Indianapolis Motor Speedway Trackside Report Day 1

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Trackside Report Day 1

Schedule of Today’s Events (All Times Local)

Friday, June 9, 2016

7:00 a.m.   Registration Opens

7:00 a.m.   F4 Tech & Scales Open

7:45 a.m.   Drivers’ Meeting Starts

8:45 a.m.   Drivers’ Meeting End

9:05 a.m.   F4 Practice 1 Starts

9:25 a.m.   F4 Practice 1 Ends

12:35 p.m. Lunch Starts

1:35 p.m.   Lunch Ends

2:45 p.m.   F4 Practice 2 Starts

3:00 p.m    F4 Registration Closes

3:10 p.m.   F4 Practice 2 Ends

4:00 p.m.   Tech Closes

Entry List

Car #:

Driver:

Hometown:

Team:

Engine:

Sponsors:

 

2

 

Skylar Robinson

 

Augusta, Ga

 

Momentum Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Momentum Motorsports

 

3

 

Vincent Khristov

 

Delray Beach, FL

 

Indy Motorsports Group

 

Honda

 

CPC Inc

 

4

 

Jim Goughary Jr

 

Jupiter, FL

 

Primus Racing Team

 

Honda

 

Primus Race Parts

 

5

 

Austin McCusker

 

Glen Head, NY

 

Primus Racing Team

 

Honda

 

Dot Works / Primus Racing

 

6

 

Parker Locke

 

San Antonio, TX

Jay Howard’s Motorsports

Driver Development

 

Honda

 

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

 

7

 

Blake Mount

 

Denver, CO

 

JDX Racing

 

Honda

 

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

 

8

 

Kyle Kirkwood

 

Jupiter, FL

 

Cape Motorsports

 

Honda

 

 

9

 

Mathias Soler-Obel

 

Bogota, Colombia

 

Cape Motorsports

 

Honda

 

 

10

 

Davis Durrett

 

Carmel, IN

 

Indy Motorsports Group

 

Honda

 

 

14

 

Max Peichel

 

Edina, MN

Jay Howard’s Motorsports

Driver Development

 

Honda

 

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

 

16

 

Kent Vaccaro

 

Plattsburgh, NY

 

Momentum Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Momentum Motorsports

 

19

 

Timo Reger

 

Houston, TX

 

JDX Racing

 

Honda

 

JDX Racing

 

21

John Andrew Entwistle

 

Katonah, NY

 

HellHound Motorsports

 

Honda

 

HellHound Motorsports / Division Furtive

 

22

 

Jacob Abel

 

Louisville, KY

 

Abel Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

 

24

 

Benjamin Pedersen

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Global Racing Group

 

Honda

DirtFish / Alfa Romeo of Seattle / Egrari Non- Invasive Center

 

27

 

Austin Kaszuba

 

Burleson, TX

 

Austin Kaszuba Racing

 

Honda

 

Texas Pride Trailers

 

28

 

Ben Waddell

 

Denver, CO

 

JDX Racing

 

Honda

 

Stoner Car Care / Invisible Glass / USWAG

 

29

 

Jonathan Scarallo

 

Smithtown, NY

 

Group A Racing

 

Honda

 

 

30

 

Flinn Lazier

 

Vail, CO

 

Group A Racing

 

Honda

 

Keystone / Scalkit / Tivoli Lodge

 

35

 

Chris Archinaco

 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Indy Motorsports Group

 

Honda

 

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

37

 

Jordan Sherratt

 

Durban, South Africa

 

Crosslink Racing

 

Honda

 

Crosslink Powder Coating

 

39

 

Justin Sirgany

 

Kingston, Jamaica

 

Global Racing Group

 

Honda

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob Marley Foundation

 

41

 

Braden Eves

 

Gahanna, OH

Jay Howard’s Motorsports

Driver Development

 

Honda

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development

/ Lucas Oil / Green 1 / Team One Cure

 

45

 

Baltazar Leguizamon

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Motorola

 

61

 

John Paul Southern Jr

 

Westlake, OH

Jay Howard’s Motorsports

Driver Development

 

Honda

 

Pittsburgh International Race Complex

 

62

 

Raphael Forcier

 

Montreal, Quebec

 

Indy Motorsports Group

 

Honda

 

 

65

 

Alan Miller

 

New Port Beach, CA

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports LLC

 

Honda

 

Blue Marble Premium Cocktails / AMD Lasers

 

68

 

Jacob Loomis

 

Corinth, TX

 

Global Racing Group

 

Honda

 

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

 

86

 

Brendon Leitch

Invercargill, New Zealand

 

Kiwi Motorsport LTD

 

Honda

 

 

96

 

Lawson Nagel

 

Fort Worth, TX

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports

 

Honda

 

 

97

Christopher Gumprecht

 

Stanfordville, NY

 

C.G. Racing

 

Honda

 

 

07

 

Steve Bamford

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

Cape Motorsports

 

Honda

 

Rice Race Prep

 

***

Teams started arriving at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana around 6:30 a.m. The temperature was 84 degrees with 29 percent humidity.

