PLYMOUTH, Wis. (May 19, 2023) – Carl Bennett (No. 9 Gonella Racing Ligier JS F4) paced practice for Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.) at Road America on Friday afternoon. With a 2:21.465 lap in the series’ only practice session, Bennett held a 0.040-second advantage over the field. In his sophomore season, Bennett is coming off his first-career win after taking the checkered flag in the series’ opening round of competition at NOLA Motorsports Park in March.
Michael Costello (No. 19 Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil / LHP Ligier JS F4) is hot off his first podium finish in Round 3 at NOLA. After earning two pole starts during that weekend, Costello is once again proving his speed in F4 U.S. with the second-fastest lap in practice.
Rounding out the top five on the speed chart, were Michael Boyiadzis (No. 3 Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil / LHP Ligier JS F4), Cole Kleck (No. 11 Velocity Racing Development Ligier JS F4) and Patrick Woods-Toth (No. 27 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4).
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F4 U.S. will qualify tomorrow at 8:50 a.m. CT, with lights out for Race 1 scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT. On Sunday, two more races will follow, along with a Fan Walk just before the series’ final race of the weekend. Join us in the pre-grid area located between Victory Circle and Pit Road at 12:25 p.m. to meet the drivers of F4 U.S. and FR Americas, collect photos and autographs, and see the cars up close and personal just minutes before they take to the track. For updates, follow F4 U.S. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or use Race Monitor to follow live timing and scoring.
Photos by Gavin Baker Photography.