eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2012 Final Standings – Micro Max

Coulton holds top spot through the end of the season

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The 2012 season signaled a partnership between MAXSpeed and eKartingNews.com, bringing about new article series focused on the promotion of the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Among that was the addition of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. Taking over the USRMC National Point Standings, EKN combined that system with its own ‘Driver Rankings’ formula to create a new program for the 2012 season.

The EKN United States Rotax Driver Rankings tabulates the best six results for each USRMC driver in each of the six Rotax categories, using a weighted point system that increases based on event participation. Now that the season is completed, EKN is happy to highlight the top-10 drivers in each category, while also recognizing the #1 driver in each class heading into the 2013 season.

Micro Max
The first step in the Rotax Max Challenge program is the Micro Max category, with a plentiful list of drivers ages 8 to 10 years old. The class increased to 88 drivers recording results in the 2012 season, while welcoming 22 of them at the United States Grand Nationals. Seven different USRMC programs are represented in the top-10, with North Florida, South Florida and Racing the Rockies represented by two drivers. 51 drivers competed in six or more events on the season.


1. Harry Coulton

Harry Coulton

Harry Coulton

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida
USRMC Series: MRP
Points: 5633

Born: 12/27/2002
Chassis: Birel C28
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: Birel / MRP, AM Engines, Siemens, Alpinestars, Mom & Dad
Years Karting: 5
Favorite Track: Palm Beach International Raceway/Michiana Raceway Park/ Ocala Gran Prix/Homestead Karting
2012 Accomplishments: Florida Winter Tour 2012 Micro Max Vice Champion, 2012 OGP Micro Max Champion, 2012 Palm Beach International Raceway Micro Max Champion, 2012 Homestead Micro Max Champion, Double Podium at Rotax Shootout
2013 Goals: Win 2013 Florida Winter Tour Championship, Win Rotax Max Grand Nationals, Win Rotax Pan American Challenge, Win at Worlds Event in New Orleans, do a race in Europe…Oh and win the lottery

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
South Florida (9/29) 1 944
South Florida (9/30) 1 947
North Florida (10/6) 1 933
North Florida (10/27) 1 931
North Florida (11/10) 1 939
South Florida (12/2) 1 939

2. Tyler Gonzalez

Tyler Gonzalez

Tyler Gonzalez

Hometown: Saint Cloud, Florida
USRMC Series: North Florida Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5581

Born: 7/19/2004
Chassis: FA Kart
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: Superior Coating Systems Inc., Mom and Dad
Years Karting: 1
Favorite Track: Orlando Kart Center
2012 Accomplishments: Podiums at Florida Karting Championship Series, podium/wins at North Florida Rotax Max Challenge
2013 Goals: Continue to improve as a student and a driver, looking forward to strong finishes in the Florida Winter Tour and the Rotax Grand Nationals.
Comment: I would like to thank my mom and dad for their effort and support, as well as my mechanic Bo. I would also like to thank everyone who helped us get into the sport, such as Andre Martins, Eddie Litchenberger, and Jose Zanella

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
North Florida (6/9) 1 931
North Florida (7/7) 1 933
North Florida (9/1) 1 925
South Florida (9/30) 2 938
North Florida (10/6) 2 924
North Florida (11/10) 2 930

3. Ricardo Villasmill

Ricardo Villasmill

Ricardo Villasmill

Hometown: Miami, Florida
USRMC Series: South Florida Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5546

Born: 1/5/2002
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: A-M Engines
Sponsors: Tools & Equipment Supply
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: Jacksonville
2012 Accomplishments: 2nd – South Florida Rotax Max Challenge, 5th – Florida Karting Championship Series, 3rd – Homestead Karting Fall Series
2013 Goals: Great Showing at the FWT and start Mini Max with good results.

