Harf, seeded #3 in the contest, beat the #1 seed Andrew Adkison in semis before knocking off Malinoski.
Danny Harf, from Orlando, Florida, is a perennial winner on the pro circuit. Last year, he won stops in Portland and Ft. Worth. Despite the loss, Adkison remains the leader on the season points chase for the Indmar Performance Award.
Local rider Keith Lidberg's surprise run at a title in his hometown took him all the way to the round of 8. Lidberg, a Twin City native and Coon Rapids High graduate, pulled off another upset today beating #10 seeded Derek Grasman before falling to eventual champion Harf. Lidberg, a 15th seed had upset # 2 seeded Tino Santori yesterday.
Lidberg's success in Shoreview was by far the best performance ever for the young rider at a Pro Tour stop. He has been on the tour since 2003, but his success here in his own "home" waters should boost his confidence for future contests.
The next stop on the Pro Tour is Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada, July 7-9. The only tour stop outside the U.S. will take place at Waterfront Park in Kelowna.
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