Formula 1600 set for epic Red Star finale

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship wraps up with the series’ first ever race at the Red Star Raceway outside Delmas in Mpumalanga Saturday 26 October. With the race on track down to pride, while the real focus will be squarely on the fight for second....

Former champions thrill at Phakisa

Former champions, Dean Venter (Gulf SA/Dezzo Equipment Swift) and Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals van Diemen) produced two 10-lap thrillers at the fourth round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship held at Phakisa Freeway just outside Welkom on Saturday,...

Clash of the Titans

Cape Town race fans were treated to a clash of South Africa’s single seater champions at Killarney on Saturday, when newly crowned 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 champion Scott Temple and 2017 SA champion Julian van der Watt diced hard for the win....

The fight is on for second

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship moves on to its penultimate round at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 28 September and while Scott Temple has already clinched this year’s title, the focus now shifts to what is becoming an almighty scrap...
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 7
28 September 2019
Killarney International Raceway

Formula Ford Kent

Round 4
5 October 2019
Phakisa Freeway

Formula 1600 set for epic Red Star finale

Formula 1600 set for epic Red Star finale

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship wraps up with the series’ first ever race at the Red Star Raceway outside Delmas in Mpumalanga Saturday 26 October. With the race on track down to pride, while the real focus will be squarely on the fight for second. Scott...

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Cape Town race fans were treated to a clash of South Africa’s single seater champions at Killarney on Saturday, when newly crowned 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 champion Scott Temple and 2017 SA champion Julian van der Watt diced hard for the win. Local...

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The fight is on for second

The fight is on for second

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship moves on to its penultimate round at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 28 September and while Scott Temple has already clinched this year’s title, the focus now shifts to what is becoming an almighty scrap for...

read more
Former champions thrill at Phakisa

Former champions thrill at Phakisa

Former champions, Dean Venter (Gulf SA/Dezzo Equipment Swift) and Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals van Diemen) produced two 10-lap thrillers at the fourth round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship held at Phakisa Freeway just outside Welkom on Saturday,...

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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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Investchem Formula Ford Kent drivers head east

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...

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