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
South Florida (6/10) 1 919
South Florida (9/30) 4 919
South Florida (10/27) 1 931
North Florida (11/10) 3 920
South Florida (12/1) 2 927
South Florida (12/2) 2 930

4. Dylan Tavella

Dylan Tavella

Dylan Tavella

Hometown: Massapequa, New York
USRMC Series: Northeast Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5544

Born: 4/24/2002
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: GT-7
Sponsors: Mom and Dad
Years Karting: 5
Favorite Track: New Jersey Motorsports Park
2012 Accomplishments: 1st – Northeast Rotax Max Challenge, 1st – Rotax Shootout, 1st – Pan American Challenge, 4th – Rotax Grand National, 4th – Florida Winter Tour standings
2013 Goals: Win it all in Micro Max

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
OVRP (4/15) 1 925
Northeast (4/28) 1 922
Northeast (4/29) 1 922
Northeast (5/19) 1 925
Northeast (5/20) 1 919
MRP (Summer Shootout) 1 931

5. Derek Carmenate

Derek Carmenate

Derek Carmenate

Hometown: Miami, Florida
USRMC Series: South Florida Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5537

Born: 11/5/2003
Chassis: AM Racing Kart
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: AM Engines, UP 2 Speed Printing, TNT Racing, Strictly Business Records
Years Karting: 4 1/2
Favorite Track: Homestead Karting
2012 Accomplishments: 2nd – South Florida Fall Championship, Placed 1st in several local races at Homestead Karting and Palm Beach International Raceway
2013 Goals: Keep practicing to become a better driver and hope to finish well in the upcoming US Grand Nationals and Florida Winter Tour
Comments: I would like to thank all my sponsors and my family for supporting me in my dream to become a driver. I love this sport and have made great friends.

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
South Florida (4/15) 1 917
South Florida (6/9) 1 919
South Florida (10/27) 2 921
South Florida (10/28) 1 933
South Florida (12/1) 1 936
South Florida (12/2) 4 911

6. David Morales

Hometown: Miami, Florida
USRMC Series: North Florida Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5528

Age: 9
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: N/A
Sponsors: Euro Motor Sport
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: Palm Beach International Raceway/Homestead Karting
2012 Accomplishments: 1st – South Florida Rotax Max Challenge
2013 Goals: To finish top-five this year in Florida Winter Tour, keeping training hard on track and at school
Comment: I would like to thank God, my dad, my mom nancy, my two sisters for supporting me and my whole crew at Euro Motor Sport

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
South Florida (6/10) 2 910
South Florida (7/8) 2 919
South Florida (9/29) 2 935
South Florida (9/30) 5 909
MRP Florida (10/14) 1 931
South Florida (10/27) 2 924

7. Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
USRMC Series: Indy Karting Series
Points: 5508

Born: 6/25/2003
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: A&M and Ogden
Sponsors: Indy Dental Group, O’day Property Group, Rock Ridge Property Group
Years Karting: 6
Favorite Track: Palm Beach International Raceway
2012 Accomplishments: Won ##10#777#WKA## Manufacturers Cup in Daytona (Rookie Sportsman), Won Florida Winter Tour Ocala, Won the championship in Micro Max and Yamaha Junior Sportsman in the Indy Karting Series, Won the pole and first place at the Rotax Shootout.
2013 Goals: Moving into Mini Max, to finish in the top 10 in the points. Plan to do some races in Europe this summer.

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
MRP (4/15) 1 919
Indy Karting Series (4/29) 1 906
MRP (5/27) 1 919
MRP (6/9) 1 925
MRP (Summer Shootout) 1 936
Indy Karting Series (7/1) 1 903

8. Derek Deslauriers

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
USRMC Series: Racing the Rockies
Points: 5507

Born: 3/4/2002
Chassis: Energy Storm
Engine Service Center: Buddy Rice Karting (BRK)
Sponsors: Buddy Rice Karting (BRK), Mom and Dad
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: The Track at Centennial
2012 Accomplishments: Micro Max Champion – Racing The Rockies (Set Track Record); 3rd – 2012 Gatorz Challenge Of Americas (1 win, 3 podiums); Vice-Champion – 2012 SKUSA Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge (1 win, 5 podiums)
2013 Goals: Move up to Mini Max, Win 2013 Racing the Rockies Mini Max Championship; Win 2013 SKUSA Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge Championship; Compete in SKUSA Pro Tour and SuperNats in Las Vegas
Comments: I would like to thank my mom and dad for the support through the season and Buddy Rice Karting for supporting me at Rotax Challenge of the Americas and US Grand Nationals. My dream is to be a successful Indy Car driver.

