WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Sage Karam overtook Zach Veach on lap 57 of Saturday’s Milwaukee 100 at The Milwaukee Mile and went on to become the third first-time winner and fourth in five Firestone Indy Lights races this season.
Karam, 18, of Nazareth, Pa., led Carlos Munoz across the start-finish line by 1.080 seconds. Veach earned his first podium finish.
“The first one is always big. Star Mazda, my first win was Milwaukee also,” said Karam, the pole sitter who drove the No. 8 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car. “I had to stay mentally strong and that’s what we did. I saved my tires pretty well in the beginning and ran him down and made a good move.”
Karam closed to 18 points of Munoz in the standings with the series heading to Iowa Speedway next week and then to Pocono Raceway on July 7.
Sage Karam, Carlos Munoz, Zach Veach, Gabby Chaves, Juan Pablo Garcia, Peter Dempsey, Jorge Goncalvez, Jack Hawksworth.