Formula Pro USA F4 ushered in the opening rounds of the 2019 season under gorgeous weather conditions at beautiful Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. Daily temps reached into the 70’s with optimal track conditions for our first racing weekend of the season.
Friday’s practice sessions allowed our teams and drives plenty of track time to optimize their car setups and get their drivers up to speed with the Sonoma Raceway track layout, running the full race course including the turn 9A chicane.
Saturday’s race saw Marco Kacic starting on pole and hold his first place position fending off Rayce Dykstra who was hot on his heels throughout the entire race. The third place battle was exciting in and of itself with Alan Tang and Kyle Loh battling back and forth with multiple position changes throughout the race.
Round 1 Podium:
- Marco Kacic – Doran Motorsports Group – 1:44.362
- Rayce Dykstra – World Speed Motorsports – 1:44.765
- Alan Tang – Doran Motorsports Group – 1:45.134
- Fastest Race Lap Bonus Winner – Marco Kacic 1:44.362
Sunday’s race had Marco Kacic starting on pole again with Rayce Dykstra once again chasing him around the race course. Rayce suffered a little spin in the turn 6 carousel dashing his chances of overtaking Marco. Kyle Loh and Alan Tang were just behind battling for positions on the podium with Kyle driving a very strong race to place second on the podium in the round 2 race.
Round 2 Podium:
- Marco Kacic – Doran Motorsports Group – 1:44.856
- Kyle Loh – World Speed Motorsports – 1:45.566
- Alan Tang – Doran Motorsports Group – 1:45.301
- Fastest Race Lap Bonus Winner – Marco Kacic 1:44.856
Congratulations to our race winners and all of the drivers and teams on a successful opening race weekend. Exclusive Racing | Formula Pro USA would like to thank all of our racers, teams, race families, SCCA Pro, NASA and our sponsors; Exclusive MotorWorks Racing, Ligier Automotive, Honda, Hankook Tire and Red Line Oil for a wonderful race weekend.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Auto Club Speedway April 26-28 for rounds 3 & 4 of the 2019 Formula Pro USA F4 Western Championships.