Two of the three races have attracted capacity grids on a day when the average grid size is more than 28 cars. Several races have reserve entries, such is the appeal of this traditional end-of-season event.
Despite missing the opening two races of the season, reigning champion Jon Milicevic is one of three drivers going to Silverstone with a chance of winning the Formula Junior title. The Towcester-based Cooper T59 driver will go up against Andrew Tart (Bond) and Robert Barrie (Lotus 18) in the final round and all three must win their class to have a chance of the crown. When dropped scores are factored in, Milicevic and Tart are level, with Barrie just two points behind. Should Tart take the crown, it will be the first overall championship for the Bond marque and the unique front-wheel drive racer.
Meanwhile, four drivers have a chance of winning the Guards Trophy title. From a massive 200 registered contenders for the championship, Nick Fleming (Lotus Elan), Mike Malone (Elva Mk7S), Denis Welch (Lotus 23B) and Andrew Garside (Lotus 23B) are the contenders for the overall crown in what promises to be a thrilling final round.
In the Historic Roadsports Championship, Paul Tooms (Lotus Elan) has a slender three-point lead over Tony Davis (Austin Healey Sprite Mk1). After some non-finishes earlier in the season, Tooms needs to score maximum points at Silverstone to be certain of retaining the title.
With huge grids for ByBox Historic Touring Cars and Grandstand Historic FF1600 there promises to be excellent racing right across the programme and with spectator admission at just £10 it is a great value day out for spectators. After qualifying from 09.00, the first of nine races is at 12.50.
For more details about the HSCC, please visit www.hscc.org.uk