Horne wins at Phakisa

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) won the opening race and followed it up with a runners-up spot in the second to take overall victory in the third round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship held at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 19...

Can Horne and Jermy break the deadlock at Phakisa?

After two rounds of the 2018 championship, Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) and David Jermy (Lime Chilli Consulting van Diemen) are tied on points at the top of the Investchem Formula Ford Kent regional championship log. Horne won the opening...

Van Weely takes charge

Ten days before Saturday’s Zwartkops Investchem Formula 1600 races, Nicholas van Weely was sitting in the emergency room waiting to have his finger sewn back on following a domestic slip, but come Saturday morning, the young man strapped himself into his Magnificent...

Zwartkops F1600 wide open

White hands rivals a Zwartkops chance Stuart White will be foremost on all of his rivals minds when the Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship heads to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West for its third round races Saturday 12 May, even though the...
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 has changed not just their appearance, but also their handling characteristics and will make for an interesting 2017 season.

In addition to the new cars, 2017 sees the advent of serious prize money for the top three in the Investchem Formula 1600 powered by Ford Championship. The winner will receive R250 000.00 plus a tests in a Formula Renault car and one of the Afrix A1GP cars. The runner up will receive R125 000.00 while the third placed driver will take home R62 500.00.

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Road to Indy visits Killarney

Road to Indy visits Killarney

Can anyone beat Stuart White in the Cape? The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship takes the next step on the Road to Indy as it heads to Cape Town for the second round of the Extreme Festival at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 21 April with...

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Whitewash

Whitewash

Stuart does the Kyalami F1600 double Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White set his Road to Indy aspirations off to a perfect start when he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring on Saturday, leaving his rivals to fight over the...

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Perfect start for Horne

Perfect start for Horne

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) got his attempt to regain the Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship off to the ideal start when he won both races at the opening round of the 2018 series at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 10 March. On both...

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