EKN Constructors Championship – September 3
Advantage increases for Tony Kart as Top Kart remains in front for P2 battle
The 2015 karting season is in the final stages. Championship battles are finishing up in certain areas, while other racing programs are gearing up for the final rounds of the year to crown their class champions. The crown for top chassis in the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship has already been delivered to Tony Kart, as the brand continues to dominate the standings as we head into the final stretch of the season.
Tony Kart is the only brand to score in all 37 events that have made up the 2015 EKN CC standings thus far, and is projected to score points in all 43 events. If you take the points accumulated by second through sixth place, you will finally be able to better the Tony Kart score. Tony Kart leads each category except for three (WKA, USPKS, and Texas ProKart Challenge), with over half its total coming from the Winter programs and the US Open/US Rotax Grand Nationals. In fact, Tony Kart scored a season high 144 points at the US Rotax Grand Nationals, better by 112 points over the second best brand, which was FA Kart while Kosmic was third, making it an all OTK podium.
Top Kart remains in the second position, however, the margin is just now 20 points over the rising Merlin brand. Top Kart was best at the two final WKA events to finish the year best in that category. On the flip side, Merlin bested the field at the two final United States Pro Kart Series events to claim the top spot in that category on the year, helping to move itself up to third in the overall standings. Franklin Motorsports has continued its development of the Merlin chassis, showing big numbers in the Cadet and Junior categories with success still in the Senior divisions.
That moved CRG down to fourth, earning points through its shifterkart contingent at the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, with new kid on the block BirelART fifth. The new chassis scored points in seven of the last nine events as the brand continues to grow across North America.
Sixth through 10th remain unchanged. Kosmic holds down the sixth position, with Praga in seventh. Praga North America continues to grow the brand across the country, earning two big wins at the recent USPKS finale weekend. Benik is holding strong in eighth riding off the success of its Cadet program. FA Kart puts all three OTK brands inside the top-10, which is capped off by Sodi Kart who continues to show the way in the Texas PKC category.
EKN Constructors Championship Upcoming Events
|9/5||Rock Island Grand Prix||One-off||Rock Island Street Course||Rock Island-IL|
|9/12||Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge||Round 7-8||Pat's Acres Racing Complex||Canby-OR|
|9/26||California ProKart Challenge||Round 6||Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix||Lancaster-CA|
|10/3||Texas ProKart Challenge||Round 7-8||Oklahoma Motorsports Complex||Norman-OK|
|11/14||US Open||Round 5||The LINQ Hotel & Casino||Las Vegas-NV|
|11/21||SKUSA SuperNationals XIX||Round 5||Las Vegas Convention Center||Las Vegas-NV|
Inside the Numbers:
Number of brands scoring points in all 37 events – Tony Kart
Number of brands to earn top points at events in 2015 other than Tony Kart (Top Kart, Merlin, Kosmic, Sodi 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 – Eagle and Fullerton brands earning their first points of the season
Highest event point total of the season – Tony Kart (US Rotax Grand Nationals)
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 September 3, 2015