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May 30, 2013

AMA Pro Riders Bring Excitement To ZARS Race Event At Road America

ZARS Shootout Championship and Rider Challenge Championships Series: Nico Ferreira (14) and Shane Keaveny (6) in action at Road America. Photo by Steve Diamond Elements, courtesy of ZARS.

Elkhart Lake, WI (May 30) – Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days (ZARS) recently held its doubleheader for the Shootout Championship and Rider Challenge Championships Series and Track Days, May 27-28, at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. Riders from across America and several other countries as well as a few AMA riders converged on the 4-mile road course in Wisconsin over Memorial Day and May 28. 

The Shootout Series provided a lot of excitement as several AMA riders lined up on the grid for cash prizes and practice prior to the AMA Superbike Doubleheader. The series presented by BlownConcepts.com awarded $1900 in cash prizes to all top 3 finishers in each of the classes. 

On May 27, Pat Stewart dominated the competition in the GP4 Expert class aboard the Cities Edge Kawasaki ZX-10R. In the GP3 Expert class, Ricardo Valdez held a strong lead to take the checkered flag. In the GP Expert 1/2, Alex Zelenski defeated Jon Champ by a small margin for the win. 

On May 28, Brazilian Nico Ferreira battled hard and took the checkered flag from Bell Helmet rider Shane Keaveny in the 4-lap sprint for GP4 Expert. In the GP3 Expert, TPL Racing Jordan Imrie pulled ahead of JD Mosley for the win. 

In the Novice ranks, Brad Kreller, Mike Knoll, James Michaelson, Matt Nardo and Joseph Dunn all had notable wins throughout the series at Road America. 

ZARS continues to broaden our opportunities with the Rider Challenge for experienced Track Day riders. Peter Mittendorf took his first win of the season in the GP3 with Scott Masterton in 2nd place. In the GP4, Jim Rauser took his first win aboard his Yamaha YZF R1. In GP 1/2, Dave Pederson nudged out Justin Brouwer for the win. 

ZARS heads to Brainerd International Raceway on June 30 and returns to Road America on July 12. 

About - Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days (ZARS) is a Track Day organization based in the Upper Midwest that provides riding and education opportunities for riders and racers of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.ridezars.com

Results from May 27: 

Expert GP 4: 1 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R) 2 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R1000) 3 Jesse Nelson (Suz GSX-R1000) 4 Mark Miller (Suz GSX-R1000) 5 Scott Stall (Kaw ZX-10R) 

Expert GP 3: 1 Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6) 2 Bart Brejcha (Suz GSX-R600) 3 Dan Ortega (Yam YZF-R6) 4 Jake Lewis (Yam YZF-R6) 5 Jordan Irmie (Hon CBR 600) 6 Alex Walker (Yam YZF-R6) 

Expert GP 1/2: 1 Alex Zelenski (Suz SV650) 2 Jonathan Champ (Suz SV650) 2 Cole Naymark (Suz SV650) 

Novice GP 4: 1 Joseph Dunn (Suz GSX-R1000) 2 Ryan Oleary (Hon CBR1000RR) 

Novice GP 3: 1 Brad Kreller (Tri 675) 2 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Brandon Shannon (Hon CBR600RR) 4 Leif Nadeau (Yam YZF-R6) 5 James Michaelson (Hon CBR600RR) 6 Scott Nelson (Hon CBR600RR) 

Novice GP 1/2: 1 Mike Knoll (Suz SV650) 2 Adam Harrison (Hon CBR600) 3 Joseph Dunn (Suz SV650) 

Rider Challenge GP1/2: 1 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650) 2 Justin Brouwer (Suz SV650) 

Rider Challenge GP3: 1 Peter Mittendorff (Kaw ZX-6R) 2 Scott Masterton (Yam YZF-R6) 

Rider Challenge GP4: 1 Jim Rauser (Yam YZF-R1) 

Results from May 28: 

Expert GP 4: 1 Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R) 2 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR) 3 Jesse Nelson (Suz GSX-R1000) 4 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R1000) 5 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R) 6 Gus Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R) 

Expert GP 3: 1 Jordan Irmie (Hon CBR600) 2 JD Mosley (Yam YZF-R6) 

Expert GP 1/2: 1 Jonathan Champ (Suz SV650) 

Novice GP 4: 1 Matt Nardo (Hon CBR1000RR) 

Novice GP 3: 1 James Michaelson (Hon CBR600RR) 2 Scott Nelson (Hon CBR600RR) 

Novice GP 1/2: 1 Mike Knoll (Suz SV650) 2 Adam Harrison (Hon CBR600)