Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 24

Program nears 3,000 mark of grassroots racers in North America

The 2018 season is entering the final quarter with September nearing by the hour. Labor Day weekend is upon us and of course we will see a number of Briggs & Stratton drivers at the famed Rock Island Grand Prix in Illinois this weekend. What we are also seeing is an increase in numbers at the local level thanks to the Briggs 206 powerplant and the supporting Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. The total number of drivers racing at the participating North America tracks have 1,837 in the Senior/Masters division with another 1,038 Junior drivers combined in the USA and Canada.

Until now, the USA was leading the overall standings in the Senior/Masters division. Canada has taken over the top spot thanks to the performances of John Buzza. The Manitoba Karting Association driver now has the benchmark score of 223 to beat for the 2018 best score. Buzza is the Senior Briggs championship leader at the MKA program north of Winnipeg with six straight main event wins after starting the season with two runner-up results. MKA has two other drivers in the top-10 for Canada, with Buzza’s top challenger Matthew Greskiw holding the second spot in the Briggs WRS Canada, third overall. Morgan McDonald is the third from MKA, sitting ninth in the Canada standings.

Calgary Kart Racing Club also has three drivers inside the top-10 of the Briggs WRS Canada standings. Connor Peet is the top driver from CKRC, sitting fourth in the standings. Peet is the current Briggs & Stratton Light championship leader at CKRC with five podiums in 10 races, including two victories. His top challenger at CKRC – John Kwong – is sixth in the standings. The third driver from CKRC is Alan Haggerty, the current championship leader in the Briggs & Stratton Heavy class. Haggerty, sitting seventh in the Canada standings, has four wins in 2018.

Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association and Mosport Kartways complete the Canada top-10 with two drivers each. EDKRA driver Angelo Amorim is up to third in the standings. Amorim is the top Masters driver in the Canada standings and leads the EDKRA standings thanks to five victories in 2018. Kevin Dowler is his top challenger at EDKRA and is sitting 10th in the Canadian standings. Mosport is represented by Darren Kearnan and Jordan Prior in the Canadian top-10. Kearnan is second in the MIKA Briggs Masters championship chase with three wins in 2018 while Prior is the MIKA Briggs Senior point leader over 75 different racers competing in the category this season.

Last month’s overall #1 driver was Tim Roy. The Michiana Raceway Park driver has fallen to second overall, still leading the Briggs WRS USA standings with the same total as last month. Sitting second in the USA standings is Jamie Bradford from the Tennessee Karting Association that races at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bradford is the championship leader in the Briggs 206 Spec VK category that has welcomed 30 different drivers on the year.

Third takes us to Texas where former #1 Kaden Gray resides. Gray has four wins in the Spring and Summer programs at the North Texas Karters program. Also from the NTK program is Jeffery Dolian in tenth. Dolian is coming off two wins at the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard in the two Margay Ignite divisions. Travis Roderick is the third driver from Texas, representing the Hill Country Kart Club program outside San Antonio. Roderick is the championship leader in the Briggs 206 Senior class, which has welcomed 39 drivers in 2018, with four victories on the season.

Blake Korth is the highest driver from the Kart Racers of America program at New Castle Motorsports Park. Korth is the Briggs 206 Senior championship leader with five wins on the year. John Ewing is the second KRA driver inside the top-10 of the USA standings in seventh. Ewing is sitting second in the KRA title chase for the Briggs 206 Masters class. Ohio Valley Karting Association is represented by Scott Keith (fifth) and Zack Keith (ninth). Scott and Zack are second and third in the OVKA Briggs 206 Senior standings behind Eric Fagan. Evan Stamer is the lone driver inside the top-10 from the Ignite Series at the Gateway Kartplex outside St. Louis.

The top-10 in the Junior ranks is nearly split, with Team USA now holding just six spots and Team Canada with four. USA driver Hudson Tran remains at the top of the standings, improving his score from the Stockholm Karting Center with eight rounds now complete. The facility in Minnesota has three drivers total in the top-10 with Lukas Klimek and Kiara Stai.

Leading Team Canada is James Altamirano from the Calgary Kart Racing Club. Altamirano is just three points off Tran in the overall standings, leading the CKRC championship standings in the Briggs & Stratton Junior class. CKRC has three in the top-10 with Enzo Sartor and Kiefer Peet, both top rivals of Altamirano. The fourth driver to represent Canada in the top-10 is Avery Miller from the Mosport Kartways. Miller is the championship leader at the Ontario program that has seen 56 different drivers compete on the year.

Former #1 in the Briggs WRS standings Lanie Buice is third in the overall standings with eight rounds completed. Buice is the top Cadet driver at the Georgia Sprint Karting Association. Wisconsin, the home of Briggs & Stratton, is represented by two drivers from the Road America Kart Club in Elkhart Lake. Logan Perl is fifth in the Junior Briggs WRS standings as of now, leading the Briggs 206 Sportsman championship with four wins on the season. TJ Zimmerman is eighth in the standings, and is the current champions leader in the Briggs 206 Lite class at Road America.

