Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing/Sage Karam Indy 500 Entry to field Chevrolet Aero Kit with Fully Integrated Twin-turbo V-6 Engine
Famed Bowtie Powerplant featured in latest of famed Dreyer & Reinbold family cars
CARMEL, Ind. (May 10, 2016) – Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing announced today that it will field the Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully-integrated 2.2 liter IndyCar V-6 racing engine for the fifth consecutive year in the 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for May 29.
Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing will field the No. 24 Gas Monkey Energy Chevrolet Dallara race car for young star Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa., in the latest of the Dreyer and Reinbold family’s entries at the world’s biggest auto racing event. The Dreyer and Reinbold family history in the Indy 500 dates back to 1927 when Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, Dennis Reinbold’s grandfather, served as a mechanic.
The Chevrolet IndyCar 2.2-liter V6 direct-injected, turbocharged engine has recorded 47 IndyCar wins, 54 Verizon pole awards, two Indianapolis 500 wins, three driver championships and four consecutive manufacturer titles (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). When the Chevrolet Aero Kit was added to the package in 2015, Chevrolet drivers collected the trifecta – winning the Indianapolis 500, capturing the driver and owner title as well as collecting its fourth consecutive manufacturer championship..
“We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with Chevrolet for the prestigious 100th Indy 500,” said Reinbold. “Chevrolet has been an American legend for over a century and a winner in all forms of competition. It will be great to have the famed Bowtie back with our team for the fifth straight year at Indy. We have an American driver, Sage, with an American engine and a very American sponsor in Gas Monkey Energy ready to battle for the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy on May 29. We are very proud to be a part of the Chevrolet effort again for the 100th Indy 500.”
Karam, 21, 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 former high school wrestling star made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the 2014 Indy 500 for Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing 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 after competing in twelve events in 2015 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Sage scored his first IndyCar Series podium with a third at Iowa Speedway and also notched a fifth at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.