Events and Series Confirmed for eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

One of the more popular and original editorial programs is the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. The purpose is to provide and promote the best in the sport, currently competing in TaG (TaG) and Stock Moto categories across North America. EKN is happy to announce the events confirmed for the separate Driver Rankings for the 2016 season with the goal to highlight the top drivers over the course of 12 months.

The focus of the rankings has evolved over the years with the origins beginning in the pages of Shifter Kart Illustrated featuring a straight shifterkart program that targeted all the assorted gearbox classes before evolving to where Intercontinental C (ICC) and Intercontinental A (ICA) divisions became the only offerings. As such, the Driver Rankings have evolved with the sport itself here in the U.S. The program was moved from the magazine to eKartingNews.com full-time in 2007 and added the TaG category following the publication’s final issue in December of 2006. At the beginning of the 2007 season, the ICA division was shelved when it was dropped from the national circuit. When those drivers and a number of others made the move to TaG, it was clear that the class was primed to replace ICA in the ranking program. In 2009, ICC began the year as part of the program but it was also removed as the class was rapidly losing support across the continent. The Stock Moto category was then added as it was definitely growing in many parts of the nation. The most recent edition of the program evaluated just the TaG and Stock Moto divisions.

Billy Musgrave became the second driver to finish as the top driver in the Stock Moto rankings for a second time. Musgrave finished 2013 in the #1 spot and once again in 2015 ahead of the other two-time #1 driver Fritz Leesmann and veteran Ron White. Pennsylvania driver Brandon Jarsocrak finished 2015 at the top of the TaG Driver Rankings after a stellar season, besting 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour champion Jake Craig and 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals winner Oliver Askew.

The TaG portion of the Driver Rankings has expanded to 161 total races included in the 2016 program. A number of new series have been added, including a number of US Rotax Max Challenge traveling series, the Rok Cup USA program and other IAME Senior and TaG Senior events throughout the year. The Stock Moto is at 102 races for 2016, welcoming the Challenge of the Americas, the new Colorado Karting Championship and the Texas Sprint Racing Series. The first release of the 2015 EKN Driver Rankings for both TaG and Stock Moto is slated to publish in at the beginning of April.


