eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 16, 2013

Leesmann remains as top driver, increases total in standings

After two months, the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings is taking shape, putting the best drivers of the season up toward the top of the standings. A number of races took place in July, adding points to a number of drivers along the way. One consistent remains, Fritz Leesmann (CRG) at the top. The Californian continues to set the bar for the Stock Moto category, and increases his point total heading into the final stages of the 2013 season.

Leesmann’s total, while just two points more, but put him at the 6600 total mark. The SKUSA Pro Tour S1 point leader is in position to earn his second straight, and third title in four years this November. Second place, Billy Musgrave (Tony Kart), increased his point total off the SummerNationals results, placing sixth and second. The Southern Californian is now just 156 points back of Leesmann. Third, despite a rough SummerNationals, is Sabré Cook (CRG). Ill throughout the second stop of the Pro Tour, Cook improved to move up to third. A few weeks following the SummerNats, it was discovered that the CRG-USA driver was suffering from an infected gull bladder. Successful surgery at the end of July have put her on the sidelines while she recovers, with the hope of returning to the seat at the end of August.

Jumping up three spots to fourth is the top S2 driver in the standings – Ryan Kinnear. The Champion Racing/Intrepid scored his first Pro Tour victory at the SummerNationals, against a large S2 field, and now holds the championship lead heading into the SuperNationals in November. The ‘Flyin Hawaiian’ Alec Gumpfer remains in the fifth position, as the Pure Karting/Tony Kart pilot, increased his score but did not improve his spot in the standings. Gumpfer drove to his first S1 top-five finish on the Pro Tour, and putting himself as a podium contender for Vegas.

Down three positions to sixth is Utah driver Tyler Bennett (Tony Kart). A podium finisher at the SummerNationals at his home track, Bennett was unable to match the performance this time around in Colorado. Jimmy McNeil (CRG-USA) also dropped, moving to seventh, despite recording his first top-five finish on the Pro Tour. Moving up to the top-10 in the standings, up from 23rd, is veteran Mike Beeny (Tony Kart). The Utah driver earned his first S1 podium at the SummerNationals, placing runner-up during Saturday’s main event. S2 driver Christian Schureman (CRG-USA) remains in the top-10, now ninth. S1 newcomer Lloyd Mack (CRG) enters the top-10, reaching the minimum six races thanks to his California ProKart Challenge and SKUSA Pro Tour campaign.

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Stock Moto #1 – Fritz Leesmann
Elk Grove, California

One thing remains the same in the Stock Moto categories, as Fritz Leesmann continues his reign over the Driver Rankings. Another win at the SummerNationals solidified him as the top driver in the SKUSA Pro Tour as he looks toward earning his third title in four years. In four years of the SKUSA Pro Tour, only three North American drivers have able to win when Leesmann is not standing on the top step of the podium – Clinton Schoombee at the SpringNationals 2010, Alex Speed at the SuperNationals in 2010 and Joey Wimsett twice last year. Leesmann’s ‘To Do’ list still includes one task – a SuperNationals victory.

Point Breakdown
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
SKUSA SummerNationals ’13 #1 – S1,9.5,3,1103
SKUSA SummerNationals ’13 #2 – S1,9.5,1,1125

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 1.67
Average Points: 1100.2
Total Points: 6600


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(Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

Stock Moto ‘On the Move’ – #17
Joshua de Losier
Las Vegas, Nevada

This year’s S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto field is exciting. Over 30 drivers are fighting for every inch they can, looking to improve with each outing and making a name for themselves in shifterkart racing. One of the rising names is the Acceleration Karting’s Joshua de Losier. A TaG racer converted to shifterkart, the 18-year old is working under the tutelage of Curtis Cooksey, and making strides on the Pro Tour. This year, de Losier has finished all four main events inside the top-10, and finds himself seventh in the Pro Tour standings with a shot at the #3 SKUSA plate.

