The Formula Ford Association is proud to announce our 2016 Australian Formula Ford Series calendar.
The 2016 season will mark the 46th consecutive year that Formula Ford has been contested in Australia as a National Series or Championship.
Australia’s most competitive and enduring Junior open wheel racing series will commence at Sandown Raceway in the first week of April, with the renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit confirmed as the season finale in late November.
A strong field of future racing stars are set to do battle without the complication of wings or slicks, and will be no doubt driving hard on the recently announced Yokohama AO48 tyre.
The intense racing, commonly seen in Formula Ford, is set to be enjoyed by many fans via a free-to-air television package in 2016.
Phil Marrinon, who has been highly influential in organising the National Series since 2014, is thrilled to announce a strong 6 round calender for 2016:
“Many team owners and long time competitors have told me that Formula Ford in Australia has never been as affordable as it is right now. The prize on offer for our 2016 Champion is absolutely huge and is a genuine springboard to a professional driving career. 2016 is going to be huge and we can’t wait to see how our drivers adapt to the new Yokohama controlled tyre.”
“At this point in time, we’ve really focussed on cost control in an effort to maximise the accessibility and therefore competitiveness of the National Formula Ford series.”
The Formula Ford Association has a range of exciting announcements to be made prior to the first race of the season, along with the possibility of some high exposure stand alone events run with the assistance of the Formula Ford Association.
2016 Australian Formula Ford Series Calendar:
Round 1: Sandown Raceway 1st-3rd April, 2016
Round 2: Sydney Motor Sport Park 27th-29th May, 2016
Round 3: Queensland Raceway 29th-31st July, 2016
Round 4: Wakefield Park Raceway 19th-21st August, 2016
Round 5: Winton Raceway 23rd-25th September (Date TBC)
Round 6: Phillip Island grand Prix Circuit 25th-27th November