Half a century of Castle Combe’s circuit-based Formula Ford 1600 championship will be celebrated at the opening race meeting of the 2019 season on Easter Monday 22 April.
Formula Ford racing has been an incredibly important part of the Wiltshire track’s story since the late 1960s.
50 years after the opening race in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship, the annual season-opening Howard’s Day race meeting on Easter Monday will feature a double-header round to kick off the 2019 championship.
The aggregate winner from the two Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship races will win a 50-year commemorative Guards Trophy to mark the championship’s first sponsor. The race programme will also include a round of the very popular Classic Formula Ford Championship for cars from up to 1981.
There will be an invitation and free circuit entry offered to all Formula Fords to take part in a static display and a VIP Lounge for Formula Ford drivers will be based in the Strawford Centre.
All former Castle Combe Formula Ford champions will be invited to attend and take part in a lunchtime photo call on the grid. The race meeting will feature a bumper collector’s programme, full of exciting history, images and memories.