Vaughn Gittin Jr is leading the points championship entering round 6, mostly due to qualifying points. He has more qualifying points than any other driver, and may possibly earn the championship based more on his qualifying points than tandem points. Vaughn Gittin Jr has qualified no worse than third (Long Beach), and has earned the first or second qualifying position in each of the last four rounds. Here’s how the top 24 drivers would rank based solely on their qualifying points. Notice that Ford drivers take the top 2 spots, Drift Alliance members have four of the top 6 spots, and Saito drops from 2nd place overall to 21st place based on his qualifying efforts.
Note – Initially, we had calculated these rankings based solely on the top 20 drivers in the FD championship standings. We have now expanded the rankings to include the top 30 drivers, which bumped some drivers like Miro Ovcharik and Pat Mordaunt into the top 20 overall due to high ranking qualifying efforts in a single event but low overall tandem results.
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