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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 6, 2013

Leesmann and Wimsett remain top two after splitting SpringNats main events

Today is the newest release of the 2013 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings, beginning with the Stock Moto category. Following a month of racing, the driver’s totals have been tabulated through the May 6 date, including all events over the past 365 days. The Stock Moto category continues to grow with solid fields at the SKUSA Pro Tour opener – the SpringNationals in Tucson, Arizona. The SKUSA regional programs in Texas and the Rocky Mountains opened up its season with good numbers, and the Florida Karting Championship Series continues to introduce new drivers to the Stock Moto category. This updated standings show over 200 drivers competing in an EKN Driver Rankings event over the past 12 months, the most seen in the history of the program.

Still leading the way is 2010 and 2012 SKUSA Pro Tour champion Fritz Leesmann (CRG). The NorCal native matched his results from last year’s SpringNationals, improving his score thanks to the larger and more competitive field that was in Tucson. He swapped the top position with Oregon’s Joey Wimsett (CRG). The CRG-USA driver kicked off the year with the round one victory, just as he did a year ago, and then finished second to Leesmann in Sunday’s action.

The wildcard of that weekend was Sabré Cook. The 2012 S2 Pro Tour champion was stellar in her S1 debut, mixing it up with the top two. Her two podium finishes moved the CRG-USA pilot up to fifth in the EKN Driver Rankings, sitting behind new number three Tyler Bennett (Tony Kart) and top S1 rookie thus far Billy Musgrave (Tony Kart). Bennett was a podium finisher at the SummerNationals last year, and has been top-10 at the SuperNationals and this year’s SpringNationals under the MSquared Karting operation. Musgrave is perfect thus far in California ProKart Challenge competition with a fourth place finish as his best result at the Pro Tour SpringNationals.

Jumping up to sixth is Alec Gumpfer from Hawaii. Another S2 graduate has been solid early on in his rookie campaign. Just recently, the Tony Kart driver for Pure Karting earned his first California ProKart Challenge podium with a runner-up finish at Adams. Moving up one position in the standings is the 2012 California PKC champion Jimmy McNeil (CRG). A solid campaign in Tucson and three straight podiums in Cali have him looking good in 2013, and put three CRG-USA drivers inside the top-10. The top S2 driver this month is veteran Ryan Kinnear (Intrepid). A title contender in 2012, he’s back for more in ’13 as a double podium finisher in Tucson, running back with Champion Racing/Intrepid USA. Down to ninth is Nicky Freytag (FA Kart) who is taking the season off, as of right now. Completing the top-10, reaching it for the first time is Cody Diede (CRG). The NorCal driver was a winner at the SummerNationals last year, and is carrying the SKUSA #3 plate in S2 this season.

Stock Moto

Stock Moto Driver Rankings Top-10
Pos,Apr. 5,Plus/Minus,Driver,Races,Score
1.,1,NC,Fritz Leesmann,9,6598
2.,2,NC,Joey Wimsett,7,6539
3.,6,3,Tyler Bennett,13,6191
4.,53,49,Billy Musgrave,6,6183
5.,9,4,Sabre Cook,12,6135
6.,12,6,Alec Gumpfer,9,6080
7.,8,1,Jimmy McNeil,11,6076
8.,16,8,Ryan Kinnear,12,5986
9.,3,-6,Nicky Freytag,6,5967
10.,18,8,Cody Diede,11,5947

Fritz Leesmann (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

Fritz Leesmann
(Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

Stock Moto #1 – Fritz Leesmann
Elk Grove, California

The 2013 season has started out much like last year did, Leesmann leading the SKUSA Pro Tour S1 standings after the SpringNationals. The two-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion faired much better in his first title defense outing, compared to his 2011 run in Tucson. Leesmann was runner-up and win weekend in Tucson, and the PSL/CRG/Diede Racing driver holds a 40 point lead heading to the SummerNationals. The trip to Grand Junction will be his first, but the NorCal native is no stranger to new circuits.

Point Breakdown
SKUSA SummerNationals ’12 #1 – S1,9.5,2,1107
SKUSA SummerNationals ’12 #2 – S1,9.5,1,1118
SKUSA California PKC ’12 #6 – S1,8.5,1,980
SKUSA SuperNationals 2012 – S1,10,2,1158
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #1 – S1,9.5,2,1112
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #2 – S1,9.5,1,1123
Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 1.5
Average Points: 1099.7
Total Points: 6598


Garrett Boone (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

Garrett Boone
(Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

Stock Moto ‘On the Move’ – Garrett Boone
Waco, Texas

The S2 Semi-Pro category has provided great training ground for young drivers, making the transition to the Stock Moto category. The class can also be for those returning to the sport after some time off. Boone fits that category as he was a young driver looking to make a name for himself in ICC competition in the late 2000s. Now, the 23-year old has begun his comeback to karting strong, leading the SKUSA Pro Tour S2 championship chase after the SpringNationals. The 3G Kart Racing driver was runner-up on Saturday and recorded the victory on Sunday to put himself on top of the point standings. Those results promoted him up to 16th from the 34th spot last month.

