Teams gearing up for revamped Formula Ford national series

Preparations for the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series is gearing up for the first round in late April.

With management of the national series returning to the Formula Ford Association after an eight year hiatus and a philosophy of cost containment for competitors driving decision making, competitor interest has been high with a forecasted increase in participation on previous years.

“If competitor enquiries are an indication to participation then we should have a strong grid of cars on track in 2014. This is testament to the change in direction for the series that will see dramatic cost reductions in the areas of entry fees, travel and associated costs”, said Formula Ford Association chairman John Van Leeuwen.

The 2014 series sees a shift away from V8 Supercar events to a Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals based series as well as the reintroduction of the Formula Ford 1600 class of cars, creating a two tier racing structure that provides more racing options to competitors as well as a development path for juniors.

The 2014 grid will comprise of a mixture of drivers in professional teams as well as family run teams providing racing options that suit individual’s requirements and budgets.

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