EKN Constructors Championship – May 1, 2013

Tony Kart begins back on top over CRG and Birel

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The 2013 karting season is well underway in the United States and across the world. A busy first third of the calendar year has already passed, with 10 events already in the books for the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship. A wide variety of chassis brands have scored points with many more expected. The top chassis thus far was the same brand to win the 2012 title – Tony Kart.

Tony Kart was the top brand at four events thus far, taking a lead of 75 points. The Florida Winter Tour was the site of its best weekends, earning the most amount of points at all three Rotax Max Challenge events in the Sunshine state. The fourth event was the recent United States Pro Kart Series, with the leading OTK Group brand earning a number of victories and podium finishes at the inaugural event. CRG holds the second spot, thanks to one solid weekend at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. With a number of victories and podium finishes, CRG gained 180 points in the double round weekend thanks in part to a number of CRG-USA drivers. Unfortunately, CRG has yet to score points outside of that and will need more as the season moves forward.

Third in the order is the Birel brand. A solid Florida Winter Tour campaign in addition to a solid outing by the 3G Kart Racing operation at the SpringNationals propelled them into the third position. Arrow, always a consistent challenger, sits fourth with a best result coming from the WKA Daytona KartWeek where they placed third overall under the eyes of the KartSport North America program. Capping off the top-five is the Kosmic line, placing two OTK brands inside the top-five. Thanks to the performance of the Rolison Performance Group drivers at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, Kosmic was the top brand all three weekends.

Top Kart scored top points in the remaining two events, and is currently sixth in the order. The top points earner at both rounds of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series events of the season, Top Kart USA program is continuing the momentum earned from last year in the series. FA Kart, Intrepid, Haase, and ART GP completed the top-10.

EKN Constructors Championship Upcoming Events

5/18 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Round 5-6 New Castle Motorsports Park
6/8 United States Pro Kart Series Round 3-4 New Castle Motorsports Park
6/29 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Round 7-8 Michiana Raceway Park
7/13 United States Pro Kart Series Round 5-6 Badger Raceway
7/20 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Round 3-4 Grand Junction Motor Speedway


Inside the Numbers:

3
Number of brands scoring points in all 10 events

7
Number of brands over 100 mark

8
Number of brands scoring less than 10 points

30
Number of brands to score points

184
Highest event point total of the season – CRG (SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals)


EKN Constructors Championship Guidelines
The EKN Constructors Championship calculation process includes the top-five finishers in each recognized class (Senior-Master-Junior classes). The SKUSA Pro Tour, US Rotax Grand Nationals, and Pan American Challenge will earn points with the following structure; 1st=20 points, 2nd=16 points, 3rd=12 points, 4th=8 points, 5th=4 points. The remaining events will continue to be awarded with the previous ranking system; with first place earning five (5) points down to fifth place earning one (1) point for each category. There is a minimum of 10 starting entries for the class points to be counted toward the season total in the EKN CC standings.


EKN Constructors Championship – as of May 1, 2013

Pos. Prev. Chassis Total WKA-R1 CoA-R1 FWT-R1 CoA-R2 FWT-R2 CoA-3 FWT-R3 WKA-R2 SKUSA-R1 USPKS-R1
1 - Tony Kart 334 36 8 31 10 45 7 43 11 104 39
2 - CRG 259 5 24 7 36 1 2 184
3 - Birel 242 11 14 29 14 10 7 16 19 108 14
4 - Arrow 234 32 9 4 16 6 15 10 42 76 24
5 - Kosmic 181 26 14 31 20 41 9 40
6 - Top Kart 158 74 58 4 22
7 - FA Kart 148 20 20 4 8 11 9 76
8 - Intrepid 69 4 65
9 - Haase 54 19 25 10
10 - ART GP 49 2 1 6 40
11 - GP 40 40
12 - Energy 38 5 7 2 24
13 - Exprit 36 14 20 2
14 - Praga 31 9 14 8
15 - DR Kart 21 2 3 16
16 - Merlin 18 8 6 4
17 - KGB 13 1 12
18 - PCR 13 3 8 2
19 - Italcorse 12 12
20 - Italkart 12 12
21 - Formula K 11 3 8
22 - Maranello 10 7 2 1
23 - JM 8 8
24 - Sodi Kart 8 8
25 - iKart 7 7
26 - Margay 7 4 3
27 - Parolin 5 5
28 - AM Racing 4 3 1
29 - Eagle 3 3
30 - Zanardi 2 2

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