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Jul 10, 2013

Race Results From Round Three Of The CRA Championship

Erik DeVaan (469). Photo by Steve Diamond Elements, courtesy of CRA.
DEVAAN AND SELLERS TAKE VICTORY IN THE CRA'S 3-HOUR TEAM CHALLENGE

The Central Roadracing Association held round three of the 2013 season at Brainerd International Raceway's Competition Course July 5-7, with the premier event of the weekend being the 3-hour Team Challenge.

Pre-Race favorites, No Dak Oil BOOM (Aaron Anderson, Shane Keaveny, John Staska) and Team Worldwide (Drew See, Scott Stall, Pat Stewart) took their assumed positions at the front of the pack in the early laps, but as rain began to fall, the outlook of the race changed drastically. Keaveny slowed dramatically and fell to mid-pack while Stall continued to charge hard at the front. That decision would ultimately cost Team Worldwide a shot at the win as Stall tucked the front shortly after the rain began to fall harder on the South side of the track. Stall was one of four riders to sample Brainerd International Raceway's improved runoff areas during the brief rain shower but that was of little solace to the Ankeny, Iowa rider.

After the first of multiple rain showers had moved on and pit stops began, a new leader emerged in the form of Dirt Bags Ride On Top (Erik DeVaan, Chase Sellers). Sellers pulled out a significant lead when No Dak Oil Boom had a slow pit stop before sending out John Staska, and he continued to put in consistent, safe laps while other teams struggled. With Sellers and Staska and pitting, No Dak Oil Boom sent out Aaron Anderson to take the lead back from DeVaan. Anderson achieved his goal but unfortunately another rain shower came and caught out Anderson, causing him to crash hard under braking for the notoriously difficult turn 12 just one lap after he had taken the lead from DeVaan.

With Anderson on the ground, No Dak Oil Boom fell down the order, joining Team Worldwide in the lower half of the top-10. With the favorites hitting difficulties, the top-5 was filled with some surprises. GP2 front-runners, Team Toby the Tortoise (Jonathan Champ, Luke Trombley, Drew Sivertsen), were circulating in second place overall for a short time as a result of the effort of Champ. The Goat Bros. (Michael Crotty, Harry Jensen, Jake Schmotter) eventually took over the runner-up position from Team Toby the Tortoise and held a comfortable lead over No Dak Oil Boom, who also pushed Team Toby the Tortoise down the order, until the late stages of the race. The rains weren't content with the way the race was panning out and returned again, forcing No Dak Oil Boom rider John Staska to hit pit road shortly after they returned. Shane Keaveny was sent out on rain tires and began eating into The Goat Bros. advantage to the tune of 30 seconds per lap! While Dirt Bags Ride On Top held on to the lead by two laps, the gap between The Goat Bros. and No Dak Oil Boom dropped from more a lap to less than eight seconds at the end of the tension-filled race.

The sprint races during the weekend saw some great battles between established front-runners. Kyle Knutson and Eric Fox continued their season-long battle at the front of the Lightweight Expert field, with both riders taking home two wins apiece. The Lightweight Novice saw a new challenger to top rider Kyle Dahl in the form of Luke Trombley. Trombley was able to chase down the talented Dahl and took the win after Dahl slowed with a mechanical. All signs point to some great future battles between Dahl, Trombley and Chris Henkel.

The Middleweight and Heavyweight Expert classes were dominated by Farrell Performance rider Scott Stall, who won four out of six races, but the highlight of the weekend was seeing Drew See walk away from a vicious turn 12 highside. Young Gun Kyle Ohnsorg joined the Expert ranks and promptly won his first Expert race start, leading every lap in the process. TPL Racing rider Jordan Imrie was the only other rider to win in the Middleweight or Heavyweight Expert classes. Jake Schmotter won his share of Middleweight and Heavyweight Novice races as he took home four victories, with Brad Kreller taking two wins on his Triumph 675.

The Unlimited class continued the theme from the previous round with Scott Stall trying to snatch victory from Bell Helmets rider Shane Keaveny. Stall, the current track record holder, was armed with his heavily outgunned GSX-R600 against Keaveny's CBR1000RR, but Stall was able to run lap times less than a second off of Keaveny and put up a great fight, but Keaveny was able to remain undefeated in the Unlimited classes in 2013.

RESULTS:

3-Hour Team Challenge - GP4
1 No Dak Oil BOOOM (Aaron Anderson, Shane Keaveny, John Staska)
2 Desperate Measures (Scott Luckiesh, David Ostwald)
3 Triple Dutch Rudder (Brian Hebeisen, Adam Shaddrick, Mike Smith)

3-Hour Team Challenge - GP3
1 Dirt Bags Ride on Top (Erik DeVaan, Chase Sellers)
2 Goat Bros (Michael Crotty, Harry Jensen, Jake Schmotter)
3 Team Worlwide (Drew See, Scott Stall, Pat Stewart)
4 No Excuses (Leif Nadeau, Scott Nelson)
5 Egercorp International (Geoff Egerman, Ben Foreman)

3-Hour Team Challenge - GP2
1 Team Toby The Tortoise (Jonathan Champ, Drew Sivertsen, Lucas Trombley)
2 Pub Scouts (Kurt Mosher, John Roswick, Dwayne Stroman)
3 OTPFB (Jaron Gustofson, Justin Gustofson)
4 Team B1R (Kyle Dahl, Chris Henkel, Stephen Johnson)
5 Team Tree Tree Racing (Tanner Hunter, Jon Krog, Bryan Lachmiller)

Unlimited SS Expert
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
3 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
4 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)

Unlimited SB Expert
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 John Staska (Suz GSX-R1000)
3 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
4 Christian Schmidt (Suz GSX-R1000)
5 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
6 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)

