Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Trackside Report Day 1

Schedule of Today’s Events (All Times Local)

Friday, June 9, 2016

7:00 a.m.   Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.   F4 Tech & Scales Open

8:15 a.m.   F4 U.S. Tech Closes

8:30 a.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice 1 Starts

9:00 a.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice 1 Ends

9:00 a.m.   F4 U.S. Tech Opens

9:25 a.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice 1 Ends

11:35 p.m. Lunch Starts

12:35 p.m. Lunch Ends

1:00 p.m.   F4 U.S. Tech Closes

1:05 p.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice 2 Starts

1:35 p.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice 2 Ends

1:35 p.m.   F4 U.S. Tech Opens

4:45 p.m.   F4 U.S. Tech Closes

5:15 p.m.   F4 U.S. Qualifying Starts

5:45 p.m.   F4 U.S. Qualifying Ends

5:45 p.m.   F4 U.S Parc Ferme Starts

6:45 p.m.   F4 U.S. Parc Ferme Ends

 

Entry List

Car #:

Driver:

Hometown:

Team:

Engine:

Sponsors:

2

Skylar Robinson

Augusta, Ga

Momentum Motorsports

Honda

Momentum Motorsports

3

Vincent Khristov

Delray Beach, FL

Indy Motorsports Group

Honda

CPC Inc

4

Jim Goughary Jr

Jupiter, FL

Primus Racing Team

Honda

Primus Race Parts

5

Austin McCusker

Glen Head, NY

Primus Racing Team

Honda

Dot Works / Primus Racing

6

Parker Locke

San Antonio, TX

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

7

Blake Mount

Denver, CO

JDX Racing

Honda

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

8

Kyle Kirkwood

Jupiter, FL

Cape Motorsports

Honda

 

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

Bogota, Colombia

Cape Motorsports

Honda

 

10

Davis Durrett

Carmel, IN

Indy Motorsports Group

Honda

 

14

Max Peichel

Edina, MN

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

16

Kent Vaccaro

Plattsburgh, NY

Momentum Motorsports

Honda

Momentum Motorsports

19

Timo Reger

Houston, TX

JDX Racing

Honda

 

22

Jacob Abel

Louisville, KY

Abel Motorsports

Honda

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

24

Benjamin Pedersen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Global Racing Group

Honda

DirtFish / Alfa Romeo of Seattle / Egrari Non-Invasive Center

26

Sam Paley

Cincinnati, OH

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

27

Austin Kaszuba

Burleson, TX

Austin Kaszuba Racing

Honda

Texas Pride Trailers

28

Ben Waddell

Denver, CO

JDX Racing

Honda

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

29

Jonathan Scarallo

Smithtown, NY

Group A Racing

Honda

 

35

Chris Archinaco

Pittsburgh, PA

Indy Motorsports Group

Honda

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

37

Jordan Sherratt

Durban, South Africa

Crosslink Racing

Honda

Crosslink Powder Coating

39

Justin Sirgany

Kingston, Jamaica

Global Racing Group

Honda

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob Marley Foundation

40

Jack William Miller

Westfield, IN

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

Honda

Indy Dental Group LLC / Blue Marble

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

Honda

Motorola

61

John Paul Southern Jr

Westlake, OH

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

Honda

Pittsburgh International Race Complex

62

Raphael Forcier

Montreal, Quebec

Indy Motorsports Group

Honda

Parizeau Pawulski Deslandes Architetcs

68

Jacob Loomis

Corinth, TX

Global Racing Group

Honda

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

86

Brendon Leitch

Invercargill, New Zealand

Kiwi Motorsport LTD

Honda

ITM / Kiwi Motorsport

96

Lawson Nagel

Fort Worth, TX

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

Honda

 

85

Dakota Dickerson

San Diego, CA

Kiwi Motorsport / RJB Motorsports

Honda

RJB Motorsports / Metalloid Corporation

07

Steve Bamford

Toronto, Ontario

Cape Motorsports

Honda

Rice Race Prep

 

 

***

Teams started arriving at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, around 6:30 a.m. The temperature was 77 degrees with 62 percent humidity. Wind speeds were at 11 miles per hour. .

***

The first morning test session began at 8:30 a.m. and lasted 30 minutes. All 29 F4 U.S. competitors tested, and the session was without yellow or red flags. Sam Paley of Cincinnati and Jack William Miller of Westfield, Indiana, were required to do two standing starts during Session 1 since the pair missed the last event. Series newcomer Dakota Dickerson of San Diego was also required to complete two successful standings starts. Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, finished the session with the best lap (1:23.148) with Cape Motorsport teammate Mathias Soler-Obel of Bogota, Colombia, finishing just .242 seconds behind him. The top four drivers were less than a half a second behind Kirkwood.

