Celebrating our 21st year at our current location & 43 years of racing Formula Vees!!

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Formula Vee

Bigger Hammer Racing is involved in SCCA and Vintage Racing of Formula Vee race cars in the Dallas area. We have FVs for rent and sale. We maintain customer cars, provide transportation to/from the track as well as crew members for races. Tracks are located in Texas and Oklahoma but trips can be arranged for other locations.

Formula Vees are single seat, mid-engine race cars. They were established as a racing class in 1963. The "formula" calls for the 1200 cc VW Beetle engine, front end and transmission. Modifications have been made over the years and different rules apply to different Clubs. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) races cars on the cutting edge of development within the basic formula. Vintage clubs (CVAR, VMC, etc.) generally allow no improvements beyond 1972 or earlier. Therefore, as an example, while the fan and generator are required in Vintage racing, they have long been removed in SCCA Club racing.

History

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) member since 1968
Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing (CVAR) member since 1999

1973  First Drivers school.  Dallas Intl. Motor Speedway
1979  First Race win.  SCCA Regional, Texas World Speedway
1980  Texas Region SCCA Regional Champion
1984  Texas Region SCCA Regional Champion
1992  Texas Region SCCA David Engleman Award
1994  Southwest Division SCCA Champion
1994  Texas Region SCCA Driver of the year
1994  Opened Shop in current location
1996  Southwest Division SCCA Champion
2001  Texas Region SCCA David Engleman Award
2004  CVAR Formula Vee Champion
2009  CVAR Formula Vee Champion
2013  CVAR  Life Time Achievement Award

2015  CVAR Formula Vee Champion