Formula Ford national series set to continue in 2016

Following another successful Australian Formula Ford Series in 2015, that saw large grids and close racing at all rounds, the Formula Ford Association has announced the start of a planned six round national series with three rounds already locked in. The Formula Ford Association sanctioned series has confirmed two rounds on the 2016 Shannons Nationals bill with Formula Ford to return to Sandown and Queensland Raceway and a final round at the prestigious Island Magic event at Phillip Island. The FFA has worked closely with new Shannons Nationals owners, CAMS, to secure these two high profile events. “Formula Ford has been a strong contributor to the Shannons Nationals events over the past two

Weekend Wrap: Cameron Hill seals the title with Wakefield clean-sweep

Cameron Hill has rounded out a dominant season by sealing the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series Championship with a round victory at Wakefield Park. The Queanbeyan-based privateer was in total control of the weekend from start to finish, taking pole position on Saturday before winning all three races. Hill wrapped up the title after Race 1 on Saturday. “Finally, the weight is lifted from the shoulders!” he said post-race. The wait was longer than anticipated after a red flag caused the original running of Race 1 to be declared a non-race, and rescheduled for late afternoon. “They had to make it difficult for us!” Hill said. “The tension was built up and then we had to reset for

Hills caps off perfect season with perfect final race

Cameron Hill capped off a perfect weekend by taking victory in Race 3 of the final round of the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series at Wakefield Park. Hill completed the clean sweep of pole position and victory in all three races to go with his newly-minted Championship title. He also posted the fastest lap time of the race. Thomas Maxwell and Christian Morina engaged in a race-long battle for second and third, which Maxwell ultimately won. Morina’s third secured him second place in the championship. Mitch Martin was fourth, with Cameron Shields and Adrian Lazzaro fifth and sixth. Jayden Ojeda finished seventh, while Paul Zsidy recovered from his DNF in Race 2 to finish eighth. L

Hill kicks showdown weekend off with pole

Cameron Hill has continued his dominant form, claiming pole position for the final round of the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series by more than three-tenths of a second at Wakefield Park Raceway. The Queanbeyan driver set the fastest time of the session at 1m00.468s. Sonic driver Thomas Maxwell was second with a time of 1m00.788s, with Mitch Martin taking third. Hill’s nearest championship rival, Christian Morina, will start fourth after setting a 1m00.828s, while Luis Leeds qualified fifth. Pole in the Kent class went to Cameron Walters in a time of 1m03.583s, with Luke Ellery second and Robert Power third. Hill’s point for pole position sees him extend his championship lead to

Champion Hill takes race 2 honours at Wakefield Park

Cameron Hill may have sealed the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series title with his victory in Race 1 yesterday, but he showed no signs of backing off today with another dominant victory in Race 2. The race finished under the Safety Car after a collision at Turn 2 which saw Paul Zsidy spinning across the gravel trap and unable to continue. Hill got another superb jump off the start line and led every lap before the Safety Car intervention, which assured him of victory. Christian Morina finished second, with Thomas Maxwell third and Mitch Martin fourth. With Luis Leeds finishing 10th, Morina is now 20 points ahead of Leeds, all but assuring him second place in the championship. Ja

Hill seals title with race 1 win

Cameron Hill’s remarkable season has continued by winning the rescheduled Race 1 at Wakefield Park, and sealing the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series title with two races to go. The win sees Hill’s Championship lead extend out to an unassailable 58 points, sealing the title with tomorrow’s two races still to be run. Though rain threatened throughout, Hill jumped to the lead from the start and was untouchable, winning by a margin of 2.7 seconds. Hill is the first privateer driver to win the Formula Ford title since 2003. Christian Morina was second, ahead of Jayden Ojeda in third. Front-row starter Thomas Maxwell slipped down to fourth, while Mitch Martin, Leanne Tander and Luke Kin

Australian Formula Ford Series to be decided this weekend

The final round of the Australian Formula Ford Series will be contested at Goulburn’s Wakefield Park circuit this weekend as part of the Shannons Nationals event. A strong grid of 18 cars is expected to participate and if other rounds are anything to go by, the racing should be fierce. Cameron Hill is the man to beat in the Formula Ford class. With a healthy 53 point lead to second place Christian Morina, he will be a hard man to beat coming into this round off some strong performances. The battle for the minor places is alive with Christian Morina leading Luis Leeds by a mere point. The Formula Ford 1600 class promises to be a closely contested affair with all positions up for grabs. Nation

A new era for Formula Ford with change of tyre to Yokohama

The Formula Ford Association has announced that a new tyre will be used in Formula Ford and Formula Ford 1600 classes in 2016 with the signing of a three year deal with Yokohama. Having used the Avon ACB10 tyre for the last 20 years, the decision was not an easy one for the Formula Ford Association. “The relationship with Avon has been a great one and we thank them for their support over many years. Inline with our 2013 strategic review, we have been seeking to reduce the costs of racing for our competitors with tyres being a critical cost factor.”, said FFA tyre coordinator Phil Marrinon. A tender process that saw submissions from both Avon and Yokohama followed by a rigorous testing regime

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