#18 Brady Golan, DEForce Racing, DEForce Racing (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

By Steve Wittich

Brady Golan, who finished tenth in his rookie season of USF Juniors action with DEForce Racing, set an early tone during the first day of the Fall Combine on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The just-turned-16-year-old Texan topped the combined timesheet by a third of a second over Exclusive Autosport returnee and 2022 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series champion Jack Jeffers.

Golan, Jeffers and his rookie teammate Evan Cooley, who was turning his first laps in a formula car, each led one of the 35-minute test sessions.

Newcomers and teammates to Golan, Jeshua Alianell from the Woodlands, Texas and Bruno Ribeiro from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had the third and fourth quickest times on the combined timesheet.

The baker’s dozen drivers completed 606 laps, with Jay Howard Driver Development rookie Hudson Potter turned 54 circuits, the most of any driver.

Very unofficial combined USF Juniors timesheet from Saturday of the Fall Combine.

118Brady GolanDEForce Racing90.5127——249
292Jack JeffersExclusive Autosport90.8439-0.3312349
317Jeshua AlianellDEForce Racing90.8658-0.3531250
416Bruno RibeiroDEForce Racing90.9257-0.413250
591Evan CooleyExclusive Autosport91.0293-0.5166245
67Ayden IngrattaJay Howard Driver Development91.1196-0.6069346
715Andre LagartixaVRD Racing91.3367-0.824253
88Timothy CarelJay Howard Driver Development91.5679-1.0552250
96George ArgyrosJay Howard Driver Development91.7731-1.2604118
103Aiden PotterJay Howard Driver Development91.9328-1.4201351
115Ava DobsonJayHoward Driver Development93.1595-2.6468339
1293Giovanni CabreraExclusive Autosport93.5512-3.0385352
134Hudson PotterJay Howard Driver Development94.5151-4.0024154