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

California driver Jake Craig earns top spot in headline division

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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.

Senior Max
The Senior Max category is considered to be the elite division of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, featuring some of the best drivers the country has to offer. It is displayed by the talented 10 drivers featured in the 2013 standings, all a champion of some sort, either at their local program or on the national scene. Only two drivers returned from last year’s top-10, as 115 drivers recorded results with many attempting to be a US champion, or be part of Team USA for the first ever Rotax Grand Finals on US soil. Half of the drivers hail from the state of Florida, but it was the west coast coming away with the top two positions in the final standings.

Jake Craig

Jake Craig

1. Jake Craig
Hometown: Mission Viejo, California
USRMC: Tri-C Karters
Points:
5656
Born:
10/24/97
Chassis:
Tony Kart
Engine Service Center:
TruTech Racing Engines
Sponsors:
2 Wild Karting, TruTech Racing Engines
Years Karting:
11
Favorite Track:
Al Ain
2013 Accomplishments:
Championship – Can-Am Karting Challenge, Rotax Grand Finals Team USA member, Champion – ProKart Challenge
2014 Goals:
Qualify for Team USA, win US Rotax Grand Nationals, and win the SKUSA Pro Tour championship

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Can-Am (5/19) 1 958
Can-Am (6/15) 3 934
Can-Am (6/16) 2 943
Can-Am (7/6) 2 949
Can-Am (7/7) 3 939
Can-Am (9/21) 1 933

 

Stepanova Nekeel

Stepanova Nekeel

2. Stepanova Nekeel
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
USRMC: Can-Am Karting Challenge
Points: 5638
Age:
 22
Chassis: Tony Kart
Engine Service Center: Black Racing Engines
Sponsors: N/A
Years Karting: 11
Favorite Track: Hit’em Up by Tupac Shakur
2013 Accomplishments: Lost 3lbs.
2014 Goals: Participate

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
Can-Am (5/18) 1 958
Can-Am (5/19) 2 949
Can-Am (6/15) 4 924
Can-Am (6/16) 3 934
Can-Am (7/7) 1 958
Can-Am (9/21) 3 915

Oliver Askew

3. Oliver Askew
Hometown: Jupiter, Florida
USRMC:
North Florida
Points:
5616
Age:
17
Chassis:
Tony Kart EVK
Engine Service Center:
Ocala Gran Prix
Sponsors:
Ocala Gran Prix, Sparco USA, Swiftwick Socks, Savage Parts, Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
9
Favorite Track:
Ocala Gran Prix
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – US Rotax Grand Nationals, Champion – Pan American Challenge, 3rd – Rotax Grand Finals
2014 Goals:
To do my best in every race I attend and to also make my first appearance in a race car

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (4/20) 1 956
GoPro (4/21) 2 946
North Florida (6/22) 1 933
North Florida (7/13) 1 925
North Florida (9/7) 1 931
North Florida (9/21) 1 925

Nick Neri

Nick Neri

4. Nick Neri
Hometown: Palmetto, Florida
USRMC:
North Florida
Points:
5599
Age: 18
Chassis:
Tony Kart
Engine Service Center:
Ocala Gran Prix
Sponsors:
Ocala Gran Prix, Bell Helmets, Razor Image, GO Designs
Years Karting:
13
Favorite Track:
Ocala Gran Prix
2013 Accomplishments:
Rotax Grand Finals Team USA member, Orlando Kart Center Track Record Holder, Winner – GoPro Motorplex winner, 6x winner – Florida Karting Championship Series, Winner – Florida Winter Tour Senior Max
2014 Goals:
In the upcoming year, I look forward to spending more time in various racecars, while still staying in a kart. I will be pushing hard for a DD2 National Title.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
North Florida (3/9) 1 936
GoPro (4/20) 2 946
GoPro (4/21) 1 956
North Florida (6/22) 2 924
North Florida (7/13) 2 916
North Florida (9/7) 2 921

Roger Ralston Jr.

Roger Ralston Jr.