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
Racing the Rockies (4/29) 2 921
Racing the Rockies (5/20) 2 916
Racing the Rockies (6/24) 1 922
Racing the Rockies (7/8) 2 916
Racing the Rockies (8/26) 2 913
Racing the Rockies (9/9) 1 919

9. Pauly Massimino

Pauly Massimino

Pauly Massimino

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
USRMC Series: Powerade Karting Championship
Points: 5503

Born: 3/17/2003
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: MCR Engine Development
Sponsors: Twin Transmission Repair, Beth Jackson (SEO Specialist)
Years Karting: 2
Favorite Track: Carolina Motorsports Park
2012 Accomplishments: Micro Max Champion in the Powerade Karting Championship (podium in every race with 6 wins), Finished 10th at my first Grand National race in South Bend, IN (first event ever raced in the rain)
2013 Goals: My goal for 2013 is to compete in the Rotax Micro Max Racing Series, including Grand Nationals, as well as the ##10#777#WKA## Manufacturers Cup Series, becoming an experienced and professional racer requires ##10#682#practice## and commitment – both of which I take very seriously, while still maintaining a A+ grade average in school. 2013 will help me prepare for my 2014 season debut in the Mini Max division at Florida Winter Tour.
Comments: I would like to thank my Dad for his continued support and his wise words before each race. I would also like to Brian Smith for being an excellent driving coach

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
Powerade Carolina (4/21) 1 914
MRP (6/10) 3 907
Powerade Carolina (8/25) 1 917
Powerade Carolina (9/15) 1 928
Powerade Carolina (10/20) 1 919
Powerade Carolina (11/17) 1 919

10. Hannah Greenemeier

Hannah Greenemeier

Hannah Greenemeier

Hometown: Parker, Colorado
USRMC Series: Racing the Rockies
Points: 5501

Born: 8/8/2002
Chassis: Arrow
Engine Service Center: KartSport North America
Sponsors: Pomeroy/Highland CARSTAR and KartSport North America
Years Racing: 5
Favorite Track: Mooresville Motorplex
2012 Accomplishments: 1st – Southeast Karting Challenge, 2nd – Racing the Rockies, Competed at 2012 Florida Winter Tour
2013 Goals: Finish top-10 at Florida Winter Tour (Micro Max), Win Racing the Rockies (Micro Max), Win Mooresville Karting Club (Micro Max)

USRMC (Race Date) Finish Points
Racing the Rockies (4/29) 1 931
Racing the Rockies (5/20) 1 925
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/16) 1 914
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/17) 1 914
Racing the Rockies (7/8) 3 907
Racing the Rockies (9/9) 2 910

