In 2014, the FIA introduced the Formula 4 concept globally to bridge the gap between karting and open-wheel racing. The Sports Car Club of America created the Formula 4 United States Championship in 2016. The series has grown rapidly in popularity. In the first season, there were fifteen races and nineteen drivers. This year there are eighteen races with almost forty drivers registered.

The cars competing in the American championship are a Ligier JS F4 assembled by OnRoak Automotive. Powering the Ligier is a Honda K20C1 2.0-liter engine which produces 160-horsepower. The Formula 4 Ligier is the only FIA-approved car manufactured and assembled in North America. Next season, the Ligier JS F4 will be replaced with a new model.

The 2023 F4 United States Championship consists of six-weekends with three races held at each venue.

  • March 11-12 NOLA Motorsports Park
  • May 20-21 Road America
  • June 24-25 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • July 28-30 New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • October 5-8 Virginia International Raceway
  • November 2-5 Circuit of the Americas

Rounds seven, eight and nine of the 2023 F4 United States Championship were held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Drivers competed in three thirty-five-minute contests around the thirteen-turn 2.258-mile road course.

Twenty-seven competitors head into the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's 'Esses' for round seven of the 2023 F4 United States Championship. The pole-sitter, Patrick Woods-Toth, leads the pack in the No. 27 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4. Behind Woods-Toth is the No. 08 Ligier JS F4 of the fourth-place qualifier, Alex Berg. Trailing Berg is the other front-row starter, Jesse Lacey, driving the No. 16 Ligier JS F4.
Winning the weekend's first contest was Michael Costello. Costello's No. 19 Jay Howard Driver Development Ligier JS F4 had to be rebuilt overnight after a crash during the second practice session. He started third but led from start to finish earning his second career victory. Sunday morning, Costello qualified on the pole but finished behind the winner, Augusto Soto-Schirripa. He ended the event with a sixth-place result.
Augusto Soto-Schirripa didn't start his 2023 campaign until the second weekend of the championship. It was a disappointing outing that included a DNF. In Saturday's race at Mid-Ohio, he added another DNF to his list. However, the next morning Soto-Schirripa redeemed himself. He started second in the No. 24 International Motorsports Ligier JS F4 and went flag-to-flag for the win. In the finale, Soto-Schirripa was second.
Canadian Patrick Woods-Toth led the point standings with two victories at Road America. He started on the pole for round seven at Mid-Ohio in the No. 27 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4. But on a wet track, Woods-Toth dropped down the order and finished fifth. On Sunday morning, he was gridded third and captured the final position of the rostrum. In round nine, Woods-Toth started fifth but claimed the win.
Before the Mid-Ohio weekend, Lewis Hodgson's best result was a fourth at NOLA Motorsports Park. However, he failed to score points in two rounds at Road America. The No. 30 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4 driver started seventh in Saturday's contest and stayed out of trouble to finish third. In round eight, he improved two positions to finish ninth. In the finale, Hodgson earned the final spot on the podium.
Canadian Alex Berg is the son of Allen Berg, who has competed in F1 and currently operates the Allen Berg Racing School. He also had his best result of the season at the Mid-Ohio. Driving the No. 08 Ligier JS F4, Berg started fourth in race one but successfully navigated the wet conditions to finish second. He finished round eight in fifth after starting third. In the finale, Berg charged from thirteenth to grab a fourth-place result.
While several drivers had their best weekend to date, that was not true for Australian Jesse Lacey. Lacey entered the Mid-Ohio event second in the title chase with two runner-up results. He started round seven on the outside of the front row but finished a disappointing seventh. On Sunday, Lacey was eighth in the first contest and ended the event with a ninth-place result. He dropped to third in the standings.
The podium for round eight of the 2023 F4 United States Championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the center, from International Motorsports, is the winner, Augusto Soto-Schirripa. This was Soto-Schirripa's first series victory. On the left is Saturday's victor and the runner-up, Michael Costello. Completing the rostrum is the current points leader and third-place finisher, Patrick Woods-Toth.

