Daniel Quimby Earns First-Career F4 U.S. Win in Race 2 at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (May 19, 2024) – Daniel Quimby (No. 24 Cruise America / MIR Raceline / FIJI Airways / GalvanizeIns Ligier JS F422) earned his first-career Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.) win on Sunday morning at Road America. Making just his fifth start in the series, Quimby jumped out to an early lead after starting the race in the second position to take the victory.


Notes of Interest:

  • This was the first-career win for Daniel Quimby in F4 U.S. The Australia native joined the championship for the 2023 season finale at Circuit of The Americas, making this his fifth F4 U.S. start.
  • After earning his first podium yesterday, Connor Roberts took another step up on the podium to finish second in Race 2, marking his career-best finish.
  • Three teams were represented on today’s podium – Atlantic Racing Team with driver Daniel Quimby, Team Roberts Racing with driver Connor Roberts, and Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport with Nicolas Stati.
  • This weekend marks the debut of the new Ligier JS F422 chassis and Ligier Storm V4 engine. The car was unveiled exactly one year ago at Road America.


Once again doing a rolling start, Nicolas Stati (No. 15 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F422) was in the control position as the field rolled down the frontstretch toward the green flag. Alex Crosbie (No. 41 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F422) started on the outside of the front row, with Daniel Quimby (No. 24 Cruise America / MIR Raceline / FIJI Airways / GalvanizeIns Ligier JS F422) and Connor Roberts (No. 46 ApexSpeed.com / Entropy Cellars Ligier JS F422) following in row two. As the green flag waved, Quimby timed his start perfectly to jump to the inside of Stati, taking it three wide as the field raced toward Turn 1. Completing the pass to take control of the race, Quimby never looked back in a race that stayed green from flag to flag.

Quimby’s lead was not without challenge, as Stati remained tight on his rear wing, and less than two-tenths of a second separated the two as the race reached its halfway point. While Stati searched for the right opportunity to attempt an overtake, Roberts had fallen more than four seconds behind the leader. However, as the clock ticked down, Robert’s car got dialed in, allowing quicker and quicker lap times. With less than three minutes left on the clock, Roberts reached Stati’s gearbox as they raced down the frontstretch. The two raced nose to tail and side-by-side all the way through Turns 1 through 12. On the exit of Turn 12, Stati went a bit wide, nearly getting airborne on the rumble strips and allowing Roberts to complete the overtake for the second position just before the white flag.

As the clock ran out, they crossed the line with Quimby in first, Roberts second and Stati third.


     SEE MORE:  Race 2 Official Results


“Yeah, it was a tough battle with Nicolas [Stati],” said Quimby from atop the podium. “We managed to hold him off. I'd like to say thanks to my Atlantic Racing Team. We worked hard last night trying to put a new floor on after a Turn 1 incident yesterday. I'd like to thank all my sponsors: Motorhome Republic, FIJI Airways, Cruise America. Thanks to the guys for the good race.”

F4 U.S. will conclude their Road America SpeedTour weekend with Race 3 at 4:15 p.m. CT. A live feed from the Road America Jumbotron will be available at YouTube.com/SpeedTourTV. Live timing and scoring can be accessed on the Race Monitor app, and additional news and updates from the Road America SpeedTour will be posted on the series’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.