2016 EKN Driver Rankings Schedule – TaG

Date Series Class Track Location Rank
12/29 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #1 IAME Senior Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL 8.5
12/30 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #2 IAME Senior Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL 8.5
1/17 Florida Winter Tour FK #1 Rok Senior Homestead Karting Homestead, FL 8.5
1/24 Florida Winter Tour RMC #1 Rotax Senior Homestead Karting Homestead, FL 9
1/30 Challenge of the Americas #1 Rotax Senior Musselman Honda Circuit Tucson, AZ 9
1/31 Challenge of the Americas #2 Rotax Senior Musselman Honda Circuit Tucson, AZ 9
2/6 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #1 TaG Senior Buttonwillow Raceway Park Buttonwillow, CA 9
2/6 WKA Winter Cup #3 IAME Senior 103rd Street Sports Complex Jacksonville, FL 8.5
2/7 WKA Winter Cup #4 IAME Senior 103rd Street Sports Complex Jacksonville, FL 8.5
2/14 Florida Winter Tour FK #2 Rok Senior Ocala Gran Prix Ocala, FL 8.5
2/21 Florida Winter Tour RMC #2 Rotax Senior Ocala Gran Prix Ocala, FL 9
2/27 Challenge of the Americas #3 Rotax Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9
2/28 Challenge of the Americas #4 Rotax Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9
3/5 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #2 TaG Senior Willow Springs International Raceway Rosamond, CA 9
3/5 WKA Winter Cup #5 IAME Senior GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5
3/6 Rok Cup USA Florida #1 Rok Senior Palm Beach Karting Jupiter, FL 8
3/6 WKA Winter Cup #6 IAME Senior GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5
3/13 Florida Winter Tour FK #3 Rok Senior Palm Beach Karting Jupiter, FL 8.5
3/19 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #1 TaG Senior Carolina Motorsports Park Kershaw, SC 8
3/20 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #2 TaG Senior Carolina Motorsports Park Kershaw, SC 8
3/20 Florida Winter Tour RMC #3 Rotax Senior Palm Beach Karting Jupiter, FL 9
3/20 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #1 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/2 Challenge of the Americas #5 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 9
4/2 Northwest Gold Cup #1 TaG Senior Jackson County Sports Park Medford, OR 8
4/2 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #3 TaG Senior Monterey Bay Karters Marina, CA 9
4/2 Texas Sprint Racing Series #1 TaG Senior Hill Country Kart Club New Braunfels, TX 8
4/2 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #3 IAME Senior GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5
4/3 Challenge of the Americas #6 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 9
4/3 Northwest Gold Cup #2 TaG Senior Jackson County Sports Park Medford, OR 8
4/3 Texas Sprint Racing Series #2 TaG Senior Hill Country Kart Club New Braunfels, TX 8
4/3 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #4 IAME Senior GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5
4/16 Mid American Sprint Series #1 TaG Senior Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL 8
4/17 Gearup Challenge F-Series #1 Formula 355 GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8
4/17 Mid American Sprint Series #2 TaG Senior Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL 8
4/17 Rok Cup USA Florida #2 Rok Senior Ocala Gran Prix Ocala, FL 8
4/17 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #2 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/23 Route 66 Sprint Series #1 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8
4/24 Route 66 Sprint Series #2 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8
4/24 US Open #1 Rotax Senior NOLA Motorsports Park New Orleans, LA 8.5
4/30 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #3 TaG Senior Herrin Compound Dublin, GA 8
4/30 Northwest Gold Cup #3 TaG Senior Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
4/30 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals TaG Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 10
5/1 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #4 TaG Senior Herrin Compound Dublin, GA 8
5/1 Northwest Gold Cup #4 TaG Senior Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
5/1 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals TaG Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 10
5/14 Colorado Sprint Championship #1 Rotax Senior IMI Motorsports Complex Dacono, CO 8
5/14 Mid American Sprint Series #3 TaG Senior Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park Dousman, WI 8
5/14 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #1 Rotax Senior New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
5/14 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #1 Rotax Senior Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/14 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #1 TaG Senior Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/14 United States Pro Kart Series #1 IAME Pro New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9
5/15 Colorado Sprint Championship #2 Rotax Senior IMI Motorsports Complex Dacono, CO 8
5/15 Mid American Sprint Series #4 TaG Senior Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park Dousman, WI 8
5/15 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #2 Rotax Senior New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
5/15 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #3 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
