AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONSHIP
Formula Ford is alive and well in 2020!
The FFA Australian Formula Ford Championship is set for more of the large fields and great racing that have made the category the undisputed training ground for future motor racing champions.
After several seasons with grids averaging 20+ cars, our aim is to continue to develop a cost-effective series that fosters junior racing talent. The environment encourages young drivers to develop their car control, racecraft and mechanical skills before progressing up the motorsport ladder.
Motor racing is never cheap, however the drivers who follow the motor racing path deserve to participate in a junior category at a more affordable level whilst honing their skills.
Reducing the costs of racing is challenging, but the 2020 Australian Formula Ford Championship is the continuation of our dedicated approach to affordable racing.
This Championship provides substantial cost savings due to lower entry costs. Events held at more easily accessible tracks reducing travel costs and provides an excellent environment for high-level competition and greater marketing opportunities for the Championship.
Not only does the number of rounds reduce the total cost of competing for the year but also allows competitors to participate in state-based events for added racing miles whilst not blowing the family budget or budgets required to move to the next racing categories in your racing career.
The premier class is called Formula Ford and uses the EFI DOHC Duratec engine. This engine superseded the original carburetted pushrod Kent engine in 2006. Kent-powered chassis continue to provide healthy fields as a second-tier category and is known as Formula Ford 1600 (or FF1600).
Cars line up on the starting grid in qualifying order for the first race and in the previous race's finishing order for subsequent races. The more powerful Formula Ford category (Duratec engine) is put ahead of the Formula Ford 1600 (Kent) category.
This has proven to be a successful way to have the two categories race together.
For more information about the 2020 Australian Formula Ford Series, contact the Formula Ford Association administrator or your state representative.
2020 Australian Formula Ford Championship Calendar
Round 1: 27-29 March at Winton Motor Raceway (VIC)
Round 2: 15-17 May at Phillip Island GP Circuit (VIC)
Round 3: 29-31 May at The Bend Motorsport Park (SA)*
Round 4: 24-26 July at Sandown International Raceway (VIC)
Round 5: 7-9 August at Queensland Raceway (QLD)*
Round 6: 25-27 September at Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW)
Round 7: 13-15 November at Sydney Motorsport Park (NSW)*
*Denotes Formula Ford 1600 Championship rounds
All rounds are open to both Formula Ford and Formula Ford 1600 cars.