5. Roger Ralston Jr.
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
USRMC:
Momentum Racing
Points:
5566
Born:
11/21/1996
Chassis:
FA Kart
Engine Service Center:
N/A
Sponsors:
DirectView Security Systems, KartSport North America
Years Karting:
2 1/2
Favorite Track:
GoPro Motorplex
2013 Accomplishments:
My improvement throughout the whole season, and the results followed. I became more of a complete driver. First national race win at GoPro Motorplex, racing with some of the best in the world, and the relationships I made with some of the top people in racing.
2014 Goals:
Compete in a variety of series with success in each one, acquire a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals, win a major karting championship, and begin the transition from karts to cars.

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
North Florida (5/11) 3 923
GoPro (6/16) 2 921
GoPro (7/6) 2 949
GoPro (7/7) 3 939
GoPro (9/22) 2 919
Burger King (10/6) 3 915

Dan Roeper

Dan Roeper

6. Dan Roeper
Hometown: Garden City, New York
USRMC:
Momentum Racing
Points:
5565
Age:
17
Chassis:
Birel
Engine Service Center:
Ogden UK
Sponsors:
Oemetrix Advanced Arch. Metal Work
Years Karting:
4
Favorite Track:
Salbris, France
2013 Accomplishments:
6th – US Rotax Grand Nationals, Champion – South Florida RMC
2014 Goals:
Earn a ticket to be on Team USA

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (4/20) 3 936
South Florida (5/18) 1 914
GoPro (6/16) 1 931
GoPro (7/6) 3 939
GoPro (7/7) 4 930
Burger King (10/5) 3 915

AJ Myers

AJ Myers

7. AJ Myers
Hometown: Palm Harbor, Florida
USRMC:
North Florida
Points:
5552
Age:
17
Chassis:
PCR
Engine Service Center:
AM Engines
Sponsors:
Checkered Motorsports, Myers Real Estate, AM Engines
Years Karting:
9
Favorite Track:
US AIR Motorsports Raceway
2013 Accomplishments:
5th – US Rotax Grand Nationals, Champion – Rok Cup USA
2014 Goals:
Win as many races as possible, and hopefully some championships along the way

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
North Florida (4/20) 1 922
South Florida (6/8) 2 902
North Florida (6/22) 3 915
GoPro (7/6) 1 958
GoPro (7/7) 2 949
North Florida (7/13) 3 906

 

Lincoln Steel

Lincoln Steel

8. Lincoln Steel
Hometown: Stansbury Park, Utah
USRMC:
MSquared Racing
Points:
5548
Born/Age:
1/28/1998
Chassis:
Tony Kart EVR
Engine Service Center:
MSquared Racing
Sponsors:
KC Restoration
Years Karting:
8
Favorite Track:
Miller Motorsports Park
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – Utah Karting Championship, won 8 of 12 races, finished on podium all 12 races
2014 Goals:
To repeat UKC title. To run and to do well in the Rotax Summer Shootout and Grand Nationals

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
MSquared (4/6) 1 928
MSquared (4/27) 1 928
MSquared (5/18) 1 922
MSquared (6/8) 1 917
MSquared (8/25) 1 922
MSquared (10/26) 1 931

Nick Losito

Nick Losito

9. Nick Losito
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
USRMC:
GoPro Motorplex
Points:
5540
Age:
26
Chassis:
Tony Kart
Engine Service Center:
Ocala Gran Prix
Sponsors:
Ultra Pro Machining
Years Karting:
5
Favorite Track:
Virginia International Raceway
2013 Accomplishments:
Champion – GoPro Motorplex Senior Max, Polesitter – Rotax Summer Shootout
2014 Goals:
Repeat as Senior Max champion at GoPro Motorplex, constantly improve as a driver and tuner

USRMC (Date) Finish Points
GoPro (5/11) 3 917
GoPro (7/6) 2 949
GoPro (8/25) 1 908
GoPro (9/21) 1 928
GoPro (10/13) 2 916
GoPro (11/9) 1 922

Alex Tartaglia

Alex Tartaglia

10. Alex Tartaglia
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
USRMC:
Dallas Karting Complex
Points:
5533
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 (2/24) 1 914
Dallas Karting Complex (3/23) 1 925
Dallas Karting Complex (4/21) 1 928
Burger King (5/4) 2 919
Burger King (6/28) 1 925
Burger King (6/29) 1 922