5/15 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #2 Rotax Senior Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/15 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #2 TaG Senior Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/15 United States Pro Kart Series #2 IAME Pro New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9
5/21 Can-Am Karting Challenge #1 Rotax Senior Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8.5
5/22 Can-Am Karting Challenge #2 Rotax Senior Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8.5
5/22 Rok Cup USA Florida #3 Rok Senior Homestead Karting Homestead, FL 8
5/28 Gearup Challenge F-Series #2 Formula 355 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ 8
5/28 Northwest Gold Cup #5 TaG Senior Spokane Kart Racing Association Airway Heights, WA 8
5/28 Texas Sprint Racing Series #3 TaG Senior Heart of Texas Kart Club Waco, TX 8
5/29 Northwest Gold Cup #6 TaG Senior Spokane Kart Racing Association Airway Heights, WA 8
5/29 Texas Sprint Racing Series #4 TaG Senior Heart of Texas Kart Club Waco, TX 8
6/4 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #1 TaG Senior Genesee Valley Kart Club Avon, NY 8
6/4 Mid American Sprint Series #5 TaG Senior US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 8
6/4 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #4 TaG Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 9
6/5 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #2 TaG Senior Genesee Valley Kart Club Avon, NY 8
6/5 Mid American Sprint Series #6 TaG Senior US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 8
6/5 Rok Cup USA Florida #4 Rok Senior Andersen RacePark Palmetto, FL 8
6/11 Colorado Sprint Championship #3 Rotax Senior Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/11 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #3 Rotax Senior Oakland Valley Raceway Park Cuddebackville, NY 8
6/11 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #3 Rotax Senior North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/11 Route 66 Sprint Series #3 IAME Senior US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 8
6/11 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #3 TaG Senior North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/12 Colorado Sprint Championship #4 Rotax Senior Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/12 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #4 Rotax Senior Oakland Valley Raceway Park Cuddebackville, NY 8
6/12 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #4 Rotax Senior North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/12 Route 66 Sprint Series #4 IAME Senior US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 8
6/12 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #4 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
6/12 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #4 TaG Senior North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/18 United States Pro Kart Series #3 IAME Pro US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 9
6/19 United States Pro Kart Series #4 IAME Pro US Air Motorsports Raceway Shawano, WI 9
6/25 Gearup Challenge F-Series #3 Formula 355 Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 8
6/26 US Open #2 Rotax Senior Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8.5
7/3 Rok Cup USA Midwest #1 Rok Senior Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 8
7/9 Can-Am Karting Challenge #3 Rotax Senior Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8.5
7/9 Colorado Sprint Championship #5 Rotax Senior SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
7/9 Mid American Sprint Series #7 TaG Senior Motorplex at Road America Elkhart Lake, WI 8
7/9 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #5 Rotax Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/9 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #5 TaG Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/9 United States Pro Kart Series #5 IAME Pro GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 9
7/10 Can-Am Karting Challenge #4 Rotax Senior Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8.5
7/10 Colorado Sprint Championship #6 Rotax Senior SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
7/10 Mid American Sprint Series #8 TaG Senior Motorplex at Road America Elkhart Lake, WI 8
7/10 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #6 Rotax Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/10 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #6 TaG Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/10 United States Pro Kart Series #6 IAME Pro GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 9
7/16 Northwest Gold Cup #7 TaG Senior Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
7/16 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #5 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8.5
7/17 Northwest Gold Cup #8 TaG Senior Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
7/17 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #6 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8.5
7/23 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals TaG Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 10
7/24 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #5 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
