Tag Archive: Formula Ford

Jun 25

Thompson wants to end one streak

To start another at Watkins Glen

J.Colin Thompson Porsche 14 Arriving at Watkins Glen International with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama point lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Nov 19

Meeting ann #MadyMyMark

Ann’s knowledge and contacts within British motorsport were invaluable

Mark Webber - AnnI first met Ann in 1994 and at the end of my first year in Australian Formula Ford, dad asked her to help look for some sponsorship for my second year in the Championship.

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Feb 01

Spike Goddard commits to T-Sport for FIA Formula 3 European Championship

20 year-old Spike Goddard will stay with the British team T-Sport in 2013 to contest the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe young gun will race a Championship Class T-Sport Dallara, powered by the Threebond Nissan engine. After making the jump from Formula Ford the Australian had a positive debut season with T-Sport in the British Formula 3 in 2012 and now heads into Europe keen to get results for the T-Sport team.

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Dec 27

New Japanese racers eye to Auto GP

Vincenzo Sospiri believes that Auto GP is a category in which a driver can really learn a lot

Auto GP - Vincenzo Sospiri and Takachiho InoueAuto GP logoWhile all the Auto GP cars have stopped running and reached their garages in order to be fitted with the 2013 upgrades, the work aimed at bringing some bright new talent in the series continues.

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Aug 15

Gerhard Berger wants to make it simpler for young drivers to progress through the junior ranks to formula one.

Berger wants to make climb to F1 easier

00731full4600731full177The former ten-time grand prix winner, BMW motor sport director and Toro Rosso co-owner is now the president of the governing FIA’s single seater commission.

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Jun 06

Two races for CTCC in Montreal

With a full field of 40 cars

CTCC logo2011-06-10_0973 Photo Grand Prix du CanadaThe most prestigious race event of the year will take place in Montreal at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve this weekend and the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire will have the privilege of being a part of it. With a full field of 40 cars, the maximum allowed on the race track, CTCC is ready to put on a great show for the Montreal race fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Malvern and Slaghekke to join F2 test in Barcelona

Formula Ford champion and runner-up awarded prize tests

F2 - Barcelona - Scott Malvern - Jeroen Slaghekke2011 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champion of Great Britain Scott Malvern and runner-up Jeroen Slaghekke will take part in official Formula Two winter testing next week after being awarded a prize test to join the two day session in Barcelona.

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Oct 26

Mitch Evans dominates in Barcelona

MW Arden driver remained unbeaten on Day 2 at Circuit de Catalunya

GP3 - MW Arden - Mitch EvansGP3 SeriesToday marked the final day of GP3 Series™ post-season testing in Barcelona, and the teams were greeted with sunny but cold conditions in the morning. There were no new faces in the paddock with the driver line-up remaining unchanged from Day 1 and MW Arden’s Mitch Evans the man to beat.

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Oct 25

Mitch Evans leads the way in Barcelona‏

MW Arden sophomore dominates Day 1 of post season test at Circuit de Catalunya

GP3 - MW Arden - Mitch EvansGP3 SeriesThe first post season GP3 Series™ test kicked off today at Circuit de Catalunya, and there were lots of new faces in the paddock. With the majority of the 2011 field moving on this season it was time to welcome a new batch of drivers hoping to impress teams and grab a coveted 2012 race seat including British Formula Ford champion Scott Malvern, Ferrari protégé Brandon Maisano and Kevin Korjus.

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Oct 23

Irish luck triumphs at Armor All Gold Coast 600 (+result)

 Tagliani and co-driver Reynolds in 11th place

Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom - Richard LyonsMark Winterbottom and Irish international co-driver, Richard Lyons have tapped into the ‘Luck of the Irish’ to win on the final day of the 2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

New track record for Britain West Motorsport

In Mosport

Britain West MotorsportMosport International Raceway“Formula Ford lap record shattered at Mosport International by Britain West and Garett Grist as team takes a win and a second”. Garett Grist broke the track record and scored a win and second place finish in the recent Ontario Formula Ford Challenge at Mosport.

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Aug 04

GP3R up next for Britain West

This week-end

GP3R logoFormula Tour 1600 logoFormula Tour 1600 Series hits the streets of Trois Rivieres for the annual event that sees Britain West launch a four-car effort.

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Jul 14

Britain West Motorsport heads to Shannonville Race Park

Garett Grist will look to keep his pole streak alive in the Britain West yellow and blue #65 Van Diemen

Britain West Motorsport2011-06-10_0147“Newly crowned Can Am Cup winning team head to only visit to Shannonville on the 2011 Ontario Formula Ford Championship schedule”. Britain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, will take three cars to the tight confines of Shannonville Race Park for rounds five and six of the Ontario Formula Ford Championship.

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Jul 13

Edmonton’s Stefan Rzadzinski to start in the Edmonton Indy Lights races

The young hope had conclusive testing sessions in Indiana

Stefan RzadzinskiEdmonton Indy logoEdmonton’s own Stefan Rzadzinski confirmed as a starter for the Edmonton Indy® Firestone Indy Lights® double header. Following two days of evaluation on Indiana’s Putnam Park road course, Edmonton’s Stefan Rzadzinski has been given the go ahead to enter at the upcoming Edmonton Indy® Firestone Indy Lights® double header, July 22-24 at City Centre Airport.

