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Jul 3, 2013

Results From Round Four Of The ZARS Shootout/Rider Challenge Championship Series At Brainerd

Jordan Imrie (45) in action at Brainerd International Raceway. Photo by Steve Diamond Elements, courtesy of ZARS.

Brainerd, Minnesota (July 3) – Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days (ZARS) recently held its fourth round of the Shootout Championship and Rider Challenge Championships Series, June 30, at Brainerd International Raceway.

A full paddock of riders from across the Midwest and Canada converged on the Competition Course for an action packed Track Day and School along with an afternoon of exciting sprint races. With several Championships up for grabs, racers and riders provided a thrilling show. The series presented by awarded $1000 in cash prizes to all top 3 finishers in each of the classes.

In the Expert GP3/4, Pat Stewart dominated the competition from start to finish aboard the Cities Edge Kawasaki ZX-10R. In a fierce battle for the rest of the podium, TPL Racing Jordan Irmie finished strong in 2nd and Aaron Anderson finished respectively in 3rd. In the Expert GP1/2, Brett Folkerts dominated the field to take the win.

In the Novice ranks, Harry Jensen edged out Brad Kreller and Jes Schwartz for the GP3/4 win. Adam Harrison put together a strong performance for the Novice GP1/2 win.

ZARS continues to broaden our opportunities with the Rider Challenge for experienced Track Day riders. In the GP4, Chris Burns took the win and the overall with a commanding performance. In the GP3, Martin Holte took held off Ken Nielsen and Scott Masterton for the checkered flag. In the GP1/2, Alex Nelson and Dave Pederson put on an incredible show with a fierce battle right to the end. On the last lap, Dave Pederson went in too hot in turn 12 and rode off, ultimately paving the way for Alex Nelson to take the checkered flag.

ZARS returns to Road America on July 12 and Brainerd International Raceway on September 2.

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 June 30:

Expert GP 3/4: 1 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R) 2 Jordan Imrie (Hon CBR600RR) 3 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R1000) 4 Rich Nelson (Kaw ZX-6R) 5 Bob Barton (Kaw ZX-6R) 6 Mark Miller (Suz GSX-R1000) 7 Scott Stall (Kaw ZX-10R)

Expert GP 1/2: 1 Brett Folkerts (Suz SV650) 2 Adam Shaddrick (Suz SV650)

Novice GP 3/4: 1 Harry Jensen (BMW S1000RR) 2 Brad Kreller (Tri 675) 3 Jes Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6) 4 James Michaelson (Hon CBR600RR) 5 Daniel Burkland (Duc 848) 6 Brandon Shannon (Hon CBR600RR) 7 Scott Nelson (Hon CBR600RR) 8 Matthew Sturgeon (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice GP 1/2: 1 Adam Harrison (Suz SV650)

Rider Challenge GP1/2: 1 Alex Nelson (Yam YZF450) 2 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)

Rider Challenge GP3: 1 Martin Holte (Hon CBR600RR) 2 Ken Nielsen (Yam YZF-R6) 3 Scott Masterton (Yam YZF-R6) 4 Nathan Dotson (Triumph 675) 5 Justin Brouwer (Yam YZF-R6) 6 Jim Rauser (Tri 675) 7 Tim Stencil (Hon CBR600RR)

Rider Challenge GP4: 1 Chris Burns (Yam YZF-R1)