Another racer with a score high enough to be on the leaderboard but not there. Another racer who beat me and when saw them on the next race but their score only increased by 1. Has anybody ever actually made it on to the leaderboard? It seems impossible to do. The closer you get the less you get for winning and the more they deduct for taking second place.
I don't know about that first part... In the Level 1 Pro competition, My rank is around 4600. Winning first place nets me a whoppin' 9xp, while second place is -17xp. It's not impossible to get up to 5000, it just takes a LONG time and a little bit of luck in who you are racing against... When I see that someone is slightly faster, I stop playing and get back on when other "slower" people are playing. I'm sure when you get up to the around 4800xp, the points probably go down to 1xp per race. Yes it's hard, but not impossible. Just have patience and keep at it