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Christian Bogle wins under appeal in US F4 race two at Mid-Ohio

by Elliot Wood

Photo: F4 US Championship

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.

 

Race results
Pos Name Team Time
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