Welcome to FORDS
Welcome to FORDS Care, the Fund for Oval Racing Drivers and Staff, offering financial help to racers, staff and media people while they can’t work due to a racing injury.

Short oval race tracks are home to the budget end of motor racing, and it’s non-professional. Around 30 formulae run at circuits around the country, from children’s Karts to solid Stock Cars and Reliant Robins to Hot Rods, without forgetting the Banger road cars bashing round for one final blaze of glory en route to the scrap yard.

Safety is a priority, nevertheless accidents occasionally happen. When they do, and someone can’t go to work or earn their living, we’re here to help. Take a look at who we are, what we do, the people we’re helping and how we raise the funds to continue our work. If you have any questions or ideas, if you’d like to help, we’d love to hear from you.

Latest News

Marie's 2 Litre Ladies at Lynn 29 December 2015

Winning Ladies, picture Kevin Wickham
Mrs 730 Marie Mayes organised a Ladies' race in 2-litre saloons in just 5 weeks - and while everyone was busy getting ready for Christmas! The awful weather that had held the country for a week cleared for the day, giving us thankfully clear skies. The track was just wet enough to help turn even gentle contact into a spin, though only two didn't finish.

Georgie Harris came through for the win, Jodie Grief second and late entry Hannah Thompson finished third - our congratulations to you. Well done also in no particular order to mother and daughter duo Heather and Lisa Petters, Kirstie Rix, Anna Piggott, Caroline Garner, Elaine Turner, Sherrie Martin, Vanessa Santry, Carly Barnett, Jess Fisher, Lauren Overy, Natasha Street, Gemma Russell and of course race organiser herself Marie Mayes, first to drive husband Deane's new car. Thank you all and your generous sponsors.

We’d also like to thank race sponsors Pete Carter of The Plumbers, T&M Gardening Services, Deane Mayes Scrap Collection (and Saloon car hire) and Trackstar who very kindly – and to our surprise – gave a memento of the day to each Lady taking part. Our thanks also to Kevin Wickham for generously donating proceeds from his photos of the Ladies to FORDS as well.

We’d especially like to thank Amanda Game and Breeze Atkin for their help taking a bucket around the stadium and all you lovely spectators who put some change (and a couple of notes) in it.

Including all of this the total on the day came to an astounding £2020.26, a very successful fundraiser and all down to Marie from idea all the way to coming together on the day. Well done and thank you, on behalf of the injured drivers, staff and photographers we support.