Golding and Garley round 1 winners in Australian Formula Ford Series at Mallala

The 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series kicked off at Round 2 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Mallala Motorsport Park with close and clean racing ensuing all weekend.

The series start heralds the new direction for the premier Formula Ford competition in Australia that has undergone a restructure during the off season that has focused on making the series more affordable for competitors.

A large, quality field of 19 Formula Fords and 3 Formula Ford 1600 cars made the trek to the open spaces of Mallala Motorsport Park, with many having their first view of the challenging circuit during the Friday practice sessions.

Qualifying was a typical Formula Ford session with lap times very close. With the wind changing strength throughout the session, teams were busy refining car setups to suit the conditions.