Nicolas Stati Takes F4 U.S. Pole, Paces Practice at Road America

Nicolas Stati Takes F4 U.S. Pole, Paces Practice at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (May 17, 2024) – Nicolas Stati (No. 15 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F422) was the class of the field in Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.) on Friday, leading both practice and qualifying at Road America. Today marked the on-track debut of the new Ligier JS F422 chassis and the Ligier Storm engine, and the official start of the 2024 F4 U.S. season. Setting a new track record, Stati’s 2:13.488 lap in qualifying earned him his first career-pole during his F4 U.S. debut weekend.

It was a tight field with the top-four qualifiers separated by just 0.637-seconds. Daniel Quimby (No. 24 Cruise America / MIR Raceline / FIJI Airways / GalvanizeIns Ligier JS F422) was only 0.226-seconds behind Stati, and held just a 0.004-second margin over third-place Alex Crosbie (No. 41 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F422). Connor Roberts (No. 46 / Entrophy Cellars Ligier JS F422) and Pablo Benites Jr. (No. 44 Scuderia Buell Ligier JS F422) rounded out the top five.


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With a single practice session on Friday morning, the running order perfectly matched qualifying. However, with drivers picking up around half a second in the afternoon session, the top-five drivers were separated by 0.748-seconds on Friday morning.


     SEE MORE:  Practice Results


Before the action heats up on the track tomorrow, drivers from F4 U.S. and Ligier JS F4 will meet the fans during a 30-minute autograph session at 11:30 a.m. CT. Join us in the Fan Midway in the Main Paddock between Victory Lane and Parker John’s BBQ & Ribs for a complimentary limited-edition series poster.  Then, check out Race 1 when the lights go out at 3:40 p.m. CT. A live feed from the Road America Jumbotron will be available at Live timing and scoring can be accessed on the Race Monitor app, and additional news and updates from the Road America SpeedTour will be posted on the series’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.