You’ve been watching your motor racing heroes like Craig Lowndes, Mark Webber, Peter Brock, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso on TV for as long as you can remember. You’ve been lying in bed and reading about Formula 1, about V8s, and about apexes, understeer, oversteer, brake balance etc. “I can do better than all of […]
Web: www.wintonraceway.com.au Phone: (03) 5766 4235 Address: 41 Fox Street Winton VIC 3673 Formula Vee 1200 Lap Record Driver: Nicholas Jones Time: 1:37.3358 Car: Stinger 01 Date: 06/05/2001 Formula Vee 1600 Lap Record Driver: Kieran Glover Time: 1:35.4042 Car: Jacer Date: 24/08/2008
Web: www.sandown.net.au/motoring Phone: (03) 9518 1300 Address: Sandown Racecourse 591-659 Princess Hwy Springvale Victoria 3171 Formula Vee 1200 Lap Record Driver: Jason Kerr Time: 1:31.33 Car: Sabre 01 Date: 31/07/2004 Formula Vee 1600 Lap Record Driver: Ben Porter Time: 1:26.9198 Car: Checkmate JP02 Date: 25/07/2010
Web: www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au Phone: (03) 5952 2710 Address: Back Beach Road Phillip Island Victoria Formula Vee 1200 Lap Record Driver: Daniel Reinhardt Time: 1.56.8004 Car: Elfin Date: 04/09/2005 Formula Vee 1600 Lap Record Driver: Matt Stubbs Time: 1.52.2869 Car: Jacer 2K9 Date: 26/09/2010
Web: www.calderpark.com.au Phone: (03) 9091 0778 Address: Calder Highway, Keilor Victoria 3036 Formula Vee no longer actively run on this race track. Formula Vee 1200 Lap Record Driver: Frank Haire Time: 1:11.9963 Car: Date: 13/05/1995
There are a few quick ways for the paddock cruiser or spectator to determine if a car is a 1600 or a 1200 Formula Vee at a glance. Most State Championship Regulations specify that 1200 Formula Vees should run a 100mm wide pink band on the front suspension and a 1600 car should run a […]
A Dorian timer is the transponder device required at most circuit races in Australia in order for the race timing system to work. If the car you purchased or leased does not have a dorian timer, you can buy one through Dorian Industries, Factory 1, 29 Graham Court, Hoppers Crossing VIC, 3029. Phone: (03) 9931 […]
Many circuits which run regular “open practice” days do not require the driver to hold any sort of license, however this depends on the track you are practicing at, and you should contact the track for more information.
You do not have to have any experience at all to start racing a Vee. All you need to do is pass your CAMS driver observation test, and obtain a CAMS PCC license.
It depends on the make of car, but drivers as tall as 193cm or 6’4″ have raced Vee’s in recent years. Most new cars made from 2003 onwards also take advantage of an increase wheelbase and car length regulation to make it easier for taller drivers to fit into the cars.
Many weekend racers prefer never to leave Formula Vee once they have started, and there are members that have been racing Vee’s for over 10 years. Some of the younger or more serious racers progress to Formula Ford, or Formula 3, and some end up with a professional V8 drive. Cameron McConville, Larry Perkins, John […]
You need to be 14 years of age (16 in NSW) to hold a CAMS PCC license, which is required to race a Formula Vee in Australia.
Formula Vee is arguably the most competitive open-wheeler category in Australia. It has consistently by far the biggest fields, and there are far more registered Formula Vee’s in Australia than any other open-wheeler category can boast. The low power of Formula Vee’s promotes very close racing with packs forming much like with 125cc motor cycle […]
Some tracks hold weekly or less regular “open practice” days in which any car can compete. Cost for these days is typically $100-$200 depending on the track. Contact your local track for more information. Most race meeting organisers also organise a Friday practice day at the track of the event immediately before the race meeting […]
Racing usually starts in February/March and can go right through to the end of November or even December each year. Most states run a state circuit series consisting of 6 rounds that count towards the year’s state championship. Plus there is the National Formula Vee Challenge and National Series held each year. Most states also […]
No sponsorship is required to race a Vee, and due to the low cost of racing, most racers totally self-fund their racing. However sponsorship will ease the financial strain if you are lucky enough to obtain any.
The cost obviously depends on the amount of damage, however, relative to other categories of open-wheeler racing, and any other form of circuit racing, crash damage is far easier and less costly to fix. Most suspension components are standard VW parts, so are simply acquired from your local VW performance supplier or wrecker. Wheels and […]
Racing a Vee is easy. All you need is your race attire (suit, helmet, boots, socks, gloves, and balaclava), a simple tool box, 2 fuel bottle, and a tyre pump and good air pressure gauge. Its quite possible for a single person to go racing on the weekend, but pit crew makes life easier, less […]
Yes, many car owners lease their cars out for practice days, license driver observation days, race meetings, and even full seasons of racing. Please contact our state secretary for more information on current leasing possibilities in Victoria. firstname.lastname@example.org
Formula Vee is the perfect step from Karting to full sized circuit racing. Formula Vee is officially recognised by CAMS as Australia’s entry level category to open-wheeler motor sport. Formula Vee offers real, safe, circuit racing at a low cost (often less than Karting) without huge startup costs.
Up until 2003, all cars where required to use drum brakes from the 1200cc or 1300cc VW. From 2003 onwards, disk brakes of any make are allowed, provided that they utilise single piston callipers, non cross drilled and non ventilated rotors, and comply with the minimum weight per assembly. Any brake pad compound is permitted. […]
Firstly, you need to join and become a member of the Formula Vee Association of Victoria. Then you need to organise a car by either purchasing one or find a car that you can lease. You should also either organise to borrow or purchase all the necessary racing attire. Next you should have your CAMS […]
Yes, there are several Formula Vee manufacturers in Australia at this time that can make you a brand new Formula Vee. Jacer, Mako, Borland, Stinger, Rapier and Polar all make Formula Vees. Checkout out the classifieds page at the National Formula Vee. http://www.fvee.org.au/adverts
Contact our state secretary for more information and membership application forms. email@example.com