Back in 1979, Pugliese was growing frustrated with the Formula Ford rules "the whole concept of Formula Ford was getting out of hand" he said.
"Formula Ford was supposed to be a beginning series in Formula Ford racing." That idea was being forgotten by the people who set the rules, and it has gotten worse since then. Today a competitive new chassis costs more than $30,000. By the time you get it ready to race and add other necessary equipment, like a trailer and some spare parts, you're looking at a $40,000 + investment. As an entry level series Formula Ford became a joke.
With the idea of Club Ford as his only resource, Pugliese and five interested friends decided to try and create a set of Cub Ford rules that would enable older Formula Fords to race competitively, and to make sure they had a place to race, they formed the FRCCA in 1980 and established their own race schedule.