2022 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings presented by Skip Barber Racing School – Shifterkart – June 3

Order remains unchanged with Myers ahead of French and Formal

eKartingNews.com is happy to announce the addition of Skip Barber Racing School as the presenting sponsor for the EKN Driver Rankings. The second release of the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings for 2022 features no changes in the order among the top-11. The point totals have been adjusted with the removal of last year’s SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals as part of the one-year sliding schedule, and we await this year’s event that is coming up this weekend as it will likely result in some position changes.

The lead in the rankings points has shrunk for SKUSA Pro Tour defending champion AJ Myers (Magik Kart USA) with the loss of results from last year’s SpringNationals. Myer’s advantage went from 95 points to just 35 points ahead of Jake French (PSL / Birel ART). Daniel Formal (LEM / Formula K) position in third remains unchanged as the Costa Rican was not at the 2021 SpringNationals in Utah, so dropping the points from that event did not change his total.

Hunter Pickett – now racing with PSL Karting / Birel ART – is set to be at the SpringNationals this year and he is holding onto the fourth spot in the EKN Driver Rankings with no change in his score. Pickett was a top-five contender at the WinterNationals in his final race with GFC. Now the lead driver at GFC – Kyle Wick (Trackmagic) – remains in the fifth position. The 2021 Challenge of the Americas champion stood on the podium at the opening round of the SKUSA Pro Tour and despite a DNF on Sunday, sits fourth in the championship chase.

Four-time SKUSA SuperNationals winner Billy Musgrave (Factory Kart) lost points as well, but still remains in the sixth position of the standings. It was not the WinterNationals the California driver hoped for, with a best finish of sixth. Jacob Gulick (GFC) has the most races in the top-10 with 22 main events over the last 12 months of shifterkart racing. After dropping the SpringNats, it was only a loss of 11 points to hold on to the seventh spot in the standings. Gulick missed the podium by one spot both days at the WinterNationals, and sits third in the championship chase heading to Utah this weekend.

Capping off the top-10 are the same three drivers with Ron White, Andrew Bujdoso, and Michael Stevens. White (RWR / CRG) holds eighth with the same total, finishing third at the Challenge this season. Defending Rock Island Grand Prix King of the Streets winner Bujdoso (Magik Kart USA) has not hit the track thus far in 2022. Stevens (PSL / Birel ART) lost points, but remains 10th in the standings. The driver ‘On The Move’ inside the top-50 this month is Conner Wick (GFC), up 36 spots to 27th.


Upcoming EKN TaG Driver Rankings Schedule

Date Series Class Track Location Rank
6/4/22 Sunshine States Karting Challenge #1 Open Shifter Andersen Racepark Palmetto, FL 8
6/5/22 Colorado Karting Tour #3 Open Shifter Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/5/22 Colorado Karting Tour #3 Stock Honda Grand Junction Motor Speedway Grand Junction, CO 8
6/5/22 Sunshine States Karting Challenge #2 Open Shifter Andersen Racepark Palmetto, FL 8
6/11/22 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals Pro Shifter Utah Motorsports Campus Erda, UT 9.5
6/12/22 Quincy Grand Prix Pro Shifter South Park Quincy, IL 8.5
6/12/22 Quincy Grand Prix Pro Shifter Open South Park Quincy, IL 8.5
6/12/22 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals Pro Shifter Utah Motorsports Campus Erda, UT 9.5
6/18/22 Padholder Super Cup Series #5 Shifter Light SOK Medford, OR 8
6/19/22 Padholder Super Cup Series #6 Shifter Light SOK Medford, OR 8
6/19/22 Rok Sonoma #4 Shifter Rok Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, CA 8
6/25/22 California ProKart Challenge #3 Pro Shifter CalSpeed Karting Fontana, CA 8.5
6/25/22 California Rok Championship #3 Shifter ROK Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby, OR 8.5
6/26/22 California ProKart Challenge #4 Pro Shifter CalSpeed Karting Fontana, CA 8.5
6/26/22 California Rok Championship #4 Shifter ROK Pat's Acres Racing Complex Canby, OR 8.5
6/26/22 Colorado Karting Tour #4 Open Shifter SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
6/26/22 Colorado Karting Tour #4 Stock Honda SBR Motorsports Park Calhan, CO 8
6/26/22 Stars Championship Series #2 KZ Stars GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5
6/26/22 Stars Championship Series #2 ROK Stars GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC 8.5

Shifterkart #1 – AJ Myers
Tampa, Florida

(Photo: EKN)

