eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2013 Final Standings – Micro Max

Gonzales ends Micro career as top driver in 2013

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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program was outlined in a May 1 article with the system structure and the events to be included in the EKN US Rotax Driver Rankings.

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 2014 season.

Micro Max – Updated 02.03.14 / 2:45pm
The Micro Max division continues to grow throughout the country, with 20 more drivers included as part of the US Rotax Driver Rankings, after seeing a number graduate to the Mini Max level. Just 75 points separate the top-10, with five drivers returning and with eight different USRMC programs represented. Six of the drivers making the top-10 are set to move up to Mini Max in 2014.

 

Tyler Gonzalez

Tyler Gonzalez

1. Tyler Gonzalez
Hometown: Saint Cloud, Florida
USRMC Series: North Florida
Points: 5600
Born: July 19, 2004
Chassis: AM Kart
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: AM Engines, AM Racing Kart, Superior Coating Systems
Years Karting: 2
Favorite Track: NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments: Winner – Rotax Summer Shootout, Pole Position – Rotax Pan American Challenge, Champion – North Florida Rotax Challenge
2014 Goals: Continue to learn and improve in the Mini Max category

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
North Florida (3/9) 1 939
North Florida (5/11) 1 936
North Florida (6/22) 1 922
GoPro (7/6) 1 950
GoPro (7/7) 3 931
North Florida (9/7) 1 922

Harry Coulton

Harry Coulton

2. Harry Coulton
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
USRMC Series: Momentum Racing
Points: 5585
Age: 10
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: AM Engines, MRP Motorsport
Years Karting: 6
Favorite Track: NOLA and GoPro Motorplex
2013 Accomplishments: Podium – Florida Winter Tour, Winner – Florida Winter Tour, Champion – South Florida Rotax Challenge, Champion – Homestead Karting, Champion – Momentum Racing Rotax Challenge, Vice-Champion – Rotax Pan-American Challenge, Double Podium – Rotax Summer Shootout, Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational Qualifier
2014 Goals: Win Mini Max Championships, race in Europe

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (5/11) 1 928
South Florida (5/19) 2 927
Momentum (6/29) 1 931
GoPro (7/6) 3 931
GoPro (7/7) 2 941
South Florida (9/8) 1 928

Derek Carmenate

Derek Carmenate

3. Derek Carmenate
Hometown: Miami, Florida
USRMC Series: South Florida
Points: 5561
Age: 10
Chassis: Benik
Engine Service Center: Supertune
Sponsors: Kart Benik, Supertune, Strictly Business Records, Av-Core Aviation
Years Karting: 5
Favorite Track: NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments: Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational Qualifier, Champion – Rok Cup USA Mini-Rok, Florida Winter Tour Top Qualifier-Podium Finisher, Vice-Champion – South Florida Rotax Challenge Spring Series
2014 Goals: Win Mini Max National Champion

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
South Florida (5/18) 1 928
South Florida (5/19) 1 936
South Florida (6/9) 2 913
GoPro (7/6) 4 922
South Florida (7/13) 1 931
South Florida (10/6) 1 931

Dylan Tavella

Dylan Tavella

4. Dylan Tavella
Hometown: Massapequa, New York
USRMC Series: Northeast
Points: 5558
Born: April 24, 2002
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: Iron Rock Motors
Sponsors: GT7 Motorsports
Years Karting: 6
Favorite Track: OVRP and NOLA
2013 Accomplishments: 3rd overall in FWT Micro Max, 4th overall in FWT TaG Cadet, Winner – Texas ProKart Challenge, Double Winner – SKUSA SummerNationals, Champion – U.S Rotax Grand Nationals, Champion – Rotax Pan American, Winner – Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, Winner – Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational, Winner in all (11) club races at Mooresville NC, OVRP and Kershaw
2014 Goals: To do it again!

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (4/20) 1 933
GoPro (4/21) 1 931
Northeast (6/9) 1 919
GoPro (6/16) 1 925
GoPro (7/7) 4 922
GoPro (8/25) 1 928

Jordan Heffner

Jordan Heffner

5. Jordan Heffner
Hometown: Lakewood Ranch, Florida
USRMC Series: North Florida
Points: 5543
Age: 10
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: CMW Engines
Sponsors: HeffnerKartParts.com
Years Karting: 2.5
Favorite Track: Ocala Gran Prix
2013 Accomplishments: Champion – Florida Karting Championship Series, 10th – Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational
2014 Goals: To become as competitive in Mini Max as I was in Micro Max

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
North Florida (5/11) 2 927
North Florida (5/25) 1 925
GoPro (9/21) 1 922
GoPro (9/22) 1 931
GoPro (10/13) 2 919
North Florida (10/26) 2 919

