2021 Investchem championship ready to fly

All eyes are on Killarney as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship circus descends on Cape Town Saturday 20 March. Now back to a full 2021 National championship following a lockdown part-season last year, and with a half a million rand in prize money and tests in...

Quarter-million rand and great testing prizes for ’21 champion

South Africa’s richest racing championship will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in fine style in 2021 with Investchem Formula 1600 all set to bounce back in bumper new racing season later in March. And with a quarter-million rand up for grabs for the champion, who...

Donny Lamola passes away

It is with unfathomable sadness and deep regret we have to announce the passing of Donny Lamola. Donny was admitted to hospital and sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Donny overcame so much and was such an inspiration to so many people. Donny had a...

Crazy Formula 1600 stuns Zwartkops

Investchem series sizzles in Pretoria The opening round of the 2020 Investchem Formula 1600 championship delivered some cracking action and three different winners in the three races at Zwartkops outside Pretoria on Saturday. Nicholas van Weely, Andrew Rackstraw and...
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 & Formula Ford Kent

Round 1 – 12 & 13 March – Killarney International Raceway – Cape Town

 

Crazy Formula 1600 stuns Zwartkops

Crazy Formula 1600 stuns Zwartkops

Investchem series sizzles in Pretoria The opening round of the 2020 Investchem Formula 1600 championship delivered some cracking action and three different winners in the three races at Zwartkops outside Pretoria on Saturday. Nicholas van Weely, Andrew Rackstraw and...

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A new champion guaranteed

A new champion guaranteed

Investchem Formula 1600 ready to race Whatever happens in this year’s Investchem Formula 1600 championship, South Africa’s premier wings and slicks race series will crown a new champion in 2020. With last year’s champion Scott Temple and his predecessors Stuart White...

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Formula 1600 Steps Up

Formula 1600 Steps Up

Investchem single seaters set to star Investchem Formula 1600 is set for a bumper new season with dazzling new prizes for the series top six attracting a cracking field to South Africa’s premium national single seater championship. The series confirmed the spoils at...

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Former champions thrill at Phakisa

Former champions thrill at Phakisa

Former champions, Dean Venter (Gulf SA/Dezzo Equipment Swift) and Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals van Diemen) produced two 10-lap thrillers at the fourth round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship held at Phakisa Freeway just outside Welkom on Saturday,...

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Nash back on top at Red Star

Nash back on top at Red Star

On Friday, 21 June Jonathan Nash didn’t have a motor in his Turnfab Engineering Swift and it looked like he was going to miss the third round of the 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship at Red Star Raceway. Things looked better later in the day thanks to the...

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