Stand by for a great weekend of TVR motorsport as our two headline events both have their final rounds on Saturday and it's still all to play for!
Firstly at Donington, the final round of the Dunlop TVR Challenge takes place with despite the dominance of Tim Hood all season, overall championship honours could go to any one of the three main class leaders with Dean Cook being the favourite.
Meanwhile in the West Country, Geoff Stallard's claim on the title hangs in the balance, as he depends on results going his way at Castle Combe. Jes Firth must win at the Wiltshire circuit to regain his 5th championship.
Championship Decider at Castle Combe, Saturday 19th October
The TVRCC Speed Championship will come to a dramatic conclusion this coming Saturday. Geoff Stallard's claim on the title hangs in the balance, as he depends on results going his way at Castle Combe. Jes Firth effectively needs to win at the Wiltshire circuit to regain his 5th championship.
The lead in the championship has changed several times over the season. The early contender was Mat Oakley in his monsterous 6.2l Chevy powered Griffith. Four wins out of four events saw him streak into the lead, but his perfect run came to an end when Jes won at Abingdon. Mat could still play a part in the decider if he beats Jes on Saturday, handing the crown to Geoff.
Other runners and riders also scored wins, including Mike Roe, Alan Hugh Davies, Steve Mogg and Steve Lyle, but their challenges to the title fell by the wayside. Mike Roe prevented the championship from being decided by taking the win at Debden last weekend. AHD is consistent and knows Combe, so his performance could still hand the title to Geoff. If it's raining, our rainmeister Lyle could cause an upset at Combe.
Geoff has now secured six wins (25 points) backed up by a couple of high 24's, and with the best eight scores counting, he sits on 199.65. He has left the championship in the lap of the gods, concluding that his superbly prepared Vixen S2 is not especially suited to the high speed Combe track, so is relying on others to prevent Jes getting the win. He will be along to watch his fate unfold, supporting son Iain's conclusion to his first season sprinting.
Jes, has scored "only" five 25's backed up again by high 24's, totalling 199.57. He has been experimenting with downforce during the season - pretty quickly sorting the front end out, but his most recent development is a big diffuser under the rear of the car to make it less twitchy. Will this help him secure the 24.77 points he needs on Saturday to clinch the title? Or will the extra drag slow him down on this fast circuit?
Saturday will provide all the answers in this exciting championship. So come along, and support the guys and girls (it's free entry!)
The TVR Car Club