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SCCA approves Honda engine for Formula F

Honda FF demonstrator — click for high-res image

For 2010, F is getting some fresh The Sports Car Club of America’s of directors has given the thumbs up to proposal for a new engine in the class. year, competitors will be to swap out their ancient Kent engines for a new 1.5-liter based on the Fit.

Honda Development created the engine so it was specifically able to bolt up to contemporary Formula Ford designs with minimal all while providing comparable The air restrictor and ECU calibrations can be adjusted by HPD to performance parity with the existing engines.

The engine’s fuel injected engine significantly reduced service compared to the Kent, along better efficiency. The engines be supplied complete with exhaust and conversion kits. The kit for the DB-1 including the engine and all parts runs $11,750 deliveries starting February.

Gallery: Honda Fit FF engine



Performance Development’s Formula F Approved by SCCA Engine by Board of Directors for Use in 2010

The of Directors of the Sports Car Club of has ratified a Honda Performance Inc. proposal to begin Honda Formula F engines for in the SCCA’s Formula F (FF) in 2010.

Through its introduction to the HPD hopes to strengthen FF’s as the first step in American racing.

We look forward to our FF program at the outset of the 2010 racing season, said Berkman, president of Honda Development. We hope that initial step in HPD’s new motorsports initiative will make the FF class more and more competitive.

The Honda F engine is based on the Fit L15A7, a engine that can be installed several existing FF chassis. has shown that the Honda provides performance equal to the Kent engine, while a modern fuel-injected design superior service life, availability and lower operating

A prototype, utilizing a Swift chassis and HPD-developed bolt-on kit, made its public during the FF 40th Anniversary at Road America in late The Swift-Honda, along with a FF engine mated to a Citation was also on display during month’s SCCA National Runoffs at Road America.

The FF engine has been developed by Performance Development in cooperation Sandy Shamlian of Quicksilver The engine was developed to equal the of the Kent powerplant through of an HPD-developed intake restrictor and appropriately mapped Engine Unit (ECU). If additional adjustments are required, changes can be to the restrictor plate and/or the ECU to achieve this goal.

Many of us, myself included, been involved in FF racing, Marc Sours, HPD Production Manager and Large Project for HPD’s grassroots projects. We that introduction of the modern, Honda FF engine can restore in and raise the profile of FF to a point it once again becomes the for young drivers to begin careers, and where current club racers will economical, close competition.

equipment in the 2009 Honda the L15A7 is a fuel-injected, 1.5-liter, cam engine, at the beginning of its current generation. Per Honda corporate a minimum of 10 years’ parts is mandated at the conclusion of production.

HPD supply all parts from through exhaust, including chassis conversion kits. The will be a modern and reliable requiring minimal maintenance and

Specifically, HPD expects to offer FF the opportunity to reduce their operating costs. Engine will be reduced, while should also experience a in the need for top-end refreshing. In crankshaft and valve-spring life be extended dramatically; and most and all carburetor maintenance will be

The first conversion kit offered be for the venerable Swift DB-1. complete, race-ready package sell for $11,750. It will a base L15A7 engine, FF conversion kit (including intake, dry sump, restrictor plate and and a bolt-in DB-1 chassis kit, to permit installation of the without welding or other modifications.

Individual component will also be available for separately.

Delivery of kits begin in early February of and will follow in the order requests are received. Deposits of which will ensure a on the delivery list, are being For more information, please

Honda Performance Development,


HPD is working on two conversion kits for the Swift and Van Diemen (1999-current) chassis. release of these kits is expected prior to the 2010 racing season.

Beginning its initial entry into One in 1964, Honda has a lengthy of involvement in open-wheel racing the world. In addition to its well-known in IndyCar, CART and Formula One Honda Motor also has an history as an engine supplier in open-wheel formulae, including 3, Formula Master, Formula and Formula Dream.

Honda Development (HPD) is Honda’s company within North Founded in 1993, and located in Clarita, Calif. HPD is the technical center for Honda and Acura’s racing cars and engines.

In to its new grassroots motorsports business, HPD is the engine supplier to the IndyCar and spearheaded Acura’s championship-winning in the 2009 American Le Mans

Quicksilver RacEngines (QSRE) is a company in Frederick, MD owned and by Sandy Shamlian since QSRE engines have a staple in open-wheel and sports-car logging countless professional and race wins and championships in the England, Venezuela, Australia in classes such as Zetec Formula Continental, Sports Formula Atlantic, and FF1600.

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