LEXINGTON, Ohi. (August 10, 2019) – Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD) returned to the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second time in two weeks, only this time, it was out in force with its F4 US Championship team.

Fresh off the back of the team’s first win of the season courtesy of Christian Brooks’ excellent drive at VIR, the driver line-up of Brooks, Hayden Bowlesbey, Wyatt Brichacek, Robert Soroka and Christian Bogle were primed for another positive weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Championship.

Brooks once again brought home some podium hardware with a fine drive to second place in Round 12 on Saturday morning.  Bowlesbey put in a superb drive as well to climb through the field to finish in the eighth position, and Soroka, upon his return to the cockpit, improved with every session to eventually claim a well-earned 11th place finish in the same race.  Brichacek and Bogle continued to show impressive progression in their JHDD prepared F4 machines, with Brichacek securing a Top five finish in Round 11, while Bogle came home inside the Top 10 in Round 10.

Team-owner, Jay Howard, was delighted with the continued progression shown from all of his drivers. "It was a good all-round team performance.  All of the boys showed improvement, and at one point we had all five cars in the Top 10 which was fantastic to see.  I’m looking forward to the next event in Sebring, and well done to all the boys again.”




#3 Hayden Bowlsbey
Round 10 – P14; Round 11 – P17; Round 12 – P8
“I had to work on my driving earlier in the weekend, so after looking at data and video, as well as making some changes to the car, we started to improve.  Race 1 was a bit of a struggle, but I felt good in Race 2 but unfortunately got caught up in an incident which I couldn’t really do anything about. Eventually it turned out well and we finished with a P8 in the third race.  I’m really happy with that.  Looking forward to getting back in the car for Sebring.”

#4 Christian Brooks
Round 10 – P8; Round 11 – P4; Round 12 – P2
“We just wrapped up the final race here at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The race was great, we started P6 with crazy battles and we worked our way up to P2 and we were coming for (Joshua) Car. However, after a couple of yellow flags we had to defend from behind for the closing stages. The team did great, we finally got the car where we wanted it and I’m happy to be back on the podium.  It’s a good way to wrap up the weekend after a few struggles earlier in the event. I’m really stoked and happy to be back up here.  I will be going for it in the next one, can’t wait for Sebring!”

#5 Wyatt Brichacek
Round 10 – P6; Round 11 – P5; Round 12 – DNF
“Overall the weekend here at Mid-Ohio was pretty good. I started out in practice consistently in sixth and seventh place. I went into Race 1 after qualifying P5.  However, I started from P3 and ended up finishing P6. In the second race, I had to defend my position (P5) throughout multiple yellows and ended up finishing in that position. The first two races were really good, but the third race was a little different. I made a mistake near the end which ended my race early. Overall, a positive weekend for myself and the team. Now just looking forward to Sebring.”

#6 Robert Soroka
Round 10 – P16; Round 11 – P11; Round 12 – P11
“Practice was good, and we came into qualifying and the races with high hopes.  The first race went green the whole distance which made for some great and interesting racing, but I could only manage P16.  I was able to make my way through the field in the second and third races with two P11 finishes, which I was really happy with despite the yellow flags.  I’m really looking forward to Sebring and carrying on from where we left off.”

#7 Christian Bogle
Round 10 – P10; Round 11 – P16; Round 12 – DNF
“Coming into this weekend here at Mid-Ohio I was really looking forward to it because I have had quite a bit of track time here. We had a really positive start to the weekend being 0.9 off the pole position pace. I started P11 for Race 1 and was able to do really well and finished P10 earning my first points of the F4 US Championship season. Race 2 I had a really good start and was able to move up to P10 at the start. I ended up going off in Turn 4, which cost me the race. However, still being out on track I was focusing on getting a good lap time to set myself up for Race 3 and was able to qualify 11th for that. It was going really well, and I was able to get up to P6. Unfortunately, a spin happened right in front of me and I was unable to go anywhere so that ended my race. It was a bit of a disappointing end to the weekend but ready to get back out there.  I’m really excited for Sebring.”

Next up for the JHDD F4 US Championship outfit is a trip to the heat of Florida and the iconic Sebring International Raceway for Rounds 13, 14 and 15, September 13-15.  Fans can follow live updates on the Race Monitor App and JHDD social media channels.