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:23.148

 

17

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

2

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:23.390

0.242

10

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

3

40

Jack William Miller

1:23.409

0.261

11

Westfield Ind.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Indy Dental Group LLC / Blue Marble

4

85

Dakota Dickerson

1:23.510

0.362

5

San Diego Calif.

Kiwi Motorsport/RJB Motorspo

RJB  Motorsports/Metalloid Corporation

5

68

Jacob Loomis

1:23.658

0.510

15

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

6

62

Raphael Forcier

1:23.702

0.554

18

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Parizeau Pawulski Deslandes Architects

7

22

Jacob Abel

1:23.831

0.683

15

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

8

5

Austin McCusker

1:23.958

0.810

8

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

9

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

1:24.003

0.855

14

Buenos Aires ARG

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Motorola

10

26

Sam Paley

1:24.057

0.909

9

Cincinnati Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

11

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:24.102

0.954

10

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink Powder Coating / Patrick Flynn Mo

12

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:24.170

1.022

11

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

13

14

Max Peichel

1:24.213

1.065

16

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Green1 / Minnesota International  Medicine

14

2

Skylar Robinson

1:24.285

1.137

17

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

15

19

Timo Reger

1:24.292

1.144

16

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

16

39

Justin Sirgany

1:24.320

1.172

8

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

17

86

Brendon Leitch

1:24.348

1.200

6

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsport

ITM/ Kiwi Motorsport

18

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:24.348

1.200

15

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

19

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:24.563

1.415

10

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

20

96

Lawson Nagel

1:24.570

1.422

10

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Marc  Samuels Jewelers

21

3

Vincent Khristov

1:24.620

1.472

9

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

Counter Pressure  Casting Machines

22

07

Steve Bamford

1:24.759

1.611

12

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

23

28

Ben Waddell

1:24.793

1.645

6

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

24

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:24.914

1.766

11

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

25

35

Chris Archinaco

1:25.250

2.102

20

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

26

10

Davis Durrett

1:25.257

2.109

15

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Underwood Machinery Transport / Tag  Heu

27

6

Parker Locke

1:25.279

2.131

9

San Antonio Texas

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

28

7

Blake Mount

1:25.588

2.440

18

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

29

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:25.865

2.717

16

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

 

***

11:35 p.m. Competitors and staff broke for lunch

***

The second F4 U.S. testing session started after lunch at 1:05 p.m. All 29 cars participated, however, Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, first lap time was assigned not classified. Exiting the pits, Leguizamon was penalized for a blending line violation. He was required to complete a drive through restart, but due to multiple red flags, Leguizamon was unable to turn timed laps. On Lap 7 during Session 2, Jonathan Scarallo of Smithtown, New York, caused a red flag after experiencing an uncontested off course excursion. Scarallo was extracted from the track and the session resumed. Another red flag was thrown shortly after when Davis Durrett of Carmel, Indiana, lost control of his No. 10 car going into Turn 2, hitting the tire barrier. Due to extensive clean-up, F4 U.S. officials called the practice three minutes early. Soler-Obel, Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas, and Raphael Foricer of Montreal turned the most laps at 9. Kirkwood set fast lap at 1:23.566.

 

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:23.566

 

6

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

2

85

Dakota Dickerson

1:23.725

0.159

3

San Diego Calif.

Kiwi Motorsport/RJB Motorspo

RJB  Motorsports/Metalloid Corporation

3

22

Jacob Abel

1:23.824

0.258

4

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

4

40

Jack William Miller

1:23.850

0.284

3

Westfield Ind.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Indy Dental Group LLC / Blue Marble

5

68

Jacob Loomis

1:24.135

0.569

9

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

6

86

Brendon Leitch

1:24.154

0.588

4

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsport

ITM/ Kiwi Motorsport

7

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:24.222

0.656

6

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

8

19

Timo Reger

1:24.402

0.836

5

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

9

39

Justin Sirgany

1:24.420

0.854

4

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

10

14

Max Peichel

1:24.427

0.861

5

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Green1 / Minnesota International  Medicine

11

5

Austin McCusker

1:24.457

0.891

5

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

12

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:24.520

0.954

5

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

13

2

Skylar Robinson

1:24.615

1.049

6

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

14

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:24.675

1.109

9

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

15

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:24.688

1.122

5

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

16

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:24.920

1.354

4

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

17

28

Ben Waddell

1:25.063

1.497

6

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

18

62

Raphael Forcier

1:25.252

1.686

9

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Parizeau Pawulski Deslandes Architects

19

26

Sam Paley

1:25.260

1.694

2

Cincinnati Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

20

3

Vincent Khristov

1:25.289

1.723

9

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

Counter Pressure  Casting Machines

21

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:25.299

1.733

5

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink Powder Coating / Patrick Flynn Mo

22

07

Steve Bamford

1:25.653

2.087

6

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

23

7

Blake Mount

1:25.802

2.236

6

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

24

6

Parker Locke

1:26.644

3.078

4

San Antonio Texas

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

25

10

Davis Durrett

1:26.708

3.142

6

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Underwood Machinery Transport / Tag  Heu

26

96

Lawson Nagel

1:26.878

3.312

4

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Marc  Samuels Jewelers

27

35

Chris Archinaco

1:27.099

3.533

3

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

28

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:27.338

3.772

3

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

 

Not classified (110% = 1:31.922)          45 Baltazar Leguizamon 1:41.217 Buenos Aires, Argentina Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

 

***

4:00 p.m. Tech inspections end. All cars passed tech with only minor infractions issued.