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Senior/Masters – Canada

John Buzza
Points: 223
Track: Manitoba Karting Association

Age: 21
Hometown:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation:
Student
Chassis:
Birel ART
Sponsors:
REG Electronics, Thunder Rapids Amusement Park, Midas Winnipeg
Years Karting:
10

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 JOHN BUZZA Manitoba Karting Association 223 27
2 STEPHEN BACHALO Manitoba Karting Association 212 26
3 ANGELO AMORIM Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 209 26
4 CONNOR PEET Calgary Kart Racing Club 200 25
5 DARREN KEARNAN Mosport Kartways 195 27
6 JOHN KWONG Calgary Kart Racing Club 190 23
7 ALAN HAGGERTY Calgary Kart Racing Club 189 27
8 JORDAN PRIOR Mosport Kartways 189 23
9 MORGAN MCDONALD Manitoba Karting Association 188 23
10 KEVIN R DOWLER Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 185 23
11 WHITNEY STEVENSON Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 184 23
12 ELI YANKO Mosport Kartways 184 23
13 RYLAN DESPINS Manitoba Karting Association 184 23
14 COLBY WALLACE Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 182 22
15 NAILA DEEN Calgary Kart Racing Club 180 25
16 AARON KENNEDY Championship Karting Racing Association 173 24
17 FRANCESCA PASUBIO Toronto Kart Club 173 24
18 GRIFFIN DOWLER Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 172 21
19 MARK BANKS Saskatoon Kart Racers 172 24
20 STEPHEN GOEBEL Mosport Kartways 166 20
21 DAVE CAMERON Calgary Kart Racing Club 164 27
22 ALEX MURPHY Mosport Kartways 164 23
23 ANGELIA AMORIM Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 163 20
24 GREGOR HENDRY Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association 162 20
25 ANTHONY CASTRO Mosport Kartways 159 22

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Senior/Masters – United States

Tim Roy
Points: 221
Track: Michiana Raceway Park

Age: 34
Hometown:
Munster, Indiana
Occupation:
Engineer
Chassis:
Comet Eagle
Sponsors:
None
Years Karting:
5

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 TIM ROY Michiana Raceway Park 221 27
2 JAMIE BRADFORD Tennessee Karting Association 211 30
3 KADEN GRAY North Texas Karters 210 26
4 BLAKE KORTH Kart Racers of America 208 26
5 SCOTT KEITH Ohio Valley Karting Association 208 29
6 EVAN STAMER Ignite Series 205 29
7 JOHN EWING Kart Racers of America 204 25
8 TRAVIS RODERICK Hill Country Kart Club 203 25
9 ZACK KEITH Ohio Valley Karting Association 196 28
10 JEFFERY DOLIAN North Texas Karters 194 27
11 DREW LANSING Kart Racers of America 191 23
12 JOHN O’KEEFE Kart Racers of America 190 23
13 EVAN MCCORQUODALE Kart Racers of America 190 23
14 JD GUNN Michiana Raceway Park 188 23
15 DREW LANSING Kart Racers of America 188 23
16 MIKE GRAY Concept Haulers Motor Speedway 187 23
17 ERIC FAGAN Ohio Valley Karting Association 187 31
18 LINUS GUGINO Michiana Raceway Park 186 23
19 EVAN STAMER SuperComp 183 30
20 JUSTIN MCCARTHY Michiana Raceway Park 180 22
21 JAMES WOOLSON Hill Country Kart Club 179 22
22 EVAN MCCORQUODALE Kart Racers of America 178 22
23 ALEX KEADLE GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge 176 29
24 STEVE KNIGHT Kart Racers of America 176 29
25 JOSHUA FINE Utah Kart Championship 176 29

For complete standings and information, visit briggswrs.com.


Junior

Hudson Tran
Points: 199
Track: Stockholm Karting Center

Age: 11
Hometown:
Lakeville, Minnesota
School / Grade: 6th grade
Chassis:
Margay Ignite K2
Sponsors:
Mom and Dad
Years Karting:
4

POS RACER TRACK NAME TOTAL AVG
1 HUDSON TRAN Stockholm Karting Center 199 24
2 JAMES ALTAMIRANO Calgary Kart Racing Club 196 24
3 LANIE BUICE Georgia Sprint Karting Association 190 23
4 ENZO SARTOR Calgary Kart Racing Club 189 27
5 LOGAN PERL Road America Karting Club 186 23
6 LUKAS KLIMEK Stockholm Karting Center 185 23
7 KIARA STAI Stockholm Karting Center 184 22
8 TJ ZIMMERMAN Road America Karting Club 183 22
9 KIEFER PEET Calgary Kart Racing Club 183 22
10 AVERY MILLER Mosport Kartways 179 22
11 ISLA KANTS Championship Karting Racing Association 175 25
12 HUDSON HAMELIN Toronto Kart Club 174 24
13 LILY FLINTOFF Mosport Kartways 173 21
14 LOGAN JULIEN Badger Kart Club 173 28
15 CAMERON WEINBERG Georgia Sprint Karting Association 173 21
16 HAILEY TODTENHAUPT Ignite Series 169 24
17 DYLAN ELLSWORTH Ignite Series 167 23
18 BRENDAN OSTROWSKI Badger Kart Club 166 27
19 JACOB BOLEN Concept Haulers Motor Speedway 165 20
20 KYLE SHEARD Ohio Valley Karting Association 164 27
21 AUSTIN SMITH Badger Kart Club 163 27
22 CALE ZIMMERMANN Road America Karting Club 162 27
23 NICHOLAS GILKES Mosport Kartways 162 23
24 STEVEN NAVRATIL Mosport Kartways 161 20
25 PIERCE SONDERUP Stockholm Karting Center 161 20

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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