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    Hello, I?m a former 125 shifter kart racer and have nothing but respect for the karting community. You guys and gals have some truly great racing and produce excellent drivers. If you are looking for that next step in your racing career/hobby, you might be interested in the SCCA. It is important to note that I do not represent the SCCA in any way. I am just a member trying to pass on some information.

    I have recently started racing a Club Ford in the SCCA. A Club Ford is a Formula Ford manufactured before January 1, 1984 with exception to the Swift DB-1. A Formula Ford has a 1600cc 4-cylinder ford engine that makes about 110 horsepower. The chassis weighs around 950 pounds. They run a Hewland MK 8-9 gearbox, 4 gears that you prepare the gear ratios for each track. SCCA has great enthusiastic corner workers + many others that create a wonderful racing/family environment. It might be the perfect next step for someone with karting experience, or that ?Kart Dad (or Mom) who ?dreams of roadracing? and wants to drive to a full size open wheel race car. Racing in Club Ford, you can do this for a similar cost as racing a Shifter Kart, and a bit less maintenance.

    To Purchase and run a Club Ford.

    Car Price: Between $5,000 and $12,000 depending on the year and condition. I found
    mine (1979 Royale) for $4,500, but it required about $2,000 of work.
    Tires: $475 per set. In Club Ford they run a Spec tire that is a relatively hard compound
    that will last for 3 race weekends.
    Engine: An engine rebuild will cost anywhere from $2,500 to $6,000 or so depending on
    the condition. Engine life will be 2 to 3 years.
    Entry Fees: $280 for a whole race weekend. Practice, Qualifying, and a Race for both
    Saturday and Sunday.

    SCCA ? How to join – National SCCA website – SCCA Colorado Region – SCCA Colorado Continental Divide Region of the Rocky Mountain Division.

    Where to find a Club Ford race car.
    See above SCCA websites – see FF: Classifieds For Sale ? Search ?Formula Ford?

    Parts and Maintenance contact Andy Antipas ? local parts supplier

    Thank you for your time, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]


    Also, here is the link for the SCCA 2006 Runoff schedule on SpeedTV


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