Jay Howard Driver Development’s Christian Bogle took a provisional second United States Formula 4 win of 2020 in the second race at Mid-Ohio.
Bogle won the rain-shortened first race of the weekend, which was later deemed a non-championship encounter due to its lack of green flag running, but was then disqualified along with second place finisher and team-mate Bijoy Garg.
The appeal on that decision, understood to also affect his participation in race two, will be decided post-weekend.
Race one’s shortened length meant qualifying also set the grid for race two, with Bogle on pole ahead of Velocity Racing Development’s Hunter Yeany, and JHDD team-mates Nolan Siegel, Sam Paley and Garg.
Bogle made a good start, but once again only had half a lap of green flag running before the pace car arrived, due to DEForce Racing’s Seth Aldretti spinning.
Dylan Tavella had it up to fourth from 10th on the grid prior to the pace car’s arrival, and on the restart he immediately passed Yeany for third. The Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport driver then attacked Siegel on the long straight down to Turn 4, and after taking to the grass they then touched wheels spectacularly.
Somehow neither driver went off, and Yeany passed both for second place as they continued to battle.
Yeany had started pressuring Bogle, who was frequently loose over the crest of Turn 5, when another pace car interruption occurred due to debris on track.
On the restart the front three pulled away, with Tavella at the back of that trio until putting a pass on Yeany at The Keyhole hairpin on the next lap. He had no answer to Bogle though, although he did get closer to him as the race ended behind the pace car after JHDD driver Nick Persing crashed.
Series returnee Jose Blanco-Chock (Crosslink/Kiwi) finished fourth.
|1||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||13 laps|
|2||Dylan Tavella||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+0.397s|
|3||Hunter Yeany||Velocity Racing Development||+0.657s|
|4||Jose Blanco-Chock||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+1.146s|
|5||Sam Paley||Jay Howard Driver Development||+1.324s|
|6||Nolan Siegel||Jay Howard Driver Development||+1.670s|
|7||Spike Kohlbecker||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+2.310s|
|8||Bijoy Garg||Jay Howard Driver Development||+2.987s|
|9||Kyffin Simpson||Velocity Racing Development||+3.292s|
|10||Erik Evans||Velocity Racing Development||+3.489s|
|11||Varun Choksey||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+3.617s|
|12||Nico Christodoulou||DEForce Racing||+4.129s|
|13||David Dalton Jr||Alliance Racing||+4.503s|
|14||Cade McKee||Iron Rock Motorsports||+5.275s|
|15||Hayden Bowlsbey||Alliance Racing||+5.720s|
|16||Will Holtz||Alliance Racing||+7.521s|
|17||Jeremy Fairbairn||Primus Racing||+7.667s|
|18||Aidan Yoder||Primus Racing||+7.978s|
|19||Ayrton Ori||Alliance Racing||+8.967s|
|20||Chase Hyland||Jay Howard Driver Development||+9.432s|
|21||William Myers||Group-A Racing||+10.328s|
|22||Mitch Redagas||Jensen Global Advisors||+12.524s|
|23||Robert Torres||Group-A Racing||+13.267s|
|24||Will Edwards||Alliance Racing||+14.367s|
|25||Josh Sarchet||DC Autosport||+1 lap|
|NC||Nick Persing||Jay Howard Driver Development||+2 laps|
|NC||Nicholas Rivers||Group-A Racing||+2 laps|
|NC||David Burketh||Alliance Racing||+2 laps|
|Ret||Gil Molina||Jensen Global Advisors|
|Ret||Jake Bonilla||Jensen Global Advisors|
|Ret||Ronan Murphy||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport|
|Ret||Jim Goughary||Primus Racing|
|Ret||Seth Aldretti||DEForce Racing|
|Fastest lap: Blanco-Chock, 1m29.384s|