eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2012 Final Standings – DD2/DD2 Masters

Lubin carries Lone Star state to top of two-speed standings

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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.

DD2/DD2 Masters
The DD2 race package continues to find its place in the United States market. Thanks in part to the Rotax Grand Finals including the DD2 Masters division, the numbers have increased and should in the years to come as the category becomes more popular around the county. Numbers did increase during the 2012 season from a year ago, with another increase expected in 2013. Six new drivers enter the top-10, as five different USRMC programs are represented; Racing the Rockies (three times), Dallas Karting Complex (twice), Southeast Karting Challenge (twice), MRP (twice), and F1 New Jersey.


1. Dan Lubin

Dan Lubin

Dan Lubin

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Texas
USRMC Series: Dallas Karting Complex Rotax Max Challenge
Points: 5477

Age: 33
Chassis: CRG (hopefully a Sodi soon…hint hint DKC)
Engine Service Center: The Kart Shop @ Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors: DKC, Acceleration Karting
Years Karting: 2
Favorite Track: Dallas Karting Complex
2012 Accomplishments: 1st – Southeast Karting Challenge, 1st – Dallas Karting Complex Winter Club Series, 2nd – Dallas Karting Complex Spring club race, 8th – Rotax Grand Nationals
2013 Goals: I just want to beat Mike Jones 1 time without him letting me win! Besides that, just to continue to improve and to help spread the word of how much fun karting is! Maybe win a few races here and there as well.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (11/11) 2 910
Dallas Karting Complex (12/11) 2 913
Dallas Karting Complex (1/19) 1 917
Dallas Karting Complex (2/26) 1 914
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/16) 2 908
Dallas Karting Complex (7/15) 2 916

2. Scott Falcone

Scott Falcone

Scott Falcone

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
USRMC Series: Racing the Rockies
Points: 5466

Age: 44
Chassis: Arrow X2
Engine Service Center: KartSport North America
Sponsors: KartSport, SFI
Years Karting: 5
Favorite Track: I find some good in all that tracks that I have run
2012 Accomplishments: Being more consistent
2013 Goals: Win every race I enter

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Racing the Rockies (4/29) 1 917
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/16) 1 917
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/17) 3 896
Racing the Rockies (6/24) 1 911
Racing the Rockies (7/8) 1 908
Racing the Rockies (8/26) 1 917

3. Conrad Park

Conrad Park

Conrad Park

Hometown: Corinth, Texas
USRMC Series: Dallas Karting Complex
Points: 5432

Age: 60
Chassis: CRG Darkrider DD2
Engine Service Center: The Kart Shop/Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors: Dallas Karting Complex, McNatt Auto Group
Years Karting: 6
Favorite Track: Dallas Karting Complex
2012 Accomplishments: 1st – Dallas Karting Complex Rotax Challenge Spring Series
2013 Goals: Podium at the 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals, Podium in the DKC series

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (10/30) 2 902
Dallas Karting Complex (1/19) 2 908
Dallas Karting Complex (2/26) 2 905
Dallas Karting Complex (3/25) 1 914
Dallas Karting Complex (5/6) 2 908
Dallas Karting Complex (7/15) 4 897

4. Danny Zajac

Danny Zajac

Danny Zajac

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
USRMC Series: Jet Karting at MRP
Points: 5424

Born: 12/7/1989
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: MRP Motorsport
Sponsors: Quality Mobile Truck Repair Inc.
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: Michiana Raceway Park
2012 Accomplishments: Placing on this year’s top 10 list
2013 Goals: 1st place in the MRP series for DD2 Seniors

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
MRP (4/15) 2 899
MRP (4/29) 2 899
MRP (5/27) 1 908
MRP (7/22) 1 906
MRP (8/19) 1 906
MRP (9/23) 1 906

5. Jim Carey

Jim Carey

Jim Carey

Hometown: Parker, Colorado
USRMC Series: Racing the Rockies
Points: 5420

Age: 56
Chassis: Zanardi
Engine Service Center: Performance Kart Sport
Sponsors: Direct Link Broadband Wireless
Years Karting: 1
Favorite Track: The Track at Centennial / Dallas Karting Complex
2012 Accomplishments: Qualified third – Rotax Pan-American; 2nd – Gatorz Challenge of the Americas; 2nd – Racing the Rockies; Rotax Grand Nationals; 1st Rotax Summer Shootout
2013 Goals: Rotax Grand Finals. But realistically…just striving to be more competitive while having fun

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Racing the Rockies (5/20) 1 914
Racing the Rockies (6/24) 2 902
MRP (Summer Shootout) 2 897
Racing the Rockies (7/8) 2 899
Racing the Rockies (8/26) 2 908
Racing the Rockies (9/9) 2 902

6. Kevin Adds

Hometown: Caddo Mills, Texas
USRMC Series: Dallas Karting Complex
Points: 5417

Age: 45
Chassis: Sodi
Engine Service Center: Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors: RB&V
Years Karting: 7
Favorite Track: Dallas Karting Complex
2012 Accomplishments: Made this list
2013 Goals: Get someone from Team DKC to the Rotax Grand Finals at NOLA

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (10/30) 1 911
Dallas Karting Complex (11/11) 1 919
Dallas Karting Complex (12/11) 4 895
Dallas Karting Complex (3/25) 5 877
Racing the Rockies (4/29) 3 898
Dallas Karting Complex (5/6) 1 917

7. John Nyman

John Nyman

John Nyman

Hometown: Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
USRMC Series: F1 New Jersey
Points: 5414

