Saturday, September 10, 2022

INDYCAR: Laguna Seca Points Scoring 101

C’mon Will Power! It’s been eight years since I’ve rooted so Hard for you to Win the Championship!


By now, Y’all are Painfully aware of the IndyCar Points Standings entering this Sunday’s Season finale at Laguna Seca. With DJ WillyP’, aka Will Power leading, 20 Points Ahead of Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon. As these three Drivers are the most likely candidates to be Hoisting the Astor Cup Sunday afternoon in Monterey. Although five Drivers are still mathematically eligible.


2022 Point Standings

1) Will Power: 523

2) Josef Newgarden: 503, -20

2) Scott Dixon: 503, -20

4) Marcus Ericsson: 484, -39

5) Scott McLaughlin: 482, -41


But if Power does what He’s been doing All Season long, i.e.; Finishing on the Podium. With a Finish of third or better, Power’s  this year’s NTT IndyCar Series Champion, No Matter What Anybody else Does.


Whilst Arse-suming Y’all know that a Maximum of 54-points are on Tap this weekend. With 50 for winning. And a maximum of four Bonus Points: One for Pole, One for Leading a lap, and two for Most Laps led.


Points are awarded in the following Order: 1st = 50, 2nd = 40, 3rd = 35, 4th = 32 and 5th = 30. Positions 6-10 pay 28-26-24-22-20 respectively. While Positions 11-24 Decrease by One point per position, beginning with 11th = 19 and 24th = 6. While 25th and lower All receive 5 points.


As Here’s Racer’s Marshall Pruett’s look See’ at the possible Points scenario for Sunday’s Laguna Seca race.


Whilst the Rookie Of the Year (ROY) Championship Battle has really tightened up! With Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard Holding a razor thin 5-points lead over Vanna I wanna Buy a vowel! Uhm, Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports David Malukas. As I’m rootin’ for Malukas, especially ever since He was Robbed of Rookie Honours at Mother Speedway this year!


2022 Rookies Point Standings

1. (15th) Christian Lundgaard: 293

2. (16th) David Malukas: 288, -5

(Overall Point Standings)


As How can you Not Root for this Guy, ‘lil spud’, aka David Malukas to be Rookie Of the Year? As this Hamburger ‘N spud’ interview following Portland Qualifying is Priceless!