7/24 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals TaG Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 10
7/30 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #3 TaG Senior Thompson Kart Raceway Thompson, OH 8
7/30 Gearup Challenge F-Series #4 Formula 355 St. Lawrence Motorsports Park Morristown, NY 8
7/30 Route 66 Sprint Series #5 IAME Senior Michiana Raceway Park South Bend, IN 8
7/31 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #4 TaG Senior Thompson Kart Raceway Thompson, OH 8
7/31 Route 66 Sprint Series #6 IAME Senior Michiana Raceway Park South Bend, IN 8
8/7 US Rotax Grand Nationals Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 10
8/13 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #5 Rotax Senior F1 Boston East Bridgewater, MA 8
8/13 Route 66 Sprint Series #7 IAME Senior Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park Dousman, WI 8
8/14 Route 66 Sprint Series #8 IAME Senior Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park Dousman, WI 8
8/19 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #7 Rotax Senior Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/19 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #7 TaG Senior Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/20 Mid American Sprint Series #9 TaG Senior Concept Haulers Motor Speedway Norway, IL 8
8/20 Northwest Gold Cup #9 TaG Senior McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
8/20 Rotax Texas ProKart Challenge #8 Rotax Senior Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/20 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #8 TaG Senior Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/20 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #7 IAME Senior Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 8.5
8/21 Mid American Sprint Series #10 TaG Senior Concept Haulers Motor Speedway Norway, IL 8
8/21 Northwest Gold Cup #10 TaG Senior McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
8/21 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #6 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
8/21 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #8 IAME Senior Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 8.5
8/27 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #5 TaG Senior Nicholson Speedway Chestertown, MD 8
8/27 Gearup Challenge F-Series #5 Formula 355 F1 Boston East Bridgewater, MA 8
8/27 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #5 TaG Senior Santa Maria Kart Track Santa Maria, CA 9
8/28 AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour #6 TaG Senior Nicholson Speedway Chestertown, MD 8
8/28 Rok Cup USA Midwest #2 Rok Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8
9/4 Rock Island Grand Prix TaG Senior RIGP Rock Island, IL 9
9/4 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #7 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
9/10 United States Pro Kart Series #7 IAME Pro Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 9
9/11 Can-Am Karting Challenge #5 Rotax Senior Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby, OR 8.5
9/11 United States Pro Kart Series #8 IAME Pro Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 9
9/17 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #5 TaG Senior Lamar County Speedway Barnesville, GA 8
9/17 Colorado Sprint Championship #7 Rotax Senior TBA TBA 8
9/17 Texas Sprint Racing Series #5 TaG Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
9/18 AKRA Sprint Cup Southern Tour #6 TaG Senior Lamar County Speedway Barnesville, GA 8
9/18 Colorado Sprint Championship #8 Rotax Senior TBA TBA 8
9/18 Rok Cup USA National Final Rok Senior Orlando Kart Center Orlando, FL 8
9/18 Texas Sprint Racing Series #6 TaG Senior Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
9/24 Gearup Challenge F-Series #6 Formula 355 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
9/24 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #9 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8.5
9/25 Gearup Challenge F-Series #7 Formula 355 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
9/25 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #6 TaG Senior Streets of Lancaster GP Lancaster, CA 9
9/25 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series #10 IAME Senior New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 8.5
10/1 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #6 Rotax Senior Oakland Valley Raceway Park Cuddebackville, NY 8
10/2 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge #7 Rotax Senior Oakland Valley Raceway Park Cuddebackville, NY 8
10/2 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #8 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
10/8 Route 66 Sprint Series #9 IAME Senior Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL 8
10/9 Route 66 Sprint Series #10 IAME Senior Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL 8
10/22 Texas Sprint Racing Series #7 TaG Senior TBA TBA 8
10/23 AKRA Sprint Cup Grand National Championship TaG Senior 103rd Street Sports Complex Jacksonville, FL 8
10/23 Texas Sprint Racing Series #8 TaG Senior TBA TBA 8
10/30 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #9 Rotax Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
11/6 US Open #3 Rotax Senior Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV 8.5
11/20 SKUSA SuperNationals XIX TaG Senior Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV 10
TBD IKF 2-Cycle Grand Nationals 8.5


