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2017 Schedule/Results

Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks
Thu-Sat, February 9-11, 2017

Cotton Bowl Speedway

Paige, TX

Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks

 Finished 4th on Thursday
 Finished 13th on Friday
 Finished 5th on Saturday

 Zack competed in the season opener for the USMTS this past weekend at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. Debuting the brand new VanderBuilt Race Cars modified, Zack registered a fourth-place finish on Thursday night. After a 13th-place effort on Friday, he returned to claim the fifth spot in Saturday's finale. He sits sixth in points as the series heads to the Shady Oaks Speedway Feb. 16-18.
3rd Annual Event
Thu-Sat, February 16-18, 2017

Shady Oaks Speedway

Goliad, TX

3rd Annual Event

 Finished 11th on Thursday
 Did not qualify on Friday
 Finished 4th on Saturday

 USMTS Winter Speedweeks moved to the Shady Oaks Speedway for three nights of racing, Feb. 16-18. On Thursday, Zack struggled to a 4th place finish in his heat race but won his "B" Main to advance to the main event where he moved up three spots to finish 11th. After the heat on Friday, we took the rest of the night off as our leader, Jim VanderBeek, was hospitalized with kidney stones. We were back at it Saturday with a strong 8th to 3rd heat race, followed up by a 4th place finish in a tough main event. The VanderBuilt Race Cars machine is coming around.
Inaugural Event
Friday, February 24, 2017

Jackson Motor Speedway

Byram, MS

Inaugural Event

 Finished 6th in Main Event

 The third week of USMTS Winter Speedweeks took the 33z Racing team to the state of Mississippi for three nights of racing, beginning Friday at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram. After a 4th in his heat race and 3rd in his "B" Main, Zack rolled off 18th for the 40-lap main event before passing a dozen drivers en route to a 6th place finish.
Inaugural Event
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Whynot Motorsports Park

Meridian, MS

Inaugural Event

 Finished 19th in Main Event

 Saturday took the team to the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. Third in his heat and 3rd in his "B" Main left Zack starting 18th in the main event, eventually hanging on for a 19th place finish.
Inaugural Event
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Greenville Speedway

Greenville, MS

Inaugural Event

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 On to the Greenville Speedway for Sunday's USMTS race, Zack roared from 6th to 2nd in his heat race, and then redrew the 5th starting spot for the main event. On a top-dominant race track, the 'Z-Man' raced to a 3rd place paycheck to end the Mississippi weekend on a high note.
6th Annual Cajun Clash
Thu-Sat, March 2-4, 2017

Ark-La-Tex Speedway

Vivian, LA

6th Annual Cajun Clash

 Finished 12th on Thursday
 Finished 3rd on Friday
 Finished 7th on Saturday

 The 33z Racing team invaded Vivian, La., on Thursday for three days of racing at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway and the 6th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash. On Thursday, Zack had to earn his way into the main event through his "B" Main and turned it into a 12th place finish. Things got better on Friday with a 6th to 2nd run in his heat race, followed by a season-best 3rd place finish in the feature. Saturday ended on a good note too ass Zack claimed a 7th place paycheck in the 50-lap finale.
5th Annual USMTS Production Jars Sooner Showdown
Thu-Sat, March 9-11, 2017

Southern Oklahoma Speedway

Ardmore, OK

5th Annual USMTS Production Jars Sooner Showdown

 Finished 14th on Thursday
 Finished 3rd on Friday
 Finished 4th on Saturday


King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing
Thu-Sat, March 23-25, 2017

Humboldt Speedway

Humboldt, KS

King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing

 Finished 17th on Thursday
 Preliminary/Qualifying Night on Friday
 Finished 11th on Saturday


2nd Annual USMTS “Cage Match”
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Atchison County Raceway

Atchison, KS

2nd Annual USMTS “Cage Match”

 Finished 2nd in Main Event


6th Annual Rumble on the River
Friday, April 21, 2017

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

6th Annual Rumble on the River

 Finished 4th in Main Event


9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown
Saturday, April 22, 2017

I-35 Speedway

Winston, MO

9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown

 Finished 6th in Main Event


5th Annual Event
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Southern Oklahoma Speedway

Ardmore, OK

5th Annual Event

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 On the first of three straight nights of USMTS Casey's Cup action in the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Region, Zack won his heat race and then finished 3rd in the "A" Main after starting 6th.
Inaugural Event
Friday, May 5, 2017

West Texas Raceway

Lubbock, TX

Inaugural Event

 Finished 8th in Main Event


8th Annual Amarillo Ambush
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Route 66 Motor Speedway

Amarillo, TX

8th Annual Amarillo Ambush

 Finished 10th in Main Event


8th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Heart O’ Texas Speedway

Elm Mott, TX

8th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals

 Finished 3rd in Main Event


3rd Annual USMTS Summit Showdown
Friday, May 12, 2017

Kennedale Speedway Park

Kennedale, TX

3rd Annual USMTS Summit Showdown

 Finished 1st in Main Event


4th Annual Summit Spring Modified Nationals
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lonestar Speedway

