Ohnsorg sets a track record, Bastein wins Framstad Cup

Adam Bastien

Adam Bastien

The big story coming into the third round of the Central Roadracing Association’s 2016 season, held on Brainerd International Raceway’s Donnybrooke course, was the annual running of the Framstad Cup but Kyle Ohnsorg stole the show during the last race of the weekend by setting a new track record of 1:39.412 and clocking in at a GPS verified top speed of 197mph on the 3/4 mile long front straight.

Second-year rider Adam Bastien’s performance in the 2016 edition of the Framstad Cup, the most prestigious race on the Central Roadracing Association’s calendar, can be summed up with one word: domination. Starting near the front in the tortoise vs. hare style race, Bastien quickly put his head down on the Schmalenberg Racing Services Kawasaki Ninja 300 and had more than a lap lead before Kyle Ohnsorg, Brandon Punt, Aaron Anderson and Bell Helmets rider Shane Keaveny were released to start their race on their 600cc-1000cc machinery. Once he had clear track ahead of him he pulled away from the field in a way not seen since fellow Schmalenberg Racing Services rider Christian Schmidt decimated the field while riding a Kawasaki Ninja 250 to victory in the 2011 edition of the classic race. John Roswick, Jr. put in an admirable ride on a borrowed Suzuki SV650 to come home in second place in front of young upstart Nate Minster on his KTM RC390 Cup bike.

Kyle Ohnsorg was in a class of his own all weekend with the only blot on his copybook being a fifth place finish in the Unlimited Supersport race where he lined up against the 1000cc field on his trusty Yamaha R6. Aside from that, he brought home top honors in every standard format race he competed in (the Framstad Cup is typically difficult for larger capacity motorcycles to win due to the amount of slower traffic toward the end of the race, and Ohnsorg qualified for the race on his Yamaha R6 and finished outside of the top six riders). Christian Schmidt and Shane Keaveny (proudly representing Ray Ban sunglasses for July only) continued to close in on a good setup on their Kawasaki ZX-10Rs but they had absolutely nothing for the Mike Husman tuned BMW S1000RR ridden by the flyweight Ohnsorg. An honorable mention in the Unlimited class goes to both Marlin Johnson and Josh Harein who consistently hung with the tail end of the expert Unlimited group which is not an easy thing to do, especially at BIR’s Donnybrooke course.

With Ohnsorg riding off into the sunset in the Expert classes, the story in Middleweight had to be first-year rider Jake Hennen storming to multiple wins through the weekend showcasing an aggressive riding style that will see him at the front of expert races sooner rather than later. James Mullen made Hennen’s life difficult in multiple races but an unfortunate off for Mullen toward the end of the day Sunday prematurely ended his weekend and possibly his season. Further down the pack there were many race long battles between Eric Hjelter, Ewa Kalinsky, new rider Josh Hultberg and Tim Rabe with each rider pushing each other to improve which was evident as they lowered their personal best lap times race after race.

The Lightweight classes saw a potential new character in the Jon Champ Show with Matt Cina putting his exquisitely prepped Yamaha FZ-07 to good use to bring home a few second place finishes in the Expert class. The Novice class was the place to go for great racing as Chris Mattson, Corey Robinson had multiple battles throughout the weekend although Mattson consistently took top honors.

The newly created “Triple-D Award” (Dat Dude’s Dedicated) went to Ultralight rider Jack Barton for battling through a stomach bug that was serious enough to even affect his vision while wearing a helmet during the weekend. He persevered and even brought home a win through all of his troubles. Elsewhere in the little bike classes, the Ninja 250 Novice races were some of the best races of the entire weekend with Jayme Schmit, Corey Robinson and Sean Stettnichs battling every lap of every race.

On the lighter side of things, a welcome return was made to the CRA pitbike race. An annual event in the past, an impromptu pitbike race was run on Saturday evening with riders and CRA volunteers alike donning their race gear and preparing for battle – literally. Never a serious affair, the pitbike race featured many garbage cans, traffic cones, a figure-eight course and a water-spewing “car” joining the fun from time to time. Justin Craine, Jeff Japs and Nate Minster were the front-runners in this race but the crowd-favorite was undeniably the Yamaha Zuma being ridden in tandem by Kris Skellenger and Scott Stall. Wielding a traffic bollard as a jousting weapon, the duo wreaked havoc on things (mostly Skellenger’s beloved Zuma) and pulled off a daring in-motion rider swap to the delight of the tens of spectators. The race was won by someone (does it really matter) and fun was had by all, and we’re going to do it again in August.

The fourth round of the CRA season will take place on Brainerd International Raceway’s Competition Course, August 26-28 with a bigger, badder pitbike race happening on August 27.

