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

Team USA driver Luke Selliken uses Can-Am championship to claim top spot

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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.

Junior Max
Total numbers for the year were very similar with about 170 drivers taking part in the USRMC program for 2013. This year’s top-10 is all new, showing the growth of young talent that continues to develop in the United States. Last year’s number one Oliver Askew carried his momentum into what was possible one of the best seasons for a driver – going on to win the US Rotax Grand Nationals and Pan-Am Challenge while finishing third in the world at the Rotax Grand Finals. Speaking of world champions, among the top-10 is the first American Rotax Grand Finals winner – Juan Manuel Correa. Seven different USRMC programs are represented, with Can-Am, Jet Karting and Burger King Rotax Challenges boasting two drivers each.

Luke Selliken

Luke Selliken

1. Luke Selliken
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
USRMC:
Can-Am Karting Challenge
Points:
5631
Born:
June 26, 1998
Chassis:
Kosmic
Engine Service Center:
Rolison Performance Group
Sponsors:
M Realty, Guild Mortgage, Rolison Performance Group, Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
5
Favorite Track:
PKRA and NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Can-Am Karting Challenge (7 wins in 8 races), 3rd – US Rotax Grand Nationals, Vice Champion – Rotax Challenge of the Americas (2 wins), member of Team USA (8th at Grand Finals)
2014 Goals:
To win races in Senior and earn a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals again.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Can-Am (5/18) 1 942
Can-Am (5/19) 1 942
Can-Am (6/15) 1 939
Can-Am (6/16) 1 936
Can-Am (7/6) 1 936
Can-Am (7/7) 1 936

Armin Cavkusic

Armin Cavkusic

2. Armin Cavkusic
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
USRMC:
Jet Karting
Points:
5622
Born/Age:
June 3, 1997
Chassis:
FA Kart
Engine Service Center:
Supertune USA
Sponsors:
VW Autobarn, Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
5
Favorite Track:
New Castle Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Jet Karting Rotax Challenge
2014 Goals:
Looking forward to a strong Rotax Senior season at hometrack

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Jet Karting (5/19) 1 933
Jet Karting (6/9) 1 936
Jet Karting (7/6) 1 942
Jet Karting (7/7) 1 942
Jet Karting (7/21) 1 933
Jet Karting (8/25) 1 936

Juan Manuel Correa

Juan Manuel Correa

3. Juan Manuel Correa
Hometown: Miami, Florida
USRMC:
South Florida
Points:
5620
Born/Age:
14
Chassis:
Energy
Engine Service Center:
N/A
Sponsors:
Palmer Trinity School, Energy Corse
Years Karting:
6
Favorite Track:
NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Rotax Grand Finals Junior Max, Champion – US Rotax Grand Nationals
2014 Goals:
Have a successful season in Europe and be a podium contender

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
South Florida (4/6) 1 931
GoPro (5/11) 2 941
South Florida (6/8) 1 921
GoPro (7/6) 3 947
GoPro (7/7) 3 947
South Florida (11/2) 1 933

Blaine Rocha

Blaine Rocha

4. Blaine Rocha
Hometown: Oakdale, California
USRMC:
Can-Am Karting Challenge
Points:
5604
Born:
April 21, 1998
Chassis:
Kosmic
Engine Service Center:
Rolison Performance Group
Sponsors:
Rolison Performance Group, Rochas Valley Enterprises, MASROC Farms, Masselis Drilling, Forbidden Motorsports, David’s Racing Products
Years Karting:
7
Favorite Track:
NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Rotax Challenge of the Americas, Team USA – Rotax Grand Finals
2014 Goals:
To have good finishes in Senior and maybe earn another spot on Team USA

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Bondurant (2/2) 1 944
Can-Am (7/6) 2 927
Can-Am (7/7) 2 927
Can-Am (9/21) 2 919
Burger King (10/5) 3 934
Burger King (10/6) 1 953

Michael Avansino

Michael Avansino

5. Michael Avansino
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, California
USRMC:
Red Line
Points:
5602
Age:
15
Chassis:
Energy
Engine Service Center:
Precision Works Racing Engines
Sponsors:
VRP Racing, Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
7
Favorite Track:
Simraceway Performance Karting Center
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Red Line Oil Karting Junior Max, Driver of the Year – Red Line Oil Karting Championship
2014 Goals:
Continue to learn and improve my karting skills, earn a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Red Line (3/24) 1 933
Red Line (6/9) 1 933
Red Line (7/14) 1 947
Red Line (8/12) 1 933
Red Line (9/1) 1 928
Red Line (9/22) 1 928

