|EKN Constructors’ Championship - June 3, 2011
The current state of karting in North America has been a positive one as of late with great racing and an encouraging atmosphere trackside at the national level. The United States Rotax Max Challenge, Superkarts! USA and World Karting Association held events over the past two months with strong fields and plenty of exciting action with the results counting toward the latest release of the eKartingNews.com Constructors’ Championship standings.
Arrow began the year on top and continues to lead after five months of racing. The 2010 EKN Constructors’ Championship winner faired well at the most recent two events - WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series and the second Pan American Rotax Max Challenge Eastern United States qualifying round. With the second most points at the WKA round and third most a few weeks later for the Rotax event - both at Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend - Arrow put their total to 305 and hold a solid lead heading into the summer months.
Tony Kart remains second and cut Arrow’s advantage down from 70 to just 59 markers. Scoring points at all four events - including the third highest at the first Pan Am round in Homestead and the SKUSA SpringNationals in Tucson - Tony Kart is putting on the pressure midway through the season.
The chassis scoring the most points over the last two months was Birel. Posting the highest total at three of the four events (Pan Am Homestead, WKA South Bend, Pan Am South Bend), Birel jumped from fourth to third in the overall total. Now just 117 markers back from Arrow, Birel is making a bid to challenge for this year’s title. They also moved into the top spot in the WKA Manufacturer’s Championship Trophy standings with 20 wins in the three series events.
CRG dropped to fourth, despite scoring points in all four events. With 27 points from Tucson for the SKUSA Pro Tour opener, CRG was the third highest total from the event. Rounding out the top five is Intrepid, who scored just three points less than CRG in Arizona, including three victories in three different categories.
Kosmic remains in sixth, earning the third highest event totals from Pan Am Homestead and South Bend. Top Kart and Merlin sit seventh and eighth still, scoring over 20 points each from the WKA South Bend event. FA Kart jumped into the top-10, moving to ninth from 12th with points in three of the four recent events. Making its debut on the EKN CC standings this month is GP. Scoring the event high from the SKUSA SpringNationals (36), GP now sits 10th in the overall order.
EKN Constructors’ Championship Upcoming Events
|7/9/11||WKA Manufacturer's Cup Series||Round 4||BeaveRun Motorsports Complex|
|7/16/11||SKUSA Pro Tour||Round 3||Grand Junction Motor Speedway|
|7/17/11||SKUSA Pro Tour||Round 4||Grand Junction Motor Speedway|
|7/24/11||Rotax Max Challenge||Grand Nationals||Miller Motorsports Park|
|8/13/11||Rotax Pan American Series||West 3||The Track at Centennial|
|8/14/11||Rotax Pan American Series||West 4||The Track at Centennial|
|8/24/11||IKF 2-Cycle Sprint||Grand Nationals||CalSpeed Karting|
|9/4/11||Rock Island Grand Prix||One-off||Rock Island Street Course|
Inside the Numbers:
Points scored by 12 chassis brands that previous had scored points
Number of events 10 brands have scored points at (GP, DR Kart, RK, Parolin, Corsa, Wild Kart, Maranello, LH, Italkart, Kart Mini)
Number of chassis brands to score points thus far in the season
Lead Arrow holds over Tony Kart
Highest event point total of the season - Arrow (WKA Kershaw)
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 June 3, 2011