Zack Meyer - Canadian Indy Lights Racer
 
 
 
 
ZACK MEYER EXCITED FOR MORE OVAL EXPERIENCE AT FREEDOM 100 Speedway, Ind. (May 22, 2014) – On his first trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Canadian Indy Lights racer Zack Meyer experienced a mix of success and disappointment. Meyer earned his first top-five finish of the year on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, but he was knocked off course and out of a potential further strong finish in the second race of the doubleheader. Now, two weeks after the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Meyer returns to the oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his #2 TMR/DAMIS PARTNERS III/Innisfil Indy Karting/Xtreme Coil Drilling car for the first oval race of his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires career. Meyer, 21, from Innisfil, Ont., had a test session on the oval prior to Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend. Meyer used that opportunity to better understand an Indy Lights Dallara on an oval and to get a grasp on what both he and the team need to do to go quickly on the famed IMS oval. With a number of laps and some key findings under his belt, Meyer is ready to take on the Freedom 100. “We spent a lot of time getting the car comfortable and getting me comfortable on the track, just finding out what we need to do to make sure that we are flat-out around the whole track,” Meyer said ahead of the start of practice for the Freedom 100. “We made a lot of progress and have a better baseline setup going into the race weekend. I found out some things I need to do in the car, too, to make sure we are as fast as possible.” The Freedom 100 is the first and biggest of the three oval events on the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires schedule. The sole Canadian racing in Indy Lights will have one three hour practice session, single-car qualifying, and then the 40-lap Freedom 100 to conquer this week. The Freedom 100 is slated to take the green flag at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday. The television broadcast of the Freedom 100 will be live on NBC Sports Network as part of the Carb Day broadcast for the Indianapolis 500 beginning at Noon EDT on Friday. You can learn more about Zack Meyer by visiting ZackMeyer.ca, and you can also follow Zack on Twitter @ZackMeyer66 and Instagram @ZackMeyer66. If you are interested in supporting an up-and-coming Canadian racer in the Mazda Road to Indy, you may directly contact Zack Meyer to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Freedom 100 Fast Facts The Track: 2.5-mile oval The Race: 40 laps, 100 miles on Friday, May 23 Social Media Hashtags: #Freedom100, #MRTI, #TeamCooperTire, #R2IndyTV, #keeppushing TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Network – LIVE, Noon EDT, Friday, May 23 Radio Broadcast: Live on IMS Radio Network on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, IndyCar.com, IndyCarRadio.com, and the INDYCAR app from Verizon, Friday, May 23, Noon EDT Schedule: Thursday Practice, 9am-12 p.m. EDT Qualifying, 1:15-2:15 p.m. EDT Friday Freedom 100, 12:30 p.m. EDT ### About Zack Meyer: A homegrown racer from Toronto, Ont., Meyer began his racing career in karting at Innisfil Indy Karting. Meyer’s racing career blossomed under the tutelage of his driver coach and manager, Joe Launi. With both the support of his mother and Launi, Meyer went on to become one of the top karters for the ultra-competitive GP Racing Karts team, participating in and winning numerous KZ2 Shifter Kart events. Meyer claimed the championship for the Brian Stewart BSRKC-F125/ICC Shifter class in both 2009 and 2010, only to follow those up by claiming the championship in the KZ2 Class in the Florida Winter Tour in 2011 and 2012. Meyer made his debut in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2012 with JDC MotorSports before moving to the series full-time in 2013. Meyer posted a best finish of fourth in his home race, the Honda Indy Toronto, on his way to finishing the year as the highest-placed JDC MotorSports driver in the championship with sixth in the championship standings. For 2014, Meyer steps up to the top rung on the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, with race-winning Team Moore Racing