Last weekend proved to be a very significant two days of racing for the Autosport National Driver Rankings as two wins for Gary Prebble means he is the new leader
Ever since Autosport relaunched its National Driver Rankings, Junior Saloon Car dominator Lewis Saunders has led the way, but that spell has now been halted by Gary Prebble.
Prebble took two victories in his SEAT Leon Cupra in the Saloons Championship as the Castle Combe Racing Club's condensed season drew to a close last weekend.
The successful Combe racer has now secured 11 wins so far in 2020 across the club's Saloons and Hot Hatch categories and the 750 Motor Club's own Hot Hatch division to climb to the top of Autosport's leaderboard.
But he was not the only driver to jump above Saunders in the rankings, as reigning Historic Formula Ford 1600 champion Cam Jackson has now risen to second.
He may have lost out in both Historic FF1600 races at Cadwell Park to Pierre Livingston - who himself has risen from outside the top 50 to joint 26th - but a double triumph in Classic FF1600 has taken Jackson's 2020 victory tally to 10.
Another change inside the top 10 is Tom Golding has moved from ninth to fourth. He has been the driver to beat in the Ginetta G40 Cup this season and took another three wins at Donington Park last weekend to provisionally seal the crown.
Away from the top 10, other drivers to make significant leaps up the leaderboard include Michael Pensavalle - who claimed two BMW Car Club Racing wins at Combe to rise from joint 38th to 11th - and MG Midget racer Richard Wildman, up from 37th to equal 14th.
Mazda MX-5 ace Ben Short, BMW driver Dave Griffin, Champion of Brands winner Jonathan Browne and multiple Sports 2000 champion Michael Gibbins have also jumped into the top 25 this week from outside of the best 50.
Autosport's most successful national racers so far in 2020
|Pos||Driver (Car)||Overall wins||Class wins||Total|
|1||Gary Prebble (Honda Civic/SEAT Leon Cupra 20v T)||11||0||11|
|2||Cam Jackson (Brabham BT2/Van Diemen RF80/March 709)||10||0||10|
|3||Lewis Saunders (Citroen Saxo VTR)||10||0||10|
|4||Tom Golding (Ginetta G40 Cup)||9||0||9|
|5||Lucky Khera (Ferrari 488 Challenge/BMW M3 E46)||8||1||9|
|6||Harry Senior (Caterham Sigmax)||8||0||8|
|7||Marcus Clutton (Radical SR3 RSX/Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||8||0||8|
|8||Paul Brydon (Solution F BMW M3))||7||0||7|
|9||Stephen Docker (Ginetta G40 GRDC)||0||7||7|
|10||James Harridge (Maverick Vee)||6||0||6|
|11||Michael Pensavalle (BMW M3 E46)||6||0||6|
|12||Luke Cooper (Swift SC18)||6||0||6|
|13||Harry King (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)||6||0||6|
|14=||Tim Mogridge (Ferrari F355 Challenge)||6||0||6|
|14=||Richard Wildman (MG Midget)||6||0||6|
|16||Ben Short (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||5||1||6|
|17||Dave Griffin (BMW E36 M3)||3||3||6|
|18||Phil Jenkins (Caterham 420R)||5||0||5|
|19||John Byrne (Caterham 420R)||5||0||5|
|20||Andy Hiley (Chronos HR1S)||5||0||5|
|21||Luke Herbert (Mazda MX-5 Mk3)||5||0||5|
|22||Fergus Campbell (MG ZR 170)||5||0||5|
|23=||Michael Igoe (Lamborghini Huracan GT3)||5||0||5|
|23=||Michael Gibbins (MCR S2000)||5||0||5|
|23=||Jonathan Browne (Ray GR18)||5||0||5|
|26=||Pierre Livingston (Merlyn Mk20A)||5||0||5|
|26=||Bailey Voisin (Ginetta G40 Junior)||5||0||5|
|28||Josh Malin (Ginetta G40 GT5)||5||0||5|
|29||Luke Browning (Mygale M14-F4)||5||0||5|
|30||Oliver Bull (Vauxhall Tigra Silhouette)||5||0||5|
|31||Geoff Richardson (Legend)||5||0||5|
|32||James Card (BMW E46 M3)||4||1||5|
|33||Benn Tilley (March 743)||4||1||5|
|34||Jeff Smith (Mini Se7en/Austin Mini Cooper S)||3||2||5|
|35||Joe Ferguson (Austin Mini Cooper S)||3||2||5|
|36||Shaun Traynor (Toyota MR2 Roadster)||2||3||5|
|37||William Heslop (Ford Fiesta ST/Honda Civic)||2||3||5|
|38||Nick Gwinnett (Renault Clio)||2||3||5|
|39||Andrew Bourke (Alfa Romeo 156)||0||5||5|
|40||Shaun Goverd (Peugeot 106 GTi)||0||5||5|
|41||Aaron Smith (Mini Miglia)||4||0||4|
|42||Joe Wiggin (Mazda MX-5 Mk1)||4||0||4|
|43||Nigel Innes (BMW M3)||4||0||4|
|44||Mark Holme (Austin-Healey 3000 Mk2/VW Fun Cup)||4||0||4|
|45||Ash Sutton (Infiniti Q50)||4||0||4|
|46||Dan Clowes (Jedi Mk6/7)||4||0||4|
|47||Ollie Neaves (MGB GTV8)||4||0||4|
|48||Rod Birley (Honda Integra)||4||0||4|
|49||Miles Rudman (34 Ford Coupe)||4||0||4|
|50||Ryan Polley (Renault Clio 182)||4||0||4|
All car races in UK and Ireland are included except qualification/repechage, consolation and handicap races. No races in other countries. Class wins are only counted when there are at least six starters in the class.
Only classes divided by car characteristics are included. Classes divided by driver characteristics such as ability, professional status, age, experience (for example rookie or pro-am classes) are not included.
Where there is a tie, overall wins take precedence. Where there is still a tie, average grid size for a driver's wins determines the order.