|EKN Constructors’ Championship - October 5, 2011
Two months have passed since the last release of the 2011 EKN Constructors’ Championship point standings. With just two events left on the EKN CC calendar, the race for the title is heating up. Four events were added to the totals, including the IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, Rock Island Grand Prix and the championship event for the Rotax Pan American Challenge. Arrow continues leading the way, however, the advantage has been lessened thanks to Tony Kart, dropping from 60 points down to just 24, leaving just the two brands poised to fight it out for the 2011 title.
Arrow continued to show why it was the 2010 champion with two solid performances at the RIGP and WKA finale. Placing second and third at those events, Arrow continues to lead the standings. Sam Beasley added two wins to his resume at the ‘Rock’ and a host of other drivers earned top-five finishes at the WKA event, although no wins were claimed. Tony Kart has been making up ground as of late and their performance at the IKF Grand Nationals helped to cut into Arrow’s advantage with an event-high 47 points. TK earned another 29 at the WKA finale thanks to four wins combined by Junior drivers Joel Jens and Ashley Rogero and two podium finishes by two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
Birel extended its hold on third over CRG from three to 43 points, scoring similar marks to Arrow. Birel tied Arrow at Rock Island with 20 points and was second highest at the WKA New Castle round with 42 markers. MKP’s Kurt Mathewson scored a win for Birel at Rock Island as did Bobby Cummings at the WKA race, while Jesus Rios Jr. was victories in TaG for MRP in New Castle. CRG scored points at all four events since the last release of the standings, posting the third highest at IKF and second at Pan American Challenge, but all four were 13 points or lower.
Now leading the chase for the final top-five position is Top Kart. Holding the spot by just one point, Top Kart produced the third highest total at the WKA New Castle event with the help of Mason Chelootz, who scored one win and three runner-up finishes. Merlin jumped to the sixth spot riding on the highest total at the same event and third highest at Rock Island. Michael Politis got Merlin a Rock on Labor Day, while TJ Koyen scored a win and two seconds at New Castle. Colton Ramsey, Shinya Michimi and Jason Foley also scored one victory each. Kosmic fell to eighth in the order, just 11 points back of Top Kart.
Intrepid fell to eighth despite the highest score at the Pan American Challenge, led by Intrepid North America drivers Marco Di Leo and Jesse Lazare, who scored the Senior and Junior victories. GP and FA Kart remain ninth and tenth to complete the top-10.
EKN Constructors’ Championship Upcoming Events
|10/9/11||Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix||One-off||Lancaster Street Course|
|11/20/11||SKUSA Pro Tour||Round 5||Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino|
Inside the Numbers:
Number of chassis brands to score points for first time on the season (Maddox, Coyote, Rocket)
Position Maddox jumped to following their second highest point total performance at the IKF Grand Nationals
Gap separating fifth thru eighth
Highest total at Rock Island Grand Prix (Margay)
Gap separating Arrow and Tony Kart
Highest event point total of the season - Arrow (WKA Kershaw)
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 October 5, 2011
(Showing last three events scored)