Nine champions from the Historic Sports Car Club have been confirmed following the Club’s Finals Meeting at Silverstone last weekend (17/18 October).
Young guns Benn Tilley (March 743) and Ben Stiles (Van Diemen RF82) won the Classic Formula 3 and Classic Formula Ford 2000 titles after two exemplary campaigns on very limited budgets. Meanwhile, the Historic Formula 3 Championship title had been won a week earlier at Mallory Park by Ian Bankhurst (Alexis Mk8).
Both Road Sports Championships have enjoyed tremendous support and great racing from full and varied grids. The consistent pace of Jeremy Clark (Lotus Elan) ensured that he completed a hat-trick of 70s Road Sports titles, while Antony Ross took his Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider to the Historic Road Sports Championship, 27 years after he won the HSCC Improved Road Sports crown in the same car.
Irishman Peter Drennan (Reynard SF79) was new to Formula Ford 2000 when the season got under way in July, but a double win at Brands Hatch set him up for the Historic FF2000 title at the first attempt. Meanwhile, Steve Platts earned another Historic Touring Car title to add to the one he won in 2017 in his Singer Chamois.
In Historic Formula Junior, Cam Jackson (Brabham BT2) took the overall crown with an unbeaten run and Ray Mallock (U2 Mk2) won the Front-Engined Formula Junior title.
Both the Historic and Classic Formula Ford Championships will be settled during this weekend’s Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch (24/25 October). In the Classics, Cam Jackson (Van Diemen RF80) is unbeaten with five wins from five rounds and a top four finish in the first race would put the matter beyond doubt.
In the Historics, Pierre Livingston (Merlyn Mk20) won four on the trot at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park through the late summer to build a 15-point championship lead heading into the final two races. However, with 25 points on offer for each race win, Cam Jackson (March 709) and Linton Stutely (Royale RP3) are well in contention.
Due to the shortened 2020 season, six HSCC categories did not run as championships and there will be no 2020 champions in Thundersports, Guards Trophy, Aurora Trophy, Classic Clubmans, the Dunlop Saloon Car Cup and Historic Formula 2.