6. Trenton Estep
Hometown: N/A
USRMC:
Burger King
Points:
5600
Age:
N/A
Chassis:
N/A
Engine Service Center
: N/A
Sponsors:
N/A
Years Karting:
N/A
Favorite Track:
N/A
2013 Accomplishments:
N/A
2014 Goals:
N/A
USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Burger King (6/1) 1 928
Burger King (6/2) 1 928
GoPro (7/6) 1 967
GoPro (7/7) 4 938
Burger King (10/5) 5 915
Burger King (10/6) 4 924

7. Ethan Tyler
Hometown: N/A
USRMC:
Jet Karting
Points:
5594
Born/Age:
N/A
Chassis:
N/A
Engine Service Center
: N/A
Sponsors:
N/A
Years Karting:
N/A
Favorite Track:
N/A
2013 Accomplishments:
N/A
2014 Goals:
N/A
USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Jet Karting (4/7) 1 942
Jet Karting (4/21) 3 920
Jet Karting (8/11) 2 924
Jet Karting (8/25) 2 927
Jet Karting (9/15) 1 939
Jet Karting (10/6) 1 942

Mitch Goldfarb

Mitch Goldfarb

8. Mitch Goldfarb
Hometown: Weddington, North Carolina
USRMC:
Powerade
Points:
5585
Born:
April 6, 1999
Chassis:
AM
Engine Service Center:
AM Engines, JAM Motorsports
Sponsors:
Dad, Law Office of William K. Goldfarb
Years Karting:
4
Favorite Track:
Carolina Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Powerade Rotax Max Challenge, 2nd – GoPro Motorplex Rotax Challenge, 2nd – Texas ProKart Challenge NOLA Event
2014 Goals:
Continue to work on driving skills and race on the national and international level, begin racing sports cars.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Powerade (2/16) 1 931
Powerade (8/24) 1 931
GoPro (8/25) 1 933
Powerade (9/28) 1 931
Burger King (10/6) 3 934
GoPro (11/10) 1 925

9. Austin Garrison
Hometown: N/A
USRMC:
North Florida
Points:
5576
Born/Age:
N/A
Chassis:
N/A
Engine Service Center
: N/A
Sponsors:
N/A
Years Karting:
N/A
Favorite Track:
N/A
2013 Accomplishments:
N/A
2014 Goals:
N/A
USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (4/20) 2 943
GoPro (4/21) 2 946
North Florida (5/25) 1 925
North Florida (6/22) 1 928
North Florida (9/7) 1 928
North Florida (10/5) 3 906

Jesse Woodyard

Jesse Woodyard

10. Jesse Woodyard
Hometown: Cloud, Oklahoma
USRMC:
Burger King
Points:
5574
Born:
January 26, 1999
Chassis:
Intrepid
Engine Service Center:
Iron Rock Motorsports
Sponsors:
Harrah Plumbing, Dad
Years Karting:
7
Favorite Track:
Ostricour, France
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Texas ProKart Challenge Rotax Junior, 2nd – Texas ProKart Challenge S5
2014 Goals:
Move to Senior Max, run Texas ProKart Challenge, go to the US Rotax Grand Nationals, run my Legends car and run the Lone Star Grand Prix

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Burger King (5/5) 1 919
Burger King (6/28) 1 922
Burger King (6/29) 1 922
Burger King (8/17) 1 925
Burger King (10/5) 2 943
Burger King (10/6) 2 943


