Leet Racing is dedicated to supplying the Locost Racers and Locost Racers-to-be with cost effective and quality components for their race cars. The focus is on building the current class L (which started as the Locost Formula in the Locost Club) running within the South African regional Lotus Challenge series.

Our aim is to get as many cars as possible on the grid, and we help out where we can at race meetings and in between the race meetings when we are all slaving away prepping our race machines.

We also focus on race car rental, building the class L field by enabling guys that prefer not to build their own cars, to still race competitively in the class.


Cars available for rent

We have a number of cars available to rent for the upcoming Lotus Challenge Class L season.

How to get involved?

The Concept

The Locost Formula (officially northern regions class L – since 2013) is specifically designed to offer both an entry point into motor sport, and to provide a class where a competitor with a limited budget can still be competitive. Motor Sport has become an expensive sport, even with the traditional entry level classes it has become prohibitively expensive to be competitive. The Locost Formula is based around the popular Locost racing series in the UK, this series organised by the 750MC continues to show significant growth in popularity since it’s inception in 2000.

Leet Racing aims to grow this class by providing as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate, where you become part of the “Locost team”.

The Car

The Locost Formula Racer is based on the design as documented in the book “How to build your own sports car, and race it”, but has seen many improvements and alterations since the book, and while the basics has been kept in place, a strict set of rules has been crafted for the class L racers, loosely as follows:

• Locost sized frame, Locost look bodywork
• Ford Rocam engine, no mods apart from a controlled camshaft
• Ford Sierra / Escort Gearbox, standard
• Ford or VW based brake systems
• Dunlop specific semi slick tyres

A reliable campaigner that's just completed the 2020 season at the hands of Miles Downard.
Busy being refreshed, ready for a new rookie to take good care of her.
Ready to hit the track.

Get more info here on what’s involved in renting a racer.

Ever wanted to become a race car driver?

Find out some approximate costs for running a season of Lotus Challenge Class L.

Visit the Lotus Challenge website for more info on the series.

Race Reports

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Race report – Phakisa 10 April 2021

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