***

7:45 a.m. Drivers attended a meeting reviewing race one material, on-track procedures, a schedule of events and a lighting demonstration.

***

The first morning test session began at 9:05 a.m and lasted 24 minutes. Thirty-one of the 32 F4 U.S. competitors tested. Lap times were not recorded for Max Peichel of Edina, Minnesota or for Lawson Nagel of Fort Worth, Texas due to faulty transponders. Parker Locke of San Antonio, Texas, experienced mechanical issued before finishing his first lap, resulting in no recorded lap time. Chris Gumprecht of Stanfordville, New York, did not participate in the first test. All drivers were required to practice one standing start before the conclusion of Session 1. Series newcomers Braden Eves of Gahanna, Ohio, and Flinn Lazier of Vail, Colorado, were required to complete two standing starts. John Andrew Entwistle of Katonah, New York, was also required to practice two starts after stalling in Homestead. No accidents needing yellow or red flags were involved during the test, however, Mathias Soler-Obel of Bogota, Colombia, retired to the pits after just two laps due to mechanical issues. Veteran F4 U.S. driver Baltazar Leguizamon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, finished the session with the best lap (1:31.220) with Eves finishing just eight thousandths of a second behind.  

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

1:31.220

 

7

Buenos Aires ARG

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Motorola

2

41

Braden Eves

1:31.304

0.084

10

Gahanna Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Dri

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

3

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:31.379

0.159

13

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

4

86

Brendon Leitch

1:31.653

0.433

9

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsports

ITM

5

28

Ben Waddell

1:31.670

0.450

11

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

6

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:32.130

0.910

7

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink Powder Coating

7

1

Flinn Lazier

1:32.154

0.934

13

Vail Colo.

Group A Racing

Keystone/Scalkit/Tivoli  Lodge

8

27

Austin Kaszuba

1:32.172

0.952

11

Burleson Texas

Austin Kaszuba Racing

Texas Pride Trailers

9

2

Skylar Robinson

1:32.176

0.956

9

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

10

62

Raphael Forcier

1:32.208

0.988

11

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Indy Motorsports Group

11

19

Timo Reger

1:32.451

1.231

8

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

12

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:32.513

1.293

11

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Dri

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

13

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:32.518

1.298

11

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

14

5

Austin McCusker

1:32.530

1.310

8

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

15

68

Jacob Loomis

1:32.535

1.315

12

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

16

3

Vincent Khristov

1:32.959

1.739

12

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

CPC Inc

17

10

Davis Durrett

1:32.977

1.757

13

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Indy Motorsports Group

18

22

Jacob Abel

1:33.040

1.820

13

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

19

07

Steve Bamford

1:33.105

1.885

11

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

20

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:33.205

1.985

9

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

21

39

Justin Sirgany

1:33.572

2.352

5

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

22

21

John Andrew Entwistle

1:33.633

2.413

8

Katonah N.Y.

HellHound Motorsports

HellHound  Motorsports/Division Furtive

23

35

Chris Archinaco

1:33.828

2.608

14

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

24

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:34.676

3.456

11

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

25

7

Blake Mount

1:34.976

3.756

11

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

26

65

Alan Miller

1:34.986

3.766

10

New Port Beach Calif.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Blue Marble Premium Cocktails / AMD Lase

27

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:35.824

4.604

8

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

28

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:54.897

23.677

2

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

29

14

Max Peichel

   

0

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Dri

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

30

96

Lawson Nagel

   

0

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

 

***

12:35 p.m. competitors and staff broke for lunch

***

The second F4 U.S. testing session started after lunch at 2:46 p.m. Skylar Robinson of Augusta, Georgia, lost control of his No. 2 car going into Turn 3. In an unrelated incident in the same turn, Peichel also experienced an off-track excursion. A red flag was thrown and the session ended early as the two cars were assisted off the track. Peichel laid down the most laps (10) in Session 2 before ending his day. With a new pair of left-side tires, Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, found himself at the top of the time sheet with a fast time of 1:31.539. Once again, Eves finished in P2. Thirty of the 32 cars participated. Blake Mount of Denver suffered mechanical issues in the pits prior to the track going hot, resulting in no time recorded. Locke did not return to Session 2 due to previous issues from Session 1. Gumprecht did not participate.

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

In Lap

Hometown

Team

Sponsor

1

8

Kyle Kirkwood

1:31.539

 

7

Jupiter Fla.

