as quarter midgets called Dreyerettes. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing captured its first win in 2000 with driver Robbie Buhl at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla., and has fielded a variety of drivers including Buhl, Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Buddy Rice, Ryan Briscoe, Al Unser Jr., Townsend Bell and Sage Karam.