Point Breakdown
SKUSA Texas PKC ’12 #4 – S2,8,1,891
SKUSA Texas PKC ’12 #5 – S2,8,4,873
SKUSA SuperNationals 2012 – S2,9.5,10,1043
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #1 – S2,9,2,1050
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #2 – S2,9,1,1060
SKUSA Texas PKC ’13 #1 – S2,8,2,874
Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.33
Average Points: 965.2
Total Points: 5791

EKN Driver Rankings Calculation Process
The EKN Driver Rankings are calculated using a driver’s best finishes in major North American races. Assembled using events from the previous 12 months from the current date, we use a driver’s best seven finishes in TaG and six in Stock Moto to determine their overall current point total. With each new release, results posted from more than one year ago are discarded. To deliver our ranking list, we tabulate the results of all the national programs and selected regional programs. We have included the results for the major one-off events such as the SKUSA SuperNationals, the US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, the Rock Island Grand Prix and the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix.

Each race is initially weighted based on the prestige and history of the event or series with a score of ten (10) being the highest attainable base ranking. For 2013, the SKUSA SuperNationals and US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals receive a score of 10 in their initial weighting in the TaG category while the SuperNationals is the lone event in the Stock Moto division. The SKUSA Pro Tour series events draw a base ranking of nine (9), while the WKA Manufacturers Cup, Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Challenge of the Americas, IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, Rotax Pan American Challenge, United States Pro Kart Series and other regional program races were given a base ranking of either eight (8) or nine (9).

The EKN staff reserves the right to adjust the rankings of each event throughout the year. A minimum entry total for any events considered for the Driver Rankings program is five (5). If an event does not have at least five (5) drivers starting the race, those results will not be tabulated toward the Driver Rankings.

Added to these initial rankings are two variables that help confirm the true importance of an event to the ranking process – field size and field strength. A percentage of one weighting point is added for the size of the field, while the number of existing top 50 drivers entered offers another full point or fraction of a point. The sum of these numbers becomes the overall ranking for any race. Following a race, drivers receive points based on their finishing positions with 100 points earned for a win. Each subsequent position drops by one point with 99 points given to the second place driver and so on throughout the field. These points are then multiplied by the overall ranking to produce a driver’s final point total from each event. Using a driver’s best seven races in TaG, six for Stock Moto, we calculate each driver’s overall score and subsequent ranking.

