Tag Archive: Formula Ford Festival

Nov 19

UK-Bound #MadeMyMark

I visited the UK for the first time in 1995.

Mark Webber Yellow Pages FF 1995 It was in October and I had come over to check out the Formula Ford scene and spectate at the Formula Ford Festival.

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Aug 21

Team Canada names second driver

Zacharie Robichon of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

Team Canada logoThe Team Canada Scholarship completes their line up for the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England with the naming of F1600 driver Zacharie Robichon.

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Feb 21

Team Canada Scholarship expands program

The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoThe focus will continue to be the world renown Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch, England in late October. After a very successful debut in 2011 with the first Canadian on pole for the final and leading the early laps, the program continued in 2012 and once again showcased the talent that Canada has in the junior formula car ranks.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Team Canada Scholarship winner Garett Grist is set to arrive Monday morning at the famed circuit with Team Canada co-founder Brian Graham

Team Canada ready to go!

Team Canada logoGarett GristThe flights are booked, hotel rooms reserved, rental car arranged, and all the details taken care of for the second trip to the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch.

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Sep 13

Last chance to impress!!

“Can’t wait for next week to learn who our second Team Canada Scholarship winner is” –  Gerry Merz

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoWith the announcement of who will fly the Team Canada Scholarship colors at the Formula Ford Festival a week away, there is one last chance for the drivers to impress the selection committee and sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Team Canada is ready to build on success in 2012

With the goal of once again challenging for top honors at the premier Formula Ford event

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoAfter a remarkable debut in the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch Circuit in England last season, Team Canada is ready to build on that success in 2012.

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Oct 21

Inaugural Team Canada scholarship program with driver Xavier Coupal make history!

Fastest lap and pole position

Team Canada Scholarship - very first time a Canadian has ever sat on the pole at the Formula Ford FestivalTeam Canada Scholarship - Team Shot is Gerry Merz, (Team Canada Founder), Driver Xavier Coupal, Brian Graham (Team Canada FoundeAs the final checkered flag over the 40th Formula Ford Festival, the Team Canada entry was already parked, but not without making a spectacular debut and also making history!

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Aug 04

Team Canada Scholarship hopefuls continue to impress

Corporate support flows in!

Team Canada ScholarshipBGR Team Grote logoThe search for the first driver to win the inaugural Team Canada Scholarship to the Festival is heating up. For the principals of BGR Sports and Entertainment, (BGR S & E), Gerry Merz, Dave Matkovich, and Brian Graham, founders of Team Canada Scholarship, the task of selecting the driver to represent Canada at the 2011 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch is in full swing.

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Jun 30

Team USA to provide opportunities

The scholarship was founded in 1990

F2000 new logoF1600 F Championship logoThe highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

James Cole graduates to F2

McLaren Autosport Award finalist signs up after impressive pre-season tests

F2 - James ColeJames Cole is the latest driver to confirm he will be competing in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship, after a standout performance at the recent pre-season tests at Silverstone and Snetterton. The 22-year-old Briton impressed by frequently running in the top ten over both days and even topping a session at the new Snetterton 300 circuit yesterday (Wednesday), despite his previous lack of experience in the Williams JPH1B F2 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Under the eyes of the Team USA scholarship

 For the 2010 season

 The aspiring drivers of the F2000 Championship Series will continue to be under consideration for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Smrz excels in British Formula Ford competition

As member of Team USA scholarship

American teenager finished fourth in the Formula Ford Festival and ninth in Walter Hayes Trophy. American Brett Smrz took another step towards a successful career in motorsports over the past several weeks, racing a Formula Ford in England as part of the prestigious Team USA Scholarship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

De Phillippi wins 2009 Walter Hayes trophy

Team USA Scholarship driver became the youngest-ever winner of the famed Formula Ford event

Junior formula car standout Connor De Phillippi is the latest American to make his mark in European open-wheel racing, following his historic Walter Hayes Trophy win this past weekend (October 31 – November 1) at the Silverstone Circuit in England. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Formula Ford Festival ends prematuraly for Newgarden

British Formula Ford runner-up’s chances at repeat victory halted by overheating engine

Josef Newgarden’s hopes of a repeat win at the historic Formula Ford Festival in England unfortunately ended prematurely over the weekend (October 17-18). The British Formula Ford runner-up and Rookie of the Year failed to finish a lap in the Final, when an overheating engine forced the American into pitlane after a superb start. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Juncos Racing heads overseas

To Formula Ford Festival in search of young talent for 2010

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos and Engineer Ernesto Gonella of Juncos Racing will head overseas tomorrow to attend this weekend’s Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent, England.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

CanAm Cup: Formula Ford Trophy set third running at Mosport

One lucky driver will be presented with the CanAm Cup trophy on Sunday afternoon

In only a few days (September 27-28) many top Formula Ford 1600 drivers will gather at the renowned Mosport International Raceway road course just east of Toronto, Ont., for the third annual eFormulaCarNews.com CanAm Cup. Read the rest of this entry »