HAMILTON WINS ROUND ONE OF THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN FF1600 CHAMPIONSHIP

Tim Hamilton has taken out round one of the 2018 Australian Formula Ford 1600 Championship at Queensland Raceway, ahead of Dylan Fahey and Robert Rowe. Hamilton was the man to beat in the Kent class, with a pair of wins kicking off his 2018 campaign in style. His nearest rival was Dylan Fahey, another local driver with plenty of Queensland Raceway experience. Fahey started his weekend on a high, claiming pole and the Shell Award on Saturday. With a win in race 3, Fahey showed that the Kent title this year will be hard fought. Throughout the weekend, the pair was followed closely by Jimmy Bailey, who unfortunately suffered a DNF in race three, ruining his chance of a round podium. Robert

RIBARITS - A TRUE CONTENDER AFTER Q.R. ROUND WIN

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Formula Ford Championship saw varied track conditions over the weekend at Queensland Raceway. The "paperclip" proved again that its simple layout can produce some truly spectacular Formula Ford racing. Hamish Ribarits left the weekend with a controlled round win, confirming his Winton pace at Round 1 was no accident. The Victorian driver claimed pole and a pair of race wins, taking his maiden round win in the National Championship, at a circuit he has not raced on before. To make things even sweeter, he claimed wins in both wet and dry conditions. "I hadn’t seen the track before Friday, it’s my first time here so to get my first pole, race win and round win

RIBARITS CLAIMS WINTON LAP RECORD

The 2018 Australian Formula Ford Championship started on a high for Mildura-based rookie, Hamish Ribarits. Last year, Ribarits showed strong pace, finishing third in the Victorian Formula Ford Series behind Liam McLellan and Cooper Murray. A step up to National competition this year has suited him well, setting a lap record and establishing himself as the benchmark Rookie after Round 1. Ribarits reset the lap record in Race 1 at Winton Motor Raceway with a blistering 1:25:35, poaching it from 2017 Australian Formula Ford Champion Max Vidau. Hamish was modest about setting a new lap record: “I believe there is always room for improvement. Even though that was a really good lap time, we would

CONTROL CAM NOTIFICATION

It has come to our attention that some people have posted on Facebook concerns over the engine cam supplied through the FFA. These cams have been in use for the past 6 years and in that time we have had a small number of people who have experienced issues. We have investigated the issues and traced them back to new gears on the oil pump on their car (not meshing correctly). Those people who have contacted the FFA have been given all assistance to resolve the problem. These cams have been used by competitors in new engines throughout the country with no reported issues. If you have or have had any issues with your cam, we would urge you contact the FFA administrator by phone at 0422 840 300.

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