Congrats if you're a fair player, jwin.
I've been in rooms with the (at the time) top guy, and he kicked me out of his room. At the time, I was in the top 100, but he booted me out and raced against people with ranks in the early thousands. That's what I've also noticed in other games like Marble Blast. The top guys seem to be pussies who don't like to actually compete. They like easy wins. That's why the top guys in the world aren't always that good.
I'm not saying you're in that category, but the top guys I've come across are. If you reached #8 fairly, then you deserve it. I wish you well on your trek to the #1 spot.