Formula 1000

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Formula 1000 is an open wheel class of Formula car racing, with professional and amateur series worldwide. Formula 1000 gets its name from the 1000 cc superbike engine used to power a single seat, open wheel race car with fully adjustable wings and suspension. The F1000 class, known in SCCA as FB, is similar to racing classes FA (Formula Atlantic) and FC (Formula Continental). In the United States, Formula 1000 races in the North American Formula 1000 Championship presented by American Racer Tire as well as SCCA amateur competition.

Formula 1000 cars can be purchased new, ready-to-race for $40,000 to $75,000. SCCA rules also allow for converting an existing Formula car (e.g., FC) to meet F1000 requirements. A converted older Van Diemen chassis with a used superbike engine ready-to-race can be found for $25,000 to $45,000. A conversion kit for your current FC car can be purchased for between $8,000 and $12,000.

Formula 1000 RaceCars can reach speeds in excess of 170mph; brake and corner beyond 3 g's; and provide a challenge to any driver, engineer, or team. Drivers moving into Formula 1000 from lower formula racing are astonished to feel the power and braking ability in a 1000 pound superbike powered car.

Manufacturers[edit]

Manufacturers of purpose built Formula 1000 race cars and manufacturers of Formula 1000 race car conversions are listed below in alphabetical order. A Formula 1000 conversion involves the modification of an existing formula race car to meet current Formula 1000 rules. One of the major changes involved in a conversion is replacing the original engine and drive train with a 1000 cc superbike engine using a chain drive train. Other modifications may include chassis frame changes, suspension changes and the addition of an aerodynamics package consisting of front and rear wings with a floor pan diffuser.


Engines[edit]

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Aprilia

All specifications are manufacturer claimed. Rear wheel horsepower is measured with engine installed in superbike. Installed in a Formula car, rear wheel horsepower may differ from values below.


POPULAR SUZUKI ENGINES IN F1000 Competition
Suzuki K7 2007–2008
Engine 998.6 cc (60.94 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC Bore Stroke: 73.4 mm (2.89 in) x 59.0 mm (2.32 in) Compression Ratio: 12.5:1 Power (crank) 185 hp (138 kW) @ 12,000 rpm Fuel System: Fuel Injection Lubrication: Wet Sump or Dry Sump Ignition: Digital/transistorized Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh 6-speed, constant mesh, Back-torque limiting clutch
Suzuki K9 2009–2012 Engine 999 cc (61.0 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve,TSCC Bore Stroke: 74.5 mm (2.93 in) x 57.3 mm (2.26 in) Compression Ratio 12.8:1 Power (crank) 191 hp (142 kW) @ 12,000 rpm Fuel System: Fuel Injection Lubrication: Wet Sump or Dry Sump Ignition: Digital/transistorized Transmission: 6-speed sequential, constant mesh 6-speed, constant mesh, Back-torque limiting clutch
Honda Engine
2004/2005[1] 2006/2007[2]
Engine Type 998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 75.0 mm (3.0 in) x 56.5 mm (2.2 in)
Compression Ratio 11.9:1 12.2:1
Rear Wheel Horsepower 148.6 bhp (110.8 kW) @ 10,750 rpm 158.8 bhp (118.4 kW) @ 11,500 rpm
Rear Wheel Torque 76.4 lb⋅ft (103.6 N⋅m) @ 8,500 rpm 79.6 lb⋅ft (107.9 N⋅m) @ 8,750 rpm
Redline 13,000 rpm xx,xxx rpm
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
Drivetrain
Transmission Cassette-type, close-ratio six-speed

Formula 1000 at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Winner Car Engine
2010 United States Brandon Dixon Citation F1000 Suzuki
2011 United States Brian Novak Piper F1000 Suzuki
2012 United States Brandon Dixon Citation F1000 Suzuki
2013 United States Lawrence Loshak JDR-012 Suzuki
2014 United States J.R. Osborne RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2015 United States J.R. Osborne RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2016 United States Kevin Roggenbuck RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2017 United States Alex Mayer JDR-012 Suzuki
2018 United States Gary Hickman Phoenix Suzuki

See also[edit]

  • Professional Formula 1000 Racing Series *

North American Formula 1000 Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from HondaMotorcycles.com, no longer online
  2. ^ 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from HondaMotorcycles.com

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