2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – June 28

Order remains unchanged at the top with Myers, Wick and Musgrave holding top-three positions

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A total of 23 main events counting toward the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA are scheduled for the month of June. A number of them were happening over the final weekend as we look to what will be a busy July. The opportunities were there, but with no event above 8.5 on the calendar, not much has changed at the top of the Driver Rankings.

The 2018 SKUSA Pro Tour champion AJ Myers has the bar set for the Driver Rankings as the only driver above the 7000 mark, giving him a 220-point advantage over CRG Nordam teammate Kyle Wick. Five-time California ProKart Challenge champion Billy Musgrave (MRC / Croc Promotion) remains in the third position. Mathias Ramirez (PSL / Birel ART) was unable to improve his score in the fourth spot despite placing runner-up at the ROK Cup USA Festival in Biloxi. Hunter Pickett (GFC) completes the top-five halfway through the 2019 season.

Andrew Bujdoso has a few races under his belt aboard the Solo Kart, racing again under the family-owned Checkered Motorsports. His score however remains unchanged along with Ron White (RWR / CRG), Max Hewitt (CRG Nordam), Prescott Campbell (MRC / Aluminos) and Rory van der Steur (MRC / Tony Kart). Those that did improve their scores in the month of June include Callum Smith (FW / CompKart) at the California Rok Championship event, scoring victory in Willow Springs. Daniel Formal (LEM / Formula K) won the Battle at the Beach in Mississippi in the Shifter Rok Senior class, bringing his 12-month race total to six and up to 27th in the Driver Rankings.

The Great Lakes ProKart Challenge this weekend at Road America will close out June, along with Los Angeles Karting Championship Round Five. Those races will help the totals for drivers on the top-50 fringe with 21 main events to be counted toward the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA through the month of July before we reach the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals in August.


Upcoming EKN TaG Driver Rankings Schedule

Date Series Class Track Location Rank
6/29/19 Great Lakes ProKart Challenge #5 Pro Shifter CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex Elkhart Lake, WI 8.5
6/29/19 O2S Championship #2 Shifter Light Boise Fairgrounds Boise, ID 8
6/29/19 Sunshine States Karting Challenge #5 Shifter Andersen Racepark Palmetto, FL 8
6/30/19 Great Lakes ProKart Challenge #6 Pro Shifter CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex Elkhart Lake, WI 8.5
6/30/19 Los Angeles Karting Championship #5 Pro Shifter CalSpeed Karting Fontana, CA 8
6/30/19 Sunshine States Karting Challenge #6 Shifter Andersen Racepark Palmetto, FL 8
7/7/19 Battle at the Brickyard KZ / Honda Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, IN 8.5
7/13/19 ICP Cup #7 Shifter Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8
7/14/19 California ProKart Challenge #4 Pro Shifter Monterey Bay Karters Marina, CA 8.5
7/14/19 California ProKart Challenge #4 Pro Shifter 2 Monterey Bay Karters Marina, CA 8
7/14/19 ICP Cup #8 Shifter Greg Moore Raceway Chilliwack, BC 8
7/20/19 F-Series Gearup Challenge #3 KZ NY Race Complex Morristown, NY 8
7/20/19 F-Series Gearup Challenge #3 Formula Shifter NY Race Complex Morristown, NY 8
7/20/19 IKF Northwest #4 Open Shifter McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
7/20/19 Texas ProKart Challenge #3 Pro Shifter Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/20/19 Texas ProKart Challenge #3 Stock Honda Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/21/19 F-Series Gearup Challenge #4 KZ NY Race Complex Morristown, NY 8
7/21/19 F-Series Gearup Challenge #4 Formula Shifter NY Race Complex Morristown, NY 8
7/21/19 IKF Northwest #5 Open Shifter McMinnville Kart Track McMinnville, OR 8
7/21/19 Los Angeles Karting Championship #6 Pro Shifter CalSpeed Karting Fontana, CA 8
7/21/19 Rok Sonoma #5 Shifter Rok Simraceway Performance Karting Center Sonoma, CA 8
7/21/19 ROK the Rockies #4 Shifter Rok SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
7/21/19 Texas ProKart Challenge #4 Pro Shifter Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/21/19 Texas ProKart Challenge #4 Stock Honda Amarillo Kart Circuit Amarillo, TX 8.5
7/27/19 O2S Championship #3 Shifter Light Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby, OR 8
7/28/19 California Rok Championship #3 Shifter Rok All-Star Karting Rancho Cordova 8.5
7/28/19 Colorado Karting Tour #5 Stock Honda IMI Motorsports Dacono, CO 8


