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Zakowski Motorsports

Zakowski Motorsports Flexing Some Lites Class Muscle at FMF/Steele Creek GNCC
(Kevin Trantham Lands Back-to-Back Utility Overall Podiums)

Trantham getting comfortable
Trantham getting comfortable

Zakowski getting hole-shot number three
Zakowski getting hole-shot number three

Menasha, WI:  It’s a good thing the track ran through the water at the FMF/Steele Creek GNCC in North Carolina because Zakowski Motorsports rider Kevin Trantham lit the field on fire during the 2-hour race, taking a back-to-back 3rd utility overall finish and claiming another 4x4 Lites Class win.  As Kevin’s fire roared, no one could mistake the smell of burning rubber coming off fellow teammate Zac Zakowski’s Kenda Tires, after going 3-0 for 4x4 Open hole-shots at round number three.

Kevin  placed himself in utility overall contention at the past two rounds, all while running half the horsepower of his fellow competitors.   With the top overall finishers riding up to 850cc power-plants, Kevin has been nipping at their heels on his small but mighty Ron Woods/Can-am Outlander 500EFI, finishing only three seconds behind 2nd place, a huge level of accomplishment for the North Carolina native.

“I am truly amazed to make it up on the utility podium in 3rd for the second time in three races. It takes a near perfect set-up to put a 500 up against all the 800’s out there and stand on the box. The Zakowski Motorsports/Can-Am Outlander is truly a creation equivalent to that of a mad scientist and hopefully the results will continue to show that,” stated Kevin.

The #990 of Zac Zakowski has his quad dialed, taking all three 4x4 Open hole-shots to date.  Zac led the class into the woods where a vine caught his tire, resulting in an unfortunate “get-off” and a broken tether-cord.  After struggling to get the quad started, Zakowski was back at it with thirteen minutes separating him from the leaders.  Ending the day with his head up, Zac strived forward and got some necessary points.

Zakowski had this to say afterwards, “The start of this year has been rough on me so far with my injury in Florida and bad-luck here.  By the time I got my quad fixed and back running, I was just too far back to make any headway.  I have never had good luck at the start of the season but if my previous years show anything I should be gaining momentum here soon, so cross your fingers and hope to see me up there with Kevin!  Oh, and by the way, Kevin is nuts on that 500!”

Heading into South Carolina, Kevin currently holds a five point lead with three wins for the 4x4 Lites championship.  With Kevin’s confidence and Zac back to 100%, the team is ready to make some noise.  Look for Zac and Kevin to make their UTV racing début next weekend in South Carolina, with Zac piloting their all new #990 Can-am Commander 1000X in the premier UTV Modified class.  If you don’t see it, you’ll hear it!

Photos Courtesy of Amy McConnell: X-Country Photos

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Zakowski Motorsports would like to thank our 2011 partners:  Can-am/BRP, Countryside Auto Transport Inc., Kenda Tires, Amsoil Synthetics, Ron Woods Racing, Moose Racing, Custom Axis, JET Suspensions, Tire-Balls, STM Clutches, Rath Racing, CP-Pistons, All Terrain Research, Fasst Company., Wicked Bilt, Straightline Performance, FrogzSkin, Strike Grafix, Scott USA, OMF Wheels, Spider Grips, Janssen Motorsports, Richardson Racing Products, ASV Inventions, Bopp Race Components, DP Brakes,Carbo-Rocket Atvriders.com, X-Country Photos


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