The 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship will get underway on Saturday, 27 April when the drivers make their way to Phakisa Freeway, just outside Welkom, for the opening round.
Post-race technical checks after the final round at Zwartkops last year revealed a few infringements that had a bearing on the outcome of the championship. The revision saw David Jermy (Beauty Factory van Diemen) take the 2018 title by just a single point from Andrew Horne with Jonathan Nash (Turnfab Engineering Swift) in third place.
Both Jermy and Nash will be at Phakisa and are likely to be at the front of the field. Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) had an up-and-down season last year and will be aiming to recover the consistency that brought him the 2017 championship.
A crash at Kyalami while driving a Formula 1600 car brought Jeff Gable’s 2018 season to a premature end, but he will be back in his Expensive Habits van Diemen in 2019 looking for more podium finishes. Allen Meyer and Dalan Holton will be pushing the front runners in their van Diemens while James Reeves (Ray) and Steve Venter, in the second TEU Southern Africa Swift, will also be out to bag as many points as possible in the Free State.
As usual, Friday will be dedicated to practice sessions before the more serious business gets underway on Saturday. A qualifying session at 07h30 on Saturday morning will precede two 8-lap races, the first of which should get underway at 10h10. Race 2 should get underway at 14h05.