FINISHSTARTDRIVERSPONSOR / TEAMLAPSRETIREMENTS
13Michael CostelloJay Howard Driver Development9-
24Alex BergMySim.ca/Rohde & Liesenfeld/Easy Drift9-
37Lewis Hodgson Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
48Daniel CaraTenuta Foppa & Ambrosi9-
51Patrick Woods-TothCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
69Garrett DettmanMomentum Motorsports9-
72Jesse LaceyCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
817Luciano MartinezScuderia Buell9-
915Tanner DefabisJay Howard Driver Development9-
1012Tyke Durst Gonella Racing9-
1114Logan AdamsJay Howard Driver Development9-
125Titus SherlockCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
1311Kekai HauanioN.E. Where Transport9-
1418Alex BenavitzCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
1516Landan Matriano LimJENSEN9-
1613Bacon ZelenkaBacon Racing9-
1726James LawleyKartbahn9-
1822Dane ScottJay Howard Driver Development9-
1923Everett StackJENSEN9-
2027Christian CantuScuderia Buell9-
2110Augusto Soto-SchirripaInternational Motorsports9-
2225Jett BowlingCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport9-
2319Christopher ParrishSave228-
2424Ava DobsonJay Howard Driver Development8-
-6Frankie MossmanJay Howard Driver Development5Did Not Finish
-21Eric WisniewskiJay Howard Driver Development1Did Not Finish
-20Hannah Greenemeier Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport1Did Not Finish

FINISHSTARTDRIVERSPONSOR / TEAMLAPSRETIREMENTS
12Augusto Soto-SchirripaInternational Motorsports21-
21Michael CostelloJay Howard Driver Development21-
36Patrick Woods-TothCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
410Titus SherlockCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
53Alex BergMySim.ca/Rohde & Liesenfeld/Easy Drift21-
67Daniel CaraTenuta Foppa & Ambrosi21-
79Lewis Hodgson Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
817Jesse LaceyCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
911Logan AdamsJay Howard Driver Development21-
1016Alex BenavitzCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
1120Kekai HauanioN.E. Where Transport21-
1212Luciano MartinezScuderia Buell21-
1313Bacon ZelenkaBacon Racing21-
1414Tyke Durst Gonella Racing21-
154Tanner DefabisJay Howard Driver Development21-
168James LawleyKartbahn21-
1722Christian CantuScuderia Buell21-
1826Hannah Greenemeier Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport21-
1915Landan Matriano LimJENSEN21-
2019Dane ScottJay Howard Driver Development21-
2125Eric WisniewskiJay Howard Driver Development21-
2218Everett StackJENSEN21-
235Garrett DettmanMomentum Motorsports21-
2427Ava DobsonJay Howard Driver Development20-
2523Christopher ParrishSave2220-
2624Jett BowlingCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport20-
2721Frankie MossmanJay Howard Driver Development20-

FINISHSTARTDRIVERSPONSOR / TEAMLAPSRETIREMENTS
15Patrick Woods-TothCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
23Augusto Soto-SchirripaInternational Motorsports17-
36Lewis Hodgson Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
413Alex BergMySim.ca/Rohde & Liesenfeld/Easy Drift17-
54Frankie MossmanJay Howard Driver Development17-
62Michael CostelloJay Howard Driver Development17-
71Titus SherlockCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
814Tyke Durst Gonella Racing17-
915Jesse LaceyCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
107Logan AdamsJay Howard Driver Development17-
1110Alex BenavitzCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
1214Bacon ZelenkaBacon Racing17-
1317Tanner DefabisJay Howard Driver Development17-
1412Luciano MartinezScuderia Buell17-
1516Hannah Greenemeier Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
1611Daniel CaraTenuta Foppa & Ambrosi17-
1722Christian CantuScuderia Buell17-
1821Jett BowlingCrosslink Kiwi Motorsport17-
1924Landan Matriano LimJENSEN17-
2025Dane ScottJay Howard Driver Development17-
2123James LawleyKartbahn17-
2227Christopher ParrishSave2217-
2319Everett StackJENSEN17-
2426Ava DobsonJay Howard Driver Development17-
2520Eric WisniewskiJay Howard Driver Development16-
2618Garrett DettmanMomentum Motorsports13-
-8Kekai HauanioN.E. Where Transport11Did Not Finish

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