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

2

41

Braden Eves

1:31.750

0.211

5

Gahanna Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

3

22

Jacob Abel

1:31.926

0.387

7

Louisville Ky.

Abel Motorsports

Abel Construction / Advance Inc

4

45

Baltazar Leguizamon

1:31.927

0.388

6

Buenos Aires ARG

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Motorola

5

19

Timo Reger

1:32.077

0.538

5

Houston Texas

JDX Racing

JDX Racing

6

9

Mathias Soler-Obel

1:32.301

0.762

8

Bogota COL

Cape Motorsports

Cape Motorsports

7

86

Brendon Leitch

1:32.403

0.864

9

Invercargill NZL

Kiwi Motorsports

ITM

8

28

Ben Waddell

1:32.408

0.869

4

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Stoner Car Care / USWAG

9

3

Vincent Khristov

1:32.427

0.888

8

Delray Beach Fla.

Indy Motorsports Group

CPC Inc

10

2

Skylar Robinson

1:32.489

0.950

3

Augusta Ga.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

11

39

Justin Sirgany

1:32.494

0.955

5

Kingston JAM

Global Racing Group

JFP / Your Complete Décor Solution / Bob M

12

14

Max Peichel

1:32.498

0.959

10

Edina Minn.

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Developm

13

62

Raphael Forcier

1:32.586

1.047

8

Montreal Qué. Can.

Indy Motorsports Group

Indy Motorsports Group

14

1

Flinn Lazier

1:32.638

1.099

4

Vail Colo.

Group A Racing

Keystone/Scalkit/Tivoli Lodge

15

37

Jordan Sherratt

1:32.772

1.233

6

Durban ZAF

Crosslink Racing

Crosslink  Powder Coating

16

68

Jacob Loomis

1:32.965

1.426

5

Corinth Texas

Global Racing Group

Optima Anesthesia / Epic Electric

17

10

Davis Durrett

1:33.156

1.617

3

Carmel Ind.

Indy Motorsports Group

Indy Motorsports Group

18

21

John Andrew Entwistle

1:33.337

1.798

9

Katonah N.Y.

HellHound Motorsports

HellHound  Motorsports/Division Furtive

19

4

Jim Goughary Jr

1:33.349

1.810

8

Jupiter Fla.

Primus Racing Team

Primus Race Parts

20

5

Austin McCusker

1:33.349

1.810

7

Glen Head N.Y.

Primus Racing Team

Dot Works / Primus Racing

21

61

John Paul Southern Jr

1:33.355

1.816

3

Westlake Ohio

Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driv

Pittsburgh International Race Complex/ Jay

22

96

Lawson Nagel

1:33.403

1.864

9

Fort Worth Texas

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

 

23

29

Jonathan Scarallo

1:33.427

1.888

5

Smithtown N.Y.

Group A Racing

Group A Racing

24

27

Austin Kaszuba

1:33.587

2.048

3

Burleson Texas

Austin Kaszuba Racing

Texas Pride Trailers

25

35

Chris Archinaco

1:33.696

2.157

7

Pittsburgh Pa.

Indy Motorsports Group

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

26

65

Alan Miller

1:33.837

2.298

7

New Port Beach Calif.

Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon M

Blue Marble Premium Cocktails / AMD  Lase

27

24

Benjamin Pedersen

1:34.138

2.599

6

Copenhagen DNK

Global Racing Group

Dirtfish/Alfa Romeo of Seattle/Egrari Non-In

28

07

Steve Bamford

1:34.486

2.947

6

Toronto Ont. Can.

Cape Motorsports

Rice Race Prep

29

16

Kent Vaccaro

1:35.427

3.888

6

Plattsburgh N.Y.

Momentum Motorsports

Momentum Motorsports

30

7

Blake Mount

   

0

Denver Colo.

JDX Racing

Expedia / HD Supply / Sobel Westex

***

4:00 p.m. Tech inspections end. Minor infractions were noted but no team received penalties or reprimands.

 ***

Quotes from Practice Results

Braden Eves, Jay Howard’s Motorsport Driver Development- The first session went well. I pitted and then went back out, changed a few things with my driving and gained some time. In our final practice, our pace was very good again. The car felt very good all day and I think we should have the pace for a win tomorrow.

Baltazar Leguizamon, Miller Vinatieri Leguizamon Motorsports- I had the fastest time during the first session. It is my first time running at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car continued to gain momentum throughout the day and I expect to have that same speed tomorrow during qualifying.

Kyle Kirkwood, Cape Motorsports- I put Homestead behind me, and I am ready take a win here in Indy tomorrow. My team has put together a fast car and I’m confident we can accomplish that.

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Results

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