Kekai Hauanio Takes Mid-Ohio Pole

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 22, 2024) – Kekai Hauanio (No. 29 N.E.Where Transportation / New’T Racing Ligier JS F4) won the pole for today’s Ligier JS F4 Series (JS F4) race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. With a 1:27.310 lap, Hauanio paced the field, outrunning second-place Teddy Musella (No. 25 Scuderia Buell Ligier JS F4) by 0.209 seconds. Bacon Zelenka (No. 45 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4), who won two of the three races at Road America during the series’ most recent outing, ranked third. 

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Hauanio was fastest in JS F4 practice at the Mid-Ohio SpeedTour on Friday. Pacing both sessions, the Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport driver held a half-second advantage during the morning session, but bettered the competition by just 0.004-seconds by the time the checkered flag waved in the afternoon session. 

On Friday morning, Brad Majman (No. 95 Crosslink Kiwi Motorsport Ligier JS F4) worked to chase down his teammate, but with Hauanio recording a 1:27.466 lap, and Majman at a 1:28.019 lap, Hauanio was the class of the field. In that session, Musella, a two-time JS F4 winner, rounded out the top three. 

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Speeds slowed on the freshly repaved Mid-Ohio Sports Car Circuit during the afternoon practice session, as Hauanio recorded a 1:28.541 lap, with Musella chomping at his tail with a 1:28.545 lap. Majman ranked third in that session, just two-tenths behind the leader. 

     SEE MORE:  Practice 2 Results

The lights go out for JS F4’s Race 1 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Feature races from this weekend’s Mid-Ohio SpeedTour will be streamed on, with live timing and scoring from all sessions on the Race Monitor app. Additional news and updates will be posted on the series’ FacebookInstagram and Twitter.