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2024 AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD
1600 NATIONALS

 

 

The Formula Ford Association is excited to announce the 2024 Australian Formula Ford 1600 Nationals will be held at Morgan Park, Queensland on 8-10 November.

The winner-takes-all single-event format travels north following successful 2023 Phillip Island and 2022 Winton events (click the links to watch the thrilling t
itle races!)

Three heat races will award points to set the grid for a 15-lap Feature Race that decides the title.

Open to all Formula Ford 1600 cars (Kent powered), including Historic Group F in their native specification (Avon tyres). The grid will be all Formula Ford's and not shared with any other category. Local Duratec Formula Fords will be participating in the Heat Races, but not the FF1600 Feature Race.

The highest placed Historic Group F competitor will win a prize.

The event is being run in conjunction with Queensland Round 5, with only the three Heat races counting towards FFA Qld Club Pointscores & Motorsport Australia State Championships. The Feature Race will be purely for the FF1600 Nationals title. Interstate interest is already strong from NSW and VIC.

Further information and a Registration of Interest will be available in the coming weeks. Book accommodation now to avoid disappointment!

Event inquiries can be made to Qld Category Manager Tim Hamilton on 0492 864 584



Format:
Friday practice: At least Four x 15 minute sessions

Friday evening: Meet & greet BBQ at the circuit canteen

Qualifying: Separate 15 minute sessions for FF1600 and Duratec

3 Heat Races of 10-laps to set the Feature grid

15-lap Feature Race (no Duratecs participating)



Event:
Date: 8-10 November 2024 (after conclusion of NSW, VIC, SA & WA State Championships)

Venue: Morgan Park Raceway, Old Stanthorpe Rd, Warwick QLD

Location: Warwick is located 160 kilometres South-West of Brisbane, via the Cunningham Highway

Circuit: 3km Layout K (the long circuit)

Event: Motorsport Australia Qld Circuit Racing State Championship Round 5

Licence required: Motorsport Australia Circuit, provisional or higher

Entries
open: Late September via the Motorsport Australia Online Event Entry. Registered competitors will be emailed once available

Weather: daytime 27°, overnight 14°, typically low chance of rain



Indicative costs:
2024 pricing is yet to be announced, but historically is:
Entry = ~$500
Carport (optional) = $100
Friday Practice (optional) = $110
TOTAL = $710

  

Accommodation:
It is advised to book accommodation early as Warwick can fill up quickly (9 mins drive). Typical 3-people motel rooms start at $130p/n. Hotels.com has many options with free cancellation and pay-on-arrival. Camping within the circuit has yet to be confirmed.


Social Media:
To celebrate, we have a tag!
#AFF1600NATS
Formula Ford 1600 crews are encouraged to use this for all their exclusively AFF1600NATS updates.

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