New Heritage Formula Ford series launched

A new series for Formula Ford cars manufactured before 1993 has been launched for next year.

Heritage Formula Ford has been created by SuperSeries and Champion of Brands organiser, James Beckett, and will be run in association with MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR).

A Pre ‘93 class was created for the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone – which Beckett also organises – earlier this month as a “toe in the water” to find out if there was any interest in the idea.

“The time is right I believe and its a bit of a gap in the market,” said Beckett.

“There will be a small number of races in 2018 with a growing potential for 2019 and beyond.

“I’m pretty confident we might end up with some good grids and I don’t see why we can’t have a really good series in two or three years.

“This is something I’m pretty excited about.”

Four rounds are provisionally due to take place in 2018 – some of which might be double-headers – at tracks such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Oulton Park.

Beckett also confirmed that his SuperSeries and Champion of Brands races will continue next year.

He said: “We need to just rework the SuperSeries but there’s no need to have a concern [that it won’t take place].”

Brian Soule, of Souley Motorsport, plans to run cars in the Heritage series next year. He said: “This is a great concept and I am really looking forward to running cars in Heritage Formula Ford next season. Having been told of plans by James Beckett and MSVR, I instantly said yes to becoming involved and pledged to sign cars up to race.”

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