I am going to guess Justin Pawlak was having a horrible weekend after missing out on a championship chance and crashing his 2013 Ford Mustang GT in the finals against his season rival Daigo Saito. Well the good news the $10,000 check and sweet Tires.com Triple Crown Trophy they handed Vaughn Gittin Jr. in one huge ceremony at Irwindale is actually going to Justin Pawlak. In case you missed the award ceremony after the final round of Formula Drift at Irwindale Speedway we watched them award the trophy to Vaughn Gittin Jr. who actually finished in 3rd place.
Since Justin Pawlak finished in second place scoring 88 points and Daigo Saito scored 100 points this makes them move ahead of the man we awarded the Tires.com championship, Vaughn Gittin Jr., who is sadly not a champion. I have felt we need to make the championship point structure easier like NASCAR did. We shouldn’t need Excel sheets and scientific calculators to determine who has won a championship but a simple point structure with a system like 100 / 95 / 90 or 100 / 90 or whatever they can come up with would be much better.
What a tough break for Justin Pawlak after being screwed at Evergreen Speedway in the Top 32 with a bad call of “two tires off” and now he didn’t even get to celebrate his Tires.com victory. I really hope they don’t take away the $10,000 they awarded Vaughn Gittin Jr. and hand that out to Justin. Sounds like someone should find another $10,000 check to hand over to the real winner? Man…. I sure didn’t see this one coming last night when I went to sleep after a crazy Round 7 at Irwindale Speedway. What do you think should happen?