Sherwood, WI (8/29/2018)
- Countryside Auto Transport's Zac Zakowski
is ready to shake off bad luck experienced
in the most recent round at Bark River and
looks to finish strong in the Lucas Oil Midwest
Short Course season finale at Crandon International
Off-Road Raceway. But no matter how he does
on track, Zakowski will still be a winner
during the weekend as he brings his popular
breast cancer awareness T-shirt fundraising
program to the racing weekend.
Zakowski is celebrating his eighth year of
raising money for breast cancer research and
to help families dealing with the disease.
Zakowski’s mother is a breast cancer survivor
and her recovery encouraged him to organize
the fundraiser. The T-shirts have become legendary
in the off-road racing community.
“When we started racing in GNCC, there wasn’t
much going on during the month of October
for breast cancer awareness, so we started
T-shirt sales and we’ve raised $20,000 for
the last four years in a row,” said Zakowski.
“At the end of October, we donate all of the
money to hand-selected foundations chosen
by my mom.”
Though the race is in September, Zakowski
thought it would be fitting to kick off the
benefit at Crandon. The Crandon World Cup,
one of the largest events in short course
racing, is being held on the same weekend.
Zakowski will then bring the fundraiser to
the Ironman GNCC October 27, where he will
unveil a brand new T-shirt design. He is also
working on an ecommerce store to help support
the cause year-round.
“We’ll have all of the popular and funny
shirts at Crandon, and we’re also working
on a new shirt that we’ll have at Ironman,”
said Zakowski. “We’ve only done them at the
events in the past, so the web site will be
a nice addition and should definitely help
us raise more money.”
Going into the Crandon race, Zakowski is
looking to finish in the top five in points.
With the TORC Series folding late in the off-season
and the late announcement of the Midwest Short
Course series, Zakowski took a conservative
approach to the 2018 short course season.
“We’re definitely running a conservative
program this year,” said Zakowski. “We made
the choice to run the same car we ran last
year, using what we have while the series
is in this odd position. Obviously, we wanted
to compete, but our primary focus is next
Look for Zakowski to be competitive, and
buy a shirt to support breast cancer awareness,
during the Midwest Short Course season finale
August 31-September 1. Zakowski will also
be competing in the Crandon World Cup on September
Zac Zakowski 2018
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