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...

2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent title race resumes at Zwartkops

Jonathan Nash (Turnfab Engineering Swift) and Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) were the pick of the field at the opening round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship at the opening round last month, but are unlikely to have things all their own...

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...

Stemming Temple’s tide

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship is headed for Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway for rounds 5 and 6 on Saturday 11 May with championship leader Scott Temple in a strong championship lead. His closest rival Nicholas van Weely and most...
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

Four-driver F1600 spat heads for Zwartkops

Four-driver F1600 spat heads for Zwartkops

The closest Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship yet moves into its second round as the series heads for another weekend of great racing at another tight circuit at Zwartkops Saturday. The title race could not be closer after an incredible first round at...

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F1600 stuns Dezzi

F1600 stuns Dezzi

Young & old star in two brilliant races It was a stunning blend of good old experience and youthful exuberance as the 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 kicked off with a couple of spectacular races at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the KZN South Coast on...

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Formula 1600 ready to rock KZN

Formula 1600 ready to rock KZN

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship kicks off in new territory as a full field of single seaters head to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast for its opening round Saturday 2 March. All eyes will be on champion Stuart White, who returns to defend...

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Horne claims his fourth title at Zwartkops

Horne claims his fourth title at Zwartkops

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) made things look easy at the final round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 3 November. Heading into the event, the former multiple champion had an eight-point...

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