2012 Micro Max Final Driver Rankings

Pos. Driver Races Score USRMC
1. Harry Coulton 20 5633 MRP
2. Tyler Gonzalez 16 5581 North Florida
3. Ricardo Villasmill 17 5546 South Florida
4. Dylan Tavella 15 5544 New York State
5. Derek Carmenate 6 5537 South Florida
6. David Morales 15 5528 North Florida
7. Jack Miller 7 5508 Indy Karting Series
8. Derek Deslauriers 6 5507 Racing the Rockies
9. Pauly Massimino 8 5503 Powerade Carolina
10. Hannah Greenemeier 10 5500 Racing the Rockies
11. Frankie DiGiovanni 13 5478 Northeast
12. Jacob Blue Hudson 6 5478 Northwest Gold Cup
13. Connor Wick 6 5470 Northwest Gold Cup
14. Aidan Harrington 9 5460 MRP
15. Nicholas Brueckner 6 5452 Dallas Karting Complex
16. Nicholas d’Orlando 7 5445 Northeast
17. Justin White 18 5436 Northeast
18. Payton Durrant 6 5435 Utah
19. Ethan Arndt 8 5433 Burger King TX
20. Jakob Zinmer 8 5429 MRP
21. Hayden Hochhalter 7 5427 Northwest Gold Cup
22. Maxwell Waithman 6 5425 Burger King TX
23. Reese Gold 21 5425 MRP at Palm Beach
24. Tyler Proctor 12 5418 Northeast
25. Ethan Tavares 8 5415 Sanzaru NorCal
26. Emma Delattre 12 5410 New York State
27. Dylan Gennaro 10 5406 North Florida
28. Landen Wilkins 7 5401 Burger King TX
29. Valdemar Eriksen 9 5400 Sanzaru NorCal
30. Giovanni Bramante 8 5399 New York State
31. Max Ellgen 7 5399 Sanzaru NorCal
32. Jonathan Portz 7 5397 Northwest Gold Cup
33. Brody Shucard 9 5392 Racing the Rockies
34. Dante TeKampe 8 5377 Powerade Carolina
35. Niko Ioannov 7 5371 Southeast Karting Challenge
36. Corbin Emery 7 5362 Racing the Rockies
37. Jacob Ruppe 9 5359 MRP
38. Filip Niemkiewicz 7 5355 Racing the Rockies
39. Jack Manzari 6 5347 Northeast
40. Tyler Maxson 8 5346 Powerade Carolina
41. Jeremy Fairbairn 10 5330 South Florida
42. Jake Knepper 9 5329 North Florida
43. Abby Keyes 7 5320 Sanzaru NorCal
44. Sam Tisdale 6 5317 Powerade Carolina
45. Ellie Musgrave 7 5313 Northwest Gold Cup
46. Max Baker 7 5295 Northeast
47. Gage Rodgers 6 5294 MRP
48. Humberto Porrata 10 5284 MRP at Palm Beach
49. Salvatore Caniglia 8 5157 South Florida
50. Sebastian Montoya 6 5132 South Florida
51. Chase Oliveri 7 5113 South Florida
52. Sophia Price 5 4561 Utah
53. Devin Boutot 5 4558 South Florida
54. Logan Stretch 5 4503 Burger King TX
55. Preston Anderson 5 4451 Northwest Gold Cup
56. Brandon Prather 5 4423 MRP
57. Alexis Apodaca 5 4382 Racing the Rockies
58. Justin Sirgany 4 3674 Jamaica
59. Gino Sandoval 4 3643 Sanzaru NorCal
60. Alex Verhagen 4 3563 Northeast
61. Wade Westlake 4 3504 Powerade Carolina
62. Jordan Novota 4 3468
63. Everest Fedler 4 3460 Racing the Rockies
64. Joe Innes 4 3432 Racing the Rockies
65. Jack Jevens 3 2697 Powerade Carolina
66. Max Wright 3 2687 Northwest Gold Cup
67. Alejandro Jaramillo 3 2676 Burger King TX
68. Logan Keesling 3 2574 Racing the Rockies
69. Katie McDaniel 3 2539 MRP
70. Antonio Dawson 2 1809 Racing the Rockies
71. Tristin MacLeod 2 1792 Grand Junction
72. Brandon Solis 2 1783 Burger King TX
73. Carter Beegle 2 1743 Powerade Carolina
74. Hayden Reeder 2 1730 Racing the Rockies
75. Sean Gronstein 1 908 Utah
76. Lawson Nagel 1 905 Dallas Karting Complex
77. Cian Del Cid 1 886 Southeast Karting Challenge
78. Ethan Wolfe 1 886 North Texas Karters
79. Parker Robb 1 880 Northwest Gold Cup
80. Ben Chejfec 1 873 MRP
81. Michael Gangi 1 870 Northeast

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