Euro Formula Ford is an affordable, competitive and “fun” open wheel series. Choosing the Formula Ford was merely an outcome of researching a number of criteria, then choosing the direction;
Must be open wheel
Excellent car availability
Parts and knowledge are readily available
Average skill needed for setup and minor repairs
Fairly easy and non time consuming prep between races
Affordable to buy
Affordable to campaign
Suffice to say, a Formula Ford on DOT tires has proven to be fun, affordable and very, very competitive. During the 2006 season we grew from 2 cars to 15 cars and at the end of 2013 we were 32 cars strong. Now, at the begining of 2015 we have 50
cars on the tires. Not always possible to get everyone to the track on the same weekend, and some cars are still under construction. It looks like we can count on about 60% participation, providing great wheel to wheel competetion lap after lap. We continue to grow and expect the 2015 racing season to be fun and exciting.
The 2014 season held a special surprise
for our drivers. Normally our schedule is from January to December with the summer June to August off due to the desert heat. However, in June, July and August we joined the Formulatour1600 Group at the Montreal GP
(during Formula One weekend), Mont Tremblant
and Trois Rivieres
.. A total of 45-50 formula fords
on track, what terrific events and the warm welcome we received from the Formulatour 1600 Group was outstanding!. You can read about these great events from our drivers perspective under our news tab..We are planning a return trip to Canada in 2015,
this time we will join the Formulatour1600 Group at the Montreal GP
, Mont Tremblant
and Trois Rivieres
Circuits. Should be a great 2015 summer tour! If you are interested in joining us, please contact Lisa to reserve your spot as we are only able to accommodate 10 cars.
After racing 9 weekends during the 2014 season which included travel to Wilcox, 4 sessions each day of the weekend, my total expenditure for tires (2 sets), fuel, entry fee, miscellaneous parts, etc., totaled just over $7,800 (Engine reserve not included, but estimated at $1,750 for the year). Current time on the engine is 100 hours, in discussion with Jay, we are going to try and run the engine to between 100 and 150 hours. Unheard of for a race engine, Ivey Engines builds a terrific lump and I believe that the 6500 RPM limit goes a long way to making this extended time possible.