Age: 47
Chassis: CRG
Engine Service Center: Dave Davies, CRG America
Sponsors: Masterpiece Kitchens Inc., Plenty of credit cards
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: F1 New Jersey
2012 Accomplishments: Keeping up with my sons, and continuing to build friendships with all the Great people at NJMP and the various other events we attended.
2013 Goals: Find ways to build and promote karting, get more participants in the DD2 class.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Northeast (5/19) 2 897
F1 New Jersey (7/14) 1 903
F1 New Jersey (7/29) 1 906
F1 New Jersey (8/19) 1 903
F1 New Jersey (9/8) 1 903
F1 New Jersey (10/27) 1 903

8. David Zarlengo

No bio available

Points: 5386

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Racing the Rockies (4/29) 2 908
Racing the Rockies (5/20) 2 905
Racing the Rockies (6/24) 3 893
Racing the Rockies (7/8) 3 890
Racing the Rockies (8/26) 3 898
Racing the Rockies (9/9) 3 893

9. Brian Leadingham

No bio available

Points: 5384

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
MRP (5/27) 3 890
MRP (7/22) 2 897
MRP (7/29) 1 903
MRP (8/19) 2 897
MRP (9/23) 2 897
MRP (10/7) 1 903

10. Lance Lehrman

Lance Lehrman

Lance Lehrman

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
USMRC Series: Dallas Karting Complex / Texas Pro Kart Challenge
Points: 5379

Age: 42
Chassis: Sodi DD2
Engine Service Center: Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors: Arrow Lift Rental of Dallas
Years Karting: 1
Favorite Track: Dallas Karting Complex
2012 Accomplishments: 4th – Spring/ Summer Series at Dallas Karting Complex, 3rd – Fall/Winter Series at Dallas Karting Complex, 1st – Rounds 5-6 of Texas Pro Kart Challenge
2013 Goals: To become faster and more competitive and make a good showing at the Dallas Karting Complex series, Texas Pro Kart Challenge, Rotax Grand Nationals, and hope to make it to the Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans to represent the United States.
Comments: I would like to say Thank you to my Girlfriend Sarah and her company Dreams Captured Photography for supporting me and making me and others look great through her camera lens. Like to also thank all those who support me and have put up with my competitive side. Also like to thank Mike Jones and Kevin Adds of Dallas Karting Complex for helping me when needed and Dan Lubin for also giving me advice. Look forward to the 2013 season that has started off rough with my kart being stolen. Good Luck Everyone.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (5/6) 5 880
Dallas Karting Complex (6/3) 2 902
Southeast Karting Challenge (6/16) 4 889
Burger King Texas PKC 2 897
Burger King Texas PKC 1 906
Dallas Karting Complex (7/15) 3 907

2012 DD2/DD2 Masters Final Driver Rankings
Pos. Driver Races Score USRMC
1. Dan Lubin 9 5477 Dallas Karting Complex
2. Scott Falcone 7 5466 Racing the Rockies
3. Conrad Park 10 5432 Southeast Karting Challenge
4. Danny Zajac 6 5424 MRP
5. Jim Carey 9 5420 Racing the Rockies
6. Kevin Adds 7 5417 Southeast Karting Challenge
7. John Nyman 7 5414 F1 New Jersey
8. David Zarlengo 6 5386 Racing the Rockies
9. Brian Leadingham 8 5384 MRP
10. Lance Lehrman 6 5379 Dallas Karting Complex
11. George Ioannov 6 5345 Southeast Karting Challenge
12. Mike Jones 6 5322 Dallas Karting Complex
13. Matt Stachura 5 4504 MRP
14. David Palic 5 4465 Sanzaru NorCal
15. Michael Ostrowski 4 3629 Sanzaru NorCal
16. Howard Altman 4 3604 F1 New Jersey
17. Nathan Mauel 4 3601 Southeast Karting Challenge
18. Rene Martinelli 4 3598 North Florida
19. Andrew Colombini 4 3583 Sanzaru NorCal
20. Cristiano Piquet 3 2708 South Florida
21. D.J. Ortiz 3 2677 North Texas Karters
22. Bruce Mead 3 2668 Southeast Karting Challenge
23. Brent Harper 3 2636 Southeast Karting Challenge
24. Cody Hodgson 2 1822 Sanzaru NorCal
25. Kristian Vorndran 2 1817 Northeast
26. Matt Ostiguy 2 1809 Tri-C
27. Ariel Castro 2 1806 MRP at Palm Beach
28. Bill Lester 2 1802 North Florida
29. Mike Wherley 2 1802 Burger King TX
30. Fritz Leesmann 2 1795 Sanzaru NorCal
31. John Wallace III 2 1792 Tri-C
32. January Grove 2 1786 Sanzaru NorCal
33. Matthew Inge 2 1775 Southeast Karting Challenge
34. Mike Urban 2 1773 Racing the Rockies
35. Thomas Sharkey 2 1767 Racing the Rockies
36. Greg Brewer 2 1764 Racing the Rockies
37. Connor Wagner 1 925 Southeast Karting Challenge
38. Tim Lobaugh 1 906 MRP
39. George Jackson 1 904 Southeast Karting Challenge
40. Brad Nyman 1 903 F1 New Jersey
41. Glen Poy-Wing 1 892 Sanzaru NorCal
42. Trey Bennett 1 888 Southeast Karting Challenge
43. Brad White 1 880 Southeast Karting Challenge
44. Sean McLaughlin 1 880 Racing the Rockies
45. Jim Keesling 1 877 Racing the Rockies
46. Andy Emery 1 871 Racing the Rockies

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