2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – July 6

Order remains unchanged with Musgrave in P1 heading into busy summer schedule

Billy Musgrave remains the top driver in the Stock Honda Driver Rankings (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

Before the schedule gets really busy, here is the latest release of the 2018 eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA. The upcoming weeks is going to be a busy one for the EKN staff, with a number of Trackside Live presented by Cooper Tires events over the next two months. During that time, the Driver Rankings are expected to see either some big changes, or much of the same depending on how the top-10 perform in July and August.

The top-10 is unchanged after a month of regional racing for Stock Honda drivers as 2017 SKUSA SuperNationals winner Billy Musgrave (MRC / Aluminos) remains in the top position. The 56-point advantage over Nic LeDuc (Sodikart) can easily be gone in the matter of one main event. Both of the Finals at the SKUSA SummerNationals this August will be the showdown. 2017 #1 driver Jake French (DKC / Sodikart) sits third, on the verge of dropping down the order more should he not compete in any karting events moving forward.

Kyle Wick (RPG / CRG) added his first regional win of the season at the recent Can-Am Karting Challenge. Bouncing back from issues on day one, Wick swept day two at McMinnville. Riley Dickinson (DKC / Sodikart) is still healing from his flip at the SKUSA SpringNationals. We will see if he has healed enough to make the Texas ProKart Challenge event at Amarillo later this month, or come back at the SKUSA SummerNationals. Jamaican Colin Daley (DRT / DR Kart) was among the quick drivers this weekend at the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard. Daley won the heat race and Prefinal but ended up second in the Final.

Hunter Pickett (Aluminos) remains in the seventh position, with S1 rookie Rory van der Steur (Tony Kart) in eighth. Both are expected to be podium contenders at the SummerNationals. Kol Bailey (LEM / Praga) sits ninth with Brian Keck (CRG) completing the top-10. The ‘Driver On the Move’ is Cameron Egger. The veteran racer from Oregon is among the drivers fighting for the S2 championship podium. The RPG / Kosmic driver picked up victory at the opening round of the Can-Am Karting Challenge, placing second on day two to help boost his Driver Rankings total.


Upcoming EKN Stock Honda Driver Rankings Schedule

Date Series Track Location Rank
7/7 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #4 Santa Maria Kart Track Santa Maria, CA 8.5
7/7 SKUSA California ProKart Challenge #4 Santa Maria Kart Track Santa Maria, CA 8
7/14 Northwest Gold Cup #7 SKRA Spokane, WA 8
7/15 Los Angeles Karting Championship #6 CalSpeed Karting Center Fontana, CA 8
7/15 Northwest Gold Cup #8 SKRA Spokane, WA 8
7/15 Utah State Championships #7 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8
7/21 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #4 Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/22 Colorado Karting Tour #5 IMI Motorsports Complex Dacono, CO 8
7/22 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge #5 Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/29 Can-Am Karting Challenge #2 Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8.5
8/4 Gearup Challenge F-Series #5 F1 Boston East Bridgewater, MA 8
8/4 Northwest Gold Cup #9 Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
8/5 Colorado Karting Tour #6 SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
8/5 Northwest Gold Cup #10 Sumas International Motorsports Academy Sumas, WA 8
8/5 Utah State Championships #8 Utah Motorsports Campus Tooele, UT 8

(Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

Stock Moto #1 – Billy Musgrave
Norco, California

The streak continues for Billy Musgrave at the California ProKart Challenge program. The MRC / Aluminos driver put in his fourth straight perfect weekend, besting the S1 field at the Santa Maria Kart Track this past weekend. He will have to wait until September to continue the drive for five and six at Monterey Bay and Lancaster. Musgrave, a race winner on the SKUSA Pro Tour for the past three seasons, needs a victory at the SummerNationals to extend that personal streak. Musgrave is also improving on the TaG side of things, reaching the top-10 for the first time in his career.

Point Breakdown
Race,Rank,Finish,Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #1 – S1,9.5,5,1026
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #2 – S1,9.5,2,1058
SKUSA SuperNationals 2017 – S1,10,1,1177
SKUSA WinterNationals ’18 #1 – S1,9.5,3,998
SKUSA WinterNationals ’18 #2 – S1,9.5,2,1008
SKUSA SpringNationals ’18 #1 – S1,9.5,4,990
SKUSA SpringNationals ’18 #2 – S1,9.5,6,965

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.29
Average Points: 1031.7
Total Points: 7222

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(Photo: EKN)

Stock Moto #2 – Nic LeDuc
Novato, California

Another driver that is well-rounded and has the ability to be fast in anything he jumps in is Nic LeDuc. The NorCal driver has many more years of experience than Musgrave, however, has just returned back to the national scene in the last 2 seasons. LeDuc now has a two-year streak of winning at the SKUSA SpringNationals, including this year’s race out the back of his pick-up truck, something that is becoming the norm in the S1 class. Only 104 points out of first in the SKUSA Pro Tour standings, LeDuc is making the long haul out to Indiana for the series finale. Not only for a chance at the SKUSA Pro Tour championship, but help his case at the EKN Driver Rankings #1 spot.

