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.
|RANK||CAR NO.||DRIVER||TEAM||FAST LAP (secs)||DIFF.||SESS.||LAPS|
|1||18||Brady Golan||DEForce Racing||90.5127||——||2||49|
|2||92||Jack Jeffers||Exclusive Autosport||90.8439||-0.3312||3||49|
|3||17||Jeshua Alianell||DEForce Racing||90.8658||-0.3531||2||50|
|4||16||Bruno Ribeiro||DEForce Racing||90.9257||-0.413||2||50|
|5||91||Evan Cooley||Exclusive Autosport||91.0293||-0.5166||2||45|
|6||7||Ayden Ingratta||Jay Howard Driver Development||91.1196||-0.6069||3||46|
|7||15||Andre Lagartixa||VRD Racing||91.3367||-0.824||2||53|
|8||8||Timothy Carel||Jay Howard Driver Development||91.5679||-1.0552||2||50|
|9||6||George Argyros||Jay Howard Driver Development||91.7731||-1.2604||1||18|
|10||3||Aiden Potter||Jay Howard Driver Development||91.9328||-1.4201||3||51|
|11||5||Ava Dobson||JayHoward Driver Development||93.1595||-2.6468||3||39|
|12||93||Giovanni Cabrera||Exclusive Autosport||93.5512||-3.0385||3||52|
|13||4||Hudson Potter||Jay Howard Driver Development||94.5151||-4.0024||1||54|