EKN Constructors Championship – 2015 Final Standings

Tony Kart extends run as top brand in North America

The 2015 karting season in North America has concluded, and everyone’s focus has not turned toward the upcoming year. This past season saw a number of top events throughout the country, with 43 of them counting toward the EKN Constructors Championship. Since the beginning of 2015, Tony Kart assumed the lead and continued to increase its advantage with each event thanks to its large contingent of racers from coast to coast.

Tony Kart logoTony Kart led the way throughout the season, raking in 30% of the points earned on the season to be declared the unquestionable champion and earning fifth straight title. Tony Kart had the best score from the Winter programs, and the Regional divisions that included California ProKart Challenge, Texas ProKart Challenge and the Can-Am Karting Challenge. Tony Kart was also the highest score in SKUSA and US Open competition. Of the 43 events, Tony Kart was the highest score in 27 thanks to teams like Ocala Gran Prix, Nash Motorsportz, Ryan Perry Motorsport, Koene USA and many others.

The fight all season was the for the second spot. Top Kart and Merlin went into the end of the season in a heated battle, with Top Kart holding on by just 18 points. Neither scored much in the final six events but they remained in second and third. Top Kart was the highest score in WKA competition for 2015, placing third in USPKS competition. Merlin was the top scorer in USPKS and was second in WKA. Franklin Motorsports continues to develop the Merlin brand for the North America market, earning a number of championships in 2015 with Brandon Lemke in the Junior ranks, along with victories and podiums in Cadet and Senior action, including shifterkart action with Kyle Kalish.

CRG continues to be among the top-five brands in North America, placing fourth in 2015. CRG recorded the second best score in the Winter programs and third overall in SKUSA competition. The brand enters a new era with the new CRG Nordam operation established for the future here in North America. The new BirelART had an amazing inaugural season, placing fifth in the EKN CC standings. Third in the Winter programs and second in US Open competition with PSL Karting helped to put the new brand in the top-five.

Kosmic was among those that were successful at the regional programs. Kosmic racked up the second best in the regional section of the EKN CC standings, along with the third in US Open thanks to the continuing success of the Rolison Performance Group operation based out of Oregon. Praga has continue to grow throughout North America, finishing as the top chassis in the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings. The brand finished as the second best in SKUSA competition, helping to put them seventh overall.

Benik is the newest model and one of the most successful in the Cadet divisions, which were added to the EKN CC for 2015. Benik racked up the eighth highest total based on just the results of its Cadet program, better than 36 other brands that scored on the season. FA Kart gave OTK its third brand inside the top-10 while Sodi Kart earned the 10th highest total on the season with the Dallas Karting Complex operation earning points across a wide variety of events in 2015.


Inside the Numbers:

1
Number of brands scoring points in all 43 events – Tony Kart

6
Number of brands to earn top points at events in 2015 other than Tony Kart (Top Kart, Merlin, Kosmic, Sodi Kart, Coyote, and Margay)

13
Number of brands over 100 mark

20
Highest number of brands scoring at one event (SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals)

44
Total number of brands scoring points

144
Highest event point total of the season – Tony Kart (US Rotax Grand Nationals)

1408
Margin from first to second


EKN Constructors Championship Guidelines
The EKN Constructors Championship calculation process includes the top-five finishers in each recognized class (Senior-Master-Junior-Cadet classes). The SKUSA SuperNationals and US Rotax Grand Nationals will earn points with the following structure; 1st=20 points, 2nd=16 points, 3rd=12 points, 4th=8 points, 5th=4 points. The SKUSA Pro Tour and US Open will earn points with the following structure; 1st=10 points, 2nd=8 points, 3rd=6 points, 4th=4 points, 5th=2 points. The remaining events will continue to be awarded with the previous ranking system; with first place earning five (5) points down to fifth place earning one (1) point for each category. There is a minimum of 10 starting entries for the class points to be counted toward the season total in the EKN CC standings.


EKN Constructors Championship – 2015 Final Standings

Pos. Prev. Chassis Total Winter Regional WKA SKUSA Open/Rotax USPKS RIGP
1 1 Tony Kart 1832 588 393 55 266 350 167 13
2 2 Top Kart 424 67 14 177 46 0 120 0
3 3 Merlin 406 39 0 110 66 0 185 6
4 4 CRG 389 122 87 0 134 37 0 9
5 5 BirelART 347 98 68 7 56 80 32 6
6 6 Kosmic 343 97 142 0 42 62 0 0
7 7 Praga 334 45 97 19 136 0 27 10
8 8 Benik 266 46 26 9 96 10 79 0
9 9 FA Kart 226 27 55 8 54 40 42 0
10 10 Sodi Kart 196 14 138 0 20 24 0 0
11 11 PCR 126 50 0 5 50 0 21 0
12 14 DR Kart 112 32 9 0 44 12 0 15
13 12 CompKart 105 24 2 17 22 20 20 0
14 16 Intrepid 95 30 9 0 28 28 0 0
15 19 Arrow 90 20 0 2 30 6 11 21
16 13 Coyote 81 65 0 0 0 0 0 16
17 15 Formula K 81 5 12 0 42 22 0 0
18 42 Margay 71 1 0 1 0 6 0 63
19 17 Birel 63 26 20 6 0 0 0 11
20 20 Aluminos 60 0 22 0 38 0 0 0
21 18 GP 55 0 4 0 48 0 0 3
22 21 Techspeed 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 22 Energy 43 0 19 0 22 2 0 0
24 34 Italcorse 41 0 9 0 32 0 0 0
25 23 iKart 28 3 3 0 22 0 0 0
26 24 TB 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 26 Gillard 19 5 0 0 10 4 0 0
28 41 Italkart 19 0 2 0 0 10 0 7
29 25 Maranello 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 27 Ricciardo 19 0 11 0 8 0 0 0
31 30 MMK 16 0 12 0 4 0 0 0
32 28 Deadly 13 0 4 5 4 0 0 0
33 29 Mad-Croc 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
34 31 Exprit 9 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
35 32 Tecno 8 0 0 4 0 0 4 0
36 33 Haase 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
37 35 MGM 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 36 Razor 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 37 Vemee 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
40 38 Eagle 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
41 39 AM Racing 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 40 ART GP 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
43 43 Fullerton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 44 Zanardi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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