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.
Formula 1600 Powered by Ford
6 April 2019
Formula Ford Kent
27 April 2019
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...read more
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...read more
Scott Temple emerged dominant from Zwartkops’ second round Investchem Formula 1600 races with pole position and a couple of race wins to consolidate his championship lead, but it was a somewhat fortunate win after the Cape Town youngster forfeited his first race win...read more
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...read more
Jonathan Nash (Turnfab Engineering Swift) and Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) shared the heat wins at the opening round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship, held at the Phakisa Freeway outside Welkom on Saturday, 27 April, but, thanks to his...read more
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...read more