|EKN Constructors’ Championship - May 12, 2010
With the season now underway across the country and the national championships up for grabs, the eKartingNews.com Constructors’ Championship has been calculated up to date for the initial release of 2010. With the new release comes the debut of the new number one - Arrow.
In February, EKN announced a change to the Constructors’ Championship format to include the WSK North American Series by CKI, the new Superkarts! USA North American Pro Tour and Rotax Max Challenge Pan American Challenge along with the Rotax Grand Nationals, WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series and the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals. The expansion of the EKN CC program will allow a bigger pool to recognize the top chassis manufacturers of the season across the country by gauging their success on a number of different levels of karting.
Up to today, one weekend for the WSK North American Series by CKI, SKUSA Pro Tour and Rotax Pan American Challenge have been recorded along with the first two weekends for the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series. That bodes well for those brands competing in WKA as they have an extra race entered into the standings.
With a solid contingent in the WKA program, Arrow currently holds the lead in the EKN Constructors’ Championship standings with 107 points. There strong showing at the Daytona KartWeek event back in December (59 points) is over half their total score and is the highest weekend total thus far. Second and third in the rankings are Birel and Merlin, both with solid points from the WKA weekends. Birel currently leads the Manufacturer’s Trophy standings with 12 wins thus far, helping their score on the EKN CC standings as well. Merlin recorded the highest EKN CC score from the MKP Nationals just at the beginning of the month, helping to boost them into third in the order.
Fourth is former EKN CC titlist CRG. Scoring the high point total for the SKUSA SpringNationals and Rotax Pan American Challenge event in Texas, they sit just six points back of Birel and three from Merlin. Capping off the top-five is Tony Kart, who is the only chassis brand to score points in all five events thus far. They sit just ahead of last year’s EKN CC winner - Top Kart - who was best at the inaugural WSK North American Series event in New Castle.
| With drivers like Dan Wheldon, Kenneth Hilldebrand, Sam Beasley and Cody Robinson (pictured), Arrow sits a top the EKN Constructors' Championship standings|
(Photo: Go Racing Magazine)
Inside the Numbers:
Points scored by 25 other chassis brands that have recorded points in previous EKN CC standings
Highest point total earned at the WSK North American Series New Castle event- Top Kart
Highest point total earned at the Rotax Pan American Challenge MSR Houston event - CRG
Chassis brands scoring points in the first five events
Highest point total earned at the SKUSA SpringNationals - CRG
Highest point total earned at the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series MKP Nationals - Merlin
Highest point total earned thus far - Arrow - WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series Daytona KartWeek
EKN Constructors’ Championship Guidelines
The EKN Constructors’ Championship calculation process includes the top-five finishers in each recognized class (Senior-Junior classes). Those finishers will be awarded points with first place earning five (5) points down to fifth place earning one (1) point. A minimum of 10 starting entries is imposed for each class for the results to be included.
EKN Constructors’ Championship - as of May 12, 2010