Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 22

Over 2,200 drivers taking part in first six months of Operation Grassroots program

The Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots continues its growth. Now into the fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series program, a total of 2,272 drivers have recorded a result at one of the 56 tracks in North America participating in the 2018 season. The Senior/Masters division, combining the USA and Canada racers, is at 1400, which is up from the 1228 at this time a year ago. The Junior numbers are up to 872 from 756 last year.

At the top of the Senior/Masters USA standings is North Texas Karters racer Kaden Gray. Four of his five results are 30 points or more, giving him a solid average score and the most points as of June 22. At the last event on June 2, Gray won the main event over a 11-kart field, featuring NTK point leader and #5 in the Briggs WRS standing Jeffrey Dolian. The Rock Island Grand Prix Margay Ignite winner is just 10 points back of Gray sitting in fifth, with NTK holding the flag for two drivers inside the top-five.

Sitting second is Alex Keadle from the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge. Keadle has three wins in the last three events at the Mooresville, North Carolina facility, which has seen a total of 58 different drivers in the Briggs 206 Senior category over six races. Third is a driver from the Amped Up Racing Series based in Tennessee. Chris Cline is the current point leader in the Senior Spec 206 category, that races on the MG VK compound. Travis Roderick makes it three from the Lone Star State inside the top-five as he is the top driver from the Hill Country Kart Club. Based in New Braunfels, Texas, the club has welcomed 26 different drivers on the year in seven races. Roderick holds the point lead with three wins, two runner-up finishes on the year.

The Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association (EDKRA) has four of the top-five positions in the Senior/Masters Canada standings. Angelo Amorim is the top points earner in the Briggs WRS Canada. The Masters 206 driver won the last race in June, placing runner-up of the second race in the May double-header weekend. Griffin Dowler is the Senior 206 point leader at EDKRA, sitting second in the WRS standings to Amorim. Dowler won both rounds at the May double-header. Between the two classes, EDKRA has welcomed 40 drivers total on the year.

Francesca Pasubio is the meat of the EDKRA sandwich, sitting third in the Briggs WRS Canada standings. Pasubio hails from the Toronto Kart Club, which competes at the Brechin Motorsport Park and the 3-S Go Karts Track. Three wins in four rounds has Pasubio leading the TKC Briggs 206 Senior standings. Colby Wallace and Greg Murphy of EDKRA round out the Briggs WRS Canada top-five. Wallace is sits third in the Senior 206 standings while Murphy is second to Amorim in Masters 206 class.

Team USA leads the Junior standings, holding the top eight positions with the top four hailing from the Sportsman age group. Lanie Buice is the current point leader. The young female racer is in her second season of karting, winning four of six main events at the Georgia Sprint Karting Association on the year. Cameron Weinberg is her top challenger, scoring the other two wins against a solid field of drivers at the GSKA program, currently third in the Briggs WRS Junior standings.

Leading the west coast drivers in the Briggs WRS is Carson Kragh, undefeated thus far in 2018. Kragh is four for four at the Central California Kart Racing Association (CCKRA) in the Cadet Briggs class that features double digit numbers. Another big group of Briggs Cadet racers are at the GoPro Motorplex where James Overbeck leads the championship standings. Winning only the opening round, Overbeck has remained toward the front end of the results in a championship that has seen 36 different drivers in six rounds of racing, putting him fourth in the Briggs WRS standings. Spencer Conrad is his lead challenger in the GoPro championship race, sitting 10th in the Briggs WRS standings.

The Ignite Series at Gateway Kartplex continues to bring new people into the sport, and two of the Junior drivers sit fifth and seventh in the Briggs WRS. Dylan Ellsworth and Hailey Todtenhaupt  Ellsworth has two victories in 2018 while Todtenhaupt has consistent podium finishes in four rounds of racing. Joshua Maxey and Adrian Cruz represent the Lone Star State inside the top-10. Maxey is the top Briggs Cadet driver at the Hill Country Kart Club while Cruz is the leader in the Briggs Junior division at the North Texas Karters club. Chase Whitney is the lone Canadian in the top-10, representing the growing Toronto Kart Club.