Alex Verhagen

Alex Verhagen

6. Alex Verhagen
Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina
USRMC Series: GoPro Motorplex
Points: 5533
Age: 10
Chassis: Arrow
Engine Service Center: KartSport North America
Sponsors: KartSport North America
Years Karting: 4
Favorite Track: GoPro Motorplex
2013 Accomplishments: Champion – GoPro Rotax Challenge
2014 Goals: Move up to Mini Max, and want to win championship at GoPro Motorplex, hope to finish on the podium at U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (4/21) 2 921
GoPro (5/11) 2 919
GoPro (8/25) 2 919
GoPro (9/22) 2 921
GoPro (10/13) 1 928
GoPro (11/9) 1 925

Diego LaRoque

Diego LaRoque

7. Diego LaRoque
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
USRMC Series: Bondurant
Points: 5531
Born: March 7, 2006
Chassis: Birel
Engine Service Center: Black Racing Engines
Sponsors: Family
Years Karting: 2
Favorite Track: PKRA and NOLA
2013 Accomplishments: Winner – Rotax Challenge of the Americas, 3rd – Can-Am Karting Challenge, Double Champion – Bondurant Rotax Max Challenge, Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational Qualifier
2014 Goals: Continue to develop my racecraft, win races, practice a lot, obtain some sponsorship, and have fun.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Bondurant (4/6) 1 925
Can-Am (7/6) 1 928
Can-Am (7/7) 1 928
Bondurant (8/17) 1 919
Bondurant (10/5) 1 914
Bondurant (11/2) 1 917

 

Nicholas d'Orlando

Nicholas d’Orlando

8. Nicholas d’Orlando
Hometown: Hartsdale, New York
USRMC Series: Northeast
Points: 5528
Born: April 9, 2003
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: KoeneUSA
Sponsors: Lane Office, The Graphic Department, Integrity Consulting Group, Oakland Valley Race Park
Years Karting: 5
Favorite Track: Oakland Valley Race Park
2013 Accomplishments: Vice-Champion – US Rotax Grand Nationals, Winner & 2nd – Rotax Summer Shootout, Top-five – Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational, 8th – SKUSA SuperNationals
2014 Goals: Moving up to Mini Max, to be competitive at the national level, strive for top results in TaG Cadet, develop skills as a racer on and off the track.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Northeast (4/28) 2 902
GoPro (7/6) 2 941
GoPro (7/7) 1 950
Northeast (9/7) 2 910
Burger King (10/5) 2 913
Burger King (10/6) 2 913

Pauly Massimino

Pauly Massimino

9. Pauly Massimino
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
USRMC Series: Powerade
Points: 5527
Age: 10
Chassis: AM Kart
Engine Service Center: AM Engines
Sponsors: Twin Transmissions, BethLocalSEO
Years Karting: 3
Favorite Track: Daytona Kart Track
2013 Accomplishments: Champion – Carolina Motorsports Park Karting Challenge, 3rd – GoPro Motorplex Challenge, 5th – Rotax Summer Shootout, 9th – U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals, 29th – Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational
2014 Goals: We are looking forward to continuous success in the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, Great Lakes Sprint Series, and US Rotax Grand Nationals.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (3/16) 1 928
Powerade (3/23) 1 914
Powerade (4/27) 1 925
Powerade (5/11) 1 922
Powerade (9/28) 1 919
Powerade (10/19) 1 919

Max Wright

Max Wright

10. Max Wright
Hometown: Damascus, Oregon
USRMC Series: Can-Am
Points: 5525
Age: 10
Chassis: Energy
Engine Service Center: TruTech
Sponsors: Mom, Dad, and sisters; Black Flag Racing
Years Karting: 2
Favorite Track: South Oregon Karters
2013 Accomplishments: Champion – Can-Am Karting Challenge, Micro Max Rotax Grand Finals Invitational Qualifier
2014 Goals: Win Rotax Challenge of the Americas, Rotax Can-Am, and finish well at the U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Can-Am (5/18) 3 912
Can-Am (6/15) 1 925
Can-Am (6/16) 2 916
Can-Am (7/6) 2 919
Can-Am (9/21) 1 925
Can-Am (9/22) 1 928


