Sherwood, WI (9/10/2018)
- Countryside Auto Transport's Zac Zakowski
had a goal this year to finish in the top
five in points in the Lucas Oil Midwest Short
Course League Pro Modified SXS class. After
finishing seventh in the season finale at
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, Zakowski
proclaimed that it is mission accomplished.
Zac Zakowski finishes out the season
Top 5 in the Pro Mod Class
After starting 12th, Zakowski fell back during
the three-row, land-rush start, but quickly
passed several cars in the gravel pit turn.
From there, he ran a competitive pace to finish
seventh in his Yamaha YXZ 1000R.
“We fell back at the start and I passed six
cars in the gravel pit turn,” said Zakowski.
“Our goal was to stay in the top five in points
and we did that. We had a fun weekend and
I enjoyed the race.”
As part of the event, Zakowski brought out
his popular breast cancer awareness shirts
and they were definitely a hit with fans and
competitors. All proceeds go to breast cancer
“We had our breast cancer shirts here and
we donate every penny of the $10 price,” said
Zakowski. “People have been buying them left
and right. It’s nice to raise money for breast
Apex Moto Marketing is currently working
on an online store where anyone can buy the
shirts. The site is scheduled to go live in
“Apex Moto Marketing is a great help,” said
Zakowski. “They do all of our social media
and they are designing our web site right
now. They are also working on a special web
store to sell our breast cancer awareness
shirts, which will be launched in October.”
Zakowski is the only Pro driver on the tour
running Kenda tires. The factory support rig
was at Crandon and gave Zakowski a special
set of custom grooved Kongur tires. They were
definitely a huge factor in Zakowski’s success
“I think we’re the only guy out there on
Kenda tires, which is cool because we’ve always
been one of the only Kenda teams out there,”
said Zakowski. “Honestly, they were the best
they’ve ever been. They handled great and
I was able to slide around and have a loose
car, which I like. Hopefully more people will
see how great they work and they’ll make the
Fox Shocks were also a huge part of his success.
Zakowski is pleased to announce that Fox will
expand its backing next season.
Racing is a family endeavor for Zakowski.
His crew is mostly made up of family members
and racing allows them to have fun together.
“I have a couple friends that help out, but
it really is a family program,” said Zakowski.
“Without them, I would be out here doing it
myself so it’s great. It keeps us all together,
doing something crazy.”
Zakowski is already in the process of building
a new car for 2019. Look for him to be a strong
competitor next year’s Midwest Short Course
Zac Zakowski 2018
Countryside Auto Transport, Zakowski Motorsports,
Johnny Greaves Motorsports, Amsoil, Kenda
Tires, Straightline Performance, Spider Graphix,
Apex Moto Marketing, Powersports 1, Evans
Coolant, STM Powersports, DP Brakes, TB Performance