Shifterkart #1 – AJ Myers
Tampa, Florida

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Only one driver in the 10-year history of the SKUSA Pro Tour have been able to score multiple titles in the headline shifterkart division. Myers has the opportunity to become the second next to Fritz Leesmann, and the first to win back-to-back championships. Myers did not miss a beat in his CRG Nordam debut in May at the SpringNationals, and is really focused on the upcoming SummerNationals. While he has won at New Castle three of the four last main events in SKUSA competition, the new track layout will ether help or hurt his chances at adding to the total, and reclaiming the crown.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’18 #1 – S1 9.5 2 991
SKUSA SummerNationals ’18 #2 – S1 9.5 1 1001
SKUSA SuperNationals 2018 – S1 10 2 1137
Florida Winter Tour 2019 #1 9 1 1005
Florida Winter Tour 2019 #2 9 1 999
SKUSA WinterNationals ’19 #1 – Pro 9.5 2 995
SKUSA WinterNationals ’19 #2 – Pro 9.5 1 1005

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 1.43
Average Points: 1019
Total Points: 7133

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Shifterkart #2 – Kyle Wick
Auburn, Washington

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It seems like every weekend, Kyle Wick is aboard a kart racing something. One of the younger drivers in the Pro category, Wick remains active and gaining more experience with every week passing. The CRG Nordam drivers scored his first SKUSA victory last year, however, remains winless after the first four rounds of the SKUSA Pro Tour in 2019. While he sits third in the championship chase, the gap is only 25 points out of first in what may be the tightest title fight in the headline shifterkart division in SKUSA history. Wick needs to build on the three top-five finishes, including two third-place results in New Castle.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’18 #1 – S1 9.5 5 961
SKUSA SummerNationals ’18 #2 – S1 9.5 3 981
SKUSA SuperNationals 2018 – S1 10 5 1102
SKUSA Winter Series 2019 #3 9 2 943
SKUSA WinterNationals ’19 #1 – Pro 9.5 5 964
SKUSA WinterNationals ’19 #2 – Pro 9.5 3 985
SKUSA SpringNationals ‘19 #1 – S1 9.5 3 977

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.71
Average Points: 987.6
Total Points: 6913

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Shifterkart #3 – Billy Musgrave
Norco, California

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Redemption remains on the mind of Musgrave in 2019. The recent guest on the latest episode of the Hot Seat on the EKN Radio Network, it is the SKUSA Pro Tour title that remains void on the trophy mantle inside MRC. The five-time California ProKart Challenge champion and three-time SuperNationals winner has not skipped a beat in the move over to the Croc Promotion USA brand during the month of June, winning both main events at the CPKC double-header at CalSpeed. New Castle is the kryptonite of Musgrave in recent years, losing out on the title last year to Myers. A new layout could be the next change Musgrave needs, but also needs additional help after a tough opening four rounds.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA SummerNationals ’18 #1 – S1 9.5 4 971
SKUSA SuperNationals 2018 – S1 10 1 1148
SKUSA Winter Series 2019 #1 9 2 939
SKUSA Winter Series 2019 #3 9 1 953
SKUSA WinterNationals ’19 #1 – Pro 9.5 4 975
SKUSA SpringNationals ’19 #1 – Pro 9.5 6 947
SKUSA SpringNationals ’19 #2 – Pro 9.5 6 947

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 3.43
Average Points: 982.9
Total Points: 6880


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 the TaG and Shifterkart categories 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 also included the results for the major one-off events such as the SKUSA SuperNationals, 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 2019, the SKUSA SuperNationals will receive a score of 10 in its initial weighting in the TaG and Shifterkart 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, All Star Finals, Stars and Stripes Trophy and Open, Rock Island Grand Prix, 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 Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – as of June 28, 2019