Point Breakdown
SKUSA California PKC ’12 #6 – S2,8,7,862
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #1 – S2,9,6,1007
SKUSA SpringNationals ’13 #2 – S2,9,4,1029
SKUSA Rocky Mountain PKC ’13 #4 – S2,8,5,894
SKUSA SummerNationals ’13 #1 – S2,9,9,999
SKUSA SummerNationals ’13 #2 – S2,9,71020

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 6.33
Average Points: 968.5
Total Points: 5811

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 Driver Rankings – as of August 16, 2013
Pos,Jun. 10,+/-,Driver,Races,Score
1.,1,NC,Fritz Leesmann,8,6600
2.,2,NC,Billy Musgrave,9,6444
3.,4,1,Sabre Cook,11,6403
4.,7,3,Ryan Kinnear,14,6261
5.,5,NC,Alec Gumpfer,9,6164
6.,3,-3,Tyler Bennett,15,6154
7.,6,-1,Jimmy McNeil,10,6145
8.,23,15,Mike Beeny,12,6145
9.,10,1,Christian Schureman,12,6066
10.,50,40,Lloyd Mack,7,5967
11.,14,3,Garrett Boone,11,5935
12.,22,10,Christian Bird,10,5932
13.,11,-2,Josh Lane,13,5898
14.,13,-1,Troy Diede,8,5877
15.,8,-7,Cody Diede,9,5845
16.,15,-1,Keenan Schmitke,10,5817
17.,51,34,Joshua de Losier,9,5811
18.,17,-1,Daniel Langon,9,5799
19.,29,10,Augie Lerch,9,5797
20.,52,32,Curtis Paul Jr.,7,5638
21.,12,-9,Cory Milne,6,5616
22.,19,-3,Peter Abba,6,5581
23.,24,1,Ben Schermerhorn,10,5577
24.,33,9,Don Whittington,15,5573
25.,21,-4,Matias Podboj,8,5570
26.,25,-1,Miguel Lopez,11,5516
27.,27,NC,Jack Bradley,15,5461
28.,28,NC,Mariana Ramirez,10,5450
29.,68,39,Kolton Griffin,8,5426
30.,20,-10,Joey Wimsett,5,5418
31.,42,11,Luke Shanahan,12,5402
32.,32,NC,Colby Yardley,10,5373
33.,59,26,Jason Toft,6,5361
34.,16,-18,Bonnier Moulton,7,5347
35.,26,-9,Alex Yates,12,5343
36.,30,-6,Connor Wagner,9,5328
37.,31,-6,Chris Neria,11,5310
38.,37,-1,Daniel Bray,5,5286
39.,40,1,Tase Flores,12,5256
40.,34,-6,Zac Clark,6,5253
41.,36,-5,Ryan Pool,8,5247
42.,120,78,Ryan Rudolph,6,5210
43.,43,NC,Ryan Belanger,10,5195
44.,61,17,Nic LeDuc,6,5184
45.,39,-6,Skyler Finley,11,5176
46.,41,-5,Tyler Fling,10,5094
47.,65,18,Alan Michel,6,5085
48.,38,-10,Vivek Tandon,7,5059
49.,49,NC,Jerry Rhodes,9,5050
50.,44,-6,Lindsay Brewer,11,5031
51.,56,5,Zach Herrin,9,5005
52.,89,37,Hunter Pickett,7,4972
53.,54,1,Mianna Wick,9,4948
54.,74,20,Julio Rejon,6,4841
55.,73,18,Mitch McKie,6,4832
56.,9,-47,Jake French,5,4740
57.,78,21,Dan Laporta,6,4673
58.,18,-40,Ryon Beachner,5,4664
59.,84,25,Cody Freeman,5,4237
60.,53,-7,Lauren Stark,5,4212
61.,66,5,Nick Neri,5,4155
62.,48,-14,Jessica Sollberger,5,4122
63.,83,20,Oliver Askew,5,4107
