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Sep 5, 2013

Results From Monday's ZARS Series Finale At Brainerd

ZARS at Brainerd: Rider Challenge GP4 race winner Chris Burns. Photo by Steve Diamond Elements.
Brainerd, Minnesota (Sept. 5) – Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days (ZARS) recently held its sixth and final round of the Shootout Championship and Rider Challenge Championships Series, Monday, September 2, at Brainerd International Raceway.

The Track Day and School was a sell out with top riders from all across the Midwest and Canada. Riders battled for over $1000 in cash and prizes in the Series presented by Twin Cities Orthopedic.

In the Expert GP3/4, Bell Helmet rider Shane Keaveny fought off Cities Edge Motorsport rider Pat Stewart for the win. Ultimately Stewart was crowned the Championship winner.

In the Novice ranks, Jonathan Schwartz won the Hole Shot award in the Novice GP 3/4 field. Ultimately Dan Krambeck took the checkered flag with Brad Kreller in 2nd and Jonathan Schwartz in 3rd. Overall, James Michaelson was our points leader and crowned our Series Championship.

With another stellar finish, Jon Champ took the victory aboard his Suzuki SV650 and the Series Championship for Expert GP 1/2. Cole Naymark and Alex Zelenski had an incredible battle all season and respectively finished 2nd and 3rd overall for the Championship.

The Novice GP 1/2 had fierce battles with Dave Pederson finishing on top. Mike Knoll finished strong in 2nd , ultimately crowning him as Series Champion. Drew Sivertsen rode strong handing him the Hole Shot award and a 3rd place on the podium.

ZARS continues to broaden our opportunities with the Rider Challenge for experienced Track Day riders. Seven new riders graduated the Academy to join the ranks of the Rider Challenge Series. In the GP4, Chris Burns took the win aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6 and the Series Championship. In the GP3, a fierce battle ensued and Scott Masterton took the victory and Championship. In the GP1/2, Alex Nelson claimed another win and the Championship.

ZARS returns to Brainerd International Raceway and Elkhart Lake's Road America in 2014 along with the various Advanced Riding Schools across Minnesota.

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

Results from September 2:

Expert GP 3/4:
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 Adam Purves (Suz GSX-R750)
4 Mark Miller (Suz GSX-R1000)
5 Wayne Koski (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Dwayne Stroman (Tri 675)
7 Gabriel Blevins (Suz GSX-R750)
8 Bob Barton (Kaw ZX-6R)

Novice GP 3/4:
1 Dan Krambeck (Tri 675)
2 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Brad Kreller (Tri 675)
4 James Michaelson (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Leif Nadeau (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Robert Goeman (ZX-6RR)

Expert GP 1/2:
1 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
2 Cole Naymark (Suz SV650)
3 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Novice GP 1/2:
1 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)
2 Mike Knoll (Suz SV650)
3 Drew Sivertsen (Suz SV650)
4 Adam Harrison (Hon CBR600F2)
5 Walli Feshir (Suz SV650)
6 Daniel Mataczynski (Suz SV650)

Rider Challenge GP1/2:
1 Alex Nelson (Yam YZF450)

Rider Challenge GP3:
1 Scott Masterton (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Jim Parnell (Tri 675)
3 Nathan Dotson (Triumph 675)
4 Robert Wagman (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Andrew Tolzman (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Marc Geneau (Kaw ZX-6R)
7 Justin Brouwer (Yam YZF-R6)
8 Roy Gunther (Aprilia)
9 Eric Hjelter (Tri 675)

Rider Challenge GP4:
1 Chris Burns (Yam YZF-R1)
2 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R1)
3 Michael Foy (Hon CBR929)
4 Jim Rauser (Yam YZF-R1)