The 2017 Australian Formula Ford Champion will be crowned at Phillip Island this weekend, with four drivers in mathematical contention for the title. Holding a 45-point advantage in the standings is South Australian Max Vidau. The Sonic Motor Racing driver has been a model of consistency this season – he has scored four race wins, five fastest laps, two round wins and a pole position, and has finished every race inside the top five. Vidau can clinch the title with a top-two finish in any of this weekend’s three races and could thus seal the deal in Race 1 on Saturday afternoon. Alternatively, if his closest rival was to score the maximum 61 points from the weekend, a trio of 10th-place fin


The 2017 Australian Formula Ford Champion will battle it out with 19 other series winners from some of the most competitive open-wheel racing categories around the world, when the Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI) $200k Scholarship Shootout takes place on 9-10 December. This year’s MRTI Shootout will be held on the Bondurant main track at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and the Shootout winner will receive $200,000 from Mazda to assist in graduation to the 2018 Cooper Tyres USF2000 Championship –the first official step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system, which provides a pathway for talented drivers to progress all the way to the Verizon IndyCar Series and the coveted Indy 500. As well as d

Shields Deflects Opposition Fire to Win in Sydney

BF Racing Mygale driver Cameron Shields has taken his second consecutive Australian Formula Ford Series round victory this weekend, winning all three races in Round 5 of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park to keep his title chances alive. The 16-year-old Toowoomba driver was second-fastest in qualifying, but was relegated to fifth position on the grid after his fastest time was disallowed for exceeding the track limits. Not to be deterred, Shields powered his way to the front of the field in Race 1 after a close battle with Sonic Motor Racing team-mates Hunter McElrea and Max Vidau. After initially losing the lead to Vidau at the start of Race 2, Shields recaptured first place on the open

Formula Ford 1600 Champion to Be Crowned at SMP

At least one Australian Formula Ford Series Champion will be crowned at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, with the event marking the third and final round of the Formula Ford 1600 competition for vehicles powered by Ford Kent motors. The Kent series is set for a blockbuster finish with just four points separating Tim Hamilton and Mitch Maddren at the top of the standings. Maddren won the opening round at Winton after a remarkable recovery from a crash early in the weekend, and was in fine form in Round 2 at Queensland Raceway, winning the first two races. However, a DNF in the final due to mechanical problems cost him severely, and handed the championship ascendancy to Hamilton. The o

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