This win puts him in the points lead by 26 points going into the final round. Sam Hubinette who was the points leader before this round lost the lead and ground in the battle for the championship when he fell to Ryan Turek in a surprizing loss during the Great 8.
Another points contender Dai Yoshihara fell against Vaughn Gitten JR during the top 16 despite a controversial call for a “one more time.” Dai’s elimination from the Top 16 practically dashes his hopes for a shot at the title this year unless Sam or Tanner both suffer catostrophic failures in the last round. However Dai still has a shot at third in the points against his teammate and boss Rhys Millen
Another surprize came in the form of Bill Sherman making it to the podium on his Formula D return in his former S13.5 with Team Retaks.
All in all the final battle at Irwindale is shaping up to be quite the interesting confrontation. Will Tanner Foust be first person to earn consecutive Formula D titles? Will Sam Hubinette capture his third title with a Dodge Viper? Will RJ let me drive his drift car? We will just have to wait until October to find out.
Check out the results ladder via Formula D.