Pos. May. 27 Plus/Minus Driver Races Score
1. 1 NC AJ Myers 16 7133
2. 2 NC Kyle Wick 16 6913
3. 3 NC Billy Musgrave 20 6880
4. 4 NC Mathias Ramirez 12 6855
5. 5 NC Hunter Pickett 15 6842
6. 6 NC Andrew Bujdoso 16 6780
7. 7 NC Ron White 8 6731
8. 8 NC Max Hewitt 15 6704
9. 9 NC Prescott Campbell 21 6698
10. 10 NC Rory van der Steur 14 6670
11. 11 NC Collin Daley 7 6594
12. 12 NC Zach Pettinicchi 16 6572
13. 13 NC Keawn Tandon 21 6562
14. 14 NC Enzo Prevost 10 6485
15. 17 2 Kol Bailey 10 6366
16. 16 NC Blair Hosie 7 6326
17. 18 1 Mark Snyder 9 6320
18. 39 21 Callum Smith 7 6311
19. 20 1 Calvin Ming 10 6264
20. 21 1 Cole Shade 12 6225
21. 22 1 Garrett McKelvie 11 6122
22. 28 6 Worawong Komarakul 10 6050
23. 24 1 Kyle Apuzzo 11 6019
24. 48 24 Connor Robles 7 6017
25. 23 -2 Robert Heck Jr. 7 6009
26. 27 1 Anthony Freese 11 5966
27. 42 15 Daniel Formal 6 5942
28. 30 2 Xingran Tang 7 5927
29. 26 -3 Matias Podboj 7 5905
30. 32 2 Dean Heldt 8 5848
31. 33 2 Seth Huntley 7 5815
32. 57 25 Justin Taylor 7 5739
33. 36 3 Jake French 6 5698
34. 15 -19 Jason Pettit 6 5547
35. 19 -16 Cameron Egger 6 5343
36. 40 4 Matt Paesch 6 5303
37. 49 12 Zachary Hollingshead 6 5281
38. 52 14 Vincenzo Sarracino 6 5165
39. 25 -14 Matthew Morgan 6 5024
40. 41 1 Colton Timmons 6 5023
41. 55 14 Aidan O'Neill 6 4987
42. 54 12 Bryson Lew 6 4966
43. 29 -14 Reilly Cann 6 4890
44. 59 15 Brenden Ruzbarsky 6 4844
45. 44 -1 Joey Wimsett 5 4734
46. 47 1 Race Liberante 5 4490
47. 50 3 Liam Snyder 5 4310
48. 87 39 Evan Batt 5 4281
49. 120 71 Devon Smith-Harden 5 4274
50. 51 1 Carlee Taylor 5 4261
51. 84 33 Emon Fazlollahi 5 4239
52. 31 -21 Jeff Ralph 5 4204
53. 91 38 Cody Elliott 5 4197
54. 56 2 Tyler Guilbeault 5 4158
55. 130 75 Jordan Johnson 5 4144
56. 43 -13 Michael Korody 5 4134
57. 35 -22 Dan Monteiro 5 4081
58. 75 17 Baylor Griffin 5 4056
59. 37 -22 Henry Korn 5 4033
60. 38 -22 Josh Weis 5 3994
61. 77 16 Nick Chivello 5 3964
62. 45 -17 Sarah Rassmusen 5 3939
63. 80 17 Davide Greco 4 3770
64. 62 -2 Brian Keck 4 3688
65. 63 -2 Michael Ilavia 4 3609
66. 64 -2 Giano Taurino 4 3597
67. 82 15 Jimmy Cabrera 4 3593
68. 83 15 Zach Schiff 4 3567
69. 65 -4 Alejandro Marquez 4 3549
70. 67 -3 Michael Stevens 4 3465
71. 68 -3 Robert Bujdoso 4 3459
72. 69 -3 Steffano Lucente 4 3449
73. 133 60 Aaron Bromberek 4 3380
74. 70 -4 Pablo Carballedo 4 3374
75. 94 19 Keith Spicer 4 3318
76. 34 -42 Conner Wick 4 3305
77. 74 -3 John Nielsen 4 3290
78. 129 51 Micah Hendricks 4 3290
79. 73 -6 Royal McKee 4 3275