***

Qualifying was delayed 10 minutes due to a wreck from the IMSA session before. Scarallo and Durrett were held for five minutes at the start of the session in the penalty box as a reprimand for causing red flags in the second practice session. Drivers were turning faster and faster times each lap. Dickerson clocked the fastest lap of the day with a 1:22.601 before Lawson Nagel of Fort Worth, Texas, hit the tire wall in T2, causing a red flag. Track officials stopped the qualifying clock to clean up the damages and all remaining drivers retired to the pits. The clock was reinstated with 10 minutes remaining. Nagel did not return. On the last lap, Austin McCusker of Glen Head, New York, shot-up in standings from P8 to P2, turning the only other lap in the 1:22s. Dickerson’s fast time before the red flag was never broken. He was awarded the Cameron Das Fast Qualifier Award presented by Pro-Sim and will start on pole for Race 1 on Saturday.

 

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

85

Dakota Dickerson

1:22.601

 

9

San Diego Calif.

Kiwi Motorsport/RJB Motorspo

RJB  Motorsports/Metalloid Corporation

2

5

Austin McCusker

1:22.978

0.377

18

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

3

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:23.107

0.506

10

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

4

62

Raphael Forcier

1:23.216

0.615

19

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Parizeau Pawulski Deslandes Architects

5

68

Jacob Loomis

1:23.315

0.714

10

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

6

19

Timo Reger

1:23.317

0.716

18

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

7

86

Brendon Leitch

1:23.331

0.730

6

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsport

ITM/ Kiwi Motorsport

8

22

Jacob Abel

1:23.452

0.851

17

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

9

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:23.628

1.027

10

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink Powder Coating / Patrick Flynn Mo

10

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:23.644

1.043

7

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

11

40

Jack William Miller

1:23.665

1.064

12

Westfield Ind.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Indy Dental Group LLC / Blue Marble

12

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:23.732

1.131

15

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

13

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

1:23.758

1.157

18

Buenos Aires ARG

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Motorola

14

14

Max Peichel

1:23.785

1.184

18

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Green1 / Minnesota International  Medicine

15

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:23.864

1.263

18

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

16

28

Ben Waddell

1:23.901

1.300

18

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

17

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:24.031

1.430

3

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

18

39

Justin Sirgany

1:24.055

1.454

15

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

19

07

Steve Bamford

1:24.098

1.497

10

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

20

26

Sam Paley

1:24.141

1.540

6

Cincinnati Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

21

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:24.158

1.557

17

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

22

3

Vincent Khristov

1:24.256

1.655

17

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

Counter Pressure  Casting Machines

23

2

Skylar Robinson

1:24.262

1.661

17

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

24

96

Lawson Nagel

1:24.276

1.675

10

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Marc  Samuels Jewelers

25

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:24.706

2.105

17

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

26

10

Davis Durrett

1:25.184

2.583

12

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Underwood Machinery Transport / Tag  Heu

27

35

Chris Archinaco

1:25.720

3.119

14

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

28

6

Parker Locke

1:25.852

3.251

4

San Antonio Texas

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

29

7

Blake Mount

1:26.171

3.570

10

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

 

 

Quotes from Practice and Qualifying Results

Raphael Forcier, Indy Motorsport Group- Today was the first time I got to race in front of my Canadian fans, family and supporters. It was a great feeling. CTMP is a tough track with several elevation changes. It took me about five laps to really get used to it. I am really looking forward to competing tomorrow and conquering Turn 2.

Dakota Dickerson, Kiwi Motorsport- I had a really fun day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the F4 U.S. Championship. Kiwi Motorsport gave me an awesome car all day. I can’t thank Ryan from RJB Motorsports and Mealloid Corporation enough for making this all happen. Also, a big thank you to all the series sponsors for putting together a great championship.

Blake Mount, JDX Racing- We struggled with mechanical issues most of the day, falling behind every session. However, our eyes are up and we will be working into the night to get caught up. My goal for tomorrow is to get some good lap times in Race 1 to move up on the grid for Race 2.

Austin McCusker, Primus Racing- We took P2 on the last lap of qualifying. This is the first time this season that I'll start from the first row. I am really excited about that. I want to thank Primus Racing for the giving me a great set-up today. The car was extremely fast. 

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