Unlimited GP Expert
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
3 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)
4 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
5 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)

Heavyweight SS Expert
1 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
2 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Cole Speer (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Robert Barton (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Cole Brooker (Hon CBR600RR)

Heavyweight SS Novice
1 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
2 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)
3 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Benjamin Foreman (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Dan Gill (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight SB Expert
1 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
2 Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Jonathan Shore (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Chase Sellers (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight SB Novice
1 Jake Schmotter (Kaw ZX-6RR)
2 Harry Jensen (Suz GSX-R750)
3 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
4 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Benjamin Foreman (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)

Heavyweight GP Expert
1 Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR)
2 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Chase Sellers (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Cole Speer (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Jesse Nelson (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight GP Novice
1 Jake Schmotter (Kaw ZX-6RR)
2 Harry Jensen (Suz GSX-R750)
3 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
4 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Tim Ruzek (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight SS Novice
1 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
2 Tim Ruzek (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Benjamin Foreman (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Clark Davis (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Walied Feshir (Suz SV650)

Middleweight SS Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
3 Chase Sellers (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Mike Schley (Kaw ZX-6RR)
5 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
6 Robert Barton (Kaw ZX-6R)

Middleweight SB Expert
1 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
2 Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Kurt Schuschke (Tri 675)
4 Erik DeVaan (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Jonathan Shore (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Cole Brooker (Hon CBR600RR)

Middleweight SB Novice
1 Jake Schmotter (Kaw ZX-6RR)
2 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
3 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
4 James Michaelson (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Tim Ruzek (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Benjamin Foreman (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight GP Expert
1 Scott Stall (Suz GSX-R600)
2 Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Cole Speer (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Chase Sellers (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)

Middleweight GP Novice
1 Jake Schmotter (Kaw ZX-6RR)
2 Michael Crotty (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Bradley Kreller (Tri 675)
4 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)
5 Tim Ruzek (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6)

Lightweight SS Expert
1 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
2 Jonathan Champ (Suz SV650)
3 J.T. Noehre (Suz SV650)
4 Jeff Touhey (Suz SV650)
5 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
6 Dennis Goman (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SS Novice
1 Lucas Trombley (Suz SV650)
2 Chris Henkel (Suz SV650)
3 Drew Sivertsen (Suz SV650)
4 Walied Feshir (Suz SV650)
5 Justin Gustofson (Kaw 650R)

Lightweight SB Expert
1 Eric Fox (Duc 900SS)
2 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
3 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZ450F)
4 Jaron Gustofson (Suz SV650)
5 J.T. Noehre (Suz SV650)
6 Jeff Touhey (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SB Novice
1 Lucas Trombley (Suz SV650)
2 Kyle Dahl (Kaw 650R)
3 Chris Henkel (Suz SV650)
4 Jon Krog (Suz SV650)
5 Justin Gustofson (Kaw 650R)
6 Drew Sivertsen (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Expert
1 Eric Fox (Duc 900SS)
2 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
3 Jaron Gustofson (Suz SV650)
4 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Novice
1 Chris Henkel (Suz SV650)
2 Adam Harrison (Hon CBR600F2)
3 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
4 Jon Krog (Suz SV650)
5 Justin Gustofson (Kaw 650R)
6 Jack Barton (Kaw 650R)

Ninja 250 Expert - Race 1
1 James Roberts (Kaw 250R)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race 1
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw 250R)
2 Ashley Stansberry (Kaw 250R)
3 Tanner Hunter (Kaw 250R)

Ninja 250 Expert - Race 2
1 Sam Miller (Kaw 250R)
2 Mark Dargis (Kaw 250R)
3 James Roberts (Kaw 250R)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race 2
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw 250R)
2 Drew Sivertsen (Kaw 250R)
3 Ashley Stansberry (Kaw 250R)

Ninja 250 Expert - Race 3
1 Sam Miller (Kaw 250R)
2 Mark Dargis (Kaw 250R)
3 Robin Schmidt (Kaw 250R)
4 James Roberts (Kaw 250R)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race 3
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw 250R)
2 Ashley Stansberry (Kaw 250R)
3 Tanner Hunter (Kaw 250R)

Ultralight Novice - Race 1
1 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)

Ultralight Expert - Race 1
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw 300R)
2 Jaron Gustofson (Yam YZ450F)

Ultralight Expert - Race 2
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZ450F)
2 Christian Schmidt (Kaw 300R)
3 Jaron Gustofson (Yam YZ450F)

Ultralight Novice - Race 2
1 Jake Schmotter (Hon CRF450)
2 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
3 Matt Cina (Duc 620)
4 John Roswick (Kaw EX500)

Ultralight Expert - Race 3
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw 300R)

Ultralight Novice - Race 3
1 Jake Schmotter (Hon CRF450)
2 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
3 Matt Cina (Duc 620)

Formula 40 - F2
1 Kurt Schuschke (Tri 675)
2 Harry Jensen (Suz GSX-R750)
3 Scott Luckiesh (Kaw ZX-6R)
4 Robert Barton (Kaw ZX-6R)
5 John Anderson (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Tim Ruzek (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 - F1
1 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
2 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
3 J.T. Noehre (Suz SV650)

Supertwins Expert
1 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
2 Eric Fox (Duc 900SS)
3 Jaron Gustofson (Suz SV650)
4 J.T. Noehre (Suz SV650)
5 Jeff Touhey (Suz SV650)
6 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Supertwins Novice
1 Kyle Dahl (Kaw 650R)
2 Chris Henkel (Suz SV650)
3 Justin Gustofson (Kaw 650R)
4 Drew Sivertsen (Suz SV650)
5 Jack Barton (Kaw 650R)
6 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw 250R)

Sportsman Lightweight Novice
1 John Roswick (Kaw EX500)