2013 United States Rotax Driver Rankings – Senior Max

Pos. Driver Races Score USPKS
1. Jake Craig 11 5656 Tri-C Karters
2. Stepanova Nekeel 8 5638 Can-Am
3. Oliver Askew 10 5616 North Florida
4. Nick Neri 10 5599 North Florida
5. Roger Ralston Jr. 10 5566 Momentum Racing
6. Dan Roeper 12 5565 Momentum Racing
7. AJ Myers 9 5552 North Florida
8. Lincoln Steel 8 5548 Msquared Racing
9. Nick Losito 12 5540 GoPro Motorplex
10. Alex Tartaglia 14 5533 Dallas Karting Complex
11. Andrew Sherry 6 5531 Northeast
12. Jarrett Lile 9 5518 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
13. Brenden Johnson 18 5508 Powerade Karting Championship
14. Jonathan Kotyk 8 5503 North Florida
15. Chase Hadean 10 5498 NOLA
16. Chaz Nagel 8 5490 Dallas Karting Complex
17. Thomas Roth 12 5486 Northeast
18. Adam Taylor 7 5474 Jet Karting
19. Nick Frangoulis 10 5469 Northeast
20. Max Mallinen 9 5468 Msquared Racing
21. Everett Thomas 12 5463 NOLA
22. Daniel De La Calle 9 5462 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
23. Lee Selbach 13 5457 Powerade Karting Championship
24. Andrew Palmer 6 5449 Jet Karting
25. Louie Pagano 7 5445 Dallas Karting Complex
26. Joe Zahavi 13 5441 NOLA
27. Tommy Vieth 7 5439 North Texas Karters
28. Billy Ogle 7 5435 Northeast
29. Marina Yardley 8 5434 Msquared Racing
30. Andrew Wiener 8 5432 Tri-C Karters
31. Luis Zervigon 7 5432 NOLA
32. Conner Clay 16 5431 North Texas Karters
33. Miles Zervigon 6 5417 NOLA
34. Bailey Murphy 7 5402 Bondurant
35. Nick Landi 12 5400 Northeast
36. Andrew Zimmer 6 5395 Can-Am
37. Denis Cammerato 8 5387 Powerade Karting Championship
38. Joe Criscione 8 5382 Can-Am
39. John McCusker 6 5371 Northeast
40. Ronnie Price 10 5368 Burger King
41. Dustin Stross 8 5362 North Florida
42. James Swygert 7 5361 Powerade Karting Championship
43. David Salazar 8 5359 Msquared Racing
44. Joseph Licciardi 9 5354 NOLA
45. Austin Jordan 11 5347 North Florida
46. Artie Carpenter 8 5338 Can-Am
47. Troy Cowart 11 5338 Dallas Karting Complex
48. Bradley Smith 7 5336 North Texas Karters
49. Dominic Tesoro 6 5330 South Florida
50. Jack Oliver 8 5327 Jet Karting
51. Nick Grosze 8 5322 Dallas Karting Complex
52. Annie Hayden 6 5309 North Florida
53. Porter Aiken 7 5309 North Florida
54. Morgan Healey 9 5308 North Florida
55. Sam Watson 9 5303 GoPro Motorplex
56. Ellis Musso 7 5296 NOLA
57. Joseph Ricard 9 5279 NOLA
58. James Raffield 9 5277 Powerade Karting Championship
59. Ali Manning 9 5269 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
60. Dev Gore 10 5264 GoPro Motorplex
61. Brad Nyman 6 5231 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
62. Derek Dignan 6 5224 Jet Karting
63. Zachary Weiss 6 5221 Powerade Karting Championship
64. Russell Francis 6 5218 Can-Am
65. Michael Gutenberger 6 5135 Can-Am
66. Varun Choksey 10 5124 North Florida
67. Nicholas Chow 9 5083 Can-Am
68. Paul Vaccaro 9 5076 Can-Am
69. Hailey Groff 8 5073 Can-Am
70. Max Mulkey 8 5013 Can-Am
71. Thomas Appleton 6 4969 Northeast
72. Jason Dempster 5 4542 Rotax of the Rockies
73. Aryton Mutagaana 5 4520 Pitt Race Karts
74. Kyle Byers 5 4519 Can-Am
75. Carlos Calderon 5 4513 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
76. David Zippie 5 4471 Rotax of the Rockies
77. McKenna Carey 5 4436 Rotax of the Rockies
