The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda is an American racing series using the American variation of the Formula Ford formula, "F2000", that resumed operation for the 2010 season. It is sanctioned by IndyCar ,  and is the first rung of the Mazda Road to Indy .
Karam grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and raced cars at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, New York . He has a younger sister, a swimmer.  He graduated from Nazareth Area High School in 2014.