Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Trackside Report Day 1

Schedule of Today’s Events (All Times Local)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

7:30 a.m.   Registration Opens

8:00 a.m.   F4 Tech & Scales Open

9:05 a.m.   F4 U.S. Promoter Test Session 1 Starts

9:45 a.m.   F4 U.S. Promoter Test Session 1 Ends

11:05 a.m. F4 U.S. Promoter Test Session 2 Starts

11:50 a.m. F4 U.S. Promoter Test Session 2 Ends

12:00 p.m. Lunch Starts

12:35 p.m. Lunch Ends

1:00 p.m.   F4 U.S. Drivers Meeting Starts

1:30 p.m.   F4 U.S. Drivers Meeting Ends

2:00 p.m.   F4 U.S. Ride Along with Driver Coaches Starts

2:30 p.m.   F4 U.S. Ride Along with Driver Coaches Ends

3:30 p.m.   Registration Closes

3:50 p.m.   F4 U.S. Official Practice Session Starts

4:40 p.m.   F4 U.S Official Practice Session Ends

5:00 p.m.   F4 Tech & Scales Closes

 

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

 

 

11

Colin Mullan

Danville, CA

Jay Howard’s Motorsports

Driver Development

Honda

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

/ Lucas Oil

 

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

 

Crosslink Racing

 

Honda

 

Crosslink Powder Coating/LVP Powder and Paints

 

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

 

65

 

Chandler Horton

 

Zionsville, IN

 

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

 

Honda

 

        Bell Helmets/Stand 21

 

68

 

Jacob Loomis

 

Corinth, TX

 

Global Racing Group

 

Honda

 

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

 

85

 

Dakota Dickerson

 

San Diego, CA

Kiwi Motorsport / RJB Motorsports

 

Honda

 

RJB Motorsports / Metalloid Corporation

 

86

 

Brendon Leitch

Invercargill, New Zealand

 

Kiwi Motorsport LTD

 

Honda

 

ITM / Kiwi Motorsport

 

96

 

Lawson Nagel

 

Fort Worth, TX

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

 

Honda

 

 

97

Christopher Gumprecht

 

Stanfordville, NY

 

C.G. Racing

 

Honda

 

 

07

 

Steve Bamford

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

Cape Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Rice Race Prep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teams started arriving at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, around 6:30 a.m. The temperature was 77 degrees with 89 percent humidity. Wind speeds were at 5 miles per hour.

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The first morning promoter test session began at 9:05 a.m. and lasted 40 minutes. F4 U.S. competes on the 2.25 miles, 12-turn Mid-Ohio road course without the chicane. Thirty of the 32 F4 U.S. competitors tested, and the session was without on-track incidents. Series newcomers Chandler Horton of Zionsville, Indiana, Colin Mullan of Danville, California, and Chris Gumprecht of Stanfordville, New York, were required to successfully complete two standing starts before the end of the two test sessions. All three drivers finished the starts during the first session. Timing and scoring was not recorded because the session was not an official series test. The first session ended at 9:45 a.m.

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The competitors started their final promotor test session at 11:05. Thirty-one drivers participated. Since the session was and unofficial test session, timing and scoring was not recorded.

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12:00 p.m. Competitors and staff broke for lunch

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The drivers attended a mandatory meeting hosted by Chip Robinson at 1:00 p.m. After reviewing the last race and discussing the track, FIA flags and full-track yellow procedures were covered in detail.

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At 2:00 p.m. the F4 U.S. drivers and their coaches drove street cars on the track to study the course for 30 minutes.

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The official F4 U.S. practice session started after lunch at 3:50 p.m. Thirty-one cars participated. Dakota Dickerson of San Diego withdrew from the weekend prior to the official practice. Dickerson also did not participate in the promoter test day. Since F4 U.S. was only scheduled for one practice session, track officials extended it to 50 minutes, 20 minutes longer than the typical practice. Four red flags were thrown during the prolonged period; however, all incidents were minor individual accidents. Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, claimed the fastest lap of the session with a 1:25.997, breaking Konrad Czaczyk’s track record (1:26.463) set during the inaugural event. On the last lap of the session, Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas, turned his fastest time of a 1:26.464. Skylar Robinson of Augusta, Georgia, and Raphael Forcier of Montreal made F4 U.S. history during practice, turning the exact same fast-lap time, down to the thousandth of a second. Fast times from practice determines the order of qualifying tomorrow.

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:25.997

 

22

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

2

68

Jacob Loomis

1:26.464

0.467

25

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

3

2

Skylar Robinson

1:26.546

0.549

22

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

4

62

Raphael Forcier

1:26.546

0.549

22

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Parizeau Pawulski Deslandes Architects

5

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

1:26.720

0.723

11

Buenos Aires ARG

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Motorola

6

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:26.773

0.776

23

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink Powder Coating / Patrick Flynn Mo

7

22

Jacob Abel

1:26.885

0.888

22

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

8

27

Austin Kaszuba

1:27.035

1.038

11

Burleson Texas

Crosslink Racing

LVP Powder and Paints/Crosslink Powder Co

9

86

Brendon Leitch

1:27.047

1.050

22

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsport

ITM/ Kiwi Motorsport

10

65

Chandler Horton

1:27.060

1.063

24

Zionsville Ind.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

 

11

28

Ben Waddell

1:27.110

1.113

11

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

12

40

Jack William Miller

1:27.426

1.429

22

Westfield Ind.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Indy Dental Group LLC / Blue Marble

13

19

Timo Reger

1:27.464

1.467

22

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

14

3

Vincent Khristov

1:27.594

1.597

22

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

Counter Pressure  Casting Machines

15

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:27.603

1.606

9

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

16

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:27.631

1.634

14

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

17

5

Austin McCusker

1:27.638

1.641

20

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

18

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:27.654

1.657

12

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

19

39

Justin Sirgany

1:27.680

1.683

13

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

20

10

Davis Durrett

1:27.776

1.779

12

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Underwood Machinery Transport / Tag  Heu

21

14

Max Peichel

1:27.802

1.805

14

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Green1 / Minnesota International  Medicine

22

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:27.825

1.828

9

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

23

11

Colin Mullan

1:27.885

1.888

21

Danville Calif.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

24

96

Lawson Nagel

1:28.133

2.136

22

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Marc  Samuels Jewelers

25

35

Chris Archinaco

1:28.279

2.282

24

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

26

07

Steve Bamford

1:28.462

2.465

20

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

27

7

Blake Mount

1:28.619

2.622

21

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

28

6

Parker Locke

1:28.792

2.795

11

San Antonio Texas

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

29

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:29.119

3.122

19

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

30

97

Christopher Gumprech

1:30.382

4.385

6

Stanfordville N.Y.

C.G. Racing

C.G. Racing

31

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:31.083

5.086

2

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

 

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5:00 p.m. Tech inspections end. All cars passed tech with only minor infractions issued.

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Quotes from Practice Results

Chandler Horton, Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports- Overall, I was quite happy with how today turned out. It was a lot of fun trying to learn a new car and track all in one day. I owe a big thanks to Dr. Jack Miller, Mitch Davis and the rest of the MVL crew for their commitment and guidance today. It also helped to have good, reliable teammates to shorten my learning curve. Hopefully, we can continue our progress throughout the weekend.

Colin Mullan, Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development- I’ve been having a great first, race weekend so far. The car is a blast to drive. I was able to improve and felt confident throughout the day. The last session I was chasing setup as the track changed, but I have no doubt we’ll get it resolved before tomorrow. I am looking forward to some close racing.

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