eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – October 31

Leesmann increases score, not lead with Musgrave holding strong

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The 2013 season is nearing the end, with only a few more local and regional events still on the calendar before turning over for 2014. One race everyone is looking forward to is now just three weeks away, with nearly 600 drivers expected for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII. The SKUSA Pro Tour finale will have a major impact on the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings, improving a driver’s position or hurting the final point tally for the season dependant on the results from SuperSunday.

Pro Tour championship leader Fritz Leesmann (CRG) remains on the top of the standings, coming off a solid win at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The Californian also made his Rock Island Grand Prix debut, placing third to event regulars Jordon Musser and Josh Lane. Leesmann narrowly took home the win in Lancaster, hounded by S1 rookie Billy Musgrave (Tony Kart). Since winning the SuperNationals S2 race last year, Musgrave has been a consistent front-runner all season. His runner-up to Leesmann helped to decrease gap for the top spot in the rankings by just 154 points as they head to Las Vegas to decide who will end 2013 on top.

Nothing changed in the order from third place down to ninth, with S1 drivers making up most of the spots joined by two S2 drivers. Last year’s Pro Tour S2 champion Sabré Cook (CRG) remains third, coming off a challenging return to the seat after gallbladder surgery in August at the Streets of Lancaster. She’s fine physically, and should be a factor in Las Vegas. Fourth remains Pro Tour S2 point leader Ryan Kinnear (Intrepid), who has been a consistent championship contender for the past two years. A solid run at the SuperNationals could lock up the title for the Irish-native. Rounding out the top-five is another S1 rookie, Alec Gumpfer. The ‘Flyin Hawaiian’ scored a podium run at the Streets of Lancaster GP, but has signed on to join Cook under the CRG-USA operation for the SuperNationals. A quick transition will be key to his success as the season closes.

Utah driver Tyler Bennett (Tony Kart) remains sixth, and is always a threat at the podium when it comes to SuperNationals. Former G1 SuperNats winner Jimmy McNeil (CRG) is seventh, looking for a solid finish in Vegas to close out the season after a second straight year wrecking in Lancaster. Second Utah driver Mike Beeny (Tony Kart) is eighth, riding off the podium finish at the SummerNationals. S2 driver Christian Schureman (CRG) is second in the Pro Tour standings, and is looking to challenge Kinnear for the title. Moving into the top-10 is Christian Bird, who is representing the GP Kart brand in the US. The Colorado driver earned another top-10 finish at the Streets of Lancaster, shooting for a top-10 at the SuperNationals.


Fritz Leesmann

Fritz Leesmann

Stock Moto #1 – Fritz Leesmann
Elk Grove, California

For the past few years, Leesmann has been the benchmark for shifterkart drivers in the United States. The two-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion is going for his third when we head to the SuperNationals. Four straight podium finishes, including a win each weekend, put him comfortably out front in the standings, similar to his run back in 2010. The one thing that remains vacant on his CV however is a SuperNationals win. So you can go ‘all in’ that Leesmann is gunning for victory first, championship second.

 

 

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
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
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #6 – S1 9 1 1042

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 1.67
Average Points: 1110.5
Total Points: 6662

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Ryon Beachner

Ryon Beachner

Stock Moto ‘On the Move’ – #23
Ryon Beachner
Lake Forest, California

The proof is in the numbers that a driver can move up the order, racing just their regional program. 2 Wild Karting owner Ryon Beachner was able to get back behind the wheel this year when not helping out all his customers trackside. With an average top-five finish against some of the top S1 drivers in the country, Beachner finished the season fourth in the California PKC championship. He ended the year going ‘vintage’, pulling out a 1997 Tony Kart Esprit from the shop rack (pictured right). With the help of industry partners in gaining parts and some additional welding after Saturday’s action, Beachner was able to race Sunday. While not racing the SuperNationals to support customers, Ryon is set to improve his position once 2014 begins.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #1 – S1 8.5 3 942
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #2 – S1 8.5 7 907
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #3 – S1 8.5 4 934
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #4 – S1 8.5 5 930
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #5 – S1 8.5 5 923
SKUSA California PKC ’13 #6 – S1 8.5 7 979

