Australian Formula Ford Championship to be Terminated at the End of 2013

August 27, 2013

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has announced today that the Australian Formula Ford Championship will cease to exist at the end of 2013.

The State Formula Ford Championships will continue to grow in 2014 and beyond, sales however the Australian Formula Ford Championship will not run in 2014.

CAMS will be reviewing alternative formats for Formula Ford beyond the state championships and one proposal could see a Formula Ford Festival, which would be held in conjunction with selected national motor sport events annually.

CAMS embarks on this new direction for Formula Ford having reviewed the sustainability of the current national series. What had become clear is that the Australian Championship was not viable in the long term.

CAMS Chief Executive Eugene Arocca says the costs of staging the national competition together with a lack of manufacturer support have prompted the change for Formula Ford.

“As much as CAMS would like to see a thriving national Formula Ford competition, this has been and will be difficult to achieve. We agreed to run the category in 2013 when the Category Manager at the time was not able to continue doing so due to financial pressures – primarily a result of the withdrawal of important funding from the manufacturer. Those pressures have not eased and despite careful management of the category this year by CAMS, we simply cannot justify the time and money it will take to continue doing so beyond 2013.”

“It is expensive for everyone competing in the national competition and we feel there is a better, more affordable, more sustainable way of showcasing Formula Ford racing nationally.” Mr Arocca added.