2013 United States Rotax Driver Rankings – Micro Max

Pos. Driver Races Score USRMC
1. Tyler Gonzalez 18 5600 North Florida
2. Harry Coulton 14 5585 Momentum Racing
3. Derek Carmenate 12 5561 South Florida
4. Dylan Tavella 10 5558 Northeast
5. Alex Verhagen 11 5533 GoPro Motorplex
6. Diego LaRoque 22 5531 Bondurant
7. Jordan Heffner 16 5531 North Florida
8. Nicholas D'Orlando 9 5528 Northeast
9. Pauly Massimino 20 5527 Powerade
10. Max Wright 9 5525 Can-Am
11. Gino Sandoval 9 5523 Red Line Oil Karting
12. Maxwell Waithman 10 5519 Burger King
13. Dustin Salaverria 8 5517 Msquared Racing
14. Hannah Greenemeier 19 5508 Rotax of the Rockies
15. Aiden O'Neill 8 5507 Red Line Oil Karting
16. Liam Letzsch 7 5497 Bondurant
17. Filip Niemkiewicz 10 5489 Rotax of the Rockies
18. Kai Palomino 13 5487 South Florida
19. Justin White 11 5481 Northeast
20. Sebastian Montoya 14 5472 South Florida
21. Chase Oliveri 11 5470 Momentum Racing
22. Reece Gold 16 5465 Momentum Racing
23. Bryce Haines 10 5464 North Florida
24. Matt Crowell 7 5461 Bondurant
25. Sebastian Davis 15 5460 Bondurant
26. Tyler Maxson 20 5459 Powerade
27. Jonathan Portz 8 5457 Can-Am
28. Ethan Arndt 14 5453 Burger King
29. Jeremy Fairbairn 13 5453 Momentum Racing
30. Garrette Randolph Jr. 7 5450 Red Line Oil Karting
31. Chloe Chambers 13 5436 Northeast
32. Bryson Ruff 22 5433 Powerade
33. Corbin Emery 10 5430 Rotax of the Rockies
34. Dante Tekampe 11 5429 Powerade
35. Humberto Porrata 12 5428 Momentum Racing
36. Lucas Smalec 9 5414 Jet Karting
37. Jo Nunez 9 5412 South Florida
38. Connor Zilisch 15 5411 Powerade
39. David Morales 9 5405 South Florida
40. Livia Iocona 13 5404 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
41. Alexis Apodaca 11 5394 Rotax of the Rockies
42. William Robusto 9 5393 Powerade
43. Jose Nevarez 7 5379 Dallas Karting Complex
44. Austin Portalski 9 5376 Can-Am
45. Arias Deukmedjian 9 5374 Momentum Racing
46. Paden Hall 11 5372 Bondurant
47. Emiliano Richards 6 5370 Burger King
48. Robert Mather 12 5363 Bondurant
49. Hayden LeFever 11 5361 Dallas Karting Complex
50. Josh Pierson 10 5352 Can-Am
51. Tait Blum 7 5341 Red Line Oil Karting
52. Palmer Mahoney 6 5339 Rotax of the Rockies
53. Alfonso Lombardo 9 5338 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
54. Ethan Tavares 8 5332 Red Line Oil Karting
55. Cash Tiner 10 5319 Dallas Karting Complex
56. Tyler Ruth 7 5319 Bondurant
57. Race Godeloson 8 5304 Red Line Oil Karting
58. Travis Devendorf 6 5298 South Florida
59. Mark Lerner 7 5296 Momentum Racing
60. Isabella Robusto 8 5287 Powerade
61. Grant Langon 8 5281 Red Line Oil Karting
62. Kyle Dickerson 10 5273 North Texas Karters
63. Tommy Traylor 10 5266 Bondurant
64. Tommy Beyersdorf 9 5237 Powerade
65. Sofie Eriksen 8 5226 Red Line Oil Karting
66. Salvatore Caniglia 10 5225 South Florida
67. Carter Beegle 6 5215 Powerade
68. Maddison Folsom 9 5211 North Florida
69. Blake Portalski 9 5205 Can-Am
70. Wade Westlake 8 5169 Powerade
71. Ashton Chilton 8 5153 South Florida
72. Jacob Yesnick 5 4515 Tri-C Karters
73. Hayden Hochhalter 5 4439 Can-Am
74. Max Ellgen 5 4425 Red Line Oil Karting
75. Rayce Dykstra 5 4357 Rotax of the Rockies
76. Zander Seigel 5 4349 Rotax of the Rockies
77. Payton Durrant 4 3629 Msquared Racing
78. Aidan Harrington 4 3626 Jet Karting
79. Ugo Ugochukwu 4 3615 Northeast
80. Austin Torgerson 4 3603 Can-Am
81. Valerie Pieger 4 3550 Bondurant
82. Max Van Deren 3 2647 Rotax of the Rockies
83. Giano Taurino 3 2638 Momentum Racing
84. Sylvie Small 3 2589 Bondurant
85. Jake Crawford 2 1799 North Texas Karters
86. Mark Fineis 2 1780 GoPro Motorplex
87. Cole Thompson 2 1779 Rotax of the Rockies
88. Ellie Musgrave 2 1768 Can-Am
89. Joshua Love 2 1768 Rotax of the Rockies
90. Danica Humphries 2 1752 Burger King
91. Dillon DeFonce 2 1744 Northeast
92. Abby Keyes 2 1739 Red Line Oil Karting
93. Ashton Torgerson 2 1695 Can-Am
94. Luke Fineis 1 924 GoPro Motorplex
95. Giovanni Bromante 1 911 Northeast
96. Logan Keesling 1 883 Rotax of the Rockies
97. Aryton Ori 1 854 North Florida
98. Jake Knepper 1 836 North Florida

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