Patrick Woods-Toth Focused on the Championship as F4 U.S. Goes to COTA

Patrick Woods-Toth Focused on the Championship as F4 U.S. Goes to COTA

CHARLOTTE (October 28, 2023) – Three drivers will compete for the 2023 Driver Championship when Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S) pulls into Circuit of The Americas (COTA) next weekend. With a scholarship to compete in next year’s Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda (FR Americas) season on the line, Patrick Woods Toth (No. 27 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4) currently leads the battle, with teammate Titus Sherlock (No. 31 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4) and Michael Costello (No. 19 Jay Howard Driver Development / CSU One Cure / Lucas Oil / LHP Ligier JS F4) both trailing him by 66.5 points.

A graduate of the 2022 Radford Racing School F4 U.S. Scholarship Award School program, Woods-Toth entered the season as a relative unknown, despite having won three straight Motomaster Ron Fellow Karting Championships and the Canadian Karting Championship last year. At the time of the Radford Racing School program last December, the 19-year-old had never even tested a formula car.

Proving his talent during the scholarship school, Woods-Toth joined the Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport roster to see what he could accomplish during an F4 U.S. race weekend. He left the season opener at NOLA Motorsports Park with three podiums, including one second and two third-place finishes—just two points out of the points lead.

From there, Woods-Toth was able to pull together the funding he needed to continue racing—and winning. He earned his first two F4 U.S. wins during Rounds 4 and 6 at Road America, and went on to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to earn his third-career win, as well as another podium. It was two more podiums at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and yet another two at VIR. With 11 podiums in 15 starts, he leads all F4 U.S. drivers in podiums, and is tied with Costello and Augie Soto-Schirripa (No. 24 International Motorsport Ligier JS F4) for the most wins—each driver with three wins a piece.

With a 66.5-point lead and only 75 points available during the Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour weekend at COTA, Woods-Toth enters the weekend in the cat bird seat, but will still need a smooth weekend to take home the title.

“Leading the F4 U.S. Championship in my first year of car racing is unbelievable,” said Woods-Toth. “It has been a long journey to get where I am now, and there’s a lot of people supporting me. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity they have given me, and to win would be a great accomplishment for all of us.”

Woods-Toth will look to lock up the championship when F4 U.S. returns to the track at COTA, November 2-4. Tickets for the event are on sale now at Be sure to follow F4 U.S. on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates, and subscribe to SpeedTour TV on YouTubeto stream next weekend’s races free.