78. Pablo Carballedo 5 4404 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
79. Johnny Neufeld 5 4396 North Texas Karters
80. Derek Wang 5 4383 Can-Am
81. Carson Kapica 5 4252 Northeast
82. Emily Maddison 5 4212 Can-Am
83. Nigel Brooks 5 4185 Northeast
84. Sam Beasley 4 3736 Jet Karting
85. Phillip Arscott 4 3717 Can-Am
86. William Owen 4 3681 Rotax of the Rockies
87. Zachary Rouse 4 3595 NOLA
88. Carlee Taylor 4 3588 Tri-C Karters
89. Patrick Flynn 4 3576 North Texas Karters
90. Alex Kwan 4 3565 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
91. Tyler Gronowski 4 3555 Rotax of the Rockies
92. Nick Lefferdo 4 3430 GoPro Motorplex
93. Reny Follett 4 3259 Can-Am
94. Alejandro Fernandez 3 2720 Tri-C Karters
95. Phil DeLaO 3 2720 Bondurant
96. Grace Humphris 3 2699 Jet Karting
97. Logan Bearden 3 2683 Burger King
98. James Flynn 3 2677 North Texas Karters
99. Stuart Lanza 3 2675 Powerade Karting Championship
100. Tyler Brooks 3 2670 Tri-C Karters
101. DJ Ortiz 3 2669 North Texas Karters
102. Justin Peck 3 2667 Msquared Racing
103. Zach Pettinicchi 3 2664 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
104. Kevin Barbesino 3 2659 North Florida
105. Philip Stoleman 3 2648 Can-Am
106. Max Lupfer 3 2643 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
107. Diego Pelosi 3 2620 Tri-C Karters
108. Marisa Campbell 3 2575 North Texas Karters
109. Randy Sampson 3 2547 GoPro Motorplex
110. Martin Kompas 3 2483 Northeast
111. Jack Weprin 2 1866 Northeast
112. Hunter Cento 2 1854 Momentum Racing
113. Arie Ouimet 2 1848 Northeast
114. Austin McCusker 2 1841 Northeast
115. Gavin Reichelt 2 1841 Northeast
116. Sean Owens 2 1810 Dallas Karting Complex
117. Justin Yanez 2 1807 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
118. Sean Conyers 2 1807 Bondurant
119. Aaron Schmitt 2 1806 South Florida
120. Paul Bonilla 2 1792 Tri-C Karters
121. Elliot Finlayson 2 1784 Jet Karting
122. Chuck Cornwell 2 1773 North Texas Karters
123. Dylan Albiani 2 1771 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
124. Chris Dillon 2 1770 South Florida
125. Marco Eakins 2 1755 Can-Am
126. Jesse Gwin 2 1753 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
127. Andy Seesemann 2 1750 Tri-C Karters
128. Daley Pagano 2 1744 Northeast
129. Roman Treiak 2 1737 Jet Karting
130. Joey Wimsett 2 1686 Can-Am
131. Michael Pagano 2 1677 Northeast
132. Spencer Bogar 2 1674 Northeast
133. Mason Marotta 1 925 Tri-C Karters
134. Alex Keyes 1 922 Red Line Oil Karting Championship
135. Shelton Wright 1 919 NOLA
136. Jeremy Doll 1 911 Compressed Air Equipment F1 Karting
137. Kristina Vorndran 1 911 Northeast
138. Brennan Harrington 1 904 Jet Karting
139. George Yandall 1 903 Bondurant
140. Andrew Evans 1 902 South Florida
141. Quentin DeBoever 1 902 North Florida
142. Nick Rivellini 1 899 Northeast
143. John Crow 1 896 Tri-C Karters
144. Madison Snow 1 896 Msquared Racing
145. Raul Costa 1 896 South Florida
146. Gary Trauth 1 892 NOLA
147. Jim Cataldo 1 889 Northeast
148. Austin Kumbrell 1 884 Bondurant
149. Bryan Breaux 1 884 NOLA
150. Phillip McInnes 1 879 Burger King
151. Danny Zajac 1 877 Jet Karting
152. Jacob Donald 1 862 Pitt Race Karts
153. Alex Noonan 1 845 Northeast
154. Salvo Sparacio 1 819 Northeast
155. Scott Falcone 1 805 Rotax of the Rockies

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