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 5.17
Average Points: 935.8
Total Points: 5615


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 October 31, 2013

Pos Aug. 16 Plus/Minus Driver Races Score
1. 1 NC Fritz Leesmann 9 6662
2. 2 NC Billy Musgrave 11 6508
3. 3 NC Sabre Cook 8 6403
4. 4 NC Ryan Kinnear 18 6261
5. 5 NC Alec Gumpfer 11 6226
6. 6 NC Tyler Bennett 14 6154
7. 7 NC Jimmy McNeil 11 6152
8. 8 NC Mike Beeny 14 6145
9. 9 NC Christian Schureman 13 6083
10. 12 2 Christian Bird 8 5990
11. 10 -1 Lloyd Mack 9 5990
12. 11 -1 Garrett Boone 15 5958
13. 13 NC Josh Lane 13 5915
14. 17 3 Joshua de Losier 8 5879
15. 14 -1 Troy Diede 8 5877
16. 18 2 Daniel Langon 11 5855
17. 15 -2 Cody Diede 8 5845
18. 16 -2 Keenan Schmitke 9 5817
19. 19 NC Augie Lerch 8 5805
20. 20 NC Curtis Paul Jr. 9 5638
21. 23 2 Ben Schermerhorn 13 5624
22. 25 3 Matias Podboj 7 5623
23. 58 35 Ryon Beachner 6 5615
24. 24 NC Don Whittington 15 5573
25. 22 -3 Peter Abba 7 5567
26. 26 NC Miguel Lopez 15 5516
27. 44 17 Nic LeDuc 9 5491
28. 28 NC Mariana Ramirez 10 5490
29. 32 3 Colby Yardley 10 5475
30. 27 -3 Jack Bradley 14 5449
31. 29 -2 Kolton Griffin 8 5426
32. 30 -2 Joey Wimsett 5 5418
33. 35 2 Alex Yates 12 5402
34. 31 -3 Luke Shanahan 16 5402
35. 36 1 Connor Wagner 14 5399
36. 33 -3 Jason Toft 9 5371
37. 34 -3 Bonnier Moulton 6 5370
38. 40 2 Zac Clark 11 5356
39. 37 -2 Chris Neria 10 5325
40. 42 2 Ryan Rudolph 8 5294
41. 38 -3 Daniel Bray 5 5286
42. 39 -3 Tase Flores 11 5256
43. 41 -2 Ryan Pool 9 5254
44. 45 1 Skyler Finley 15 5196
45. 43 -2 Ryan Belanger 10 5195
46. 78 32 Robert Marks 6 5173
47. 46 -1 Tyler Fling 12 5150
48. 49 1 Jerry Rhodes 10 5106
49. 60 11 Lauren Stark 6 5098
50. 47 -3 Alan Michel 6 5085
51. 59 8 Cody Freeman 7 5071
52. 48 -4 Vivek Tandon 7 5070
53. 53 NC Mianna Wick 11 5068
54. 50 -4 Lindsay Brewer 14 5048
55. 51 -4 Zach Herrin 10 5005
56. 52 -4 Hunter Pickett 9 5000
57. 61 4 Nick Neri 6 4992
58. 66 8 Gil Lipton 7 4958
59. 63 4 Oliver Askew 6 4935
60. 67 7 Cody Hodgson 5 4929
61. 83 22 Kyoicki Tsutsui 6 4917
62. 65 3 Cabot Bigham 8 4906
63. 55 -8 Mitch McKie 8 4899
64. 54 -10 Julio Rejon 8 4897
65. 84 19 Jack Freese 6 4883
66. 64 -2 Michael Raimes 6 4875
67. 69 2 Will Preston 8 4866
68. 94 26 Austin Schimmel 5 4822
69. 68 -1 Jonathan Kotyk 6 4808
70. 87 17 Gerardo Rejon 6 4785
71. 199 128 Blake Murdock 6 4773
72. 21 -51 Cory Milne 5 4766
73. 70 -3 Morgan Healey 6 4731
74. 73 -1 Kassy Loving 7 4688
75. 71 -4 Matthew Sanford 6 4679
76. 102 26 Jayson Braffett 5 4176