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Senior/Masters – United States

Kaden Gray
Points: 150.75
Track: North Texas Karters

Age: 14
Hometown:
Keller, Texas
Occupation:
Student
Chassis:
CRG
Sponsors:
Gray Consulting Group
Years Karting:
5

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 KADEN GRAY NORTH TEXAS KARTERS 150.75 30.15
2 ALEX KEADLE GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE 144.5 28.9
3 CHRIS CLINE AMPED UP RACING 142 23.67
4 TRAVIS RODERICK HILL COUNTRY KART CLUB 141.25 28.25
5 JEFFERY DOLIAN NORTH TEXAS KARTERS 140.25 28.05
6 MIGUEL MIER NORTH TEXAS KARTERS 140.25 28.05
7 RYAN STEAGALL AMPED UP RACING 138.5 27.7
8 EVAN STAMER SUPERCOMP 129 32.25
9 CHASE JACKSON LAS VEGAS KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 127 21.17
10 EVAN STAMER IGNITE SERIES 126.75 31.69
11 JASON REICHERT LAS VEGAS KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 122.5 20.42
12 JAMIE BRADFORD AMPED UP RACING 116.5 29.13
13 JAMES WOOLSON HILL COUNTRY KART CLUB 113 22.6
14 JAMIE BRADFORD AMPED UP RACING 112.75 28.19
15 RYAN ROBINSON HILL COUNTRY KART CLUB 109 21.8
16 ERIC LODDEKE SUPERCOMP 108 27
17 RUDY AGRAS PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX 106 26.5
18 TOM VAN EYNDE CONCEPT HAULERS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 105.25 26.31
19 DAN ESPARZA NORTH TEXAS KARTERS 104 20.8
20 ALIEJA WHITE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION 102.75 25.69
21 JOHN FLUCKER PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX 102.25 25.56
22 AUSTIN MORRIS AMPED UP RACING 102 25.5
23 GAGE RUCKER SUPERCOMP 100 25
24 MIKE GRAY CONCEPT HAULERS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 99.25 24.81
25 AUSTIN MORRIS AMPED UP RACING 98.25 24.56

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Senior/Masters – Canada

Angelo Amorim
Points: 108.25
Track: Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association

Age: 42
Hometown:
Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation:
Business Development – Process Automation
Chassis:
Tony Kart
Sponsors:
N/A
Years Karting:
8

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 ANGELO AMORIM EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 108.25 27.06
2 GRIFFIN DOWLER EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 105.5 26.38
3 FRANCESCA PASUBIO TORONTO KART CLUB 100.75 25.19
4 COLBY WALLACE EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 98 24.5
5 GREG MURPHY EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 92 23
6 WHITNEY STEVENSON EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 90.25 22.56
7 NICK WOLODKO EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 85 21.25
8 GREGOR HENDRY EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 81 20.25
9 ELI YANKO GOODWOOD KARTWAYS 80.25 26.75
10 CONNOR PEET CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 80.25 26.75
11 AARON KENNEDY CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING RACING ASSOCIATION 78.75 26.25
12 NAILA DEEN CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 78.25 26.08
13 SHYON ZADEH TORONTO KART CLUB 76 25.33
14 JOHN KWONG CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 76 25.33
15 JESSE PEDEN EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 74 18.5
16 COLBY WALLACE CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 72 24
17 TY JOINSON EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 72 18
18 PETER SAMMON CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 72 24
19 BEN ISRAEL CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING RACING ASSOCIATION 70 23.33
20 ANGELIA AMORIM EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 70 17.5
21 LEVI SCHMIDTKE CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 70 23.33
22 MITCH DOLAN TORONTO KART CLUB 68 17
23 ALEXANDER DAVISON CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING RACING ASSOCIATION 68 22.67
24 DENNIS BAUER CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 68 22.67
25 ALAN HAGGERTY CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 67 22.33

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Junior

Lanie Buice
Points: 136
Track: Georgia Sprint Karting Association

Age: 11
Hometown:
Locust Grove, GA
School / Grade: Strong Rock Christian School / 6th
Chassis:
Razor
Sponsors:
Pro Tree Inc.
Years Karting:
1.25