2016 EKN Driver Rankings Schedule – Stock Moto

Date Series Class Track Location Rank
1/30 Challenge of the Americas #1 Shifter Senior Musselman Honda Circuit Tucson, AZ 8
1/31 Challenge of the Americas #2 Shifter Senior Musselman Honda Circuit Tucson, AZ 8
2/6 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #1 S1 Buttonwillow Raceway Park Buttonwillow, CA 8.5
2/6 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #1 S2 Buttonwillow Raceway Park Buttonwillow, CA 8
2/27 Challenge of the Americas #3 Shifter Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 8
2/28 Challenge of the Americas #4 Shifter Senior PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 8
3/5 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #2 S1 Willow Springs International Raceway Rosamond, CA 8.5
3/5 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #2 S2 Willow Springs International Raceway Rosamond, CA 8
3/20 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #1 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/2 Challenge of the Americas #5 Shifter Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/2 Northwest Gold Cup #1 Super Stock CR125 Jackson County Sports Park Medford, OR 8
4/2 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #3 S1 Monterey Bay Karters Marina, CA 8.5
4/2 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #3 S2 Monterey Bay Karters Marina, CA 8
4/2 Texas Sprint Racing Series #1 Shifter Light Hill Country Kart Club New Braunfels, TX 8
4/3 Challenge of the Americas #6 Shifter Senior Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/3 Northwest Gold Cup #2 Super Stock CR125 Jackson County Sports Park Medford, OR 8
4/3 Texas Sprint Racing Series #2 Shifter Light Hill Country Kart Club New Braunfels, TX 8
4/17 Gearup Challenge F-Series #1 Stock Honda GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8
4/17 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #2 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
4/24 US Open #1 Stock Honda Elite NOLA Motorsports Park New Orleans, LA 9
4/24 US Open #1 Stock Honda Senior NOLA Motorsports Park New Orleans, LA 8.5
4/30 Northwest Gold Cup #3 Super Stock CR125 Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
4/30 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals S1 PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9.5
4/30 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals S2 PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9
4/30 Utah State Championships #1 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
5/1 Northwest Gold Cup #4 Super Stock CR125 Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
5/1 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals S1 PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9.5
5/1 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals S2 PKRA Formula K Raceway Glendale, AZ 9
5/14 Colorado Sprint Championship #1 Senior Shifter IMI Motorsports Complex Dacono, CO 8
5/14 Utah State Championships #2 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
5/15 Colorado Sprint Championship #2 Senior Shifter IMI Motorsports Complex Dacono, CO 8
5/15 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #3 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
5/21 Can-Am Karting Challenge #1 S2 Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
5/21 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #1 S1/S2 Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/22 Can-Am Karting Challenge #2 S2 Horn Rapids Kart Track Richland, WA 8
5/22 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #2 S1/S2 Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Norman, OK 8
5/28 Gearup Challenge F-Series #2 Stock Honda Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ 8
5/28 Northwest Gold Cup #5 Super Stock CR125 Spokane Kart Racing Association Airway Heights, WA 8
5/28 Texas Sprint Racing Series #3 Shifter Light Heart of Texas Kart Club Waco, TX 8
5/28 Utah State Championships #3 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
5/29 Northwest Gold Cup #6 Super Stock CR125 Spokane Kart Racing Association Airway Heights, WA 8
5/29 Texas Sprint Racing Series #4 Shifter Light Heart of Texas Kart Club Waco, TX 8
6/4 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #4 S1 Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8.5
6/4 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #4 S2 Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
6/4 Utah State Championships #4 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
6/11 Colorado Sprint Championship #3 Senior Shifter Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/11 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #3 S1/S2 North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/12 Colorado Sprint Championship #4 Senior Shifter Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/12 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #4 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
6/12 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #4 S1/S2 North Texas Kartways Denton, TX 8
6/18 Utah State Championships #5 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
6/25 Gearup Challenge F-Series #3 Stock Honda Pittsburgh International Racing Complex Wampum, PA 8
6/26 US Open #2 Stock Honda Elite Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 9
6/26 US Open #2 Stock Honda Senior Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8.5
7/9 Can-Am Karting Challenge #3 S2 Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8
7/9 Colorado Sprint Championship #5 Senior Shifter SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
7/9 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #5 S1/S2 Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/9 Utah State Championships #6 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
7/10 Can-Am Karting Challenge #4 S2 Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8
7/10 Colorado Sprint Championship #6 Senior Shifter SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
7/10 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #6 S1/S2 Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
7/16 Northwest Gold Cup #7 Super Stock CR125 Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
7/17 Northwest Gold Cup #8 Super Stock CR125 Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
7/23 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals S1 New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9.5
7/23 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals S2 New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9
7/23 Utah State Championships #7 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
7/24 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #5 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
7/24 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals S1 New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9.5
7/24 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals S2 New Castle Motorsports Park New Castle, IN 9
7/30 Gearup Challenge F-Series #4 Stock Honda St. Lawrence Motorsports Park Morristown, NY 8
8/6 Utah State Championships #8 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
8/19 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #7 S1/S2 Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/20 Northwest Gold Cup #9 Super Stock CR125 McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
8/20 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #8 S1/S2 Dallas Karting Complex Caddo Mills, TX 8
8/20 Utah State Championships #9 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
8/21 Northwest Gold Cup #10 Super Stock CR125 McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
8/21 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #6 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
8/27 Gearup Challenge F-Series #5 Stock Honda F1 Boston East Bridgewater, MA 8
8/27 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #5 S1 Santa Maria Kart Track Santa Maria, CA 8.5
8/27 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #5 S2 Santa Maria Kart Track Santa Maria, CA 8
9/4 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #7 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
9/11 Can-Am Karting Challenge #5 S2 Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby, OR 8
9/17 Colorado Sprint Championship #7 Senior Shifter TBA TBA 8
9/17 Texas Sprint Racing Series #5 Shifter Light Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
9/17 Utah State Championships #10 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
9/18 Colorado Sprint Championship #8 Senior Shifter TBA TBA 8
9/18 Texas Sprint Racing Series #6 Shifter Light Gulf Coast Kartways Katy, TX 8
9/24 Gearup Challenge F-Series #6 Stock Honda New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
9/24 Utah State Championships #11 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
9/25 Gearup Challenge F-Series #7 Stock Honda New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 8
9/25 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix S1 SOLGP Lancaster, CA 9
9/25 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix S2 SOLGP Lancaster, CA 8.5
10/2 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #8 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
10/8 Utah State Championships #12 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
10/22 Texas Sprint Racing Series #7 Shifter Light TBA TBA 8
10/22 Utah State Championships #13 Spec 125 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
10/23 Texas Sprint Racing Series #8 Shifter Light TBA TBA 8
10/30 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship #9 Pro Stock Honda Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
11/6 US Open #3 Stock Honda Elite Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV 9
11/6 US Open #3 Stock Honda Senior Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV 8.5
11/20 SKUSA SuperNationals XIX S1 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV 10
11/20 SKUSA SuperNationals XIX S2 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV 9.5

