A typical racer will get between 4 and 6 race meetings per set of tyres. This means that the average racer competing in a 6-round state series will be able to do a full season of racing on one set of tyres. A more serious racer who will race more often, and wishes to have […]
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Yes, you must be a member of your state Formula Vee association to race a Formula Vee. Contact your state secretary to request a membership application form.
Formula Vee’s typically race at all permanent motor racing circuits around Australia each year. Checkout out the Competitor \ Track information page for tracks that Vee’s currently race at and information such as lap records.
The top speed of Vee’s depends on the track, at a track such as Phillip Island in Victoria, speeds of in excess of 190kph can be reached.
There is one race meeting each year known as the “Formula Vee National Challenge”. It is held in a different state each year. Everyone is welcome to enter the event. Usually, the best drivers from each state attend the event. The Formula Vee National Champion is decided at this event. See the nationals page for […]
Up until 2003, Formula Vee nationally used the 1192cc (1200) VW engine. At the end of 2002 it was decided by Motorsport Australia and FVAA to allow the 1584cc (1600) VW engines from 2003 onward. However it was up to each state to phase in the 1600 engine into their competition. New South Wales, South […]
Rebuild frequency is entirely up the owner. The engines are very reliable and owners typically rebuild engines due to a small drop-off in power rather than for reliability. Most racers will only rebuild an engine once at the beginning of the season if only competing in a 6-round state series. Serious competitors who race more […]
Yes, old Vee’s can be very competitive. The class has remained basically unchanged since its inception, so provided an older car has been updated as rules have changed over the years, then it can potentially run at the front of the field. Its common for cars that are 15 years old to win races.
This varies greatly depending on how often you want to race, and how competitive you want to be. A typical social racer, who competes in a 6-round state series will likely spend around $7,000 per year in maintenance costs, which includes tyre purchases, engine rebuilds, crash fixes, race petrol, entry fees, license fees, and accommodation […]
Yes, you need a minimum of a Motorsport Australia Provisional Clubman Circuit (PCC) license to race a Formula Vee in circuit races in all states. To obtain the PCC license, you need to go to a n online lecture to learn basic safety rules such as flags, have a medical exam by your doctor, attend […]
You need either a 3 layer fireproof suit or a 2 layer fireproof suit with protective underwear, a balaclava, racing boots and fireproof socks, fireproof gloves, a helmet, and a HANS device. A typical motor racing starter kit, including suit, boots, socks, underwear, gloves, and balaclava, start from about $1200. Motorbike helmets are accepted and […]