77. 127 50 Alex Keyes 5 4154
78. 81 3 Chris Tyrell 5 4064
79. 72 -7 Dalton Egger 5 3912
80. 90 10 Chris Gannon 5 3906
81. 92 11 Brian Hassell 5 3880
82. 95 13 Ryan Grieve 5 3846
83. 56 -27 Jake French 4 3776
84. 74 -10 Micah Hendricks 4 3612
85. 75 -10 Kory Estell 4 3575
86. 76 -10 Andres Orozco 4 3529
87. 77 -10 Axel Matus 4 3464
88. 171 83 Brian Keck 4 3422
89. 79 -10 Bucky Hewitt 4 3320
90. 80 -10 Hunter Ceto 4 3306
91. 82 -9 Christian Bouhuys 4 3265
92. 104 12 Kristian Molnar 4 3249
93. 113 20 Jenna Grillo 4 3223
94. 105 11 Sean McDonald 4 3221
95. 85 -10 Ashley Rogero 4 3193
96. 89 -7 Emran Baksh 4 3181
97. 88 -9 Connor Wogrin 4 3157
98. 57 -41 Dan Laporta 4 3101
99. 91 -8 John Gaydos 4 3078
100. 96 -4 Kyle Hathcox 3 2995
101. 99 -2 Jason Chott 3 2569
102. 122 20 Leslie Stark 3 2502
103. 106 3 Phillip Davis 3 2499
104. 126 22 AJ Myers 3 2462
105. 62 -43 Jessica Sollberger 3 2460
106. 103 -3 Trevor McAlister 3 2452
107. 110 3 Chalee Siengthai 3 2381
108. - - Mike Smith 3 2381
109. 111 2 John Sullivan 3 2377
110. 86 -24 Eric Van Der Steur 3 2363
111. 112 1 Michael Taska 3 2343
112. 114 2 Allyn Hewitt 3 2315
113. 93 -20 Ryan Lankenau 3 2221
114. 115 1 Chance Stephens 2 1983
115. 116 1 Jordon Musser 2 1927
116. 145 29 Brett Buckwalter 2 1879
117. 97 -20 Colton Aldridge 2 1845
118. 164 46 Scott Barnes 2 1788
119. - - Miles Marolt 2 1704
120. 183 63 Brian Davies 2 1689
121. 178 57 Justin Peck 2 1674
122. - - Stephen Lamana 2 1667
123. 123 NC Alex Tartaglia 2 1660
124. 125 1 Jake Karwowski 2 1660
125. - - Gilberto Munoz 2 1648
126. 129 3 Sam Beasley 2 1631
127. 176 49 Kurt Mathewson 2 1620
128. 132 4 Tim Ulmen 2 1615
129. - - Brian Whitmire 2 1614
130. 133 3 David Mirk 2 1614
131. 134 3 Jeff Wright 2 1614
132. - - Casey Ross 2 1605
133. 136 3 Robert McCauley 2 1592
134. - - Ori Della Panna 2 1588
135. - - Randall Their 2 1588
136. 188 52 Andrew Vargus 2 1587
137. 201 64 Nick Major 2 1581
138. 137 -1 Josh Buttafoco 2 1573
139. 138 -1 Myles Marolt 2 1561
140. 108 -32 Cameron Worgin 2 1559
141. 139 -2 Troy Butts 2 1559
142. 140 -2 Paul Whiting 2 1551
143. 141 -2 Chris Francis 2 1546
144. 142 -2 Charles Skowron 2 1525
145. 208 63 Mark Gaydos 2 1491
146. 143 -3 Simas Juodvirsis 1 1170
147. 144 -3 Alessandro Manetti 1 1147
148. 146 -2 Scott Hargrove 1 1112
149. 147 -2 Tom Dyer 1 1100
150. 148 -2 Remo Ruscitti 1 1078
151. 149 -2 Luis Tyrrell 1 1064
152. 150 -2 AJ Allmendinger 1 1053
153. 151 -2 Fernando Casillas Jr. 1 1041
154. 152 -2 Jason Faint 1 1032