EKN Driver Rankings Calculation Process
The EKN Driver Rankings are calculated using a driver’s best finishes in major North American races. Assembled using events from the previous 12 months from the current date, we use a driver’s best seven finishes in TaG and six in Stock Moto to determine their overall current point total. With each new release, results posted from more than one year ago are discarded. To deliver our ranking list, we tabulate the results of all the national programs and selected regional programs. We have included the results for the major one-off events such as the SKUSA SuperNationals, the US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, the Rock Island Grand Prix, and the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix.

Each race is initially weighted based on the prestige and history of the event or series with a score of ten (10) being the highest attainable base ranking. For 2016, the SKUSA Pro Tour and US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals receive a score of 10 in their initial weighting in the TaG category while the SuperNationals is the lone event in the Stock Moto division. A base ranking of nine (9) goes to the United States Pro Kart Series, Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge, Challenge of the Americas, Rock Island Grand Prix and California ProKart Challenge. Other national and regional program races were given a base ranking of either 8.5 or 8.

The EKN staff reserves the right to adjust the rankings of each event throughout the year. A minimum entry total for any events considered for the Driver Rankings program is five (5). If an event does not have at least five (5) drivers starting the race, those results will not be tabulated toward the Driver Rankings.

Added to these initial rankings are two variables that help confirm the true importance of an event to the ranking process – field size and field strength. A percentage of one weighting point is added for the size of the field, while the number of existing top 50 drivers entered offers another full point or fraction of a point. The sum of these numbers becomes the overall ranking for any race. Following a race, drivers receive points based on their finishing positions with 100 points earned for a win. Each subsequent position drops by one point with 99 points given to the second place driver and so on throughout the field. These points are then multiplied by the overall ranking to produce a driver’s final point total from each event. Using a driver’s best seven races in TaG, six for Stock Moto, we calculate each driver’s overall score and subsequent ranking.

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