Marco wins in debut F4 race
15 year old Marco Kacic wins his debut race in F4 with Doran Motorsports Group. The Auto Club Speedway race track in Fontana California hosted the Formula Pro USA F4 Winter series race this past weekend. Marco started impressing from the first practice session on Friday. Friday practice was in sunny dry conditions and Marco was consistently in the top two on the time sheets.
As expected, the weather took a turn for the worse and there was nothing but heavy rain for Saturdays qualifying and race. In the rain, Marco qualified with the second fastest time. The rain was so heavy there were discussions of postponing the race but the race director decided to run the race as scheduled.
Unfortunately, due to some drivers jumping the green flag, Marco dropped back to 4th position before going into turn one. It didn’t take long for Marco to work his way back up the order and by lap two he was able to make a pass for the lead into turn four. Marco’s car control was impeccable in the treacherous conditions. He went on to stretch out a substantial lead and took the win by over 27 seconds.
“I’m very happy that I was able to take the win but I’m also very happy that I was able to give Doran Motorsports Group their first victory in their first ever F4 race. The goal was to have a successful debut for the team as well as myself and I’m so happy that we did that.”