CRA photo by Becca Erickson

Framstad Cup
1 Adam Bastien (Kaw Ninja 300)
2 Jonathan Roswick (Suz SV650)
3 Nate Minster (KTM RC390 Cup)
4 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
5 William Miller (Yam YZF-R3)
6 Harry Jensen (Duc 620)

Unlimited SS Expert
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw ZX-10R)
2 Shane Keaveny (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 John Staska (Suz GSX-R1000)
4 Tony Mahto (Yam YZF-R1)
5 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R1)

Unlimited SS Novice
1 Marlin Johnson (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 Josh Harein (Hon CBR1000RR

Unlimited SB Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (BMW S1000RR)
2 Shane Keaveny (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R1)
4 Tony Mahto (Yam YZF-R1)
5 Jesse Nelson (Suz GSX-R1000)
6 Brandon Punt (BMW S1000RR)

Unlimited SB Novice
1 Marlin Johnson (Hon CBR1000RR)

Unlimited GP Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (BMW S1000RR)
2 Christian Schmidt (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 Rob Oliva (Yam YZF-R1)
4 Jesse Nelson (Suz GSX-R1000)
5 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
6 Brandon Punt (BMW S1000RR)

Unlimited GP Novice
1 Marlin Johnson (Hon CBR1000RR)

Heavyweight SS Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
4 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Erik DeVaan (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight SS Novice
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 James Mullen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Nathan Dotson (Tri 675)
6 James Michaelson (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight SB Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
3 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Justin Craine (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Mike Schley (Kaw ZX-6R)

Heavyweight SB Novice
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 James Mullen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Jeff Somers (Yam YZF-R6)
6 James Michaelson (Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight GP Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
3 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Erik DeVaan (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Justin Craine (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavyweight GP Novice
1 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
3 James Michaelson (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Martin Holte (Hon CBR600RR)
5 Daniel O’Day (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Nathan Dotson (Tri 675)

Middleweight SS Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Justin  Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Erik Devaan (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight SS Novice
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 James Mullen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Jeff Somers (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
6 James Michaelson (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight SB Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Erik Devaan (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Lucas Wygant (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Drew Sivertsen (Suz GSX-R600)

Middleweight SB Novice – Race
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 James Mullen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Jeff Somers (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Daniel O’Day (Kaw ZX-6R)
6 Martin Holte (Hon CBR600RR

Middleweight GP Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Sean Edgett (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Erik Devaan (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Justin Craine (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Drew Sivertsen (Suz GSX-R600)

Middleweight GP Novice
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 James Mullen (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
4 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Steve Horsfield (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Daniel O’Day (Kaw ZX-6R)

Lightweight SS Novice
1 Corey Robinson (Suz SV650)
2 Jesse VanderWeide (Suz SV650)
3 Anthony Marcinek (Suz SV650)
4 Sonia Pond (Suz SV650)
5 Chris Mattson (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SS Expert
1 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
2 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
3 David Hanson (Yam FZ-07)
4 Katie Champ (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SB Expert
1 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
2 Matt Cina (Yam FZ-07
3 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
4 Pierre Champon
5 David Hanson (Yam FZ-07)
6 Katie Champ (Suz SV650)

Lightweight SB Novice
1 Chris Mattson (Suz SV650)
2 Bill Plucky (Suz SV650)
3 Jesse VanderWeide (Suz SV650)
4 Anthony Marcinek (Suz SV650)
5 Jeffrey Quam (Suz SV650)
6 Sonia Pond (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Expert
1 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
2 Matt Cina (Yam FZ-07)
3 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
4 Pierre Champon (Suz SV650)
5 David Hanson (Yam FZ-07)
6 Katie Champ (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Novice
1 Chris Mattson (Suz SV650)
2 Jesse VanderWeide (Suz SV650)
3 Wayne Minnichsoffer (Hon CBR F2)
4 Jeffrey Quam (Suz SV650)
5 Sonia Pond (Suz SV650)

Sportsman Lightweight  Expert
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 620)

Sportsman Lightweight  Novice
1 Mark Praska (Kra HKR-Evo2)
2 Wayne Minnichsoffer (Hon CBR600F2)

Ultralight Expert – Race 1
1 Jack Barton (Kra HKR Evo2)
2 Timothy Ring (Duc 620)
3 Harry Jensen (Duc 620)

Ultralight Novice – Race 1
1 Mark Praska (Kra HKR-Evo2)
2 Justin Pittman (Yam YZ450F)
3 Adam Bastien (Kaw EX300R)

Ultralight Expert – Race 2
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 620)

Ultralight Novice – Race 2
1 Justin Pittman (Yam YZ450F)
2 Adam Bastien (Kaw EX300R)

Ultralight Expert – Race 3
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 620)

Ultralight Novice – Race 3
1 Justin Pittman (Yam YZ450F)
2 Adam Bastien (Kaw EX300R)

FWSS Expert
1 Nate Minster (KTM RC390 Cup)
2 William Miller (Yam YZF-R3)

FWSS Novice
1 Pamela DuPont (Yam YZF-R3)

