F4 – An eventful Sunday for U.S. Championship wraps-up season debut
Timo Reger and Raphael Forcier take home wins
The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda debuted its second season in an all-out 33 car assault Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The grid, mixed with young-guns and seasoned vets, all lined up with a common goal, to become the next F4 U.S. champion.
Defending F4 U.S. team champion JDX Racing extended its winning streak to 10 wins with rookie Timo Reger of Houston, Texas, rallying for P1 early in the race. Global Racing Group would own positions 2 and 3 with Benjamin Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, claiming P2 and Jacob Loomis of Corinth, Texas, rounding out the podium.
“Winning my first F4 U.S. race was an awesome feeling,” said Reger. “It’s a great to start the season off on a high note. JDX put together a fast car and I was able to set a fast pace from the start. I am looking forward to the next two races and the season ahead. I have a great team supporting me and I know what it takes to grab them another championship!”
Raphael Forcier of Montreal claimed the second race of the weekend, while Timo Reger of Houston, Texas, scored his second victory as the season debut of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda concluded Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Reger, who was announced to the F4 U.S. roster by JDX Racing two weeks ago, had a big day, winning Race 3 after finishing second earlier in the afternoon in Race 2.
“It was amazing to come home with another podium victory. I couldn’t ask for a better start to the season,” said Reger. “Jeremy Dale and the whole JDX Racing crew is a great team. We’ve made a lot of progress with the car. It’s going to be a phenomenal season.”
Jordan Sherratt of Durban, South Africa, received the first JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award during Race 3 victory circle ceremonies having advanced 43 total positions throughout the event.
“I am very happy with the results this weekend,” said Sherratt. “Hopefully we can capitalize on this and shoot for a podium visit in Indy.”
Retuning inaugural F4 U.S. front-runner Konrad Czaczyk of Jupiter, Florida, withdrew from the final day of racing from a technical issue suffered in qualifying.
“Unfortunately, we’ve been having mechanical problems since yesterday,” Czaczyk said. “The team and I have been working really hard to get the car put together, but the problems aren’t any better. We will be back stronger for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.”
Czaczyk signed a partial season with Group-A Racing days before the first race.
“Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Trans-Am was a great start to our second season,” SCCA Vice President Steve Oseth said. “The competitors showed real growth in each race and the rookies really pushed the second-year veterans.”
The F4 U.S. Championship takes a small break which allows competitors to concentrate on year-end finals. The series will resume June 10-12 at Indianapolis Motors Speedway with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.
Fans can view full event photos and results at www.F4USChampionship.com