|EKN Constructors’ Championship - August 5, 2011
The last few months in the karting industry has been busy worldwide and especially here in the United States. Some the year’s major events have taken place in the last few weeks and the latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors’ Championship standings have been tabulated. Taking in results from the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series, Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and the United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, Arrow maintains the top spot on the standings.
While Arrow did not score its highest weekend total of the season, they came very close at the recent round at the BeaveRun Motorsports Complex in Pennsylvania. With 53 points, they topped all other chassis brands on the weekend. Adding points at the SKUSA SummerNationals and the third highest at the Rotax Grand Nationals, Arrow holds the lead in the overall standings at 373 points. A bulk of that is thanks to the performance by current EKN TaG Driver Rankings #1 driver Sam Beasley (KartSport North America/Beasley Motorsports), who scored an impressive 31 points on his own at WKA and the Rotax Grand Nationals where he placed runner-up in Senior for the second straight year.
Scoring just one point less in the three combined events was Tony Kart. Still holding the challenger position in the overall rankings, Tony Kart posted the second-highest at the SKUSA SummerNationals and the most at the Rotax Grand Nationals. Scoring the majority of its points in the TaG categories in Colorado, Tony Kart claimed two Grand Nationals titles in Utah thanks to Nick Neri (Ocala Gran Prix) in Senior and Dalton Sargeant (RDD Motorsports) in Junior.
The fight for third is heating up with Birel holding just a three point advantage over CRG. Scoring the second highest point total at the WKA event in early July (winners Brandon Adkins and Ryan Stewart of MKP) was the only addition to their total over the three events, despite a heavy amount of drivers at the Rotax Grand Nationals. CRG posted the highest total at the SKUSA SummerNationals, riding on the Jimmy McNeil and Jake Craig, among others. Adding a few more points in WKA and Rotax, CRG is well in the hunt for the third position going forward.
Rounding out the top five is Kosmic as they move up from the sixth position. Scoring points at all three events, including a victory by Brian McHattie (DB Motorsports) in Colorado, Kosmic has a two-point advantage over Intrepid. With Pro Tour TaG Senior championship leader Brett Felkins (Leading Edge Motorsports) showing the way for Intrepid, they remain in the fight for a top-five position.
The rest of the top-10 remain similar with Top Kart holding seventh over Merlin - who posted the third highest total at the WKA event. GP matched that mark at the SKUSA SummerNationals, moving up to ninth in the new standings with FA Kart dropping to tenth with a host of others capable of jumping forward in the closing months.
EKN Constructors’ Championship Upcoming Events
|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|
|9/17/11||WKA Manufacturer's Cup Series||Round 5||New Castle Motorsports Park|
|9/25/11||Rotax Pan American Series||Finale||New Castle Motorsports Park|
|10/9/11||Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix||One-off||Lancaster Street Course|
|11/20/11||SKUSA Pro Tour||Round 5||Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino|
Inside the Numbers:
Number of chassis to score points at the three latest events (Arrow, Tony Kart, CRG, Kosmic)
Brands that have yet to score points in 2011
Gap separating Arrow and Tony Kart
Highest event point total of the season - Arrow (WKA Kershaw)
Gap between first and fifth in the standings
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 August 5, 2011
(Showing last three events scored)