155. 153 -2 Matt Jaskol 1 1030
156. 117 -39 Cody Tracy 1 1021
157. 154 -3 Jamie Wilson 1 1009
158. 155 -3 Rodrigo Fonseca 1 983
159. 156 -3 Antonio Renna 1 971
160. - - Phil Giebler 1 942
161. - - Ron White 1 938
162. 118 -44 Nicky Freytag 1 924
163. 98 -65 Michael Leib 1 917
164. 161 -3 Connor Iseli 1 914
165. - - Chris Jennings 1 905
166. - - Pete Yerkovich Jr. 1 901
167. 160 -7 Alejandro Gonzales 1 894
168. 162 -6 Cameron Egger 1 885
169. - - Michael Sullivan 1 876
170. 165 -5 Austin King 1 860
171. 166 -5 Brian Fisher 1 860
172. 119 -53 Cordell Secrest 1 855
173. 167 -6 Carlos Lopez 1 851
174. 168 -6 Allan Cesarman 1 849
175. 174 -1 Sam Laidler 1 819
176. 175 -1 Juan Jaramillo 1 817
177. 179 2 Jon Romenesko 1 812
178. 180 2 Norbert Laczho 1 812
179. - - Chandler Campbell 1 811
180. 181 1 Brendon Bailey 1 810
181. 109 -72 Ivan Osorio 1 808
182. - - Garrett Dixon 1 807
183. 182 -1 Adam Dowler 1 803
184. 184 NC Neil Joseph 1 803
185. 185 NC Xavier Romero 1 803
186. 186 NC Robert Bujdoso 1 799
187. 187 NC Virgil Gross 1 799
188. 189 1 Lloyd Read 1 794
189. 190 1 Garret Bailey 1 791
190. 191 1 Vicki Brian Hager 1 791
191. 192 1 PP Mastro 1 785
192. 193 1 Paul Jourdain 1 782
193. 194 1 Adam Booker 1 780
194. 107 -87 Chris Beck 1 778
195. 196 1 John Lewis 1 777
196. 197 1 Bernardo Quintanilla 1 773
197. 198 1 Mathias Sarmiento 1 773
198. 200 2 Joe White 1 761
199. 202 3 Michael Torrano 1 760
200. 211 11 Tim Armstrong 1 760
201. 203 2 Parker McKean 1 757
202. 204 2 Phil Haddad 1 757
203. 205 2 Trace Bartley 1 755
204. - - David Levy 1 753
205. 206 1 Gino Giglotti 1 751
206. 209 3 Chance Kelly 1 746
207. 210 3 Oscar Aguilera 1 737
208. 212 4 Colby Novak 1 719
209. 213 4 Matt Stephenson 1 710
210. 214 4 Justin Miller 1 699
211. 215 4 Milan Dontje 1 654

4 thoughts on “eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – October 31

  1. Will eKartingNews be publishing Rotax driver rankings anymore?

    We saw the one list early in the season but haven’t seen anything since.

    Thanks

    • Hi Todd, due to USRMC programs not being able to turn in results in a timely manner, we’ve had to stop producing rankings during the season, and will revert to just publishing the year-end results. We are working to get things working better in 2014. Watch for the final Rotax Driver Rankings to come out in January.

  2. When will we see the Tag rankings? You kept us in suspense over the weekend, so get on with it already! :)

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