2013 United States Rotax Driver Rankings – Junior Max
Pos. Driver Races Score USRMC
1. Luke Selliken 8 5631 Can-Am
2. Armin Cavkusic 9 5622 Jet Karting
3. Juan Manuel Correa 11 5620 South Florida
4. Blaine Rocha 9 5604 Can-Am
5. Michael Avansino 12 5602 Red Line Oil Karting
6. Trenton Estep 8 5600 Burger King
7. Ethan Tyler 10 5594 Jet Karting
8. Mitch Goldfarb 19 5585 Powerade
9. Austin Garrison 10 5576 North Florida
10. Jesse Woodyard 11 5574 Burger King
11. Adam Tams 10 5567 Jet Karting
12. Ashley Rogero 7 5565 North Florida
13. Bradley Zilisch 15 5551 Powerade
14. Christian Munoz 8 5549 South Florida
15. Joey Essma 16 5542 Powerade
16. Kyle Kirkwood 7 5533 North Florida
17. Brian Lockwood 7 5532 North Florida
18. Matt Solarczyk 14 5527 Northeast
19. Phillippe Denes 7 5525 Red Line Oil Karting
20. Jaden Conwright 10 5514 Red Line Oil Karting
21. Enzo Prevost 9 5509 Red Line Oil Karting
22. Jared Cordova 9 5499 Northeast
23. Robert Megennis 9 5498 Northeast
24. Augusto Soto-Schirripa 12 5496 South Florida
25. Mike Gregory 12 5494 Northeast
26. Ian Morse 12 5492 Bondurant
27. Nathan Adds 16 5492 Dallas Karting Complex
28. Francesco Marsico 11 5490 Jet Karting
29. Jake Boyle 8 5490 Bondurant
30. McKay Snow 15 5488 Msquared Racing
31. Jim McKinney 7 5484 Bondurant
32. Michael Michoff 10 5479 Red Line Oil Karting
33. Mitch Mark IV 11 5478 NOLA
34. Jordan Perry 7 5469 South Florida
35. John Raymond 11 5464 Jet Karting
36. Mason McGinty 12 5459 Jet Karting
37. Grant Copple 15 5458 Rotax of the Rockies
38. Olivier Bellanger 8 5458 North Florida
39. Connor Jevens 10 5456 Powerade
40. Kailtyn Melton 14 5453 Powerade
41. Jake Preston 7 5450 Can-Am
42. Spencer Brockman 12 5448 Northeast
43. Jarret Voorhies 15 5440 North Texas
44. Ryan Norberg 9 5440 North Florida
45. Walker Hess 6 5440 Msquared Racing
46. Sara Houston 9 5439 Bondurant
47. Logan McDonough 14 5437 NOLA
48. Vincent DePalma 12 5437 Bondurant
49. Toni Breidinger 10 5434 Red Line Oil Karting
50. Annie Breidinger 10 5430 Red Line Oil Karting
51. Dalton Dow 11 5428 Powerade
52. Kameron Chandler 10 5427 Powerade
53. Hunter Brayton 7 5424 Jet Karting
54. Danny Nyman 11 5421 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
55. Drew Anderson 14 5419 Bondurant
56. Jaden Stone 8 5408 NOLA
57. Alex Sullivan 11 5406 Powerade
58. Chase Acklam 8 5401 GoPro Motorplex
59. Max Fedler 11 5396 Rotax of the Rockies
60. Thomas Beaudoin 10 5393 Dallas Karting Complex
61. Severino DePinto 6 5389 South Florida
62. Devin Melancon 12 5387 NOLA
63. Thomas Issa 6 5384 South Florida
64. Kyle Wick 8 5363 Can-Am
65. Grace Humphris 7 5361 Jet Karting
66. Marco Eakins 6 5360 Can-Am
67. Matt Thomas 6 5345 Momentum Racing
68. Kayla Stuart 10 5339 South Florida
69. Michael Bilyy 6 5319 North Florida
70. Michael McCarthy 8 5311 North Florida
71. Aman Nikfar 8 5298 Red Line Oil Karting
72. Olivia Nish 6 5297 Msquared Racing
73. Mason Cohen 9 5288 Red Line Oil Karting
74. Alex Cognac 12 5287 Powerade
75. Tyler Bruno 7 5284 NOLA
76. Michael Hellen 8 5281 Powerade
77. Alec Faubion 10 5279 Bondurant
78. Carter Heflen 9 5277 Jet Karting
79. Becker Reardon 8 5273 Jet Karting
80. Cole Franchini 9 5268 Can-Am
81. Kyle Greenhill 10 5266 Jet Karting
82. David Ilavia 6 5261 Burger King
83. Joel Norman 11 5260 Powerade
84. Naomi Willis 12 5254 Jet Karting
85. Zack Hancock 8 5253 North Florida
