Rule 1.2 of said regulations reads as follows:
“Each event in the 2022 Australian Formula Ford Series shall be conducted under the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA); the National Competition Rules (NCR) and Race Meeting Standing Regulations (RMSR) of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport LTD (MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA), the promoter of the event or governing body; the Sporting Regulations for this Series are issued by the : Formula Ford Association Inc (FFA); the technical regulations published by MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA; Supplementary and Further Regulations issued by each Event Organiser at each round; Bulletins issued by the Formula Ford Association, the Stewards of the Meeting and any Driver Briefing Notes issued by the Clerk of the Course, or FFA Official at a meeting.”
Formula Ford had been left out in the cold since Motorsport Australia (then as CAMS) stripped it of national title status at the end of 2015, as part of a move to rationalise the number of national categories.
That decision coincided with the introduction of the Motorsport Australia Formula 4 Championship, which would end in 2019 after just six seasons.
Nevertheless, the Formula Ford Association continued to run a national competition, with rounds held on platforms including Motorsport Australia state championship events and the AASA-sanctioned Australian Motor Racing Series.
Last year, it emerged that the FIA's local representative was looking at bringing back the national championship, as well as the introduction of a new-generation car.
The 2022 Australian Formula Ford Series starts with Round 1 at Sandown on February 26-27, as part of a Victorian state meeting.