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Sports 2000
Sports 2000
Sports 2000
is a restricted-rules class of two-seat, rear-engined, open-cockpit, full-bodied sports-prototype racecar used largely in amateur road racing. Sometimes known as S2000 or S2, the class was developed by John Webb, then of the Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch
racing circuit in England, as an affordable form of sports car racing, essentially a sports car version of Formula Ford
Formula Ford
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Australian National Formula
The Australian National Formula
Australian National Formula
(often abbreviated to ANF) was an Australian motor racing category which was introduced by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport in 1964 and remained current until the end of 1969. It replaced Formula Libre
Formula Libre
as the Australian premier racing formula.[1] The Australian National Formula
Australian National Formula
specified single seat racing cars fitted with unsupercharged engines of no greater than 2.5 litres capacity running on commercially available fuel.[2] This encouraged the use of engines such as the Coventry Climax
Coventry Climax
FPF unit which had been prominent in the 2.5 litre FIA
FIA
Formula One
Formula One
category prior to the downsizing of that formula for 1961
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Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch
is a motor racing circuit in West Kingsdown
West Kingsdown
in Kent, England. First used as a grasstrack motorcycle circuit on farmland, it hosted 12 runnings of the British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
between 1964 and 1986 and currently hosts many British and International racing events. The venue is owned and operated by Jonathan Palmer's MotorSport Vision organisation. Gerhard Berger
Gerhard Berger
once said that Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch
is "the best circuit in the world"
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Ford Pinto Engine
The Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto
engine was the unofficial but generic nickname for a four-cylinder internal combustion engine built by Ford Europe. In Ford sales literature, it was referred to as the EAO or OHC engine and because it was designed to the metric system, it was sometimes called the "metric engine". The internal Ford codename for the unit was the T88-series engine. European Ford service literature refers to it as the Taunus In-Line engine (hence the TL codenames) and the Lima In-Line (LL) It was used in many European Ford cars and was exported to the United States to be used in the Ford Pinto, a successful subcompact car of the 1970s, hence the name which is used most often for the unit
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Hewland
Hewland
Hewland
is a British engineering company, founded in 1957 by Mike Hewland, which specialises in racing-car gearboxes. Hewland
Hewland
currently employ 130 people at their Maidenhead
Maidenhead
facility and have diversified into a variety of markets being particularly successful in electric vehicle transmission supply. Hewland
Hewland
are currently supplying into Formula 1, Formula E, DTM, LMP, RallyCross, Prototype and GT Sportscar.Contents1 History 2 Transaxle
Transaxle
types 3 ARV Super2 4 Track day
Track day
cars 5 Formula E 6 Electric Vehicles 7 See also 8 External links 9 ReferencesHistory[edit] Mike Hewland
Hewland
ran a small engineering business at Maidenhead
Maidenhead
in the UK with the speciality in gear cutting
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American Championship Car Racing
American open-wheel car racing, also known as Indy Car racing, is a category of professional-level automobile racing in the United States and North America. As of 2018, the top-level American open-wheel racing championship is sanctioned by IndyCar. Competitive events for professional-level, single-seat open-wheel race cars have been conducted under the auspices of several different sanctioning bodies since 1902. A season-long, points-based, National Championship of drivers has been officially recognized in 1905, 1916, and since 1920. The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500, which itself debuted in 1911, is the marquee event of Indy Car racing. The open-wheeled, winged, single-seater cars have generally been similar to those in Formula One, though there are important differences
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SCCA
The Sports Car Club of America
Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States. Formed in 1944, it runs many programs for both amateur and professional racers.Contents1 History 2 Sanctioned racing2.1 Professional racing 2.2 Club Racing2.2.1 SCCA Majors formula group classes2.3 Autocross 2.4 Rallying 2.5 Time Trials3 Divisions and regions 4 Awards 5 Hall of fame 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The SCCA traces its roots to the Automobile Racing Club of America (not to be confused with the current stock car series of the same name)
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Ford Duratec
Duratec is a brand name of the Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
used for the company's range of gasoline-powered four-cylinder, five-cylinder and six-cylinder passenger car engines. The original Duratec V6 engine
V6 engine
was co-designed by Ford and Mazda.[1] Ford first introduced this engine in the 1993 in the Ford Mondeo. Over time, "Duratec" became an omnibus name for Ford's gasoline engines unrelated to the original V6. The Ford Zeta engine, Ford Sigma engine and Ford Cyclone engine
