Zack Meyer Kicks of 2014 at St. Petersburg 100

St. Petersburg, Fla. The wait is over: After a long off-season, Canadian racer Zack Meyer is prepared to ditch testing and go racing in his #2 TMR/DAMIS PARTNERS III/Innisfil Indy Karting/Xtreme Coil Drilling car for the first time in 2014. Meyer, the 21-year-old from Innisfil, Ontario, is ready and raring to go for his rookie season as the only Canadian in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition.

Meyer, who just two years ago made his formula car racing debut in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, moves up to Indy Lights this season after a promising sophomore campaign in Pro Mazda with JDC MotorSports. Meyer posted two top-five finishes in 2013 Pro Mazda competition on his way to sixth place in the championship, the highest-placed of the three JDC MotorSports drivers in the championship.

After setting competitive times during four days of Cooper Tires WinterFest testing, the outlook is promising for Meyer and his Team Moore Racing crew. We were able to make good progress during the WinterFest tests, so Im confident heading to St. Pete that we can be competitive, Meyer explained. Im ready to get back on track and get out there and race. We just came from a test in Sebring where we were pretty quick, so it looks promising. Now we just need to get some results and start the year off strong. It should be an amazing 2014 season with Team Moore Racing.

The 21-year-old will have two practice sessions, qualifying, and the 45-lap St. Petersburg 100 on his plate for the weekend. The St. Petersburg 100 is slated to take the green flag immediately prior to the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at 12:47 p.m. EDT. The television broadcast of the race will air on NBC Sports Network on April 4 at 4 p.m. EDT.

You can learn more about Zack Meyer by visiting ZackMeyer.ca, and you can also follow Zack on Twitter @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. Meyers racing career blossomed under the tutelage of his driver coach and manager, Joe Launi. With the support of both 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.