Points leader Kyffin Simpson provisionally secured the pole position for the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered By Honda’s opening round at Circuit of The America (COTA). With a fresh set of Hankook tires, Simpson turned a 2:04.244-second fast lap in the No. 21 TJ Speed Motorsports/Simpson Race Products/GoPro/Spy Optic Ligier JS F3.
The line-up for race one practically mirrors the current points standings, with Joshua Car starting second in his No. 9 Crosslink Competition / Crosslink Coatings Ligier JS F3, and Ernie Francis Jr. rolling off third when the lights go off in the No. 98 Future Star Racing / Wings & Wheels Foundation Ligier JS F3.
Jason Alder, fresh off a victory at COTA with Formula 4 United States Championship, qualified fourth for his FR Americas debut with Velocity Racing Development.
FR Americas action from COTA continues this afternoon, as the lights go out for Race 1 at 3:20 p.m. CT.