Barnett Racing Engines is the new title sponsor of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula Ford championship for the 2024 season.

At the end of the season Barnett Racing Engines will offer a complete standard FF1600 engine rebuild for one lucky winner, with a value of more than £3000. The prize will be drawn at random in the paddock at the final meeting of the year at Silverstone. For competitors to be eligible, they must have entered five out of the six race meetings on the 2024 championship schedule.

In addition, a £500 discount off a BRE rebuild will go to the champion, a £350 discount to the second overall and a £150 discount to third overall. A £100 discount off a rebuild will be granted to every competitor who enters five of the six events. In addition, a special discount card will give all registered competitors a 10% discount across the season for engine work or parts.

This valued backing will make a significant contribution to running costs for a number of competitors and championship chairman Ted Pearson welcomes the development: “It’s very gratifying to have a company like Barnett Racing Engines showing us support and I hope that this is an association that we can all build on throughout the year.

Josh Barnett from BRE said: “We will be in the Historic FF1600 paddock at all six events with various engine parts from head gaskets and valve springs to distributors and coils, all available to purchase. And all competitors can purchase with 10% off these components.

“Whether you’re an existing BRE customer or not, we will also answer technical queries and help diagnose running problems during a race meeting. We will even be able to perform cylinder head refreshes at the circuit for Historic Formula Ford competitors at a discounted rate.”

“The HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship has consistently shown itself to be one of the strongest FF1600 series in the country, so we’re over the moon to be welcomed aboard as title sponsor. As an enthusiast-led business, we really want to give something back to the Formula Ford community with this range of prizes and discounts, especially at a time when inflation led price rises have hit the club motor sport sector hard.”

The HSCC Historic Formula Ford 1600 Championship opens at Snetterton on April 20-21.