The start to the 2013 racing season provided us with a couple of intense battles between Rick Payne and Alan McColl. It was a very entertaining beginning to what will hopefully be a great season long battle for the CACC Formula Ford Championship. Race #1 In Saturday morning’s qualifying session for Race #1 Rick Payne , driving a Crossle 45F belonging to Alan Long, grabbed the pole position for the Formula Ford group with a lap time of 1:25.733 on a very wet track. This was a pretty impressive time considering the next quickest driver was Alan McColl, in his Tiga FF77, with a time of 1:29.603. Following [...]
Frank has just purchased the 1982 Van Diemen RF82 from Noel McAvena in Regina that was advertised on our website. Frank lives in Winfield just outside of Kelowna and has been racing a Porsche 911S in Vintage for a number of years. I understand it is his intention to try and have the car ready for the first race of the year in April. To make that happen he has the help of Frank Allers to prepare the car. Frank won numerous championships in the Honda Michelin, Players GM and Canadian Formula Atlantic Series. We look forward to seeing him at the track and I am sure Frank will be great addition [...]
We would like to welcome Michael Lensen from Surrey back to our Formula Ford group. He just recently sold his F2000 car and has just bought back his 1988 Van Diemen RF88 from J.C. Cuevas in Seattle. Michael ran this car from 2002 to 2007 very successfully winning Formula Ford Championships in both CACC and ICSCC. We wish him well with his new car and many years of racing fun in Formula Ford. We look forward to seeing out at our first race in April.
By Keith Robinson I love motor racing and I’m in my fifth decade of racing. 2012 was my first complete season after returning to Formula Ford, what a blast! Working on the car whether it be maintenance, rebuilding the clutch, experimenting with suspension settings, changing gear ratios it’s all interesting and fun! Formula Fords are designed and built by racers; they are pure race cars and no they don’t have doors. You don’t have to be a professional mechanic to work on them, there are books you can read and there are many people in the Formula Ford racing community to help you. Yes, the other Formula Ford drivers [...]
The Sports Car Club of B.C. has just released their race dates for the 2013 season. There will be 5 Confederation of Car Clubs (CACC) race weekends consisting of 2 races per weekend for a total of 10 events that will make up the CACC B.C. Championship for formula cars and sedans. In addition there is also be 1 International Conference of Sports Car Clubs (ICSCC) race on the August 31st to September 3rd weekend, this will be a triple race event. This race is part of the 9 scheduled race weekends that make up the ICSCC Championship, the other races are in Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Shelton. Anyone wishing to [...]
Attention all Formula Ford Drivers and Owners: We now have a confirmed date for our 45th Anniversary Race weekend. It will be on May 25th and 26th, 2013 at Mission Raceway Park as part of the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR). Unfortunately the date hoped for in either late July or early August was not available and the BCHMR has reverted back to its more traditional date in May. We will have more information available shortly, in the form of another update, with regards to entry fees, practice day and other details. Once again mark May 25/26/2013 on your racing calendars and come join us, for a fun filled [...]
Attention all Formula Ford Drivers and Owners: Plans are now almost completed to stage Formula Ford’s 45th Birthday Party as part of the 2013 B.C. Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) event to be held at Mission Raceway Park. We would like to invite all of you to come join us, the event will most likely be held in either late July or early August. We will have a firm date towards to the end of January 2013 once the road racing schedule for Mission Raceway Park is set by the Sports Car Club of B.C. Once we have been given confirmation of the date we will communicate it to all the [...]
We would like to welcome Fedrick Wong from Vancouver to our Formula Ford group. He has just purchased a 1981 Crossle 45F off of Jay Ivey in Portland, Oregon. Fed has had some prior Formula Vee racing experience and the last 2 years he has been racing with the Family Affair Racing Team. We wish him well with his new car and many years of racing fun in Formula Ford. We look forward to seeing out at our first race in April.
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This review of the 2012 race season is uncannily similar to our 2011 season wrap up. Both of the defending champions from 2011 repeated as our 2012 champions. In the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC) Championship Alan McColl again won the Formula Ford title, in his Tiga FF77, for the 3rd straight year. He won 6 of the 8 races this past season. The only driver to beat him this year was Rick Payne at the 1st race weekend of the season back in April. In addition to his wins, Alan also set a new Formula Ford track record this year at Mission Raceway Park. Over in the [...]