Holding at the top of the hill for shifterkart drivers here in the USA is AJ Myers. The past 12 months, no driver has score more points across the EKN Driver Rankings schedule than the Magik Kart USA pilot. While 2021 was full of victories, Myers has only visited to the top of the podium twice thus far in 2022 with two wins at the SKUSA Winter Series. His two runner-up finishes at the WinterNationals to Marijn Kremers has Myers on the chase heading to the SpringNationals this weekend in Utah.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA Pro Tour 2021 #6 9.5 1 1098
ROK Vegas 2021 9.5 3 1080
SKUSA SuperNats 24 10 5 1096
SKUSA Winter Series 2022 #3 9 1 950
Florida Winter Tour 2022 #3 9 3 978
SKUSA Pro Tour 2022 #1 9.5 2 1032
SKUSA Pro Tour 2022 #2 9.5 2 1032

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 2.43
Average Points: 1038
Total Points: 7266

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Shifterkart #2 – Jake French
Rockwell, Texas

(Photo: Adrenaline Motorsports Media)

The gap is less to the top of the EKN Driver Rankings for Jake French, who last finished in the P1 position of our standings back in 2017, the same season he claimed the SKUSA Pro Tour championship. At the opening to the 2022 SKUSA Pro Tour, he posted a best finish of fifth over the two rounds, charging from the back to end up seventh in Round One – which puts him behind in the chase for the championship. However, two solid results in Utah would help put him at the top of the EKN Driver Rankings by the mid-way point of the 2022 season.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA Pro Tour 2021 #5 9.5 1 1098
SKUSA Pro Tour 2021 #6 9.5 11 988
ROK Vegas 2021 9.5 2 1091
SKUSA SuperNats 24 10 6 1085
Florida Winter Tour 2022 #3 9 2 988
SKUSA Pro Tour 2022 #1 9.5.7 980
SKUSA Pro Tour 2022 #2 9.5 5 1001

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 4.14
Average Points: 1039
Total Points: 7273

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Shifterkart #3 – Danny Formal
San Jose, Costa Rica

(Photo: ROK Cup USA)

Formal’s point total begins with the 2021 SKUSA SummerNationals, and thus, the Costa Rican has time to return to karting. After missing the WinterNationals in NOLA due to a positive COVID test, Formal has not been in the seat of a kart since the winter months. His focus is now on the Lamborghini Super Trofeo program, has he was selected as one of the drivers to compete at the shootout in Portugal this November. The SummerNationals in late July could be the next time we see Formal aboard the Leading Edge Motorsports Formula K machine. What is certain is a return to the SuperNationals 25 for the three-time winner.

Point Breakdown

Race Rank Finish Points
SKUSA Pro Tour 2021 #5 9.5 7 1032
ROK Vegas 2021 9.5 1 1102
SKUSA SuperNats 24 10 3 1119
Florida Winter Tour 2022 #1 9 1 985
SKUSA Winter Series 2022 #3 9 2 941
Florida Winter Tour 2022 #2 9 1 983
Florida Winter Tour 2022 #3 9 1 998

Inside the Stats
Average Finish: 2.29
Average Points: 1022.7
Total Points: 7159


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 other special races.

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 2022, 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, Rotax Grand Nationals, 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 – as of June 3, 2022

