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Jul 23, 2014

Schmidt Wins Eight CRA Sprint Races At Brainerd

Christian Schmidt (2) leads the CRA Middleweight Superbike field into Turn 3 at Brainerd International Raceway. Photo by Steve Diamond Elements, courtesy of CRA.

TEAM JAMOKE LEGIT DRONE STRIKE WINS CRA 3 HOUR TEAM CHALLENGE, SCHMIDT WINS 8 SPRINTS

The Central Roadracing Association’s 2014 season reached its halfway point over July 18-20, when the club ran its 3 hour team challenge on Brainerd International Raceway’s 2.5 mile Competition Course. The team challenge featured 21 teams in GP2, GP3, and GP4 categories, allowing team members to run different bikes in the three hour relay-style endurance.

GP4 team Jamoke Legit Drone Strike led most the event, but GP3 teams Last Minute Racing and Team Worldwide took turns leading the field. In the race’s last twenty minutes, an unforeseen downpour caused shuffling throughout the running order. Considering the clear forecast, most teams did not have rain tires mounted, forcing many to finish the event on slicks or DOT’s. Making the most of the multiple-bike event, Team Worldwide was one of the few teams that finished the race on rain tires. Team Worldwide rider Kris Skellenger moved up 3 positions in the last 10 laps, turning lap times almost 30 seconds faster than the leader. Despite finishing on the same lap as Team Jamoke Drone Strike, Worldwide’s last minute charge was only good enough for second place. GP2 team Hold My Baby ran extended stints to compete with front runners and finish third overall, while GP3 team Schmotterado overcame a pit lane speed infraction to come in fourth overall.

With club front runners Kaleb DeKeyrel and Scott Stall missing from CRA action, Pat Stewart and John Staska stepped up to challenge Bell Helmet racer Shane Keaveny throughout the weekend’s Unlimited sprints. Keaveny took the Supersport and Superbike wins, but Stewart capitalized on a late race mistake in the Grand Prix sprint to take the last win of the weekend.

Saturday’s Michelin Supersport Sprint races saw expert Brian Hebeisen take the weekend’s first win over Christian Schmidt and Kurt Schuschke in the Middleweight class. The 600 class saw plenty wheel to wheel battling all weekend throughout the grid, with Justin Ebnet taking the Middleweight Superbike win, and Schmidt taking the top step in the Grand Prix event. Aaron Anderson swept the Heavyweight expert class wins on his Suzuki GSX-R 750.

Harry Jensen continued his impressive novice class campaign, riding his Ducati 848 Superbike to take wins in the novice Middleweight Superbike and Grand Prix sprints, as well as the Heavyweight Superbike sprint. Jake Hawthorne, Jonathon Schwartz, Aaron Duchon, and Josh Auel also made strides to the front of the novice field and battled all weekend, with Auel taking the Michelin Supersport Heavyweight win, and Hawthorne and Schwartz taking their first wins in the Grand Prix Heavyweight and Michelin Supersport Middleweight sprints.

After Jon Champ had an uncharacteristic crash in turn 8 during the Michelin Supersport sprint, Christian Schmidt took all three expert Lightweight wins on his Supersport Suzuki SV650 and destroked 580cc Yamaha YZF-R6 Superbike, locally referred to as an “R5”. Finally back from injury, Luke Trombley made his 2014 race debut and returned to the front of the Novice Lightweight pack, where he split class wins with Dave Pederson.

While Trevor Treviranus and Christian Schmidt swept the Novice and Expert Ultralight sprints, the two ran wheel to wheel all weekend, with Treviranus taking the overall win in the Superbike sprint. Expert Mark Dargis and Novice Bryan Lachmiller swept the Ninja 250 class wins. Max Furman led the weekend’s rookies in the New Rider race.

