|EKN Constructors’ Championship - September 1, 2010
The September edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors’ Championship has been tabulated with the Arrow brand remaining at the top. The fourth round of the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series from New Castle Motorsports Park and the third stop of the Rotax Pan American Challenge were added to the 2010 totals with Arrow extending its lead going into the final three months of the racing season to 65 markers.
With the ammo loaded to the max, Arrow came all-out for the New Castle event at the beginning of August. Following the two-days of action, Arrow totaled 65-points to its 2010 total and scored the highest event total of the year (65). Of the 12 classes that counted toward the EKN CC standings, Arrow won seven of the races with drivers scoring points in all but two divisions. Sam Beasley scored three wins himself while Cody Robinson and Eric Jones each took home two. While only scoring one win on the weekend, Merlin placed drivers in the top-five in categories as well to post the second highest total for that same event, helping to move them into the second position overall. Tommy Andersen was there lone victor with a host of others standing on the podium in Indy.
With the third highest total from New Castle, Birel remains in third, now tied with CRG who fell from second. Both are only three points back of Merlin, with anything possible in the final few events. With zero points earned at the WKA event, the black and orange of CRG added 11 points from the Rotax Pan American Challenge event in Homestead with the third highest total from Florida. Holding strong in fifth is the Tony Kart brand, which boasted the highest total from the Rotax round (18).
Six, seventh and eighth remain unchanged with Top Kart, GP and Kosmic. Top Kart gained very little in the two events while GP was a zero. Kosmic earned 10 points from one driver - new EKN TaG Driver Rankings number one driver Daniel Formal as he won both main events at the Rotax event in Miami. Margay moved into the top-10 thanks to its highest event total from the WKA round in Indy. Kart Mini jumped six positions to complete the top-10, scoring the second highest at the Pan Am event - also its highest event total of the year - dropping FA Kart to 11th.
Next on the EKN CC calendar will be two events in September and October. The WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series will complete its season at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 17-19 while the WSK North American Series will get back on track, visiting the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Colorado the following weekend. The Rotax Pan American Challenge will wrap-up its inaugural season at CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana on October 1-3 with WSK ending 2010 in Vegas at the Mandalay Bay October 22-24. The 2010 EKN Constructors’ Championship will come to a close on November 17-21 following the running of the SKUSA SuperNationals XIV at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
| Sam Beasley has helped the Arrow brand continue to remain on top of the EKN CC standings, thanks to his three wins at the WKA Man Cup in New Castle|
(Photo: Go Racing Magazine)
Inside the Numbers:
Points scored by 14 chassis brands that had recorded points previously in the EKN CC standings
Number of chassis brands to score double-digits in last two events - Tony Kart
Highest event point total earned at the Rotax Pan American Challenge (Homestead) - Tony Kart
Highest point total earned thus far - Arrow - WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Series New Castle
Point advantage Arrow holds currently in the standings
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 September 1, 2010