(story based off provisional results)
A Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD) enjoyed a dominant weekend at Circuit of The Americas for Rounds 16 and 17 of the 2019 F4 US Championship courtesy of Christian Bogle’s first career win and Christian Brooks’ third win of the season.
Supporting the Formula 1 event, the Saturday race saw Bogle take a superb maiden career victory, with Brooks charging through the field to finish second having started 19th after technical issues in qualifying. Wyatt Bricachek, having qualified an encouraging fourth, suffered heartbreak on the formation lap as an engine issue prevented him from taking the start. Nolan Siegel, making his F4 US Championship debut, finished a spirited seventh, with Hayden Bowlesbey storming through the field to finish 10th, claiming a point in the process. Zoey Edenholm, also enjoying her JHDD debut, came home P13 in the 38-car field.
Sunday morning saw the huge field take to the grid once again for Round 17 and the final race of the 2019 season. The JHDD squad were determined to finish the season in style, and after an entertaining battle for the lead, Brooks brought his Global machine across the line first to secure his third win of the season, capping an excellent first year in open wheel racing. Bogle continued his recent impressive form to finish second, showing remarkable progress throughout what has been his first season in racing. Siegel carried on from where he left off in Saturday’s race to finish a hard fought and entertaining fourth. Bricachek was arguably the star of the race, however, as he charged from the back of the field to finish eighth in the 10-lap encounter. Edenholm finished 17th in what was an encouraging debut weekend with the team, with Bowlsbey coming home in the 20th position after a hard-fought battle with the midfield pack that was nose-to-tail for the entire race.