2017 Formula Ford National Series

Formula Ford is alive and well in 2017!

The FFA Australian Formula Ford Series is set for more of the large fields and great racing that have made the category the undisputed training ground for future motor racing champions.

After several seasons with grids averaging 20+ cars, our aim is to continue to develop a cost-effective series that fosters junior racing talent. The environment encourages young drivers to develop their car control, racecraft and mechanical skills before progressing up the motorsport ladder.

Motor racing is never cheap, but the drivers who follow the motor racing path deserve to participate in a junior category at a more affordable level whilst honing their skills.

Reducing the costs of racing is challenging, but the 2017 Formula Ford National Series is the continuation of our dedicated approach to affordable racing.

This series provides substantial cost savings due to lower entry costs, events held in more easily accessible tracks reducing travel costs, provides an excellent environment for high level competition and greater marketing support for the series.

Not only does this number of rounds reduce the total cost of competing for the year but also allows competitors to participate at state based events for added racing miles whilst not blowing the family budget or budgets required to move to the next racing categories in your racing career.

The premier class is called Formula Ford, and uses the EFI DOHC Fiesta/Duratec engine. This engine superseded the original carburettored pushrod Kent engine in 2006. Kent-engined chassis continue to provide healthy fields as a second-tier class, called Formula Ford 1600 (or FF1600).

Cars line up on the starting grid in qualifying order for the first race, and in the previous race's finishing order for subsequent races. The more powerful Formula Ford class (Fiesta/Duratec engine) is put ahead of the Formula Ford 1600 (Kent) class.

This has proven over several years to be a successful way to have the two classes race together without getting in each other's way.

For more information about the 2017 Australian Formula Ford Series, contact the Formula Ford Association administrator or your state representative.

2017 AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD SERIES CALENDAR

ROUND
DATE
CIRCUIT
LOCATION
1. March 3-5

Sandown International Motor Raceway

Noble Park (Melbourne), Victoria
2. March 31-April 2
Wakefield Park
Goulburn, NSW
3. May 19-21
Winton

Benalla, Victoria

4.July 7-9 Queensland Raceway

Ipswich, Queensland

5. September 15-17
Sydney Motorsport Park
Eastern Creek (Sydney), NSW 
6. September 29-October 1
Phillip Island
Phillip Island, Victoria

Click here for the CAMS Australian Formula Ford Series sporting regulations, entry forms, etc.