|EKN Constructors’ Championship - August 4, 2010
After a busy month of racing during July, the next edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors’ Championship is ready for release. Four races took place since the last rankings were released on June 17 - IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, WKA Manufacturers’ Cup Series at Road America, US Rotax Grand Nationals and the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals with the third stop of the WSK North American Series unable to qualify any results toward the EKN CC standings. After tabulating those results into the standings, Arrow still holds the number one spot with CRG jumping ahead of Birel for second.
Riding off strong results from the BTK Motorsports operation and its Arrow drivers at the Manufacturer’s Cup event in Wisconsin and the Rotax Grand Nationals the following weekend, the Australian-manufactured chassis retains the top spot. Its lead however was cut by 10, down to just 13 points thanks to a surge by a host of CRG drivers. Scoring the second highest total at the IKF Grand Nationals and the SKUSA SummerNationals thanks to drivers like Jake Craig and Fritz Leesmann, CRG now sits in the second spot. Though Birel had another strong Manufacturer’s Cup event with MRP Motorsport and MKP representing a host of drivers and scoring a number of victories, its total is still 29 markers out of the top spot.
The highest point total earned at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex in Wisconsin was by Merlin. The Franklin Motorsports and Merlin USA drivers were successful on the weekend and remain in the fourth position overall. Thanks to four solid events, including the highest total at the Rotax Grand Nationals, Tony Kart swaps positions with Top Kart to round out the top-five. Despite the highest total at the IKF Grand Nationals, Top Kart posted just one point in the other three events, certainly hurting the current total. GP remains in the seventh position thanks to their high total of the SKUSA SummerNationals. There total however has them well out of the top-six heading into the final stretch of the EKN CC schedule.
Kosmic recorded the second highest total at the Rotax Grand Nationals to jump into the top-10, up to eighth in the order with FA Kart moving up one position to ninth. Haase was eighth in June but find itself now in tenth with Margay fall to 11th, now outside the top-10.
Next on the EKN CC calendar will be three events in the month of August. This weekend will be round four of the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series at New Castle Motorsports Park. The following weekend at the same facility is the return of the WSK North American Series for their second event at the Indiana circuit. The weekend after is the third stop of the Rotax Pan American Challenge - set for the Homestead Karting facility in Florida.
| Sam Beasley and other Arrow drivers keep the brand at the top of the EKN CC standings|
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Inside the Numbers:
Points scored by 7 chassis brands that had recorded points previously in the EKN CC standings
Number of chassis to score their first points in the EKN CC standings (Corsa, Avanti, Emmick, AMV)
Point advantage Arrow holds currently in the standings
Highest event point total earned at the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals - Top Kart
Highest point total earned thus far - Arrow - WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series Daytona KartWeek
EKN Constructors’ Championship Guidelines
The EKN Constructors’ Championship calculation process includes the top-five finishers in each recognized class (Senior-Junior classes). Those finishers will be awarded points with first place earning five (5) points down to fifth place earning one (1) point. A minimum of 10 starting entries is imposed for each class for the results to be included.
EKN Constructors’ Championship - as of August 4, 2010