64.,86,22,Michael Raimes,5,4059
65.,94,29,Cabot Bigham,5,4049
66.,98,32,Gil Lipton,5,4049
67.,55,-12,Cody Hodgson,4,4025
68.,95,27,Jonathan Kotyk,5,3996
69.,96,27,Will Preston,5,3990
70.,101,31,Morgan Healey,5,3936
71.,104,33,Matthew Sanford,5,3918
72.,93,21,Dalton Egger,5,3912
73.,107,34,Kassy Loving,5,3829
74.,111,37,Micah Hendricks,4,3612
75.,118,43,Kory Estell,4,3575
76.,116,40,Andres Orozco,4,3529
77.,113,36,Axel Matus,4,3464
78.,63,-15,Robert Marks,4,3460
79.,69,-10,Bucky Hewitt,4,3320
80.,70,-10,Hunter Ceto,4,3306
81.,122,41,Chris Tyrell,4,3287
82.,119,37,Christian Bouhuys,4,3273
83.,133,50,Kyoicki Tsutsui,4,3208
84.,72,-12,Jack Freese,4,3207
85.,144,59,Ashley Rogero,4,3193
86.,71,-15,Eric Van Der Steur,4,3192
87.,76,-11,Gerardo Rejon,4,3162
88.,77,-11,Connor Wogrin,4,3157
89.,140,51,Emran Baksh,4,3155
90.,148,58,Chris Gannon,4,3120
91.,103,12,John Gaydos,4,3112
92.,102,10,Brian Hassell,4,3110
93.,134,41,Ryan Lankenau,4,3098
94.,115,21,Austin Schimmel,3,3082
95.,108,13,Ryan Grieve,4,3068
96.,45,-51,Kyle Hathcox,3,2995
97.,79,-18,Colton Aldridge,3,2800
98.,62,-36,Michael Leib,3,2696
99.,82,-17,Jason Chott,3,2569
100.,47,-53,Colby Straub,3,2545
101.,85,-16,Nick Lougee,3,2498
102.,88,-14,Jayson Braffett,3,2454
103.,90,-13,Trevor McAlister,3,2452
104.,137,33,Kristian Molnar,3,2446
105.,124,19,Sean McDonald,3,2427
106.,138,32,Phillip Davis,3,2413
107.,125,18,Chris Beck,3,2409
108.,97,-11,Cameron Worgin,3,2392
109.,75,-34,Ivan Osorio,3,2389
110.,99,-11,Chalee Siengthai,3,2381
111.,100,-11,John Sullivan,3,2351
112.,105,-7,Michael Taska,3,2334
113.,132,19,Jenna Grillo,3,2328
114.,106,-8,Allyn Hewitt,3,2315
115.,60,-55,Chance Stephens,2,1983
116.,58,-58,Jordon Musser,2,1949
117.,57,-60,Cody Tracy,2,1908
118.,46,-72,Nicky Freytag,2,1884
119.,114,-5,Cordell Secrest,2,1800
120.,117,-3,Joe Ruch,2,1698
121.,67,-54,Kyle Coles,2,1681
122.,-,-,Leslie Stark,2,1674
123.,35,-88,Alex Tartaglia,2,1660
124.,121,-3,Cole Mathewson,2,1654
125.,174,49,Jake Karwowski,2,1651
126.,178,52,AJ Myers,2,1642
127.,-,-,Alex Keyes,2,1641
128.,92,-36,Dave Edwards,2,1631
129.,126,-3,Sam Beasley,2,1631
130.,127,-3,Tim Hollowell,2,1621
131.,128,-3,Kyle Ludwick,2,1620
132.,129,-3,Tim Ulmen,2,1615
133.,130,-3,David Mirk,2,1614
134.,131,-3,Jeff Wright,2,1614
135.,135,NC,Jimmy Simpson,2,1595
136.,136,NC,Robert McCauley,2,1592
137.,189,52,Josh Buttafoco,2,1573
138.,-,-,Myles Marolt,2,1561
139.,141,2,Troy Butts,2,1559