FWSB Expert
1 Brad Zajic (Yam YZF-R3)
2 Nate Minster (KTM RC390 Cup)
3 William Miller (Yam YZF-R3)

FWSB Novice
1 Pamela DuPont (Yam YZF-R3)

FWGP Expert
1 Brad Zajic (Yam YZF-R3)
2 William Miller (Yam YZF-R3)
3 Nate Minster (KTM RC 390 Cup)

FWGP Novice
1 Pamela DuPont (Yam YZF-R3)

Ninja 250 Expert – Race 1
1 Eric Barbot (Kaw EX250R)
2 Bradley Kreller (Kaw EX250R)
3 Troy Pierson (Kaw EX250R)

Ninja 250 Novice – Race 1
1 Jayme Schmit (Kaw EX250R)
2 Corey Robinson (Kaw EX250R)
3 Sean Stettnichs (Kaw EX250R)
4 Jonathan Myers (Kaw EX250R)
5 Brian O’Mara (Kaw EX250R)
6 Jeffrey Quam (Kaw EX250R)

Ninja 250 Expert – Race 2
1 Eric Barbot (Kaw EX250R)
2 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw EX250R)

Ninja 250 Novice – Race 2
1 Sean Stettnichs (Kaw EX250R)
2 Corey Robinson (Kaw EX250R)
3 Brian O’Mara (Kaw EX250R)
4 Jonathan Myers (Kaw EX250R)

Ninja 250 Expert – Race 3
1 Bryan Lachmiller (Kaw EX250R)
2 Eric Barbot (Kaw EX250R)

Ninja 250 Novice – Race 3
1 Sean Stettnichs (Kaw EX250R)
2 Corey Robinson (Kaw EX250R)
3 Jonathan Myers (Kaw EX250R)
4 Brian O’Mara (Kaw EX250R)

Trophy Dash GP4 Expert
1 Christian Schmidt (Kaw ZX-10R)
2 Shane Keaveny (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 Brandon Punt (BMW S1000RR)
4 Aaron Anderson (Suz GSX-R750)
5 Jesse Nelson (Suz GSX-R1000)
6 Tony Mahto (Yam YZF-R1)

Trophy Dash GP4 Novice
1 Marlin Johnson (Hon CBR1000RR)
2 Josh Harein (Hon CBR1000RR)

Trophy Dash GP3 Expert
1 Kyle Ohnsorg (Yam YZF-R6)
2 Drew See (Yam YZF-R6)
3 Justin Ebnet (Hon CBR600RR)
4 John Anderson (Yam YZF-R6)
5 Drew Sivertsen (Suz GSX-R600)
6 Scott Masterton (Yam YZF-R6)

Trophy Dash GP3 Novice
1 Jacob Hennen (Hon CBR600RR)
2 Patrick Wagaman (Hon CBR600RR)
3 Joe Mastain (Yam YZF-R6)
4 Nathan Dotson (Tri 675)
5 Steve Horsfield (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Martin Holte (Hon CBR600RR)

Trophy Dash GP2 Expert
1 Jon Champ (Suz SV650)
2 Matt Cina (Yam FZ-07)
3 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
4 Pierre Champon (Suz SV650

Trophy Dash GP2 Novice
1 Chris Mattson (Suz SV650)
2 Bill Plucky (Suz SV650)
3 Anthony  Marcinek (Suz SV650)
4 Jonathan Roswick (Suz SV650)
5 Jesse VanderWeide (Suz SV650)
6 Sonia Pond (Suz SV650)

Trophy Dash GP1 Expert
1 Harry Jensen (Duc 848)
2 Nate Minster (KTM)
3 William Miller

Trophy Dash GP1 Novice
1 Mark Praska (Kra HKR-Evo2)
2 Adam Bastien (Kaw EX300R)

Formula 40 – F2 – Race 1
1 John Staska (Suz GSX-R1000)
2 Todd Larson (Kaw ZX-10R)
3 Rob Oliva (Yam YZF-R1
4 Karl Rehpohl (Kaw ZX-6R)
5 “Business” Brad Kreller (Yam YZF-R6)
6 Pat Gill (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 – F1 – Race 1
1 Matt Cina (Yam FZ-07)
2 Corey Robinson (Suz SV650)
3 Bill Plucky (Suz SV650)
4 Jeff Touhey (Suz SV650)

Formula 40 – F2 – Race 2
1 Rob Oliva (Yam YZF-R1)
2 Karl Rehpohl (Kaw ZX-6R)
3 Steve Horsefield (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 – F1 – Race 2
1 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)

Supertwins Expert
1 Matt Cina (Yam FZ-07)
2 Aaron Anderson (Suz SV650)
3 Pierre Champon (Suz SV650)
4 Stephen Johnson (Suz SV650)
5 David Hanson (Yam FZ-07)

Supertwins Novice
1 Bill Plucky (Suz SV650)
2 Chris Mattson (Suz SV650)
3 Sonia Pond (Suz SV650)

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