The CRA will hold its next event from August 22-24, when a dual sprint format will be run on Brainerd International Raceway’s 2.5 mile Competition Course. The club will host its final New Rider School on August 22. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to direct questions to racer.liaison@cra-mn.com

3-Hour Team Challenge Results:

3-Hour Team Challenge-GP4
1 Team Jamoke Legit Drone Strike
2 Do You Even Race Tim Ruzek?
3 Menace to Sobriety

3-Hour Team Challenge-GP3
1 Team WorldWide
2 Schmotterado
3 Team Some Limits
4 Two and a Half Men
5 Satellite Wolf
6 Last Minute Racing

3-Hour Team Challenge-GP2
1 Hold My Baby
2 Race Couch and Dave
3 Chonson
4 Trev Racing
5 Two Dudes On a Motorbike
6 Team Kr33p3rs

Sprint Race Results:

Michelin Unlimited SS Expert
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 John Staska (Suz GSX-R1000)
3 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)
4 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
5 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
6 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)

Unlimited SB Expert - Race
1 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 John Staska (Suz GSX-R1000)
3 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)
4 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
5 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
6 Brandon Punt (Yam YZF-R6)

Unlimited GP Expert - Race
1 Pat Stewart (Kaw ZX-10R)
2 Shane Keaveny (Hon CBR1000RR)
3 Tony Mahto (Hon CBR1000RR)
4 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
5 Billy Vossberg (Kaw ZX-6R)

Michelin Heavyweight SS Expert - Race
1 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
2 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Kurt Schuschke (Tri 675)
4 Brian Hebeisen (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Billy Vossberg (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)

Michelin Heavyweight SS Novice - Race
1 Joshua Auel (Suz GSX-R600)
2 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-6R)
3 Dan Krambeck (Tri 675)
4 Clark Davis (Suz GSX-R600)
5 Jake Hawthorne (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Jonathan Graus (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight SB Expert - Race
1 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
2 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)
3 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Brandon Punt (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Billy Vossberg (Kaw ZX-6R)

Heavyweight SB Novice - Race
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
2 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Joshua Auel (Suz GSX-R600)
4 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-6R)
5 Mathew Wiest (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Clark Davis (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavyweight GP Expert - Race
1 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
2 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Brian Hebeisen (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Brandon Punt (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight GP Novice - Race
1 Jake Hawthorne (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
3 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Drew Sivertsen (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Matt Cina (Duc 848)

Michelin Middleweight SS Novice - Race
1 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Joshua Auel (Suz GSX-R600)
3 Dan Krambeck (Tri 675)
4 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Jake Hawthorne (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Jonathon Graus (Yam YZF-R6)

Michelin Middleweight SS Expert - Race
1 Brian Hebeisen (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Kurt Schuschke (Tri 675)
4 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
6 William Billy Vossberg (Kaw ZX-6R)

Middleweight SB Expert - Race
1 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
2 Brian Hebeisen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Christian Alvarado (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight SB Novice - Race
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
2 Aaron Duchon (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Joshua Auel (Suz GSX-R600)
4 Mathew Wiest (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Clark Davis (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6)


Middleweight GP Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Jake Schmotter (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Brandon Punt (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Billy Vossberg (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Brian Hebeisen (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight GP Novice - Race
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
2 Jake Hawthorne (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Joshua Auel (Suz GSX-R600)
4 Drew Sivertsen (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Jonathan Schwartz (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Brandon Connett (Tri 675)

Michelin Lightweight SS Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Suz SV650)
2 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
3 Jack Barton (Kaw EX650R)
4 Jeff Touhey (Suz SV650)
5 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
6 Kenneth Essex (Suz SV650)

Michelin Lightweight SS Novice - Race
1 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)
2 Lucas Trombley (Suz SV650)
3 Daniel Mataczynski (Suz SV650)
4 Paul Satterlee (Suz SV650)
5 Aaron Foss (Suz SV650)
6 David Hanson (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SB Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZF-5R)
2 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
3 Josh Pangier (Suz SV650)
4 Tom Swager (Suz SV650)
5 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
6 Justin Gustofson (Kaw EX650R)

