AVON TYRES FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Formula Ford National Championship
Having completed its 45th year, Formula Ford 1600 continues to be the ideal first step into single seater racing and the two regional and one national championship that the BRSCC run allows both career minded & 'club' drivers to enjoy their racing in a very competitive but friendly environment.
For more than 40 years Formula Ford has offered new comers to motorsport an ideal first step into single seater racing. If you have reached the stage of applying for an MSA licence but are not yet sure of what form of racing to get started in – then you need look no further!
Formula Ford is the quintessential jewel in the crown of entry level motorsport and has become a worldwide phenomenon. Tightly defined specifications that rarely change, coupled with restrictions on tuning mean that older cars remain competitive and hence in plentiful supply.
The cars in this category of Formula Ford are powered by the famous 1600cc Kent engine and there are different classes for new and older chassis. The Pre 90 class is for cars manufactured up to the end of 1989 while the Post 89 class caters for cars built from 1990 onwards. Within those categories there are further class divisions depending on the age of the car.
A multitude of internationally renowned drivers have used Formula Ford as a vital rung on the ladder of success including many of the current F1 grid with the 2009 World Champion Jenson Button amongst their number.
To ease the travel costs and make budgets go further the BRSCC run the successful Northern Championship, which has rounds at Oulton Park & Anglesey with a double header ‘away day’ at Donington. To cater for drivers in the Midlands and the South, we have the Formula Ford Triple Crown which has double headers at Silverstone, Donington and Brands Hatch.
Specified rounds in the Northern Championship and all Triple Crown races were designated as points scoring races for the Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship. This format allows both career minded & 'club' drivers to enjoy their racing in a very competitive but friendly environment. within the Northern Championship there are also the 'Champion of Oulton' and 'Star of Anglesey' titles to compete for each season.
BRSCC Formula Ford racing is tough, close and very cost effective and for over four decades has proved to be the ideal training ground for young drivers looking to progress up the motorsport career ladder.
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