Motor Sport News - - Club Racing Preview -

In the­ory, this should be a good year for For­mula Ford 1600. At the end of last sea­son there was a string of en­cour­ag­ing an­nounce­ments that had the po­ten­tial to in­crease its pop­u­lar­ity.

The cham­pi­ons of the Na­tional, Scot­tish and Su­per Se­ries will all be part of a shootout for £135,000 to­wards a USF2000 sea­son, which is part of the Mazda Road to Indy lad­der. There was also the news that leg­endary car builder Ralph Fir­man was pro­duc­ing an all-new car.

How­ever, that has yet to trans­fer into a sig­nif­i­cant surge in en­tries. While many FF1600 reg­u­lars have com­mit­ted to full sea­sons – such as 2014 Fes­ti­val win­ner James Raven and last year’s Wal­ter Hayes vic­tor Gra­ham Car­roll – there has been some con­cern over a lack of new blood.

De­spite this, FF1600 still ap­pears to be in a much bet­ter shape than re­cent years and there’s still time for en­tries to in­crease fur­ther. SL

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