Formula 1000

Formula 1000 (F1000) is an open wheel class of Formula car racing, with professional and amateur series worldwide. Formula 1000 gets its name from the 1000 cc (1.0 L) super-bike engine used to power a single seat, open wheel race car with fully adjustable wings and suspension.[1] Currently, in the United States, F1000 is run in SCCA under the FA (Formula Atlantic) class (it was previously run as FB class prior to 2020) or under SCCA Pro Racing with the North American Formula 1000 Championship.

Formula 1000 cars are priced at $40,000 to $75,000. SCCA rules also allow conversion of an existing Formula car (e.g., FC) to meet F1000 requirements.[2] A converted older Formula 2000 chassis with a used superbike engine ready-to-race can be found for $25,000 to $45,000.[citation needed] A conversion kit for FC cars can be purchased for between $8,000 and $12,000.[citation needed]

Formula 1000 race cars can reach speeds higher 274 km/h (170 mph) and the brakes and corners beyond 3 g's.[citation needed]


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 super-bike 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 wigs with a floor pan diffuser.

Manufacturer Models Notes
Citation [3]
Griiip [4][page needed]
Gloria C7F [5][page needed]
JDR Race Cars [6][page needed]
Novak Van Diemen Conversion [7][page needed]
Philadelphia Motorsports [8][page needed]
Phoenix Race Works F1K.10 [9][page needed]
Piper Engineering DF6 [10][page needed]
Racing Concepts Speads RM-07A [11]
Ralph Firman Racing RFR F1000 009 [12][page needed]
SSR Engineering 2007 RF07 [citation needed]
Stohr Cars F1000 [13][page needed]


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.


Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Aprilia

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 engines

Honda Engine
  2004/2005[14][dead link] 2006/2007[15]
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
Transmission Cassette-type, close-ratio six-speed

Formula 1000 at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs

Year Winner Car Engine
2010 United States F1000 Suzuki
2011 United States Piper F1000 Suzuki
2012 United States F1000 Suzuki
2013 United States -012 Suzuki
2014 United States RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2015 United States RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2016 United States RFR F1000 Kawasaki
2017 United States -012 Suzuki
2018 United States Phoenix Suzuki
2019 United States Pete Frost Phoenix Suzuki

Defunct editions of F1000

Defunct F1000 Racing Series:

  • F1000 Championship (2007-2013) - Was a "membership" championship that did not run its own events.
  • F1000 Pro Series (2009-2013) - Ran events on the West Coast before merging with F1000 Championship to form US Formula 1000 Championship.
  • US Formula 1000 Championship (2013-2016) - Ran events in conjunction with SCCA Majors

See also

Professional Formula 1000 Racing Series


  1. ^ "US Formula 1000 Championship". Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. ^ "Cars and Rules - Sports Car Club of America". Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  3. ^ "ICP Citation/Variloc: Formula Cars".
  4. ^ "Homepage | Griiip | Better Motorsport Experiences". griiip.
  5. ^ "-= Gloria Cars =-".
  6. ^ "JDR". JDR.
  7. ^ "NovaRaceCars".
  8. ^ "New F1000 in Production | Philadelphia Motorsports".
  9. ^ " - is for sale (Phoenix Racecars)". Cite uses generic title (help)
  10. ^ "Piper Race Cars". Piper Race Cars.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Ralph Firman | Race Cars, Competitions and Betting".
  13. ^ Racing, Dauntless. "Dauntless Racing". Dauntless Racing.
  14. ^ 2003 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from, no longer online[dead link]
  15. ^ 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from

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