80. 76 -4 Nathan Gilbert 4 3227
81. 60 -21 Evan Polisky 4 3213
82. 61 -21 Anthony Stiffler 4 3171
83. 78 -5 Antonio de Lis 4 3166
84. 79 -5 Cole Timmons 4 3144
85. 46 -39 Ahmad Barazi 4 3136
86. 111 25 Pierce Baldus 4 3116
87. 81 -6 Pedro Piquet 3 2738
88. 116 28 Nic LeDuc 3 2723
89. 66 -23 Christian Bird 3 2633
90. 123 33 Graig Alvarez 3 2558
91. 53 -38 Dylan Towne 3 2551
92. 86 -6 Alan Isambard 3 2544
93. - - Ayden Fisher 3 2531
94. 88 -6 Dominic LeGrand 3 2527
95. 89 -6 Jacob Pope 3 2525
96. 71 -25 Philip Craycraft 3 2521
97. 92 -5 Matt Jaskol 3 2503
98. 58 -40 Alexis Costa 3 2488
99. 93 -6 Hannah Greenemeier 3 2487
100. 72 -28 Steve Jenks 3 2486
101. 95 -6 Trace Bartley 3 2461
102. 96 -6 Remo Ruscitti 3 2424
103. 98 -5 Lucio Masini 3 2402
104. 100 -4 Zoli Sule 3 2392
105. 102 -3 Farshad Bagheri 3 2370
106. 103 -3 Derek Proctor 3 2367
107. 104 -3 Barry Primus 3 2366
108. 105 -3 Owen Clarke 3 2361
109. 109 0 Hunter Kelly 3 2335
110. 112 2 Cole O'Connor 3 2295
111. 113 2 Nicky Hays 2 1963
112. 114 2 Pedro Lopes 2 1924
113. 115 2 Alex Keyes 2 1898
114. 117 3 Josh Lane 2 1864
115. 118 3 Antonio Pizzonia Jr. 2 1853
116. 119 3 Vincente Salas 2 1835
117. 121 4 Ryan P. Lewis 2 1758
118. 122 4 Tim Barber 2 1758
119. 124 5 Sage Karam 2 1745
120. 125 5 Henry Cubides 2 1743
121. 126 5 Cash Baxley 2 1717
122. 127 5 Kyle Kennedy 2 1693
123. 90 -33 Peter Abba 2 1676
124. 131 7 Ricky Worley 2 1668
125. 135 10 Zack Frank 2 1653
126. 136 10 Mike Rivera 2 1646
127. 138 11 Andrew Byrne 2 1634
128. 139 11 Kevin Janders 2 1634
129. 141 12 Andrea Nieri 2 1618
130. 97 -33 Justin Peck 2 1616
131. 142 11 Milton Rivera 2 1614
132. 144 12 Joshua Conquer 2 1598
133. 145 12 Marco Oldhafer 2 1591
134. 101 -33 Steven Crete 2 1591
135. 99 -36 Frank Rapisarda 2 1590
136. 146 10 Jason Henrique 2 1584
137. 147 10 Travis Henson 2 1583
138. 148 10 Mateo Villagomez 2 1578
139. 149 10 Harry Voigt 2 1576
140. 150 10 Kevin Primus 2 1575
141. 151 10 David Kalb Jr. 2 1572
142. 152 10 Brandon Cusack 2 1565
143. 153 10 Steve Libretto 2 1565
144. 106 -38 Patrick Cecilian 2 1560
145. 154 9 Carlos Lopes 2 1556
146. 155 9 Daniel Dibos 2 1556
147. 157 10 David Schorne 2 1548
148. 110 -38 Scott Granger 2 1547
149. 158 9 Bryson Guzman 2 1534
150. 159 9 Jeff Westlund 2 1514
151. 160 9 Mateo DeLeon 2 1506
152. 161 9 Annie Rhule 2 1498
153. 162 9 Mark Willis 2 1488
154. 163 9 Aaron Dorst 2 1480
155. 164 9 Jermaine Major 2 1480
156. 165 9 Matt Hamilton 1 1125
157. 166 9 Kristijan Habulin 1 1056