Pos. Apr. 18 Plus/Minus Driver Races Score
1. 1 NC AJ Myers 11 7266
2. 2 NC Jake French 9 7231
3. 3 NC Daniel Formal 9 7159
4. 4 NC Hunter Pickett 19 7092
5. 5 NC Kyle Wick 15 7077
6. 6 NC Billy Musgrave 16 6979
7. 7 NC Jacob Gulick 22 6974
8. 8 NC Ron White 9 6780
9. 9 NC Andrew Bujdoso 9 6701
10. 10 NC Michael Stevens 8 6639
11. 11 NC Micah Hendricks 9 6623
12. 15 3 Annie Rhule 16 6479
13. 16 3 Kyriakos Sioukas 7 6474
14. 17 3 Cole Shade 12 6463
15. 12 -3 Vincenzo Sarracino 8 6349
16. 14 -2 Devon Smith-Harden 10 6315
17. 19 2 Ryan Martin 17 6315
18. 13 -5 Kyle Kennedy 9 6307
19. 21 2 Blake Korth 7 6259
20. 20 NC Flinn Lazier 11 6223
21. 44 23 Remo Ruscitti 8 6222
22. 22 NC Macy Williams 8 6206
23. 18 -5 Josh Campbell 8 6175
24. 23 -1 Jacob Yesnick 7 6165
25. 24 -1 Vincente Salas 7 6119
26. 48 22 Blake Hunt 7 6043
27. 63 36 Conner Wick 8 6030
28. 26 -2 Anthony Freese 10 6028
29. 47 18 Charlotte Cheung 7 6021
30. 28 -2 Nathan Nicholson 7 6006
31. 27 -4 Liam Jones 7 6002
32. 30 -2 Brian Keck 10 5947
33. 65 32 Evan Arnold 8 5933
34. 32 -2 Justin Taylor 7 5913
35. 34 -1 Kevin Woods 9 5908
36. 35 -1 Henry Barton 13 5832
37. 36 -1 Brent Crews 6 5827
38. 38 NC Davide Greco 6 5655
39. 39 NC Keawn Tandon 6 5603
40. 41 1 Alan Isambard 6 5524
41. 42 1 Giano Taurino 6 5460
42. 52 10 Tahlon Yockel 6 5435
43. 43 NC Collin Daley 6 5418
44. 29 -15 Mathias Coito 6 5080
45. 58 13 Josh Weis 6 4956
46. 57 11 David Williams 6 4947
47. 37 -10 Jack Doyle 6 4918
48. 72 24 Cole Hegar 6 4875
49. 69 20 Cameron Egger 6 4804
50. 40 -10 Giovanni Shadd 6 4778
51. 141 90 Mario Gil 6 4722
52. 127 75 Ricky Worley 6 4707
53. 50 -3 Levi Wosick 6 4706
54. 51 -3 Hannah Greenemeier 5 4683
55. 53 -2 Austin Garrison 5 4502
56. 25 -31 Jason Henrique 5 4468
57. 64 7 Calvin Ming 5 4382
58. 54 -4 Justin Salazar 5 4318
59. 31 -28 Cooper Becklin 5 4259
60. 67 7 Alex McPherson-Wiman 5 4165
61. 33 -28 Daniel Cara 5 4060
62. 49 -13 Kailey Meris 5 3965
63. 93 30 Alex Westlund 5 3935
64. 77 13 Max Ollig 5 3909
65. 95 30 Ariel Egger 5 3802
66. 61 -5 Austin Wilkins 4 3625
67. 78 11 Joshua Conquer 4 3614
68. 62 -6 Jared Ramnarayan 4 3598
69. 46 -23 William Ferguson 4 3468
70. 45 -25 Kol Bailey 4 3424
71. 87 16 Ian Quinn 4 3420
72. 66 -6 Tyler Krenek 4 3403
73. 56 -17 Ethan Ho 4 3361
74. 68 -6 Mike Rivera 4 3335
75. 70 -5 Landen Wilkins 4 3325
76. 73 -3 Marijn Kremers 3 3217
77. 75 -2 Travis Henson 4 3167
78. 92 14 Alex Ollig 4 3160
79. - - Zane Walker 4 3094
80. - - Bryce Doney 4 3085
81. 201 120 TJ Modonna 4 3070
82. 79 -3 Kekai Hauanio 3 2679
83. 80 -3 Enzo Prevost 3 2642
84. 81 -3 Slavik Putiatin 3 2619
85. 82 -3 Cody Hodgson 3 2605
86. 84 -2 Race Liberante 3 2587
87. 85 -2 Joe Ruch 3 2585
88. 88 NC Nic LeDuc 3 2563
89. 89 NC Clay Robbins 3 2553
90. 113 23 Zack Frank 3 2518
91. 71 -20 Aidan O'Neill 3 2479
92. 55 -37 Pierce Baldus 3 2461
93. 74 -19 Zach Pettinicchi 3 2449
94. 124 30 Eric Huewe 3 2420
95. 90 -5 Michael Dozois 3 2415
96. 91 -5 Baylor Griffin 3 2398
97. 59 -38 Joe Criscione 3 2389
98. 94 -4 James Zucker 3 2383
99. 185 86 Tazio Ottis 3 2362
100. - - Gabe Butenschoen 3 2357
101. 60 -41 Gavin Iby 3 2340
102. 135 33 Jeff Westlund 3 2318
103. 198 95 Garrett Foss 3 2311
104. 194 90 Andrew Hohagen 3 2258
105. 97 -8 Brenden Ruzbarsky 2 2075
