Born to run


Roncalli senior Kyle O'Gara, 18, is preparing for his first Indy Lights race next week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


It’s one of those chicken-or-egg questions Roncalli High School senior Kyle O’Gara is comfortable answering.

Asked if he was born with a passion for racing or gradually eased into it by circumstance, O’Gara, a 5-foot-9, 135-pound bolt of confidence who makes his Firestone Indy Lights debut Friday, doesn’t hesitate.

“I was definitely born into racing,” said O’Gara with a knowing smile. “This is my dad’s 35th year at Indianapolis, having worked in the past for A.J. Foyt and many other drivers.”

John O’Gara will be present for Kyle’s participation in the annual Firestone Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So, too, will Kyle’s sister-in-law, car owner Sarah Fisher, the third woman to compete in an Indianapolis 500.


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