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February 2011 - Ray news from New Zealand - Neil Whitaker has emailed photos of his Ray 73F. Not much is known of the chassis history but it is believed to have been imported in the early '70s and possibly raced by one of the Woods brothers in the early days. Now with a replacement nosecone and "a great wee car to drive". Many thanks Neil. If anyone knows more of the car's early history please email.  - Thanks to Alan Crocker for confirming the cars early '70s NZ racing history.
Neil Whitaker's Ray 73F in New Zealand

and Raysport announce their 2011 car - 
Gavin Ray presents the GR11 outside the factory
For more photos and info click here

2011 - Celebrating 40 years of Ray Racing Cars. Bert Ray built his first race car in 1971 - Please email any information relating to the whereabouts of those early '70s chassis.

Gavin Ray presenting the Bert Ray Memorial 
Trophy

Saturday 22 May 2010 - The inaugural Bert Ray Memorial Cup was held today on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit with Ray chassis taking the first five places - congratulations to Neville Smyth, Ray GRS07, for a dominant win.
The Bert Ray Memorial 
Trophy


May 2010 - Johnny Dumfries, 7th Marquess of Bute, is third in the Sunday Times Sport Rich List worth £110m! In 1982 he was Ray Race International's FF1600 works driver before moving up to Formula 3 in 1983. By 1986 Johnny was driving a Lotus F1 alongside Aryton Senna, 1988 saw a win at Le Mans in a Jaguar XJR-9 and he retired from racing in 1991 to look after the family estate..........

April 2010 - Scott Malvern leads the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship in the Cliff Dempsey Racing run Ray GRS10 at round 3  Oulton Park after intense competition from Scott Pye in the Mygale. Jordan Skinner takes a win in his Ray GRK10 at the Avon Tyres FF1600 Southern Championship round at Silverstone. 

March 2010 - The inaugural Bert Ray Memorial Cup is announced for the revived Champion of Brands FF 1600 meeting on July 17/18 supporting the World Touring Car Championship in memory of the founder of the category's longest running active manufacturer. Motorsport News. Date changed to 22 May.

10 March 2008 40 years on! Ray Race was set up in 1968 by Bert Ray initially making parts for other racing car manufactures - for more info see the 1981 Brands FF Festival advert pdf on the Model by Year page.
25 February 2008 Where are they now?  I'm guessing that the oldest Ray still racing is Alan Crocker's 1971 FF1600 and the furthest away from the UK factory are either in South Africa, Australia or New Zealand? But where are all the '70 s and early '80's Rays now? Please click here to send info.


01 January 2008 Very best wishes to Ray owners and drivers for the New Year.

05 December 2007 Ex Formula BMW and Formula Renault contender Chris Holmes was amongst drivers testing the latest works Ray run by the Raysport team at Silverstone for the British Formula Ford Championship 'Sampler Day' for the coming season.

04 November 2007 Peter Dempsey won his second Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone (the biggest formula ford race of the year) in his Ray GR05 after winning his heat, semi final and then taking pole position for the final. Neville Smyth in his Ray GRS07 made fastest lap in the final. On the podium an emotional Peter dedicated his win to Bert Ray thanking him for his help over the last two years.

26 October 2007 Ray Formula Cars founder Bert Ray died following a long illness. Bert created the longest established Formula Ford chassis maker still winning races with his values of integrity and commitment to customers. Sympathies and condolences go to the Ray family. Bert Ray, Engineer, Constructor, Champion and Friend 1939-2007 RIP.

21 October 2007 Alan Crocker in his Ray FF 71 wins first in class at the Classic FF race at Nurburgring, was second in class at Monza and first at Dijon in September whilst Nick Tandy takes victory at Brands Hatch in the Formula Ford Festival in his Duratec Ray 07 (Ray's first Festival win) plus Keith Dempsey wins the Festival Kent Final in his Ray GR06 

12 August 2007 - Nick Tandy wins 2 out of 3 rounds plus fastest lap of the British Formula Ford Championship at Silverstone in his JTR Ray GRS07

09 July 2007 - Derek Prinsloo, 2003 South African Formula GTI championship winner in a Ray 91 is now in New Zealand assembling a Ray 92 and looking for help on set up info - please click here if you have any.

24 May 2007 - RaySport 2002 works driver Alx Danielsson tested a pair of Renault F1 cars at Silverstone last Friday as his prize for winning the 2006 Renault World Series.

April 2007  - Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 world champion James, makes his formula ford debut in a Ray GRT07 at Donington Park, Nick Tandy wins in his JTR Ray at Brands in the British Formula Ford round whilst Alan Crocker races his Ray 71 in the CFFC Formula Ford series at the Jim Clark Revival meeting at Hockenheim.

12 March 2007 - Ray owners page goes live on the official Ray website - click here


13 February 2007  -  NEW RAY WEBSITE LAUNCHED  -  Go to RayRaceCar.com to get the latest info and contact Gavin Ray and the RAYsport team. 


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