The Investchem Formula Ford Kent series got its 2016 championship underway at Red Star Raceway back in March. They return to the circuit for the fifth round of the championship on Saturday, 6 August but it will be a different experience. Red Star Raceway runs in an anti-clockwise direction for the first six months of the year and clockwise for the second six months. While most of the drivers have driven it in the clockwise direction, it will be like learning a new circuit for some of them.

At the half way point of the season defending champion Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power Royale RP31) has only finished off the podium in once race and that was due to mechanical failure. This consistency has given him a 17 point leads in his quest for another title.

David Jermy (Matt Nash Motorsport Van Diemen) is his closest challenger. He has been quick on occasions, winning both heats at the third round, but has also had some disappointing results. He did manage a podium at the opening Red Star round and will be looking to at least match that.

Two wins at Phakisa last time out have moved Dean Venter (Turnfab Engineering / Manitou Group Mygale) up to third on the log ahead of Ian Schofield (Investchem Mygale) who missed the last event due to business commitments.

Despite only being able to compete in two of the four rounds held so far, Andy Schofield (Investchem Reynard) is in fifth position, tied on points with Dalan Holton (Debella Finance van Diemen). The younger Schofield hasn’t raced at Red Star before and will need to get to grips with the track quickly if he is going to continue his march up the championship table.

Jeff Gable (Taylon Motorsport Van Diemen) and Allen Meyer (Van Diemen) have both finished on the podium this season and lie in seventh and eighth place respectively.

With fourteen cars on the entry list there is certainly going to be some action in Delmas.

Friday will be a practice day with qualifying and both races taking place on Saturday. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 09h10 on Saturday morning with the first of the two 8-lap races following at 12 noon. The lights should go out to signal the start of the second race at 15h45.