Raoul Hyman Secures the Pole for the Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour at COTA

AUSTIN, Texas (November 2, 2022) – Championship points leader Raoul Hyman secured the pole for Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda (FR Americas) at Circuit of The Americas on Wednesday afternoon. With a 70-point lead as he looks to secure his first FR Americas Championship, Hyman laid down a lap time of 2:03.376 to beat his competition by over a second.

Mac Clark (No. 25 Future Star Racing Ligier JS F3) was second quick, followed by Dylan Tavella (No. 14 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F3). Tavella is the only other driver in contention for the 2022 Driver’s Points Championship, but will need perfection in this week’s three races at the Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour to beat Hyman.

Making his second FR Americas start, Oliver Westling (No. 2 Jensen Global Advisors Ligier JS F3) was fourth quick, followed by Nick Persing (No. 29 OPI Commercial Builders Ligier JS F3) to round out the top five. 

A full run-down of the official qualifying results can be found, here.

Lights out for FR America’s Race 1 at COTA is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. CT on Thursday, November 3. For updates, follow FR Americas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or watch Race Monitor for live timing and scoring.

Photos by Gavin Baker Photography.