Point Breakdown
Race,Rank,Finish,Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #1 – S1,9.5,4,1037
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #2 – S1,9.5,4,1037
California ProKart Challenge ’17 #6 – S1,8.5,1,973
SKUSA SuperNationals 2017 – S1,9.5,7,1106
SKUSA WinterNationals ’18 #2 – S1,9.5,3,998
SKUSA SpringNationals ’18 #1 – S1,9.5,3,1000
SKUSA SpringNationals ’18 #2 – S1,9.5,1,1015

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.29
Average Points: 1023.7
Total Points: 7166

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(Photo: EKN)

Stock Moto #3 – Jake French
Sachse, Texas

The 2018 season has not been kind to former #1 Jake French. A tough outing at the WinterNationals was followed by a wreck in his F4 US Championship car at Road Atlanta. Getting the car repaired for the following event at Mid-Ohio, French was hit once again, this time flipping the car over once hitting the dirt trap, thankfully uninjured. Jake and his family is no stranger to bouncing back. When French first moved up to the S1 category, he struggled. Hard work and dedication picked him back up and eventually became one of the top drivers in the country. We wish the same for him in his open wheel career and hope to see him back in kart soon as well.

Point Breakdown
Race,Rank,Finish,Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #1 – S1,9.5,1,1069
SKUSA SummerNationals ’17 #2 – S1,9.5,1,1069
Texas ProKart Challenge ’17 #5 – S2,8.5,1,932
Texas ProKart Challenge ’17 #6 – S2,8.5,1,932
SKUSA SuperNationals 2017 – S1,10,2,1165
SKUSA WinterNationals ’18 #1 – S1,9.5,10,927
SKUSA WinterNationals ’18 #2 – S1,9.5,5,978

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.00
Average Points: 1010.3
Total Points: 7072


EKN Driver Rankings Calculation Process
The EKN Driver Rankings are calculated using a driver’s best finishes in major North American races. Assembled using events from the previous 12 months from the current date, we use a driver’s best seven finishes in TaG and Stock Honda to determine their overall current point total. With each new release, results posted from more than one year ago are discarded. To deliver our ranking list, we tabulate the results of all the national programs and selected regional programs. We have included the results for the major one-off events such as the SKUSA SuperNationals, the US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, the Rock Island Grand Prix, and the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix.

Each race is initially weighted based on the prestige and history of the event or series with a score of ten (10) being the highest attainable base ranking. For 2018, the SKUSA SuperNationals will receive a score of 10 in its initial weighting in the TaG and Stock Honda categories. A base ranking of 9.5 is set for the SKUSA Pro Tour, while a base ranking of 9 goes to the SKUSA Winter Series, United States Pro Kart Series, Florida Winter Tour, Challenge of the Americas, Rok the Rio, Rock Island Grand Prix, US Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, and California ProKart Challenge. Other national and regional program races were given a base ranking of either 8.5 or 8.0.

The EKN staff reserves the right to adjust the rankings of each event throughout the year. A minimum entry total for any event to be considered for the Driver Rankings program is five (5). If an event does not have at least five (5) drivers starting the race, those results will not be tabulated toward the Driver Rankings.

Added to these initial rankings are two variables that help confirm the true importance of an event to the ranking process – field size and field strength. A percentage of one weighting point is added for the size of the field, while the number of existing top 50 drivers entered offers another full point or fraction of a point. The sum of these numbers becomes the overall ranking for any race.

Following a race, drivers receive points based on their finishing positions with 100 points earned for a win. Each subsequent position drops by one point with 99 points given to the second-place driver and so on throughout the field. These points are then multiplied by the overall ranking to produce a driver’s final point total from each event. Using a driver’s best seven races, we calculate each driver’s overall score and subsequent ranking.


eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA – as of July 6, 2018

Pos. Jun. 11 Plus/Minus Driver Races Score
1. 1 NC Billy Musgrave 21 7222
2. 2 NC Nic LeDuc 8 7166
3. 3 NC Jake French 7 7072
4. 4 NC Kyle Wick 12 7008
5. 5 NC Riley Dickinson 9 6933
6. 6 NC Collin Daley 14 6860
7. 7 NC Hunter Pickett 10 6837
8. 8 NC Rory van der Steur 14 6788
9. 9 NC Kol Bailey 9 6671
10. 10 NC Brian Keck 9 6659
11. 11 NC Blair Hosie 16 6587
12. 29 17 Cameron Egger 8 6472
13. 12 -1 Matias Podboj 15 6471
14. 13 -1 Pedro Lopes 8 6432
15. 14 -1 Matt Paesch 9 6315
16. 15 -1 Michael Ilavia 8 6315
17. 16 -1 Keawn Tandon 16 6257
18. 17 -1 Robert Heck Jr. 17 6247
19. 18 -1 Cody Elliott 11 6221
20. 20 NC Reilly Cann 14 6100
21. 19 -2 Garrett McKelvie 14 6099
22. 21 -1 Tyler Guilbeault 11 6078
23. 22 -1 Josh Early 8 5965
24. 23 -1 Zach Pettinicchi 7 5932
25. 24 -1 Nathan Adds 6 5811
26. 25 -1 Prescott Campbell 12 5787
27. 27 NC Carlee Taylor 7 5777
28. 26 -2 Dean Heldt 8 5739
29. 28 -1 Hunter Kelly 6 5646
30. 30 NC Jason Pettit 6 5464
31. 31 NC Andretta Young 6 5436
32. 32 NC Max Hewitt 6 5286
33. 33 NC Mark Snyder 6 5117
34. 40 6 Royal McKee 6 5048
35. 35 NC Anthony Freese 6 4979
36. 36 NC Daniel Formal 5 4907
37. 37 NC Michael Korody 6 4873
38. 38 NC Harry Gottsacker 5 4430
39. 39 NC Ryan Pool 5 4249
40. 77 37 Conner Wick 5 4175
41. 43 2 Alexis Costa 5 4172
42. 34 -8 Vivek Tandon 5 4152
43. 42 -1 Ayrton Little 5 4136
44. 46 2 AJ Myers 4 3930
45. 48 3 Mathias Ramirez 4 3856
46. 49 3 Ron White 4 3830
47. 50 3 Kolton Griffin 4 3586
48. 51 3 Nikita Lastochkin 4 3491
49. 52 3 Kyle Kennedy 4 3463
50. 100 50 Matthew Morgan 4 3461
51. 102 51 Cole Franchini 4 3425
52. 41 -11 Chris Farrell 4 3368
53. 54 1 Kyle Apuzzo 4 3333
54. 55 1 Carson Mueller 4 3263
55. 83 28 Frank Rapisarda 4 3255
56. 81 25 Patrick Cecilian 4 3255
57. 85 28 Evan Polisky 4 3221
58. 56 -2 Harry Voigt 4 3215
59. 44 -15 Blake Dunkleberger 4 3214
60. 84 24 Dustin Courter 4 3214
61. 80 19 Josh Weis 4 3206
62. 57 -5 Gary Carlton 3 3194
63. 58 -5 Jacob Pope 4 3172
64. 86 22 Ahmad Barazi 4 3165
65. 45 -20 Kent Hatada 4 3155
66. 60 -6 Austin Wilkins 3 3104
67. 61 -6 Skyler Finley 3 3096
68. 47 -21 Trevor Sumner 4 3089
69. 62 -7 Austin Garrison 3 3022
70. 63 -7 Darin Marcus 3 2892
71. 64 -7 Graig Alvarez 3 2749
72. 65 -7 Alan Michel 3 2719
73. 66 -7 Devon Smith-Harden 3 2705
74. 96 22 Christian Bird 3 2654
75. 67 -8 Ryan Kinnear 3 2649
76. 68 -8 Clinton Schoombee 3 2605
77. 69 -8 Cody Hodgson 3 2563
78. 70 -8 Sebastian Alvarez 3 2561
79. 53 -26 Bonnier Moulton 3 2560
80. 71 -9 Dylan Towne 3 2549
81. 72 -9 Diego Villafani 3 2546
82. 73 -9 Tyler Fling 3 2537
83. 75 -8 Peter Abba 3 2530
84. 76 -8 Mike Rivera 3 2513
85. 78 -7 Nathan Ratton 3 2478
86. 79 -7 Erin Sims 3 2470
87. 82 -5 Antonio de Lis 3 2452
88. 115 27 Sarah Rassmusen 3 2404
89. 122 33 Henry Korn 3 2398
90. 87 -3 Woraway Komarakul 3 2381
91. 59 -32 Quintin Bineau 3 2348
92. 123 31 Anthony Stiffler 3 2344
93. 121 28 Austin Ray Chalman 3 2323
94. 89 -5 Emon Fazlollahi 3 2320
95. 90 -5 Matt Hamilton 2 2095
96. 91 -5 Kyle Kalish 2 2073
97. 92 -5 Jimmy Simpson 2 2051
