-2016 UTV Derby Championship 3rd
-2015 UTV Derby World Champion
-Multiple GNCC 4x4 Pro class podiums
-2014 IATVHSS UTV-Open champion
-2013 Terracross Championship win at Haydays finale
-2013 Terracross Championship 3rd in Pro UTV
-2013 Terracross Championship 2nd in Pro ATV
-2013 Iowa Short Course UTV Open champion
-2 time Iowa Short Course Utility Open champion (2012, 2013)
-2012 Iowa Short Course UTV Open 2nd in championship
-GNCC 3rd in 4x4 Open championship (2010-2012)
- Voted GNCC Fan Favorite (2012, 2013)
-2010 Heartland Challenge 10-hour 4x4 Pro champion
-2010 AMA XC 4x4 Open champion
-2009 Baja 1000 2nd place finish
"I started racing go-karts all around Wisconsin and the Midwest when I was 7 years old until about 13 when my mother was diagnosed with Cancer. We had aspirations to get into stock cars but got out of racing for a few years to focus on family time. Thats how I began my professional ATV racing career. I started riding ATV's with the family and it eventually turned into racing them. I raced ATV's from 2008-2016, racing in multiple racing series and events being a factory Polaris and Factory Can-am racer for years. I knew that I wanted to get back behind the wheel one day and let go of the handlebars. My relationship with ATV manufactures gave me the opportunity to start racing Side by sides.
The rest is history, spent the past 7 years or so focusing on racing the ATV and Side by side in GNCC, but I always knew I wanted more. I wanted to go short course racing and now we are headed to TORC for 2017. It's been a long time coming trying to get out of woods racing, couldn't be happier for 2017.
Zac was invited to be a part of the Factory Polaris race team for select events his rookie season in 2009 before being picked up by Factory Can-am/BRP for the 2010 GNCC season. Since then he has raced the Baja 1000, won the coveted Heartland 10-hour Challenge, received a list of GNCC 4x4 wins and podiums, and brought home multiple regional and national 4x4 championships before turning pro in the side-by-side world in 2012.
With roots in go-kart/auto racing, side-by-side racing plays right into Zakowski’s skill-set, winning professional level events in a variety of disciplines across the country since 2012. While landing podium finishes in the GNCC series, Zac was invited to Polaris’ 2012 Terracross Championship where he won the finale at the annual Hay Days Grass Drag event in Minnesota, placing 3rd in the championship. Zac has continued to be a front-runner in the GNCC series while winning an Iowa Short Course overall championship, IATVHSS UTV championship, and being crowned champion of the inaugural 2015 UTV World Championship. While GNCC and cross-country racing continue to be the focus, Zakowski Motorsports have shown to be capable in many disciplines.
Favorite Venue: Crandon, WI
Racing: "I have done a lot of different forms of racing with most revolving around ATV/UTV and TORC to me is the ONLY real form of racing. I have wanted to compete in this series since I was 10 years old and can't wait to bang doors with these guys. All other forms are endurance/distance based for UTV's, TORC is a true test of driver ability and speed."
13th Overall PRO MOD UTV Championship
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