Sherwood, WI (6/28/2017)
- Countryside Auto Transport’s Zac Zakowski
scored top fifth-place finishes during the
doubleheader TORC Series UTV Pro Modified
race at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
Zakowski now sits fourth in points in his
Yamaha YXZ 1000R.
Auto Transport's Zac Zakowski scored
a pair of 5th place finishes at Rounds
5 & 6 of the TORC Series held in
The races were held on Crandon’s short course.
Saturday’s weather was cool with intermittent
rain. Officials canceled qualifying for Sunday’s
race due to heavy rain Saturday night and
the field was set by points. Both races were
scheduled for 10 laps with a competition caution
at lap five.
In Saturday’s race, Zakowski took on the
land rush start from the second row with gusto
and was quick on the dry slick and blue-grooved
track. Despite running a naturally aspirated-engined
car, he was in contention all race with the
Zac Zakowski is currently 4th in points,
just one point out of 3rd
“I started on the second row because our
qualifying time wasn’t what it needed to be,
but we made up a lot of ground,” said Zakowski.
“The track was super dry slick and blue groove.
The new Kenda Mastodons worked great. We just
need a little more power.”
On Sunday, the track started out damp, but
quickly changed again to slick and fast. He
was running sixth until the final corner and
snagged fifth place right before the finish
“Two fives and it was a good weekend,” said
Zakowski. “We’re getting good points and we’re
staying consistent. The track was slick again
today. It turns into blue groove and gets
to be one line, but it was good.”
Zakowski credited Kenda’s Mastodon Tires
for dealing with the racy conditions. He appreciated
the control they allowed him on the slick
“We’re getting as much grip as we could ask
for,” said Zakowski. “In these loose conditions,
you’re sliding right next to each other and
you’re within inches. If your tires give at
all, you’ll crash into the guy next to you.
They helped me stay steady in every corner
on the track.”
Zakowski now heads back to his shop and the
quest for a little more horsepower. Considering
his consistency this season, a little more
speed will put him into podium contention.
“We just have to find a little more power
these tracks and we’ll be right there with
everyone,” said Zakowski. “TB Performance
does my engines and considering we’re naturally
aspirated running against turbos, we’re definitely
holding our own. We just need to find a little
Zakowski will be looking for that first podium
as TORC next heads to Bark River International
Raceway in Michigan July 15-16.
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, TB Performance