Venter wraps up another Kent title

Former champion Dean Venter (Gulf SA/Dezzo Equipment Swift) has reclaimed the Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship he won in 2017. Although Venter missed the final round at Red Star Raceway, his performance in the earlier rounds where he finished on the podium in...

Van der Watt dominates in Delmas

The final round of the 2019 Investchem SA National Formula 1600 championship at Red Star Raceway outside Delmas over the past weekend, promised an intriguing battle for second between the man who has been there most of the year, Nicholas van Weely and former champion...

Formula 1600 set for epic Red Star finale

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship wraps up with the series’ first ever race at the Red Star Raceway outside Delmas in Mpumalanga Saturday 26 October. With the race on track down to pride, while the real focus will be squarely on the fight for second. Scott...

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,...
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.

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The fight is on for second

The fight is on for second

The 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 championship moves on to its penultimate round at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 28 September and while Scott Temple has already clinched this year’s title, the focus now shifts to what is becoming an almighty scrap for...

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Fighting Temple takes title

Fighting Temple takes title

Scott Temple is the 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 champion. Temple overcame the challenge of former champion Julian van der Watt to win the opening race in East London on Saturday, before following his rival home to establish an unbeatable points tally after title...

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East London a test of F1600 champions

East London a test of F1600 champions

The Investchem Formula 1600 championship heads to the East London Grand Prix Circuit set to deliver a most intriguing weekend of racing highlighted by a fight between a former champion and this year’s champion in waiting. Dominant 2017 champion Julian van der Watt...

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Investchem Formula Ford Kent drivers head east

Investchem Formula Ford Kent drivers head east

The Formula Ford Kent brigade head east for the third round of their 2019 championship which takes place at Red Star Raceway, near Delmas in Mpumalanga, on Saturday, 22 June. It looks like Jonathan Nash (Turnfab Engineering Swift) will miss the event – the motor that...

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Venter and Jermy share the wins at Zwartkops

Venter and Jermy share the wins at Zwartkops

Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) and David Jermy (Beauty Factory van Diemen) each took a heat win at the second round of 2019 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship, held at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 18 May. James Reeves (Ray) and Paul Gerber (Pablo...

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