Sage Karam is on the hunt for a new opportunity in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series. The Pennsylvanian spent 2017 as a factory Lexus driver in the GT Daytona category, and hopes to return in prototype or GT machinery with testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona just two weeks away.
“I’m looking for anything I can right now; I’m a free agent and hope someone considers me for a ride,” the 2014 Indy Lights champion told RACER. “If it can’t be a full-season, I’d like to do the endurance races with someone and have done a lot of races in prototypes and with the Lexus, so I think I could plug in right away. The Roar [Before the 24] is right around the corner, so that’s where I want to be to help with testing. That’s what I’m aiming for.”
The 3GT Racing team that fielded the factory Lexus RC F GT3s last season has confirmed it will return as an independent effort with one entry for Jack Hawksworth and David Heinemeier Hansson, but plans for its second entry have yet to be confirmed, leaving Karam to search for work with the first race of 2018 on the horizon. The only event he expects to have on his calendar – until something comes together in IMSA – will take place in May at Indianapolis.
“We’re in talks still, and I think there’s a good chance I’ll be back at the Indy 500, at least,” he said of his ongoing association with the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing outfit. “That looks like my highest percentage of racing this year.”