140.,143,3,Paul Whiting,2,1551
141.,145,4,Chris Francis,2,1546
142.,149,7,Charles Skowron,2,1481
143.,150,7,Simas Juodvirsis,1,1170
144.,151,7,Alessandro Manetti,1,1147
145.,152,7,Brett Buckwalter,1,1112
146.,153,7,Scott Hargrove,1,1112
147.,154,7,Tom Dyer,1,1100
148.,155,7,Remo Ruscitti,1,1078
149.,-,-,Luis Tyrrell,1,1064
150.,156,6,AJ Allmendinger,1,1053
151.,80,-71,Fernando Casillas Jr.,1,1041
152.,157,5,Jason Faint,1,1032
153.,158,5,Matt Jaskol,1,1030
154.,159,5,Jamie Wilson,1,1009
155.,160,5,Rodrigo Fonseca,1,983
156.,161,5,Antonio Renna,1,971
157.,162,5,Nicholas Johnson,1,916
158.,112,-46,Clinton Schoombee,1,911
159.,163,4,Eric Batt,1,896
160.,164,4,Alejandro Gonzales,1,894
161.,64,-97,Connor Iseli,1,886
162.,165,3,Cameron Egger,1,885
163.,166,3,Jason Attwood,1,871
164.,167,3,Scott Barnes,1,864
165.,168,3,Austin King,1,860
166.,169,3,Brian Fisher,1,860
167.,170,3,Carlos Lopez,1,851
168.,171,3,Allan Cesarman,1,849
169.,172,3,Cliff Kujala,1,845
170.,173,3,Tyler Hinton,1,842
171.,-,-,Brian Keck,1,828
172.,175,3,Eddie Olpin,1,827
173.,176,3,Evan Batt,1,820
174.,177,3,Sam Laidler,1,819
175.,179,4,Juan Jaramillo,1,817
176.,-,-,Kurt Mathewson,1,817
177.,123,-54,Cole Powelson,1,815
178.,-,-,Justin Peck,1,815
179.,181,2,Jon Romenesko,1,812
180.,182,2,Norbert Laczho,1,812
181.,87,-94,Brendon Bailey,1,810
182.,183,1,Adam Dowler,1,803
183.,-,-,Brian Davies,1,803
184.,-,-,Neil Joseph,1,803
185.,184,-1,Xavier Romero,1,803
186.,-,-,Robert Bujdoso,1,799
187.,186,-1,Virgil Gross,1,799
188.,-,-,Andrew Vargus,1,794
189.,187,-2,Lloyd Read,1,794
190.,91,-99,Garret Bailey,1,791
191.,139,-52,Vicki Brian Hager,1,791
192.,190,-2,PP Mastro,1,785
193.,191,-2,Paul Jourdain,1,782
194.,192,-2,Adam Booker,1,780
195.,193,-2,Steven Savino II,1,779
196.,194,-2,John Lewis,1,777
197.,195,-2,Bernardo Quintanilla,1,773
198.,196,-2,Mathias Sarmiento,1,773
199.,-,-,Blake Murdock,1,768
200.,-,-,Joe White,1,761
201.,197,-4,Nick Major,1,761
202.,198,-4,Michael Torrano,1,760
203.,81,-122,Parker McKean,1,757
204.,199,-5,Phil Haddad,1,757
205.,200,-5,Trace Bartley,1,755
206.,201,-5,Gino Giglotti,1,751
207.,142,-65,Joda Pacheco,1,751
208.,202,-6,Mark Gaydos,1,748
209.,203,-6,Chance Kelly,1,746
210.,204,-6,Oscar Aguilera,1,737
211.,146,-65,Tim Armstrong,1,725
212.,205,-7,Colby Novak,1,719
213.,206,-7,Matt Stephenson,1,710
214.,147,-67,Justin Miller,1,699
215.,207,-8,Milan Dontje,1,654

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