eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2013 Final Standings – DD2/DD2 Masters

Texan Tartaglia posts highest point total in combined program

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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.

DD2/DD2 Masters
What the United States lacks in depth, the quality of the DD2 competition is strong. Team USA proved that at the 2013 United States Rotax Grand Finals this year in both the DD2 and DD2 Masters categories. Pole positions, heat race wins and a podium finish, American drivers have continued to perform well in the two-speed Rotax divisions. This year in the USRMC, more drivers attempted to be part of Team USA, racing through their USRMC programs and competing at the US Rotax Grand Nationals. The points are earned through each division, with only one driver earning points in both – Mike Jones of Dallas Karting Complex program. Making up the top-10 are four DD2 drivers and six DD2 Masters – led by Alex Tartaglia and Robbie Poupart.

Alex Tartaglia1. Alex Tartaglia

Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
USRMC:
Dallas Karting Complex
Points:
5457
Born/Age:
February 9, 1996
Chassis:
Sodi Kart
Engine Service Center:
Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors:
Dad, Grandparents, Dallas Karting Complex, Ribtect
Years Karting:
13
Favorite Track:
Musselman Honda Circuit
2013 Accomplishments:
1st – Texas ProKart Challenge (DD2 and Senior Max), 3rd – Lone Star Grand Prix
2014 Goals:
Win more races in 2014 at Texas ProKart Challenge

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (3/23) 1 908
Burger King (5/4) 1 911
Burger King (6/28) 1 914
Burger King (6/29) 1 911
Burger King (8/17) 1 908
Burger King (10/5) 2 905

2. Robbie Poupart

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
USRMC:
NOLA Motorsports Park
Points:
5452
Age:
35
Chassis:
CRG
Engine Service Center:
NOLA Motorsports Park
Sponsors:
None
Years Karting:
15
Favorite Track:
2013 Rotax Grand Finals layout at NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – NOLA Motorsports Park DD2 Masters, Raced at Pan American Challenge
2014 Goals:
Win NOLA Motorsports Park DD2 Masters championship, do some traveling to some other races around the country

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
NOLA (1/19) 1 911
NOLA (2/16) 1 908
NOLA (3/16) 1 911
NOLA (4/20) 1 908
NOLA (4/21) 1 908
NOLA (11/2) 1 906

Lance Lehrman3. Lance Lehrman

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
USRMC:
Dallas Karting Complex
Points:
5438
Age:
43
Chassis:
Sodi Kart
Engine Service Center:
Dallas Karting Complex
Sponsors:
Dreams Captured Photography, Arrow Lift Rental
Years Karting:
3
Favorite Track:
NOLA Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
1st – Texas ProKart Challenge, US Rotax Grand Nationals competitor (finished the race and didn’t get lapped with was my goal, along with having fun), dedicated season to my father who passed away last July, winning the championship meant a lot to me.
2014 Goals:
Have fun, Have great races, win or loose and as our team motto says “If you can’t win, Look good Loosing”.  Also hope to do a little better at nationals this year and hope that everyone has a safe and fun season.  I would like to thank my girlfriend Sarah of Dreams Captured for her help and also like to thank Kevin Adds and Mike Jones of Dallas Karting Complex for all the support they provide.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Burger King (5/5) 1 908
Dallas Karting Complex (5/19) 3 904
Burger King (6/1) 1 903
Burger King (6/2) 1 903
Burger King (8/17) 1 903
Burger King (10/5) 1 917

4. Evan Polisky

Hometown: N/A
USRMC: Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
Points:
5435
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
Northeast (6/8) 1 906
Northeast (6/9) 1 906
Northeast (7/20) 1 903
Northeast (7/21) 1 906
Northeast (8/31) 1 906
Northeast (9/7) 1 908

5. Darrell Hinshaw

Hometown: N/A
USRMC: Dallas Karting Complex
Points:
5432
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
Dallas Karting Complex (2/24) 4 900
Dallas Karting Complex (3/23) 5 891
North Texas Karters (4/6) 1 914
Dallas Karting Complex (4/21) 3 904
Burger King (5/4) 2 910
Dallas Karting Complex (5/19) 2 913

Jim Carey6. Jim Carey

Hometown: Parker, Colorado
USRMC:
Rotax of the Rockies
Points:
5430
Age:
57
Chassis:
CRG
Engine Service Center
: Billet Performance Karting
Sponsors:
DirectLink Broadband Internet and VoIP
Years Karting:
2
Favorite Track:
Dallas Karting Complex
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Rotax of the Rockies
2014 Goals:
Go fast, sponsor my kids-friends and ‘The Track’ at Centennial

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Rotax of the Rockies (5/19) 1 906
Rotax of the Rockies (6/22) 1 906
GoPro Motorplex (7/6) 1 903
GoPro Motorplex (7/7) 1 903
Rotax of the Rockies (8/11) 1 906
Rotax of the Rockies (9/15) 1 906