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Jun 08

Britain West Motorsport heads to Canadian Grand Prix

 “Five-car assault” planned at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for 2nd weekend of Quebec Formula Ford Championship

GP Canada new logoBritain West MotorsportBritain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, heads this weekend to the world class city of Montreal and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the annual motor racing pilgrimage to the mecca of Canadian motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Britain West earns first win of the season

Five top-5 and two podiums in Tremblant

Britain West MotorsportFormula Tour 1600 logo“Ontario team takes five top fives and two podiums in Quebec Formula Ford Championship opener at Circuit Mont Tremblant”.  Britain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, headed to the beautiful Circuit Mont-Tremblant for the Classique du Printemps (Spring Classic) with a four car effort. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Quebec Formula Ford Championship opens season at Mont-Tremblant Circuit with both the Pro and Masters division

Britain West heads to Quebec for Formula Tour

Britain West MotorsportFormula Tour 1600 logoBritain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, heads east this weekend to the picturesque local of Mont-Tremblant located in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains. Racing at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant Britain West Motorsport looks to open the 2011 Formula Tour 1600 season with solid results among four drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Britain West starts season off with podiums

“Ontario-based race team earns great results with four cars in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship division”

Britain West MotorsportBritain West Motorsport - Steve TzountzourisBritain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, wrapped up a successful opening weekend of their 2011 campaign. Running in the British Empire Motor Club 61st Annual Spring Trophy Race at the famous Mosport International Raceway, the weekend also marked the opening two rounds of the Ontario Formula Ford Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Schumacher backs F1 return for Austria

Michael Schumacher would be happy to see formula one return to the A1-Ring.

2011-04-16- Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - China - Michael Schumacher 04Red Bull Ring - A1-RingThe Zeltweg circuit is actually now known as the Red Bull Ring, after energy drink mogul Dietrich Mateschitz rebuilt the former Austrian grand prix venue that is reopening next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Mortimer Racing is pleased to announce that Retired Major General Lewis MacKenzie will be featured in “General Racing”

A documentary by the award winning Producer Paul Culliton and Director Brendon Culliton

Mortimer-185x1032010-06-12-0298Lew will be driving the Public Mobile 1994 Euro Swift in the Quebec Formula Tour F1600 Master Class. Paul Culliton recently wrote and produced the award winning documentary “If I Should Fall” featuring the life and death of Trooper Marc Diab killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mikkel Mac signs up for F2‏

18-year-old Dane becomes the youngest driver in the 2011 field

F2 - Mikkel MacMikkel Mac has become the youngest driver in the 2011 Formula Two field, after the 18-year-old confirmed his drive in the championship today. The Dane graduates to F2 following impressive showings in winter testing last December – he finished 7th overall in Portimão – and more recently pre-season testing at Silverstone and Snetterton, where he regularly ran amongst the top ten fastest drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Season starts strong at VIR

The F2000 Championship Series season kick off

F2000 new logoThe F2000 Championship Series will kick off its 2011 seven-event, 14-race tour at VIRginia International Raceway this weekend for the sixth consecutive season, with the 31 car field being as competitive as ever. Early Championship contenders include returning drivers and race winners Remy Audette, from Canada, alongside Americans Chris Livengood and Jonathan Scarallo. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Mortimer Racing will be attending the IMSA Porsche GT3 weekend

At Calabogie Motorsports Park May 13 to 15

Mortimer TeamMortimer-185x103President and CEO Nigel Mortimer, Chief Engineer John Arthur and Retired Major General Lewis McKenzie will be racing their Formula Mazda’s during the Libre sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Young Aussie to set out on the ‘Road to Indy’

The 18 year-old Australian has signed to drive a Van Diemen

USF2000 logo

Nathan Morcom

Nathan Morcom’s motor racing career is set to move up a gear on March 17-18, when he contests the opening rounds of the USF2000 National Championship at Sebring.

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Jan 15

Aaron McCauley has signed with Mortimer Racing

To race in the Formula Tour F1600 Master Class in 2011

Aaron McCauley portraitMortimer-185x103Aaron started racing go-karts at an early age winning various races and divisions. Last season Aaron McCauley spent it with VMS (Vallis Motor Sports) where he raced a FV1200 and  learned  the ropes at various tracks in Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Team Mortimer Racing confirms Major General Lewis MacKenzie

In the Master Division of the Formula Tour F1600

Mortimer-185x103Formula Tour 1600 logoMortimer Racing is pleased to announce that Major General Lewis MacKenzie (Ret’d) has signed on for the 2011 season and will contest the Master Division of the Formula Tour F1600. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Caitlin Johnson set to compete in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events

A new competitor is coming to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Twenty One year old Caitlin Johnston of Orangeville, Ontario will take temporary leave of her Formula Ford schedule and make her first stock car appearance at Mosport International Raceway the weekend of June 12 & 13.  Johnston will also participate in the first ever NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at the Toronto Indy in mid July.  Caitlin Johnston will pilot the #01Pizza Pizza Dodge for both races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

New series sponsors announced

For Ontario Formula Ford Championship

Ontario Formula FordThe Ontario Formula Ford Championship is pleased to announce new series sponsors, awards, and an exciting new format and date of the 2010 Can Am Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Team Simtec Racing returns in 2010

2009 was their first year racing Formula 1600

Marc Bishara and Jon Labbee will be back in 2010 racing with TEAM SIMTEC RACING. Read the rest of this entry »

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