EKN Constructors Championship – August 23

Top three held by OTK, Sodi Kart sets new event record

Over 30 events have been tabulated from the 2017 season toward the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship. The expansion to major national and regional events have helped to gauge the success of brands across the United States karting market. Entering the final weekend of August, there only remains 10 more events to be included in the final standings to be published after the famed SKUSA SuperNationals 21.

The OTK brands have now taken over the top three spots in the EKN CC standings as Tony Kart remains at the top. Tony Kart had scored points in every event, until the latest Texas ProKart Challenge where only one class qualified for points where TK scored zero. Outside from that, Tony Kart was top three in five of the seven events since the last standings release, earning top points at the last United States Pro Kart Series event at New Castle. FA Kart remains in the second position, earning third at the US Rotax Open and a solid outing at the SKUSA SummerNationals. Kosmic has moved up to third thanks to two events scoring top points – US Rotax Open and Can-Am in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

The new high total for the season was re-established at the SKUSA SummerNationals with Sodi Kart. Holding the previous high score, the French brand reached triple digits with a score of 100. It nearly doubled their season total, moving the brand into the top-five. They along with Kosmic pushed the Birel ART brand down to fifth, with the fight for the runner-up spot projected to go down to the wire.

Dropping out of the top-five to sixth is Benik. The Cadet-only brand continues to rack up the wins and podium finishes, including the top score at the Texas ProKart Challenge with Mini Swift the only category to qualify for points. Down one spot to seventh is CompKart. The brand earned another high event score at the California ProKart Challenge event in Santa Maria. Up to eighth is CRG. A third-place total at the SKUSA SummerNationals helped the brand move up, as the shifter models continue to be successful. Tied for eighth is Top Kart, earning high score at the WKA Manufacturers Cup event at New Castle. Merlin has moved back into the top-10, thanks to a second-place score at the United States Pro Kart Series weekend in New Castle. Moved out of the top-10 is Energy, falling to 12th behind Praga – who continues to score points thanks to KartSport North America driver Brandon Jarsocrak.


EKN Constructors Championship Upcoming Events

Date Series Event Track Location
8/27 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Round 7-8 Badger Kart Club Dousman-WI
9/2 California ProKart Challenge Round 5 Monterey Bay Karters Monterey- CA
9/3 Rock Island Grand Prix One-off Rock Island Street Course Rock Island-IL
9/17 Can-Am Karting Challenge Round 5 Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby- OR
9/17 Texas ProKart Challenge Round 5 North Texas Kartways Denton- TX
9/24 United States Pro Kart Series Round 7-8 Autobahn Country Club Joliet-IL
10/1 California ProKart Challenge Round 6 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Lancaster- CA
10/15 Texas ProKart Challenge Round 6 Speedsportz Racing Park New Caney-TX
10/15 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Round 9-10 GoPro Motorplex Mooresville-NC
11/19 SKUSA SuperNationals XIX One-off Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas-NV


Inside the Numbers:

0
Number of brands scoring points in all 31 events

3
Number of brands scoring points in for first time in 2017 to the EKN Constructors Championship (Atomica, SoloKart, CKR)

11
Number of brands to outscore Tony Kart at events on the season – Kosmic, CRG, Benik, Birel ART, FA Kart, Top Kart, Sodi Kart, Praga, Aluminos, Merlin, Benik, CompKart – eclipsing the total for the 2016 season (5)

13
Number of brands over 100 mark

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

41
Total number of brands scoring points

100
Highest event point total of the season – Sodi Kart (SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals)

417
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 – as of August 23, 2017

Pos. Prev. Chassis Total WKA CPKC TPKC SKUSA USPKS Can-Am Other
1 1 Tony Kart 736 113 55 58 156 75 35 244
2 2 FA Kart 319 66 24 0 96 35 11 87
3 4 Kosmic 298 37 3 5 50 9 50 144
4 7 Sodi Kart 268 0 5 35 228 0 0 0
5 3 BirelART 267 0 7 14 116 1 9 120
6 5 Benik 254 48 23 17 104 21 0 41
7 6 CompKart 219 13 57 23 50 16 0 60
8 9 CRG 181 0 43 2 128 0 0 8
9 8 Top Kart 181 129 34 0 0 1 0 17
10 13 Merlin 144 25 0 0 24 93 0 2
11 11 Praga 140 17 35 3 40 45 0 0
12 10 Energy 131 33 9 5 40 20 0 24
13 12 Aluminos 112 0 48 0 64 0 0 0
14 16 PDB 90 0 2 0 62 0 6 20
15 14 Nitro Kart 71 25 0 0 2 19 0 25
16 15 DR Kart 63 0 15 0 44 0 0 4
17 21 Vemee 43 0 7 8 28 0 0 0
18 17 Ricciardo 38 0 18 0 20 0 0 0
19 19 Formula K 33 0 0 0 16 0 0 17
20 23 Eagle 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 18 TB Kart 27 13 0 0 8 0 0 6
22 24 GP 26 0 5 0 12 0 0 9
23 20 Intrepid 24 0 0 3 20 0 0 1
24 22 Keener Kart 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 25 Mad-Croc 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0
26 28 Track Kart 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 26 PCR 18 11 0 0 0 1 0 6
28 27 Margay 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 33 Exprit 14 0 4 0 0 10 0 0
30 29 Fullerton 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
31 31 MGM 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 - Atomica 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
33 30 Alpha 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
34 37 Gold 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
35 32 Deadly 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
36 34 Parolin 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
37 35 MMK 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
38 36 Italcorse 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
39 38 Maddox 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
40 - SoloKart 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
41 - CKR 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

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