Ford Cyclone engine
all carry the Duratec name, but are otherwise unrelated to each other or the original 1993 Duratec V6
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Supermodified Racing
Supermodifieds are a class of open wheel race car that compete on paved short tracks throughout the United States of America
United States of America
and Canada. The class was founded in the 1950s and is especially popular in the Western states, the Northeast and Great Lakes regions.Contents1 Design 2 Sanctioning bodies2.1 ISMA 2.2 MSA 2.3 SMRA 2.4 ERA3 References 4 External linksDesign[edit] Supermodifieds are generally constructed from aircraft-quality .095 thick chromium-molybdenum ("chromoly") frame tubing with steel and aluminum components. The bodies are fabricated from fiberglass and aluminum
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BOSS GP
The BOSS GP
BOSS GP
is a motor racing series in Europe. The category originated in 1995 as the BOSS series and evolved into the EuroBOSS Series. BOSS is an acronym that stands for Big Open Single Seaters.Contents1 History 2 Similar series 3 Cars 4 Champions4.1 BOSS Formula & EuroBOSS 4.2 BOSS GP
BOSS GP
Series5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Group 9 BOSS cars racing at Road America, 2007The BOSS series was founded in 1995 under the regulations of the RAC Motor Sports Association and raced mainly in Great Britain. Later it was renamed to European BOSS (shortened by the competitors to EuroBOSS) following the involvement of Paul Stoddart's European Aviation and their expansion into European circuits. It mainly saw grids of around 12–15 cars but on occasions dropped as few as five cars have competed
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Monoposto Racing Club
The Monoposto
Monoposto
Racing Club is a single seater, open-wheeled motor racing club in the United Kingdom. Its members race a variety of single seater race cars ranging from 600cc Jedi's to 2000cc Formula Three and Formula Renault
Formula Renault
cars. Monoposto
Monoposto
is Italian for 'Single Seater'. As of 2010, it is the largest single seater championship in the UK, with over 60 regular race entrants. Production chassis must be 3 or more years old (unless home designed and built) and use standard road specification iron block engines. It has several classes of cars: 1000, 1400, 1600, 1800, FR, Classic2000, 2000 and F3; these are based primarily on the maximum permitted engine size, but also engine tuning freedom, chassis age and chassis materials. Most race meetings have the classes spread over two grids, with the 1000 and 1400 cars on one, and the 2000 classes on another
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Formula 3000
Formula 3000
Formula 3000
was a type of open wheel, single seater formula racing, occupying the tier immediately below Formula One
Formula One
and above Formula Three
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Formula Ford 1600
Formula Ford
Formula Ford
1600 is a number of championships which cater to 1600cc, Ford Kent powered Formula Ford
Formula Ford
racing cars. These are cars which were disbanded when the UK national Formula Ford
Formula Ford
category adopted the 1800cc Zetec engines in 1993. However, has been running as several regional club championships ever since and has recently enjoyed renewed success. Several cars constructed to Zetec rules have been converted to accept a Kent engine, as well as the Duratec powered cars that followed. There have also been several recent purpose built kent cars which have enjoyed successes. Championships[edit] In the British Isles, several championships are in existence for this type of car
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Formula Libre
Formula Libre
Formula Libre
(also known as "Formule Libre") is a form of automobile racing allowing a wide variety of types, ages and makes of purpose-built racing cars to compete "head to head". This can make for some interesting matchups, and provides the opportunity for some compelling driving performances against superior machinery. The name translates to "Free Formula" – in Formula Libre
Formula Libre
races the only regulations typically govern basics such as safety equipment. In 1932, Louis Chiron
Louis Chiron
won the Nice Grand Prix aboard a Bugatti T51, closely followed just 3.4 seconds behind by Raymond Sommer
Raymond Sommer
in an Alfa Romeo Monza with third place going to René Dreyfus, also in a Bugatti T51
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Formula Vee
Formula Vee
Formula Vee
(Formula Fau Vee in Brazil
Brazil
and Germany) or Formula Volkswagen
Volkswagen
is a popular open wheel, single-seater junior motor racing formula, with relatively low costs in comparison to Formula Ford
Formula Ford
or Formula BMW. On the international stage, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi
Emerson Fittipaldi
and Keke Rosberg, all Formula 1
Formula 1
champions, raced Formula Vees in Europe or America at the beginning of their careers
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Super Formula
Super Formula, formerly known as Formula Nippon, is a type of formula racing and the top level of single-seater racing in Japan. Formula Nippon
Formula Nippon
evolved from the Japanese Formula 2000
Japanese Formula 2000
series begun in 1973 by way of the Japanese Formula Two
Formula Two
and Japanese Formula 3000 championships
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