Sherwood, WI (6/13/2017)
- Countryside Auto Transport’s Zac Zakowski
earned a hard-earned fourth-place finish during
the TORC Off Road Championship UTV Pro Modified
race at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN. The
finish moves him to second in points in his
Yamaha YXZ 1000.
The event was held on ERX’s purpose-built
track. With temperatures at race time in the
mid-90s, and a challenging course ahead of
him for the 14-lap race, Zakowski was ready
Side's Zac Zakowski just missed a spot
on the podium in the 4th spot at the
Twin Cities Take Down TORC race, which
moved him into 2nd place in the TORC
Pro Mod UTV Points Championship
After starting eighth, Zakowski was immediately
hit by another car going into the first corner.
Coming out 13th, Zakowski put his head down
hard and charged through the pack, nearly
taking third on the final lap.
“Into the first corner, we got T-boned into
another car and got back out in 13th,” said
Zakowski. “We had to work our way all the
way back. We were fighting hard, but every
time I caught him I just didn’t have enough
motor to get past him. It’s all about the
championship and we’ll get it. We want the
car to finish every race.”
Zac Zakowski kept his Yamaha cool with
temps in the mid 90's on Saturday with
his Amsoil Lubricants and Evans Waterless
With windy and hot conditions, the track
dried out significantly during the race. The
hot conditions took its toll on the field.
Zakowski relied on his Kenda Tires, as well
as AMSOIL Performance Lubricants and Evans
Waterless Coolant to keep his ride running
competitive all the way to the finish.
“We were running Kenda’s new Mastodon HTs
and they worked great in the changing conditions
and especially in the sandy sections of the
course,” said Zakowski. “It was a scorcher
this weekend, so we really needed to keep
the car cool with Evans Coolant. We run AMSOIL
synthetics in the engine. We didn’t have problems
and there were a lot of guys having engine
Zac Zakowski is looking to earn a spot
on the podium in his home state of Wisconsin
at Crandon in two weeks
The race was originally scheduled as a doubleheader.
After severe thunderstorms inundated the facility
and caused widespread damage on Sunday, officials
rescheduled to the second race to the season
finale weekend in September, also at ERX.
“I really wanted to run today,” said Zakowski.
“We wanted to try to get on the podium because
we’ve been just shy of it these last three
Zakowski will be seeking that first podium
as the TORC Series next heads to Crandon International
Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, WI.
Zac Zakowski Sponsors:
Countryside Auto Transport, Zakowski Motorsports,
Johnny Greaves Motorsports, Amsoil, Kenda
Tires, Straightline Performance, Spider Graphix,
Top The Podium, Powersports 1, Evans Coolant,
K&N, STM Powersports, DP Brakes, Scorch
Fitness, TB Performance