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 LANIE BUICE GEORGIA SPRINT KARTING ASSOCIATION 136 27.2
2 CARSON KRAGH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION 113 28.25
3 CAMERON WEINBERG GEORGIA SPRINT KARTING ASSOCIATION 113 22.6
4 JAMES OVERBECK GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE 111.25 22.25
5 DYLAN ELLSWORTH IGNITE SERIES 110.5 27.63
6 JOSHUA MAXEY HILL COUNTRY KART CLUB 110.5 18.42
7 HAILEY TODTENHAUPT IGNITE SERIES 108 27
8 ADRIAN CRUZ NORTH TEXAS KARTERS 106 21.2
9 CHASE WHITNEY TORONTO KART CLUB 100 25
10 SPENCER CONRAD GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE 97 19.4
11 NOLAN BALTZ IGNITE SERIES 96 24
12 AIDEN KEMPF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION 94.75 23.69
13 JOSEPH BOLEN CONCEPT HAULERS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 94.5 23.63
14 PEYTON BRIDGES GEORGIA SPRINT KARTING ASSOCIATION 94 23.5
15 DANNY DYSZELSKI GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE 92 23
16 JOSHUA BOLEN CONCEPT HAULERS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 90.5 22.63
17 ALYX SMITH AMPED UP RACING 90.25 15.04
18 ETHAN TOBIN EDMONTON & DISTRICT KART RACING ASSOCIATION 90.25 22.56
19 AVERY KRAGH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION 90 22.5
20 JACOB BOLEN CONCEPT HAULERS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 89 22.25
21 STEVEN NAVARATIL GOODWOOD KARTWAYS 87.5 29.17
22 DAKOTA TATE TRI-C KARTERS 87.5 29.17
23 ENZO SARTOR CALGARY KART RACING CLUB 85 28.33
24 REID SWEENEY IGNITE SERIES 84 21
25 IAN HABIUK GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE 84 16.8

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Created in 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs 206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all over the country, the ultimate responsibility was put on the racers to have their own track or club series sign up for program, and in return both the tracks and racers would receive a prizes at the end of the season, including many of the great products produced by Briggs & Stratton.

The format is simple. Three standings are recorded on the season – Senior/Master is split up by country – United States of America and Canada, while the Junior division includes all of North America. A racer must compete in the Senior or Masters 206 category – or a Junior 206 (Junior 1 or Junior 2 level) division – at ONE recognized Briggs WRS tracks or series, racing in at least seven events in the calendar year before October 21, 2018, all in accordance to the Briggs & Stratton rule set. Each track must be a sanctioned facility in good standing with WKA, IKF, NKA, TAG USA or AKRA. The Senior, Masters, and Junior 206 classes must follow the Briggs & Stratton factory rule set in its entirety with no exceptions (in Canada, the official ASN rule set). The track must submit a maximum of 11 race dates (including rain dates), and the final results within one week following said events. Full list of track schedules HERE.

Points are accumulated based on the first eight races attended, with the best seven of eight counted at the end of the season. Both Senior and Masters drivers compete head-to-head in the standings, while Junior drivers will have their own rankings. Points for Senior/Master are based on three categories:

Category 1 – Quantity of karts participating in the class. The scale is 1 point to 11 points, based on the number of karts. More than 11 karts is still 11 points.

Category 2 – Finishing position. First place equates to 11 points down to 11th place or above at 1 point.

Category 3 – Number of karts finished ahead of (maximum is 11 karts).

Category 4 – Prefinal / Heat win bonus equals 0.25 points

Points for Junior are based on these three categories:

Category 1 – Quantity of karts participating in the class. The scale is 1 point to 10 points, based on the number of karts. More than 10 karts is still 10 points.

Category 2 – Finishing position. First place equates to 10 points down to 10th place or above at 1 point.

Category 3 – Number of karts finished ahead of (maximum is 10 karts).

Category 4 – Prefinal / Heat win bonus equals 0.25 points

Each United States and Canadian Senior/Masters top-50 and combined Junior top-50 in the final Briggs WRS standings will receive prizes.

1st-2nd: 7,000watt Elite Series Generator ($1,200 value)
3rd-8th: Powersmart P2200 Inverter Generator ($650 value)
9th-15th: 3,000 PSI Power Flow Plus Pressure Washer ($400 value)
16th-25th: 2,200 PSI Pressure Washer ($327.95 value)
26th-35th: 10 quarts of Briggs & Stratton 4T by AMSOIL ($160 value)
36th-50th: Hilliard Inferno Flame Clutch ($85 value)

In total, over $48,000 will be awarded at the end of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV.

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