A Busy 2013/2014 Schedule Ahead

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The 2013/2014 race season is fast approaching.  Much has been happening behind the scenes in Formula Ford on a national level with the aim of reinvigorating the Formula Ford scene in both the North and South Islands.  As Historic classed Formula Fords, we are eligible to race in any of the below listed events; the only thing holding you back will be the bank manager *cough* wife *cough*.

We’d also like to thank Avon Tyres who have come on board again for this season to support the Historic Formula Ford race series.  Cheers to Avon (and Paul).

Avon Tyres Historic Formula Ford Series:

  1. 14/15 September – Icebreaker @ Hampton Downs
  2. 5 October – Spring Classic @ Pukekohe
  3. 3 November – Summer Classic @ Hampton Downs
  4. 11/12 January – Tasman Revival @ Taupo
  5. 18/19 January – NZFMR 1 @ Hampton Downs (and/or)
  6. 25/26 January – NZFMR 2 @ Hampton Downs (and/or)
  7. 22/23 February – Tasman Revival @ Pukekohe
  8. 29/30 March – Legends of Speed @ Hampton Downs

Note that the (and/or) for NZFMR is listed as the programme has yet to be announced

Historic Formula Ford Minor Series Events:

  1. 9/10 November – MG Classic @ Manfeild
  2. 30 Nov / 1 Dec – HRSCC Picnic @ Taupo Club Circuit

South Island Historic Events (weekend of):

  1. 31 January – Skope Classic @ Ruapuna
  2. 7 February – Enzed @ Levels, Timaru
  3. 14 Feb – Southern Fest @ Teretonga
  4. 19 April – Classic Event @ Highlands Park  (to be confirmed)

North Island Formula Ford Championship (to be run alongside the NZ Racing Drivers League):

  1. 1/2 February – Round 1 @ Hampton Downs
  2. 8/9 February – Round 2 @ Manfeild
  3. 1/2 March – Round 3 @ Manfeild
  4. 8/9 March – Round 4 @ Taupo
  5. 5/6 April – Round 5 @ Taupo
  6. 3/4 May – Round 6 (Final) @ Hampton Downs

 

South Island Formula Ford Championship:

  1. 2/3 November – Round 1 @ Ruapuna
  2. 17 November – Round 2 @ Timaru (short circuit)
  3. 7/8 December – Round 3 @ Teretonga
  4. 11/12 January – Round 4 @ Teretonga
  5. 18/19 January – Round 5 @ Timaru (long circuit)
  6. 23 March – Round 6 (Final) @ Ruapuna

 

National Formula Ford 1600 Championship (Motorsport NZ):

  1. 2/3 November – Round 1 @ Ruapuna
  2. 11/12 January – Round 2 @ Teretonga
  3. 18/19 January – Round 3 @ Timaru
  4. 1/2 February – Round 4 @ Hampton Downs
  5. 8/9 February – Round 5 @ Manfeild
  6. 8/9 March – Round 6 (Final) @ Taupo

That’s a lot of racing, I hear you say…which is correct – if you were to attend all North Island Events, then that is 16 weekends of racing!!!

Entry fees into the North Island Formula Ford races are yet to be ratified, but there will be a class solely for Historic Formula Fords (i.e. cars complying with our Technical Regulations and with a COD).  There will also be a prize fund set up, of which all drivers are eligible, so you never know…you might make enough winnings to afford some of those fancy coffees you get nowadays.  Please consider supporting this new series, even if it is just to race one or two rounds.  In this inaugural season, grid numbers are likely to need our support.

United Travel Race Series 2012

If you’re feeling like you are getting bored of doing house chores and you’d rather be racing then check this out:

Round One of the 2012 United Travel Series kicks off at Manfeild on June 3.

As the most successful series of its type in NZ, the United Travel Race Series (formerly the Manfeild Winter Series) has 5 main classes:

  • GT Cup (saloons 1:23 and faster)
  • IB Cup (saloons 1:23 – 1:32)
  • RS Cup (1:32 and slower)
  • NZ Refrigeration Classics
  • Formula First / Libre (open wheel + sports cars)

The organisers say that the Formula Libre Class will have Formula Vee, Formula Ford and some Lotus-7 cars.

New to this year’s series is the MX5 cup, which will take place within the RS cup grid and the European Cup (any european cars).

Also joining the series during the 2012 series are the NZ Superkarts at Round 1 and the Honda Cup at Round 3.

Regs and entry forms are available at www.motorsportmanawatu.org.nz

Full information available by clicking here: http://www.kiwimotoring.com/events/view/United-Travel-Race-Series-2012