86. Christian Duarte 7 5250 North Texas
87. Wyatt Gardner 10 5245 Powerade
88. Matt Maurer 9 5235 Jet Karting
89. Miguel Ruiz 8 5234 Burger King
90. Joey Morton 6 5213 Red Line Oil Karting
91. Chase Dow 8 5212 Powerade
92. Jarrett Jones 6 5212 Powerade
93. Darren Gelinas 8 5179 Northeast
94. Laura Shearer 6 5144 Can-Am
95. Zach Pettinichi 7 5138 Red Line Oil Karting
96. Haley Brown 7 5137 Powerade
97. Brittany Zamora 7 5130 Can-Am
98. Miles Maki 9 5119 Jet Karting
99. Julien Stone 6 5107 Jet Karting
100. Addison Chase 6 5043 Burger King
101. Derek James Sobel 6 5041 South Florida
102. Jack Weprin 5 4716 Northeast
103. Michael Benyahia 5 4513 Momentum Racing
104. Justin Gordon 5 4509 South Florida
105. Lindsey Freier 5 4503 Rotax of the Rockies
106. Andy Nish 5 4490 Msquared Racing
107. Quentin DeBoever 5 4484 North Florida
108. Bruno Carneiro 5 4478 Msquared Racing
109. Javier Gonzalez 5 4476 South Florida
110. Sebastian Sierra 5 4375 North Florida
111. Justin Yanez 5 4248 Red Line Oil Karting
112. Austin Versteeg 4 3620 Msquared Racing
113. Luis Jose Forteza 4 3614 South Florida
114. Christian Brooks 4 3612 Tri-C Karters
115. Noah Grey 4 3598 Tri-C Karters
116. Austin McCusker 4 3597 Northeast
117. Ethan Baitup 4 3594 North Texas
118. Carter Herrera 4 3549 Red Line Oil Karting
119. Colin Russell 4 3536 North Texas
120. Brent Curtis 4 3525 Powerade
121. Andi Small 4 3463 Bondurant
122. Jose Ruiz 4 3426 Burger King
123. Sierra Smith 4 3403 North Florida
124. Stephen Puglsey 4 3400 Red Line Oil Karting
125. Camp Clifford 4 3335 North Florida
126. Anthony Gangi Jr. 3 2730 Northeast
127. William Myers 3 2706 Jamaica
128. William Wolfrom 3 2705 Momentum Racing
129. Job Kandris 3 2700 Pudget Sound
130. Scott Huffaker 3 2676 Red Line Oil Karting
131. Rey Ferreyro Jr. 3 2668 Burger King
132. Connor Tebbe 3 2667 GoPro Motorplex
133. Dexter Czuba 3 2655 Northeast
134. Rory Vanderster 3 2636 Northeast
135. Johnathan Teixeira 3 2635 Northeast
136. Devin Wojcik 3 2621 Northeast
137. Hunter Folsom 3 2611 North Florida
138. Gavin Reichelt 3 2539 Northeast
139. Gabby Scharlach 3 2527 Red Line Oil Karting
140. Justin Taylor 3 2511 Can-Am
141. Tyler Jordan 3 2507 North Florida
142. Devlin DeFrancesco 2 1856 South Florida
143. Austin Osborne 2 1828 Burger King
144. Cole Glasson 2 1819 North Texas
145. Jacob Bruecks 2 1805 North Texas
146. Ethan Bruecks 2 1802 North Texas
147. Evan White 2 1792 Bondurant
148. Adam Rylance 2 1785 Northeast
149. Christian Cole 2 1776 South Florida
150. Hunter Bogar 2 1769 Northeast
151. Casey Straub 2 1761 Msquared Racing
152. Ryan Bjerke 2 1742 Northeast
153. Joseph Terrible 2 1734 South Florida
154. Mateo Diaz 2 1730 North Texas
155. Colin Schmitt 2 1728 South Florida
156. Ruben Grillet 2 1715 South Florida
157. Griffin Pickett 2 1702 Red Line Oil Karting
158. Colby Dubato 2 1689 Red Line Oil Karting
159. Logan Haydel 1 893 NOLA
160. Fowler Keesling 1 890 Rotax of the Rockies
161. Tevin Robbins 1 889 Msquared Racing
162. Case Ellis 1 884 NOLA
163. Jake Graser 1 884 Rotax of the Rockies
164. Grant Dawlett 1 883 Dallas Karting Complex
165. Roman Madrigal 1 871 Bondurant
166. Benjamin Auriemma 1 860 South Florida
167. Blake Hunt 1 851 Powerade
168. Spencer Burns 1 847 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
169. Chris Hilleman 1 826 Red Line Oil Karting

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