, 2022-12-16 20:18:00,
The Australian Formula Ford Series is set to appear on the Supercars Championship support bill for the 2023 NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint in May.
Managers of the national open-wheel category have negotiated with Supercars for the series to appear at Symmons Plains Raceway on May 19-21, as part of a seven-round calendar for next year.
It is set to join the likes of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia Series on the support programme at the Tasmanian Supercars round.
The announcement follows an overwhelming request from stakeholders for the category to feature at larger-scale events.
Formula Ford Association Administrator Phil Marrinon told Speedcafe.com it represents a great opportunity for the series.
“Supercars have been very generous in supporting our category and offering us the opportunity to race as a support category at Tasmania,” Marinnon said.
“I think it’s very important, because it shows that the importance of the category to motorsport in Australia hasn’t diminished at all.
“Formula Ford has always been a category that helps drivers develop their racing skills in a way that hold them in good stead for the rest of their motorsport career.
“The opportunities to race with Supercars, enhances that, and allows them to display their driving skills on a bigger platform.”
This year, the category supported the Supercars Championship at Winton Motor Raceway,…
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