EKN Constructors Championship – May 22
Tony Kart continues domination as fight for second continues to heat up
Looking at the calendar, the 2015 karting season is nearly at the halfway point as the month of May is just about finished. Racing all over North America is taking place with the cold winter months behind us and the warmth of summer just around the corner. The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship standings is heating up as well, with a solid fight for the runner-up position while four-time top chassis Tony Kart enjoys a healthy lead at the halfway point.
Tony Kart has been the only brand to score in all 22 events, posting the highest total in six of the last seven events added to the EKN CC standings. Tony Kart led the way once again at the California ProKart Challenge event (Round 3), and set the tone at the opening rounds for Texas ProKart Challenge and Can-Am Karting Challenge – along with the national events of United States Pro Kart Series, SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals, and the US Open in Dallas.
The top two positions remain unchanged as CRG and Top Kart sit second and third. CRG was in the top three at the California PKC and SpringNationals, adding points in two other events. Top Kart is one of two brands to score higher than Tony Kart on the season. The #RollBlue chassis was best for the second time on the season, earning the highest total at the second WKA Manufacturers Cup event.
A change for fourth has put the new BirelART chassis into the fourth position, coming off a successful last few weeks where they just missed the top-three at the SKUSA SpringNationals, landing the second most points in Dallas just two weeks later. Kosmic slipped to fifth, reaching the top-three twice in the last seven events on the EKN CC calendar.
Two others brand moving up the order include Praga and Merlin. Both had successful USPKS and SKUSA SpringNationals events. Praga was second best at the SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour season opener, while Merlin was second in the USPKS opener, along with the second stop of the WKA series behind the strength of the Franklin Motorsports operation. Coyote falls from sixth to eighth with no points added to their total since the last EKN CC standings, but still is one of two brands to beat Tony Kart on the season. FA Kart has climbed to ninth, making it three OTK brands inside the top-10 by earning points at four of the last seven events. Despite securing points at three of the latest races, Benik has dropped to 10th.
EKN Constructors Championship Upcoming Events
5/30,WKA Manufacturers Cup Series,Round 3,Michiana Raceway Park,New Liberty-IN
5/30,Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge,Round 3-4,Southern Oregon Kart Track,Medford-OR
6/6,California ProKart Challenge,Round 4,Simraceway Performance Karting Center,Sonoma-CA
6/13,Texas ProKart Challenge,Round 3-4,North Texas Kartway,Denton-TX
6/20,United States Pro Kart Series,Round 3-4,US AIR Motorsports Raceway,Shawano-WI
6/27,US Open,Round 2,Grand Junction Motor Speedway,Grand Junction-CO
7/11,Texas ProKart Challenge,Round 5-6,Dallas Karting Complex,Caddo Mills-TX
7/11,Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge,Round 5-6,Greg Moore Raceway,Chilliwack-BC
7/18,WKA Manufacturers Cup Series,Round 4,New Castle Motorsports Park,New Castle-IN
7/25,SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals,Round 3-4,New Castle Motorsports Park,New Castle-IN
Inside the Numbers:
Number of brands scoring points in all 22 events – Tony Kart
Number of brands to outscore Tony Kart on the season – Top Kart and Coyote
Number of brands over 100 mark
Highest number of brands scoring at one event (SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals)
Total number of brands scoring points
Highest event point total of the season – Tony Kart (SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals)
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 May 22, 2015