158. 167 9 Francesco Celenta 1 1033
159. 168 9 Ryan Rudolph 1 918
160. 169 9 Zachary Shearer 1 915
161. 170 9 Cody Hodgson 1 914
162. 171 9 Taylor Greenfield 1 911
163. 172 9 Augusto Soto-Schirripa 1 904
164. - - Tyler Sawyers 1 898
165. - - Phillip Smith 1 889
166. 173 7 Rubens Barrichello 1 879
167. - - Cameron Parr 1 870
168. - - Joe Ruch 1 861
169. 85 -84 Cole Franchini 1 855
170. 175 5 Nicholas Hargraves 1 854
171. - - Bryan Smith 1 852
172. 177 5 Colby Dubato 1 846
173. - - Cody Beck 1 843
174. 178 4 David Jurca 1 842
175. - - Austin Wilkins 1 838
176. 179 3 David Carmendy 1 834
177. - - Morgan Long 1 834
178. 180 2 Nicholas Trumbull 1 834
179. - - Rett Thomas 1 829
180. 182 2 Daniel Morales 1 827
181. - - Brian Patterson 1 825
182. 183 1 Jason Campbell 1 818
183. 137 -46 Ryan Pool 1 817
184. - - Chris Worthington 1 816
185. 107 -78 Austin Ray Chalman 1 815
186. 184 -2 Brian Nixon 1 815
187. 185 -2 Louis Mendez 1 808
188. 186 -2 Cole Mathewson 1 807
189. - - Tim Sawyers 1 807
190. 187 -3 Vince Berkovich 1 807
191. 188 -3 Kyle Loh 1 806
192. 189 -3 Justin Luik 1 804
193. 143 -50 Ayrton Little 1 800
194. 191 -3 Darren Davis 1 800
195. 192 -3 Rene Palamieri 1 800
196. 193 -3 Dalton Egger 1 799
197. - - Tom Dyer 1 799
198. - - Kris Warning 1 798
199. 194 -5 Anthony Sawyer 1 797
200. 195 -5 Evan Lipsky 1 797
201. 197 -4 Bryan Borquez 1 795
202. 198 -4 Bonnier Moulton 1 792
203. 199 -4 Quintin Bineau 1 792
204. 200 -4 Sebastian Hazbun 1 792
205. 201 -4 Jake Seidel 1 791
206. 202 -4 Jacob Parker 1 790
207. 108 -99 Blake Foley 1 789
208. 156 -52 Kent Hatada 1 789
209. 204 -5 Jack Freese 1 788
210. 205 -5 Elliott Mignott 1 785
211. 206 -5 Charles Robin 1 784
212. 207 -5 Leonardo Lamelas 1 784
213. 208 -5 Norbert Laczho 1 784
214. 209 -5 Dave Eller 1 783
215. 210 -5 John Sullivan 1 783
216. 211 -5 Luis Mendez 1 782
217. 212 -5 Patrick Otto Madsen 1 782
218. 213 -5 Steve Siler 1 782
219. - - Kerry Sherman 1 780
220. 214 -6 Michael Dozois 1 780
221. 215 -6 Alex Manglass 1 777
222. 216 -6 Douglas Horton 1 774
223. 217 -6 Juan Pablo Ramirez 1 774
224. 218 -6 Michael Lundeen 1 774
225. - - Tyler Gonzalez 1 773
226. 220 -6 Zoltan Sule 1 769
227. - - Bryan Baird 1 762
228. 223 -5 Amr Sinada 1 757
229. 225 -4 Chris Matthew 1 749
230. 226 -4 Ryan Lankenau 1 712
231. 227 -4 Tim Hollowell 1 712
232. 228 -4 Jeremy Iglesias 1 654
233. 229 -4 Emiliano Salazar 1 643
234. 230 -4 Pedro Hiltbrand 1 620
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