Elkhart Lake, WI (June 1) – Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days (ZARS) recently held the kickoff to the 2017 Shootout Championship and Rider Challenge Championships Series and Track Day Event, May 29.
The event was held at Elkhart’s Lake Road America. The Shootout Series attracted several top riders including Ricardo Valdez and Charles Burton IV. The series presented by BlownConcepts.com awarded over $500 in cash prizes to the top finishers in each of the classes.
With the hole shot and a strong lead, Ricardo Valdez dominated and took the checkered flag for GP 3/4 Expert. In the GP 1/2 Expert class, Tim Koebert had an intense battle with Nick Uselmann, but ultimately took the checkered flag.
In the Novice ranks, Kyle Franz mad his debut in the Shootout Championship Series and had the strongest performance and took the win for GP 3/4 with Stephen Peterson finishing respectively in 2nd. In GP 1/2, Novice Lawrence Linn took the checkered flag.
ZARS continues to broaden the riding opportunities with the Rider Challenge for experienced Track Day riders. In GP 3/4, James Stanley claimed another win in dominating style with runner up Robert Wagman!
ZARS heads West to Brainerd International Raceway (Minn.), June 24-25, for the annual Lakes Jam Concert & Track Day Event.
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 at Road America, Brainerd International Raceway and High Plains Raceway. For more information, visit www.ridezars.com
Shootout Results, May 29:
GP 3/4 Expert
1. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Charles Burton IV (Hon CBR600RR)
3. Martin Holte (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Charles Pipke (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Kenneth Nielsen (Hon CBR1000RR)
GP 3/4 Novice
1. Kyle Franz (Duc 899)
2. Stephen Peterson (BMW S1000RR)
3. James Muncie (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Justin Miest (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Stephen Horsfield (Yam YZF-R6)
6. David O’Neill (Suz GSX-R600)
GP 1/2 Expert
1. Tim Koebert (Suz SV650)
2. Nick Uselmann (Suz SV650)
3. Ryan Nolan (Suz SV650)
GP 1/2 Novice
1. Lawrence Lin (Kaw 300)
2. Dave Juntunen (KTM RC390)
3. Jake Schmit (Kaw 300)
Rider Challenge Results, May 29:
1. James Stanley (Kaw ZX-10R)
2. Robert Wagman (Suz GSX-R750)