Zack Meyer - Canadian Indy Lights Racer
 
 
 
 

TURN ONE CONTACT RESULTS IN DISAPPOINTING TENTH PLACE

FINISH FOR ZACK MEYER IN HOMETOWN RACE

Toronto, Ont. (July 20, 2014) – Innisfil, Ont.-based racer Zack Meyer started the day determined to put his #2 TMR/DAMIS PARTNERS III/Innisfil Indy Karting/Xtreme Coil Drilling car on the podium for his hometown Grand Prix of Toronto. After just one corner, though, Meyer’s hopes were dashed as he was involved in an incident in the first corner of the first lap of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race. Luiz Razia made contact with Meyer’s car, forcing him into the wall and damaging both his front wing and the suspension on his car.

The 21-year-old Canadian racer qualified in eighth place and was brimming with confidence heading into this morning’s race. “The car felt good in qualifying yesterday, we just didn’t have the luck or the timing we needed in order to have a better qualifying result,” Meyer commented. “This morning, though, I felt good and was prepared to make a great start and move up.”

When the green flag fell for the abbreviated 45-minute race, Meyer made a great start, squeezing into a position that could have put him in the top five on the exit of the first corner. However, a bottleneck quickly occurred, Razia collided with Meyer, and the young Canadian brought his car to the pit lane for repairs. The Team Moore Racing crew was able to quickly change the front wing and return Meyer to the track while only lose one lap to the leaders. With the car at speed, though, the extent of the suspension damage became apparent and Meyer was able to soldier home with an ill-handling car.

“I’m super disappointed not to be able to have a better finish here in front of all of my family and friends,” said a frustrated Meyer after the race. “I made a great start and was there, but as always stuff happens in the first corner and there’s not a lot you can do about it. We’ll head to Mid-Ohio in a couple weeks and I’ll continue to stay positive and mentally strong in addition to staying fit for a physically demanding track.”

Meyer, the sole Canadian racing full-time in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, gets back to work on August 1-3 for a doubleheader weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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.

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