Lightweight SB Novice - Race
1 Lucas Trombley (Suz SV650)
2 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)
3 Aaron Foss (Suz SV650)
4 Ashley Stansberry (Suz SV650)
5 Paul Satterlee (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Yam YZF-5R)
2 Tom Swager (Suz SV650)
3 Justin Gustofson (Kaw EX650R)
4 Jack Barton (Kaw EX650R)
5 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Novice - Race
1 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)
2 Aaron Foss (Suz SV650)
3 David Hanson (Suz SV650)

Michelin Ultralight SS Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw EX300)
2 Barry Schmidt (KTM 450)

Michelin Ultralight SS Novice - Race
1 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
2 Timothy Ring (Duc M620)


Ultralight SB Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw EX300)
2 Barry Schmidt (KTM 450)

Ultralight SB Novice - Race
1 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
2 Timothy Ring (Duc M620)

Ultralight GP Expert - Race 

1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw EX300)
2 Barry Schmidt (KTM 450)

Ultralight GP Novice - Race
1 Trevor Treviranus (Yam YZ450F)
2 Timothy Ring (Duc M620)

Ninja 250 Expert - Race
1 Mark Dargis (Kaw EX250)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw EX250)
2 Ashley Stansberry (Kaw EX250)
3 William Miller (Kaw EX250)
4 Pierre Champon (Kaw EX250)
5 Jeffrey Quam (Kaw EX250)

Ninja 250 Expert - Race
1 Mark Dargis (Kaw EX250)
2 Eric Barbot (Kaw EX250)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw EX250)
2 William Miller (Kaw EX250)
3 Pierre Champon (Kaw EX250)
4 Jeffrey Quam (Kaw EX250)
5 Lindsay Kieffer (Kaw EX250)


Ninja 250 Expert - Race
1 Mark Dargis (Kaw EX250)
2 Eric Barbot (Kaw EX250)

Ninja 250 Novice - Race
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw EX250)
2 William Miller (Kaw EX250)
3 Ashley Stansberry (Kaw EX250)
4 Jeffrey Quam (Kaw EX250)
5 Pierre Champon (Kaw EX250)

Formula 40 - F2 - Race
1 Kurt Schuschke (Tri 675)
2 John Anderson (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Karl Rehpohl (Kaw ZX-6R)
4 JT Noehre (Suz SV650)
5 Barry Schmidt (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Matt Cina (Duc 848)

Formula 40 - F1 - Race
1 Josh Pangier (Suz SV650)
2 Tom Swager (Suz SV650)
3 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
4 Wess Buren (Suz SV650)
5 Paul Satterlee (Suz SV650)

Supertwins Novice - Race
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
2 Matt Cina (Duc 848)
3 Dave Pederson (Suz SV650)
4 Paul Satterlee (Suz SV650)
5 David Hanson (Suz SV650)
6 Pamela Dupont (Suz SV650)

Supertwins Expert - Race
1 Christian Schmidt (Suz SV650)
2 Kyle Knutson (Suz SV650)
3 Tom Swager (Suz SV650)
4 Jack Barton (Kaw Ninja 650)
5 Justin Gustofson (Kaw Ninja 650)
6 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Sportsman Lightweight Expert - Race
1 Josh Pangier (Yam TZ250)
2 Barry Schmidt (KTM 450)

New Rider Race - Race
1 Max Furman
2 Greg Kastner
3 Aaron Foss
4 Ryan Alvar



More, from a press release issued by Team Jamoke Legit Drone Strike:

Team Jamoke Legit Drone Strike wins CRA 3hr endurance race at Brained Int'l Raceway!

Not even the Mosquitos were biting as hard as the Dunlop tires provided by Jim Wiles and Dunlop during the CRA 3hr endurance race Saturday afternoon at BIR. The 3 rider team of Shane Keveney, Aaron Anderson, and Tony Mahto set a feverish pace all afternoon to take the win. With 25 mins to go, and a 3 lap lead, the skies opened up for one last challenge of the day. Lead rider Anderson rode through a monsoon on a Dunlop front slick to take the victory.

The team would like to thank Dunlop and Bell helmets for their support.

The team would also like to thank our family and friends for all the help in pits, as we could not have done it without you.