eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings - 2012 Final Standings - Junior Max

Oliver Askew EKN Driver RankingsThe 2012 season signaled a partnership between MAXSpeed and eKartingNews.com, bringing about new article series focused on the promotion of the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Among that was the addition of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. Taking over the USRMC National Point Standings, EKN combined that system with its own ‘Driver Rankings’ formula to create a new program for the 2012 season.

The EKN United States Rotax Driver Rankings tabulates the best six results for each USRMC driver in each of the six Rotax categories, using a weighted point system that increases based on event participation. Now that the season is completed, EKN is happy to highlight the top-10 drivers in each category, while also recognizing the #1 driver in each class heading into the 2013 season.

Junior Max

The Junior Max division continues to stake the claim as the most competitive category in the United States Rotax Max Challenge with a large amount of talented drivers. At the year’s end, 177 drivers contested events in the 2012 season, a strong increase from a year ago. Another statistic to back up the statement is the difference in just the top-10, as they ended the year within 53 points of one another. The top of the Driver Rankings is dominated by Floridian drivers, led by the ultra-talented Oliver Askew, along with Northeast representing three, and the Northwest Gold Cup promoting two drivers in addition to one Sanzura NorCal driver. New York driver Gavin Reichelt - second place in last years standings - is the only returning driver in 2012.