98. 93 -5 Antonio Serravalle 2 1967
99. 94 -5 Garrett Boone 2 1925
100. 95 -5 Antonio Pizzonia Jr. 2 1843
101. 97 -4 Garrett Kramer 2 1758
102. 98 -4 Tyler Bennett 2 1753
103. 138 35 Cory Milne 2 1736
104. 99 -5 Aaron Aguirre 2 1723
105. 101 -4 Paul Guadagnoli 2 1719
106. 103 -3 Evan Batt 2 1703
107. 144 37 Tase Flores 2 1691
108. Joe Criscione 2 1688
109. 104 -5 Josh Lane 2 1684
110. 74 -36 Billy Drury 2 1683
111. 105 -6 Mike Beeny 2 1676
112. Jeff Ralph 2 1671
113. Dan Monteiro 2 1662
114. Kyle Keenan 2 1662
115. 106 -9 Ryan P. Lewis 2 1662
116. 107 -9 Chris Matthew 2 1659
117. 108 -9 Robert Tifft 2 1659
118. 109 -9 Spencer Spikes 2 1653
119. 110 -9 Tony Malito 2 1651
120. 111 -9 Kyle Smith 2 1641
121. 112 -9 Kyle Loh 2 1634
122. 113 -9 Jeff Westlund 2 1621
123. 114 -9 Andrew Kleinheinz 2 1619
124. 116 -8 Bryon Rothenhoefer 2 1605
125. 117 -8 Jon Karagounis 2 1605
126. 118 -8 Travis Henson 2 1605
127. 119 -8 Jacob DeLavergne 2 1604
128. 120 -8 Steve Perdue 2 1597
129. 175 46 Blake Foley 2 1555
130. 88 -42 Tyler DeGraff 2 1549
131. 124 -7 Arturo Pacifico Griffini 2 1533
132. 126 -6 Laurent Marchandise 1 1144
133. 127 -6 Joshua Fife 1 1130
134. 128 -6 Emiliano Salazar 1 1099
135. 129 -6 Taylor Greenfield 1 1071
136. 130 -6 Joey Wimsett 1 1059
137. 131 -6 Mirko Mizzoni 1 1036
138. 132 -6 Sabre Cook 1 1024
139. 133 -6 Josh Drysdale 1 1019
140. 134 -6 Jeremy Iglesias 1 989
141. 135 -6 Cabot Bigham 1 984
142. 136 -6 Ryan Phinny 1 942
143. 137 -6 Paolo De Conto 1 906
144. 139 -5 Joshua de Losier 1 884
145. 140 -5 Jimmy McNeil 1 881
146. 141 -5 Jordon Musser 1 876
147. 142 -5 Jacob Boubel 1 870
148. 143 -5 Kyle Knecht 1 864
149. 145 -4 Brian Davies 1 856
150. 146 -4 Jason Campbell 1 856
151. 147 -4 Matt Koerner 1 856
152. 148 -4 Christian Brooks 1 846
153. 149 -4 Race Liberante 1 846
154. 150 -4 Lauren Stark 1 842
155. 152 -3 Andrew Bujdoso 1 835
156. 153 -3 Matthew O’Donnell 1 829
157. 154 -3 Paul Makarucha 1 829
158. 155 -3 Tom Dyer 1 827
159. 156 -3 Justin Taylor 1 826
160. 157 -3 Justin Luik 1 824
161. 158 -3 Anthony Fontana 1 822
162. Steve Jenks 1 821
163. 159 -4 Trace Bartley 1 816
164. 160 -4 Kian 1 815
165. 161 -4 Mateo DeLeon 1 812
166. 162 -4 Sebastian Bertoia 1 811
167. 163 -4 Brennon Viera 1 810
168. 164 -4 Philip Craycraft 1 810
169. 165 -4 Travis Waddell 1 809
170. 166 -4 Rene Martinelli 1 808
171. Justin Peck 1 804
172. 167 -5 Miguel Garcia 1 803
173. 168 -5 Jessica Sollberger 1 801
174. 169 -5 Steve Frank 1 801
175. 170 -5 Tyler Coffman 1 801
176. Brian Henson 1 796
177. Steven Crete 1 796
178. 171 -7 Daniel De La Calle 1 792
179. 172 -7 Lee Waddell 1 792
180. Devin Davis 1 788
181. Scott Granger 1 787
182. 173 -9 Eddie Tafoya 1 786
183. 174 -9 Liam Snyder 1 786
184. 176 -8 Jason Bane 1 784
185. 177 -8 Jorge Ortiz Sr. 1 778
186. 125 -61 Jeff Thralls 1 770
187. 179 -8 Hal Strauss 1 769
188. 180 -8 Carl Lewis 1 768
189. 181 -8 Jesse Runkle 1 767
190. 182 -8 John Nielsen 1 767
191. Alan Cortes 1 762
192. Peter Atwater 1 754
193. 184 -9 Christopher de Lis 1 734
194. 186 -8 Michael Stevens 1 710

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