Stock Moto – as of May 6, 2013
Pos,Apr. 5,Plus/Minus,Driver,Races,Score
1.,1,NC,Fritz Leesmann,9,6598
2.,2,NC,Joey Wimsett,7,6539
3.,6,3,Tyler Bennett,13,6191
4.,53,49,Billy Musgrave,6,6183
5.,9,4,Sabre Cook,12,6135
6.,12,6,Alec Gumpfer,9,6080
7.,8,1,Jimmy McNeil,11,6076
8.,16,8,Ryan Kinnear,12,5986
9.,3,-6,Nicky Freytag,6,5967
10.,18,8,Cody Diede,11,5947
11.,5,-6,Jake French,7,5886
12.,19,7,Christian Schureman,12,5885
13.,10,-3,Josh Lane,12,5882
14.,14,NC,Cory Milne,10,5875
15.,15,NC,Troy Diede,10,5807
16.,34,18,Garrett Boone,9,5791
17.,17,NC,Bonnier Moulton,9,5777
18.,13,-5,Keenan Schmitke,7,5776
19.,48,29,Ryon Beachner,6,5670
20.,20,NC,Peter Abba,7,5622
21.,29,8,Mike Beeny,10,5595
22.,21,-1,Christian Bird,9,5539
23.,30,7,Ben Schermerhorn,10,5513
24.,28,4,Matias Podboj,9,5489
25.,32,7,Miguel Lopez,11,5481
26.,24,-2,Jordon Musser,6,5451
27.,25,-2,Alex Yates,12,5448
28.,27,-1,Jack Bradley,14,5439
29.,23,-6,Mariana Ramirez,9,5436
30.,26,-4,Augie Lerch,8,5434
31.,22,-9,Connor Wagner,12,5432
32.,35,3,Chris Neria,13,5376
33.,31,-2,Alex Tartaglia,8,5300
34.,43,9,Don Whittington,14,5292
35.,33,-2,Colby Yardley,9,5279
36.,36,NC,Connor Iseli,6,5184
37.,37,NC,Daniel Bray,5,5173
38.,38,NC,Vivek Tandon,8,5130
39.,40,1,Ryan Pool,6,5091
40.,45,5,Tyler Fling,10,5074
41.,58,17,Tase Flores,6,5052
42.,4,-38,Kyle Hathcox,5,5019
43.,41,-2,Jessica Sollberger,7,4987
44.,44,NC,Ryan Belanger,8,4987
45.,42,-3,Colby Straub,6,4976
46.,7,-39,Daniel Langon,5,4841
47.,46,-1,Jerry Rhodes,7,4817
48.,11,-37,Cody Tracy,5,4812
49.,54,5,Ivan Osorio,6,4748
50.,72,22,Joshua de Losier,5,4578
51.,50,-1,Zac Clark,5,4418
52.,49,-3,Michael Leib,5,4415
53.,129,76,Skyler Finley,5,4285
54.,62,8,Nick Neri,5,4182
55.,-,-,Lindsay Brewer,5,4091
56.,88,32,Cody Hodgson,4,4025
57.,64,7,Eric Van Der Steur,5,4019
58.,121,63,Lloyd Mack,4,3965
59.,67,8,Dan Laporta,5,3918
60.,59,-1,Chance Stephens,4,3644
61.,100,39,Curtis Paul Jr.,4,3640
62.,51,-11,Austin Schimmel,4,3457
63.,57,-6,Cordell Secrest,4,3441
64.,-,-,Luke Shanahan,4,3364
65.,151,86,Alan Michel,4,3359
66.,61,-5,Kyle Coles,4,3333
67.,135,68,Kolton Griffin,4,3326
68.,91,23,Hunter Ceto,4,3306
69.,63,-6,Lauren Stark,4,3294
70.,65,-5,Dave Edwards,4,3236
71.,-,-,Mianna Wick,4,3207
72.,85,13,Connor Wogrin,4,3139
73.,84,11,Matthew Sanford,4,3120
74.,39,-35,Lukas Johnson,3,3056
75.,125,50,Colton Aldridge,3,2800
76.,47,-29,Clinton Schoombee,3,2769
77.,56,-21,Fernando Casillas Jr.,3,2763
78.,70,-8,Parker McKean,3,2695
79.,89,10,Robert Marks,3,2606
80.,90,10,Jason Chott,3,2569
81.,138,57,Oliver Askew,3,2518
82.,153,71,Cody Freeman,3,2504
83.,73,-10,Nick Lougee,3,2498
84.,75,-9,Brendon Bailey,3,2457
85.,94,9,Trevor McAlister,3,2452
86.,76,-10,Garret Bailey,3,2438
87.,180,93,Dalton Egger,3,2425
88.,139,51,Jonathan Kotyk,3,2416
89.,52,-37,Justin Miller,3,2408
90.,157,67,Zach Herrin,3,2398
91.,111,20,Phillip Davis,3,2388
92.,81,-11,Joda Pacheco,3,2382
93.,106,13,Chalee Siengthai,3,2381
94.,82,-12,Jack Freese,3,2379
95.,68,-27,Vicki Brian Hager,3,2374
96.,83,-13,Tim Armstrong,3,2363
97.,162,65,Morgan Healey,3,2347
98.,166,68,Brian Hassell,3,2346
99.,179,80,Allyn Hewitt,3,2315
100.,173,73,Ryan Grieve,3,2279
101.,55,-46,Don McGregor,2,1990
102.,114,12,Jason Toft,2,1977
103.,-,-,Micah Hendricks,2,1951
104.,87,-17,Nic LeDuc,2,1910
105.,-,-,Axel Matus,2,1814
106.,-,-,Andres Orozco,2,1760
107.,92,-15,Joe Ruch,2,1698
108.,-,-,Kory Estell,2,1697
