R250 000 prize money for Investchem Formula 1600 champion!

The 2017 season for the Investchem Formula 1600 championship finished at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) is the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 champion and receives R250 000 as well as two motorsport tests for his...

Horne does the double at Red Star

Andrew Horne (Xena Chamicals / Budd Power van Diemen) took two hard-fought race wins at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 28 October but two second places for Dean Venter have almost assured him of the 2017 Investchem Formula Ford regional championship. Just a single...

Finale for Investchem Formula 1600 championship at Kyalami in Johannesburg

Saturday, November 4, will see the Investchem Formula 1600 field take to the Kyalami circuit for the final time this season. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) and Ian Schofield (10 – Investchem) have already claimed their championship titles for the year, but...

Kents make their second visit to Red Star Raceway

Round 6 of the 2017 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship takes place at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 16 September. While it is the second visit to the Mpumalanga circuit in 2017, the drivers will find it completely different to their first visit earlier this...
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.

Forthcoming Events

Formula 1600 Powered by Ford

Round 7 – Killarney – 9 September 2017

Formula Ford Kent

Round 5 – Zwartkops – 16 September 2017

Jacquet Racing duo share the wins at Dezzi

Jacquet Racing duo share the wins at Dezzi

David Jermy and Jeff Gable claimed a race win apiece in their Jacquet Racing van Diemens when they made their way down to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fourth round of the 2017 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship on Saturday, 5 August....

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