Charlie Kimball, who grew up in Camarillo and went to Rio Mesa High School, is racing in the Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. He is in the No. 35 car for the Palm Beach International Raceway team for the Firestone Indy Lights race on Sunday.
Qualifying is today. This is Kimball's rookie season in the Indy Lights series. He has been in Europe racing Formula Fords and in the Formula 3 series since graduating from high school five years ago.
He was diagnosed with type I diabetes about 18 months ago and had to adjust his lifestyle to continue his racing career.
Kimball made his debut with his new team two weeks ago in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the Indy Lights season opener. The Long Beach race is the second of the Indy Lights season.
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