Nash back on top at Red Star

On Friday, 21 June Jonathan Nash didn’t have a motor in his Turnfab Engineering Swift and it looked like he was going to miss the third round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship at Red Star Raceway. Things looked better later in the day thanks to the...

Investchem Formula Ford Kent drivers head east

The Formula Ford Kent brigade head east for the third round of their 2019 championship which takes place at Red Star Raceway, near Delmas in Mpumalanga, on Saturday, 22 June. It looks like Jonathan Nash (Turnfab Engineering Swift) will miss the event – the motor that...

Temple trots on

The Investchem Formula 1600 racing gang delivered spirited and entertaining racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Race Day in Port Elizabeth, but nobody was going to stop championship leader Scott Temple from romping to a maximum points haul on Saturday. Temple (Road...

Temple the man to beat

Most drivers will be looking for an upturn of fortunes when the 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 championship heads to Port Elizabeth for its fourth round races at the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 15 June. But one man will be keen for it to all keep...
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 changed not just their appearance, but also their handling characteristics. 2019 is the third season that the new cars are being used and looks to be the most competitive yet.

Forthcoming Events

Formula 1600 Powered by Ford

Round 2
6 April 2019
Zwartkops Raceway

Formula Ford Kent

Round 1
27 April 2019
Phakisa Freeway

Temple trots on

Temple trots on

The Investchem Formula 1600 racing gang delivered spirited and entertaining racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Race Day in Port Elizabeth, but nobody was going to stop championship leader Scott Temple from romping to a maximum points haul on Saturday. Temple (Road...

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Temple the man to beat

Temple the man to beat

Most drivers will be looking for an upturn of fortunes when the 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 championship heads to Port Elizabeth for its fourth round races at the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 15 June. But one man will be keen for it to all keep...

read more
Killarney tears & triumph

Killarney tears & triumph

Saturday’s Killarney races were possibly decisive in the outcome of the 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 title, when championship leader Scott Temple stormed to double pole positions and race wins to extend his championship advantage to beyond the points scored by two...

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Nash back on top at Red Star

Nash back on top at Red Star

On Friday, 21 June Jonathan Nash didn’t have a motor in his Turnfab Engineering Swift and it looked like he was going to miss the third round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship at Red Star Raceway. Things looked better later in the day thanks to the...

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Venter and Jermy share the wins at Zwartkops

Venter and Jermy share the wins at Zwartkops

Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) and David Jermy (Beauty Factory van Diemen) each took a heat win at the second round of 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship, held at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 18 May. James Reeves (Ray) and Paul Gerber (Pablo...

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