A Killarney Thriller

A betting man would have lost on Saturday, where the odds were on, that Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White would fly home from Cape Town with the Investchem Formula 1600 championship and its Road to Indy prize firmly in his back pocket. It was however not to be. White...

White’s point to make

Stuart chasing Road to Indy prize at Killarney Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White has one hand on the big prize as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on the Road to Indy returns to Killarney in Cape Town for the penultimate round of the championship 22...

White’s festival flight

The past weekend’s Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring were all about one man. Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White utterly dominated, delivering a crushing qualifying performance before driving into the distance to win both races at ease...

Road to Indy battle to thrill at Kyalami

South Africa’s premier single-seater race series, Investchem Formula 1600 is one of two classes privileged to race at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank from 31 August to 2 September. The Festival of Motoring has rapidly grown to become among...
Robert Wolk demonstrates the 2017 Formula 1600 powered by Ford car at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Robert Wolk demonstrates the 2017 Formula 1600 powered by Ford car at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Image by Paul Bedford – Action Images

Formula Ford has its origins in the late 1960s, the first standalone race taking place at Brands Hatch on 2 July 1967. The class was an immediate success and rapidly spread throughout the world. For many years Formula Fords were powered by the Ford Kent Crossflow engine but most national championship series throughout the world eventually switched to the more modern Duratec engines.

In many countries, the Kent engined cars were not abandoned but continued to race in regional series. This is the case in South Africa where they compete in the Northern Regions Regional Championship.

The newer Duratec powered cars are now used in the Formula 1600 National Championship. The addition of front and rear wings, and revised side pods to the cars has changed not just their appearance, but also their handling characteristics and will make for an interesting 2017 season.

In addition to the new cars, 2017 sees the advent of serious prize money for the top three in the Investchem Formula 1600 powered by Ford Championship. The winner will receive R250 000.00 plus a tests in a Formula Renault car and one of the Afrix A1GP cars. The runner up will receive R125 000.00 while the third placed driver will take home R62 500.00.

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Formula 1600 Powered by Ford

Round 7
31 August 2018 to 2 September 2018
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Formula Ford Kent

Round 5
29 September 2018
Zwartkops Raceway

A Killarney Thriller

A Killarney Thriller

A betting man would have lost on Saturday, where the odds were on, that Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White would fly home from Cape Town with the Investchem Formula 1600 championship and its Road to Indy prize firmly in his back pocket. It was however not to be. White...

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White’s point to make

White’s point to make

Stuart chasing Road to Indy prize at Killarney Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White has one hand on the big prize as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on the Road to Indy returns to Killarney in Cape Town for the penultimate round of the championship 22...

read more
White’s festival flight

White’s festival flight

The past weekend’s Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring were all about one man. Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White utterly dominated, delivering a crushing qualifying performance before driving into the distance to win both races at ease...

read more
Horne dominates at Dezzi

Horne dominates at Dezzi

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) had a perfect weekend at Dezzi Raceway at the fourth round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship on Saturday, 11 August. The former champion claimed pole position, took both race wins and to cap it...

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Can Horne extend his lead at Dezzi Raceway?

Can Horne extend his lead at Dezzi Raceway?

After a break of almost 3 months, the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship gets back on track when more than a dozen drivers make their way to the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fourth round of the series which takes place at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on...

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Horne wins at Phakisa

Horne wins at Phakisa

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) won the opening race and followed it up with a runners-up spot in the second to take overall victory in the third round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship held at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 19...

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