The United States Formula 4 season began with a safety car-led wet race after multiple opening lap incidents, which was won from pole by Christian Bogle.
Jay Howard Driver Development’s Bogle only had to retain his lead for half a lap of green flag action to take the win, as the rest of the shortened five-lap.encounter ran behind the safety car.
The race had already been shortened to 15 minutes as the rain arrived, to ensure the grid could switch to wet weather tyres.
Six drivers going off the track on lap one led to the race under going yellow, although three of those drivers – including Bogle’s team-mate Nolan Siegel – were able to extract themselves and make it back to the pits.
Bijoy Garg, another JHDD driver, passed front row starter Hunter Yeany before the yellow flags came out to take second.
He kept his car on track in tricky conditions as the field followed the safety car, while Velocity Racing Development’s Yeany survived one brief scare to complete the podium.
JHDD made up three of the cars in the top four, with Nick Persing climbing up to fourth ahead of Jose Blanco-Chock (Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport), Sam Paley (JHDD) and Spike Kohlbecker (Crosslink/Kiwi).
|1||Christian Bogle||Jay Howard Driver Development||5 laps|
|2||Bijoy Garg||Jay Howard Driver Development||+0.524s|
|3||Hunter Yeany||Velocity Racing Development||+1.233s|
|4||Nick Persing||Jay Howard Driver Development||+2.429s|
|5||Jose Blanco-Chock||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+4.109s|
|6||Sam Paley||Jay Howard Driver Development||+4.595s|
|7||Spike Kohlbecker||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+4.942s|
|8||Gil Molina||Jensen Global Advisors||+7.535s|
|9||David Dalton Jr||Alliance Racing||+9.432s|
|10||Nico Christodoulou||DEForce Racing||+10.010s|
|11||Kyffin Simpson||Velocity Racing Development||+10.381s|
|12||Erik Evans||Velocity Racing Development||+10.575s|
|13||Ronan Murphy||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+11.362s|
|14||Cade McKee||Iron Rock Motorsports||+12.253s|
|15||David Burketh||Alliance Racing||+14.034s|
|16||Ayrton Ori||Alliance Racing||+14.827s|
|17||Will Holtz||Alliance Racing||+16.209s|
|18||Jim Goughary||Primus Racing||+18.332s|
|19||William Myers||Group-A Racing||+19.390s|
|20||Hayden Bowlsbey||Alliance Racing||+19.668s|
|21||Seth Aldretti||DEForce Racing||+21.368s|
|22||Will Edwards||Alliance Racing||+21.982s|
|23||Robert Torres||Group-A Racing||+22.918s|
|24||Varun Choksey||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+23.342s|
|25||Jeremy Fairbairn||Primus Racing||+23.985s|
|26||Dylan Tavella||Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport||+24.785s|
|Ret||Nolan Siegel||Jay Howard Driver Development|
|Ret||Nicholas Rivers||Group-A Racing|
|Ret||Jake Bonilla||Jensen Global Advisors|
|Ret||Chase Hyland||Jay Howard Driver Development|
|Ret||Josh Sarchet||DC Autosport|
|Ret||Aidan Yoder||Primus Racing|
|Ret||Mitch Redagas||Jensen Global Advisors|
|Fastest lap: Rivers, 3m31.818s|