The revival of interest in Formula Ford 1600 largely triggered by 40th and 50th (American) anniversary events at Road America in 2009 and 2019, helped along by engine parts availability and cars if not gearboxes in abundant supply, was impacted like all other vintage racing classes by the 2020 COVID pandemic.
Happily, the entry momentum lost last season seems to have been restored this season, with impressive turnouts and some wonderful vintage FF races at all of the expected places — a reminder to mention this key aspect of the 2021 season coming courtesy ace lensman Bill Stoler whose photos over the last few years have chronicled a healthy vintage FF1600.
Stoler e-mailed noting that 44 Bfs are entered at the Vintage Racer Group’s penultimate 2021 race weekend, Oct. 15-16 at Watkins Glen. (Click HERE to see for yourself …)
VRG’s Formula Ford Challenge Series events like the Jefferson 500 at Summit Point have boasted big fields and stiff competition, and that likely will be the case this weekend at The Glen.
Stoler will be there watching over the 43 Historic, Club and Formula Ford drivers from 15 states – and, of course, the many other classes combining to attract nearly 150 to one of VRG’s premier events.
For more information, the VRG website is vrgonline.org.