106. 98 -8 Mathias Ramirez 2 1975
107. 99 -8 Connor Zilisch 2 1867
108. 100 -8 Worawong Komarakul 2 1863
109. 101 -8 Phillip Smith 2 1822
110. 103 -7 Mykyta Furnyka 2 1804
111. 104 -7 Bryan Smith 2 1786
112. 105 -7 Joey Wimsett 2 1768
113. 83 -30 Dustin Salaverria 2 1758
114. 106 -8 Ayrton Hernandez 2 1752
115. 86 -29 Robert Bujdoso 2 1749
116. 107 -9 Kerry Sherman 2 1740
117. 108 -9 Toby Longnecker 2 1737
118. 109 -9 Karson Potter 2 1736
119. 110 -9 Cameron Parr 2 1731
120. 111 -9 Chase Jones 2 1730
121. 112 -9 Freddy Rhemrev 2 1710
122. 115 -7 Lance Curry 2 1685
123. 116 -7 Tanner Tecco 2 1677
124. 166 42 Ansel Baldovin 2 1667
125. 172 47 Cory Milne 2 1647
126. 120 -6 Michael Guasch 2 1644
127. 121 -6 Kyle Dupell 2 1642
128. 123 -5 Robert Heck Jr. 2 1614
129. 182 53 Ian Koentges 2 1602
130. 128 -2 Antonio Williams 2 1597
131. 131 NC Tim Barber 2 1590
132. 187 55 Nick Persing 2 1588
133. - - Cole O'Connor 2 1581
134. 76 -58 Lucas Catania 2 1574
135. 136 1 Brandon Walker 2 1552
136. 139 3 Justin Fry 2 1526
137. 96 -41 Brandon Fry 2 1525
138. 142 4 Devlin DeFrancesco 2 1474
139. 143 4 Jak Crawford 2 1358
140. 144 4 Matteo Vigano 1 1142
141. 145 4 Riccardo Longhi 1 1108
142. 146 4 Davide Fore 1 1073
143. 147 4 Kristijan Habulin 1 982
144. 148 4 Maximilian Paul 1 971
145. 149 4 Jace Denmark-Gessel 1 970
146. 150 4 Jimmy Cabrera 1 948
147. 151 4 Rubens Barrichello 1 938
148. 152 4 Antonio Serravalle 1 926
149. 153 4 Scott Barnes 1 911
150. 154 4 Jordan Johnson 1 902
151. 155 4 Cody Beck 1 884
152. 156 4 Nathan Williams 1 883
153. 157 4 Jannik Julius Bernhart 1 879
154. 158 4 Elliot Budzinski 1 875
155. - - Gary Carlton 1 867
156. 159 3 Rockwell Secrest 1 865
157. - - Parker DeLong 1 863
158. 160 2 Justin White 1 858
159. 161 2 Alec Cain 1 856
160. 162 2 Justin Laudick 1 856
161. - - Brian Boly 1 851
162. 163 1 Diego Contecha 1 849
163. 164 1 Joseph Neil 1 846
164. - - James Overbeck 1 842
165. 165 NC Terran Swanson 1 838
166. 119 -47 Eric Moore 1 837
167. 167 NC Amahd Barazi 1 834
168. 168 NC Ricardo Gonzalez 1 834
169. - - Andrew Zimmer 1 833
170. - - Robbie Campbell 1 833
171. 169 -2 Dillon Johnson 1 829
172. 170 -2 Lovisa Landin 1 828
173. 171 -2 Max Opalski 1 825
174. 174 NC Riley Scott 1 821
175. 175 NC Chris Worthington 1 819
176. 130 -46 Evan Polisky 1 818
177. 118 -59 Nick Chivello 1 818
178. - - Ryan Aden Jr. 1 815
179. 176 -3 Ed Watts 1 810
180. 177 -3 David Ellerd 1 808
181. 178 -3 Neil Joseph 1 804
182. 179 -3 Scott Hargrove 1 804
183. - - Bradly Lloyd 1 803
184. 180 -4 Ron Freese 1 803
185. 181 -4 Morgan Long 1 801
186. - - Preston Newberry 1 794
187. 183 -4 Caleb Smock 1 792
188. 184 -4 Frank Meyer 1 788
189. 188 -1 Justin Curry 1 783
190. 189 -1 Samuel Barrera Garcia 1 781
191. 190 -1 Jacopo Pizzinato 1 777
192. - - Jay Hasler 1 777
193. 191 -2 Ryan Adragna 1 777
194. 193 -1 Jacob Tenk 1 773
195. 196 1 Brian Patterson 1 764
196. 138 -58 Jonathan Vitolo 1 759
197. 197 NC Dawson Tenk 1 755
198. 199 1 Charles Gauthier 1 742
199. 200 1 Richard Warmbir 1 727
200. 202 2 Alan Sciuto 1 674
201. 203 2 Juan Bravo 1 672
202. 204 2 Cooper Heffley 1 639
203. 205 2 Nicholas Scarfo 1 628
204. 206 2 Andrew Byrne 1 573

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