109.,93,-16,Eddie Olpin,2,1694
110.,60,-50,Roy Montgomery,2,1685
111.,74,-37,Tyler Hinton,2,1662
112.,-,-,Bucky Hewitt,2,1659
113.,144,31,Chris Tyrell,2,1654
114.,95,-19,Cole Mathewson,2,1654
115.,-,-,Mitch McKie,2,1641
116.,96,-20,Cole Powelson,2,1637
117.,143,26,Sean McDonald,2,1632
118.,97,-21,Chris Beck,2,1631
119.,149,30,Sam Beasley,2,1631
120.,98,-22,Tim Hollowell,2,1621
121.,99,-22,Kyle Ludwick,2,1620
122.,77,-45,Chris Bany,2,1615
123.,155,32,Tim Ulmen,2,1615
124.,-,-,Julio Rejon,2,1614
125.,-,-,Jenna Grillo,2,1612
126.,-,-,Kyoicki Tsutsui,2,1612
127.,79,-48,Ryan Lankenau,2,1611
128.,-,-,Gerardo Rejon,2,1606
129.,80,-49,Zachary Yates,2,1604
130.,78,-52,Richard Cormier,2,1599
131.,101,-30,Cameron Worgin,2,1597
132.,-,-,Gil Lipton,2,1597
133.,102,-31,Michael Jones,2,1596
134.,103,-31,Jimmy Simpson,2,1595
135.,66,-69,Kyle Books,2,1595
136.,104,-32,Mike Smith,2,1595
137.,105,-32,Kristian Molnar,2,1583
138.,107,-31,Carson Miller,2,1569
139.,108,-31,Troy Butts,2,1559
140.,152,12,John Sullivan,2,1558
141.,109,-32,Paul Whiting,2,1551
142.,170,28,Michael Taska,2,1550
143.,-,-,Ashley Rogero,2,1547
144.,171,27,Chris Gannon,2,1540
145.,159,14,John Gaydos,2,1516
146.,175,29,Charles Skowron,2,1481
147.,112,-35,Simas Juodvirsis,1,1170
148.,113,-35,Alessandro Manetti,1,1147
149.,115,-34,Brett Buckwalter,1,1112
150.,116,-34,Scott Hargrove,1,1112
151.,86,-65,Tom Dyer,1,1100
152.,117,-35,Remo Ruscitti,1,1078
153.,118,-35,AJ Allmendinger,1,1053
154.,119,-35,Jason Faint,1,1032
155.,120,-35,Matt Jaskol,1,1030
156.,122,-34,Jamie Wilson,1,1009
157.,123,-34,Rodrigo Fonseca,1,983
158.,124,-34,Antonio Renna,1,971
159.,69,-90,Brad Dunford,1,942
160.,126,-34,Nicholas Johnson,1,916
161.,71,-90,Eric Batt,1,896
162.,127,-35,Alejandro Gonzales,1,894
163.,128,-35,Cameron Egger,1,885
164.,130,-34,Jason Attwood,1,871
165.,131,-34,Scott Barnes,1,864
166.,132,-34,Austin King,1,860
167.,-,-,Brian Fisher,1,860
168.,133,-35,Christian Bouhuys,1,853
169.,-,-,Carlos Lopez,1,851
170.,134,-36,Allan Cesarman,1,849
171.,136,-35,Jayson Braffett,1,846
172.,137,-35,Cliff Kujala,1,845
173.,-,-,Hunter Pickett,1,828
174.,140,-34,Jake Karwowski,1,828
175.,-,-,Robert McCauley,1,825
176.,141,-35,Ty Tibbitts,1,825
177.,142,-35,Luis Martinez Jr.,1,823
178.,145,-33,Evan Batt,1,820
179.,-,-,Michael Ramiles,1,820
180.,-,-,Jeff Wright,1,819
181.,146,-35,Sam Laidler,1,819
182.,-,-,AJ Myers,1,817
183.,-,-,Juan Jaramillo,1,817
184.,147,-37,Eric Wheeler,1,813
185.,-,-,David Mink,1,811
186.,150,-36,Adam Dowler,1,803
187.,-,-,Cabot Bigham,1,803
188.,-,-,Virgil Gross,1,799
189.,156,-33,George Moss,1,794
190.,-,-,Lloyd Read,1,794
191.,158,-33,Felix Medina,1,787
192.,-,-,Will Preston,1,786
193.,160,-33,PP Mastro,1,785
194.,163,-31,Paul Jourdain,1,782
195.,164,-31,Adam Booker,1,780
196.,165,-31,Steven Savino II,1,779
197.,-,-,John Lewis,1,777
198.,110,-88,Ed Ortiz,1,774
199.,167,-32,Bernardo Quintanilla,1,773
200.,-,-,Mathias Sarmiento,1,773
201.,168,-33,Joey Kolby,1,769
202.,-,-,Chris Francis,1,768
203.,169,-34,Emran Baksh,1,768
204.,-,-,Michael Torrano,1,760
205.,-,-,Phil Haddad,1,757
206.,172,-34,Trace Bartley,1,755
207.,-,-,Gino Giglotti,1,751
208.,-,-,Mark Gaydos,1,748
209.,174,-35,Chance Kelly,1,746
210.,-,-,Kassy Loving,1,743
211.,176,-35,Oscar Aguilera,1,737
212.,177,-35,Colby Novak,1,719
213.,178,-35,Matt Stephenson,1,710
214.,181,-33,Milan Dontje,1,654

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