Brent Harper7. Brent Harper

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
USRMC:
Dallas Karting Complex
Points:
5428
Born/Age:
45
Chassis:
Kosmic Lynx
Engine Service Center:
CMC
Sponsors:
CMC/Rolison Performance Group
Years Karting:
25 on and off
Favorite Track:
NOLA Motorsports Park and Dallas Karting Complex
2013 Accomplishments:
Running top-four in all sessions at Rotax Pan American Challenge
2014 Goals:
The older I get, the more life seems to throw me a curveball. I hope to race the Can-Am Karting Challenge and race at the US Rotax Grand Nationals.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (2/24) 2 919
Dallas Karting Complex (4/21) 1 922
Can-Am Karting Challenge (5/18) 2 899
Can-Am Karting Challenge (5/19) 3 890
Can-Am Karting Challenge (6/15) 2 899
Can-Am Karting Challenge (6/16) 2 899

8. Chris Clement

Hometown: N/A
USRMC: NOLA Motorsports Park
Points:
5425
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
NOLA (1/19) 2 902
NOLA (3/16) 2 902
NOLA (4/20) 2 899
NOLA (5/25) 1 906
NOLA (6/29) 1 908
NOLA (7/27) 1 908

CJ Cramm9. CJ Cramm

Hometown: Spring, Texas
USRMC:
North Texas Karters
Points:
5424
Born:
May 9, 1996
Chassis:
CRG
Engine Service Center:
PSL Racing Engines
Sponsors:
Eureka Management, PSL Karting, Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
9
Favorite Track:
Miller Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
3rd – Texas ProKart Challenge, 12th – Pan American Challenge
2014 Goals:
Podium at the US Rotax Grand Nationals, win Texas ProKart Challenge Championship

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Dallas Karting Complex (3/23) 2 899
Burger King (5/5) 2 902
Burger King (6/28) 2 905
Burger King (6/29) 1 911
Burger King (8/17) 3 899
Burger King (8/18) 1 908

Nathan Mauel10. Nathan Mauel

Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
USRMC:
Burger King
Points:
5421
Age:
30
Chassis:
CRG Dark Rider
Engine Service Center:
PSL USA
Sponsors:
PSL USA, Custom Powder Coating, Chair Care Patio, Mom
Years Karting:
18
Favorite Track:
Too many
2013 Accomplishments:
Pole position – US Rotax Grand Nationals, 2nd – Texas ProKart Challenge
2014 Goals:
Make the Rotax Grand Finals for a sixth time, win the US Rotax Grand Nationals, continue to improve my driving skills

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Burger King (5/4) 2 902
Burger King (5/5) 1 911
Burger King (6/1) 3 893
Burger King (6/28) 3 896
Burger King (10/5) 1 914
Burger King (10/6) 2 905

2013 United States Rotax Driver Rankings – DD2/DD2 Masters
* – DD2 Masters

Pos. Driver Races Score USRMC
1. Alex Tartaglia 12 5457 Dallas Karting Complex
2.* Robbie Poupart 10 5452 NOLA
3.* Lance Lehrman 12 5438 Dallas Karting Complex
4. Evan Polisky 8 5435 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
5.* Darrell Hinshaw 6 5432 Dallas Karting Complex
6.* Jim Carey 8 5430 Rotax of the Rockies
7.* Brent Harper 7 5428 Dallas Karting Complex
8.* Chris Clement 8 5425 NOLA
9. CJ Cramm 13 5424 North Texas Karters
10. Nathan Mauel 10 5421 Burger King
11.* Derek Wang 6 5420 Can-Am
12. Joey Wimsett 6 5418 Can-Am
13.* Mike Wherley 9 5405 Dallas Karting Complex
14.* Scott Falcone 6 5403 Rotax of the Rockies
15. David Edwards 8 5402 Dallas Karting Complex
16. Michael Ilavia 6 5381 Burger King
17.* Troy Owens 7 5293 Dallas Karting Complex
18.* Jason Morski 6 5207 Dallas Karting Complex
19. Brad Nyman 5 4521 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
20. Danny Zajac 5 4518 Jet Karting
21.* Ariel Castro 5 4515 South Florida
22.* David Palic 5 4508 Red Line Oil Karting
23.* DJ Ortiz 5 4470 North Texas Karters
24.* Charles Duncan 5 4468 Rotax of the Rockies
25. Mike Jones 4 3639 Dallas Karting Complex
26.* Jeff Smith 4 3615 Red Line Oil Karting
27. Matthew Chambers 2 3598 Northeast
28. Sean Owens 4 3591 Dallas Karting Complex
29.* Conrad Park 4 3575 Dallas Karting Complex
30.* Mike Jones 3 2758 Dallas Karting Complex
31. Mitch Carey 3 2717 Rotax of the Rockies
32.* Rene Martinelli 3 2712 North Florida
33.* Dan Lubin 3 2701 Dallas Karting Complex
34.* Russell Blink 2 1818 Dallas Karting Complex
35.* Philip Stoleman 2 1814 Can-Am
36. Paul Bonilla 2 1806 Tri-C
37.* Marcus Moore 2 1803 Dallas Karting Complex
38.* Garett Potter 2 1783 NOLA
39. Gavin Reichelt 1 914 Northeast
40. John Crow 1 903 Tri-C
41. John Nyman 1 903 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
42. Jordan Perry 1 903 South Florida
43.* Jim Keesling 1 896 Rotax of the Rockies
44. Nelio Bernes 1 896 North Florida
45. Louie Pagano 1 884 Dallas Karting Complex

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