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
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
The past weekend’s Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring were all about one man. Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White utterly dominated, delivering a crushing qualifying performance before driving into the distance to win both races at ease...read more
Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) won the opening race and followed it up with a runners-up spot in the second to take overall victory in the third round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship held at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 19...read more
After two rounds of the 2018 championship, Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) and David Jermy (Lime Chilli Consulting van Diemen) are tied on points at the top of the Investchem Formula Ford Kent regional championship log. Horne won the opening...read more
In a day of hard racing, Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) and David Jermy (Lime Chilli Consulting van Diemen) shared the wins in the second round of the 2018 Investchem Formula Ford Kent championship at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 7 April....read more