LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 24, 2022) – Andre Castro, driver of the No. 8 Future Star Racing Ligier JS F4, secured the pole for tomorrow’s Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda Race 1. Making his series debut, Castro recorded a 1:27.423-second lap to secure the pole, besting second-place Bryson Morris (No. 39 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4) by 0.177-seconds.
Matt Christensen, fresh off his back-to-back wins at Road America, qualified third in the No. 45 Velocity Racing Development Ligier JS F4 with a 1:27.614-second lap, followed by Ryan Shehan (No. 66 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4) and Gabriel Fonseca (No. 76 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4), respectively, who rounded out the top five.
A full run-down of the provisional qualifying results can be found, here.
The most recent winner in F4 U.S. competition, Noah Ping (No. 65 Velocity Racing Development Ligier JS F4) was quickest in the sole practice session of the weekend on Friday morning. Bryson Morris was second quick, just 0.159-second behind the leader. Christensen, Castro, and Lochie Hughes (No. 6 Jay Howard Driver Development Ligier JS F4) rounded out the top five.
Full practice results are available, here.
Lights out for F4 U.S. Race 1 is scheduled for 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. The event will be live streamed on the SpeedTourTV YouTube page (YouTube.com/SpeedTourTV), and on the F4 U.S. Facebook and YouTube.