FESTIVAL TO HOST HISTORIC FORMULA FORD FINAL


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This year's Festival will feature a 'Historic' Final for Pre 90 and earlier models. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com


An additional race has been added to this year’ Formula Ford Festival to allow cars across the Pre 90, Pre 82 and Pre 72 classes to have their own Final on the Sunday afternoon.

As in previous years, all Formula Ford 1600 Kent competitors will run in the traditional qualifying and heats on Saturday. The two Sunday morning Semi-Finals will then determine the grid for the Festival Final with the fastest 14 competitors in each Semi Final qualifying, irrespective of the class of the cars.

However, competitors in Pre 90 cars or earlier, will qualify for the Historic Formula Ford Festival Final, which will be run earlier on Sunday afternoon, with the grid comprising of the quickest eligible competitors (i.e. Pre 90, Pre 82 and Pre 72 cars) in Sunday morning’s two Kent semi-finals. The Historic Festival Final will be run over 15 laps and will see titles awarded to each class.

BRSCC Competitions Director, Drew Furlong, explained the rationale behind the addditional race, “We have been able to work some extra time into the schedule on Sunday and wanted to use it to give as many Formula Ford drivers as possible the opportunity to race in a Festival Final. The Post 89 entry is looking very competitive so this will give drivers in the older models the chance to race against their peers in their own competitive final”.

However, having an Historic Final will not preclude drivers in the older Formula Fords from also lining up in the Grand Final, which will be the last race of the Festival weekend. “If they are quick enough to get into the top 14 in either Semi-Final, they will also qualify as of right for the Grand Final” Furlong added. Entries can now be made online or by completing the entry form at FESTIVAL ENTRY FORM

The 42nd BRSCC Formula Ford Festival will take place at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 26th/27th October and in addition to the Formula Ford action, it will feature the Vortex Ford Fiesta & Fiesta Junior Championships and both the Duratec & Pinto classes of the BigProfile Sports 2000 Championship