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
The Investchem Formula 1600 championship is still there for the taking when the Road to Indy heads to its final encounter at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 20 October. Stuart White should by all means have wrapped that prize up at Killarney last time out, were...read more
A betting man would have lost on Saturday, where the odds were on, that Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White would fly home from Cape Town with the Investchem Formula 1600 championship and its Road to Indy prize firmly in his back pocket. It was however not to be. White...read more
Stuart chasing Road to Indy prize at Killarney Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White has one hand on the big prize as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on the Road to Indy returns to Killarney in Cape Town for the penultimate round of the championship 22...read more
After a trip down to the coast in August, the Investchem Formula Ford Kent drivers return inland for the fifth round of the 2018 championship which takes place at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 29 September. Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen), who...read more
Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) had a perfect weekend at Dezzi Raceway at the fourth round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship on Saturday, 11 August. The former champion claimed pole position, took both race wins and to cap it...read more
After a break of almost 3 months, the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship gets back on track when more than a dozen drivers make their way to the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fourth round of the series which takes place at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on...read more