Kilgore, TX

4th Annual Summit Spring Modified Nationals

 Finished 4th in Main Event


3rd Annual USMTS Summersota Nationals
Friday, May 19, 2017

I-94 Speedway

Fergus Falls, MN

3rd Annual USMTS Summersota Nationals

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Zack started 3rd in his heat race and finished 2nd. He drew the 6th starting spot for the main event and finished 2nd.
10th Annual USMTS Event
Friday, May 26, 2017

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Fountain City, WI

10th Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Zack won his heat race from the outside front row and redrew the 5th starting spot for the main event. After battling with the leaders throughout the race, he settled for 2nd, just four-tenths of a second behind winner Ryan Gustin.
15th Annual USMTS Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

15th Annual USMTS Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 Zack started 4th in his heat race and finished 4th. He started 4th in his "B" Main and won, putting him 14th for the start of the "A" Main. After working his way to the front, he grabbed a 3rd place finish behind Cade Dillard and Jason Hughes.
10th Annual USMTS Nordic Nationals
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Upper Iowa Speedway

Decorah, IA

10th Annual USMTS Nordic Nationals

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Zack went from eighth to fourth in his heat race to earn a spot in the redraw. After drawing the eighth starting spot, he worked his way to the front and challenged Jason Hughes over the final four laps but settled for the runner-up finish.
3rd Annual USMTS Event
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Caney Valley Speedway

Caney, KS

3rd Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 3rd in Main Event

 Zack scored a wire-to-wire win in his heat race and then redrew the sixth starting spot for the 40-lap main event. After battling with Ryan Gustin for the last half of the race, Zack was able to get by on the last lap to secure a third-place finish.
6th Annual USMTS “Showdown in the Playground”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

81 Speedway

Park City, KS

6th Annual USMTS “Showdown in the Playground”

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 Wednesday night at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., Zack won his heat race from the outside of the front row, and then redrew the fourth starting spot for the 40-lap main event. After chasing Jon Mitchell and Cade Dillard the whole race, a late caution opened the door for Zack to get by Dillard and nearly pulled off the win but settled for second at the finish.
Inaugural USMTS Event
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Salina Speedway

Salina, KS

Inaugural USMTS Event

 Finished 4th in Main Event

 Zack registered an electrifying last-to-first heat race win and then drew the fifth starting spot for the 40-lap main event. The track locked down early on and Zack rode to a fourth-place finish.
USRA Modifieds
Friday, June 9, 2017

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

USRA Modifieds

 Finished 1st in Main Event


7th Annual USMTS Malvern Bank Duals
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adams County Speedway

Corning, IA

7th Annual USMTS Malvern Bank Duals

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Zack started on the pole of his heat race and the 25-lap feature and led every lap of both races!
2nd Annual USMTS Midweek Madness
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN

2nd Annual USMTS Midweek Madness

 Finished 2nd in Main Event


Prelude to the Modified Masters
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

Prelude to the Modified Masters

 Finished 1st in Main Event


Modified Masters
Fri-Sun, June 16-18, 2017

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

Modified Masters

 Preliminary/Qualifying Night on Friday
 Preliminary/Qualifying Night on Saturday
 Finished 3rd on Sunday


Rivercity Rumble - USRA Modifieds
Friday, July 7, 2017

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Fountain City, WI

Rivercity Rumble - USRA Modifieds

 Finished 4th in Main Event


NAPA Gopher 50 - USRA Modifieds
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

NAPA Gopher 50 - USRA Modifieds

 Finished 3rd in Main Event


USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #1
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Luxemburg Speedway

Luxemburg, WI

USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #1

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Zack started 4th and finished 2nd in his heat race. The team had to make repairs and barely made it out in time for the main event. Zack started 3rd, took the lead on lap 8 and led the rest of the way for the win.
USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #2
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

141 Speedway

Maribel, WI

USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #2

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Zack won his heat race and the pole for the 40-lap main event. He led the first two and last 23 laps to score his second win in a row.
USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #3
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway

Oshkosh, WI

USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #3

 Finished 1st in Main Event

 Zack came from the 7th starting spot to win his heat race, and then led the final 38 of 40 laps to score his third USMTS feature win in a row!
USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #4
Friday, July 14, 2017

Plymouth Dirt Track

Plymouth, WI

USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry - Round #4

 Finished 2nd in Main Event

 In the heat Zack started 8th and finished in 5th. In the feature he started 12th and finished in 2nd which was enough for the Hard Charger award.
7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals
Fri-Sat, July 21-22, 2017

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals

 Preliminary/Qualifying Night on Friday
 Finished 4th on Saturday

 In the heat races Zack finished 1st and 4th.In the pole dash he started 7th and finished 4th. In the feature he started and finished 4th.
5th Annual Event
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Springfield Raceway

Springfield, MO

5th Annual Event

 Finished 13th in Main Event

 In the heat Zack started 2nd and finished 3rd. In the B-Main he started 3rd and finished 2nd. In the feature he started 19th and finished 13th.
12th Annual Event
Friday, August 4, 2017

Humboldt Speedway

Humboldt, KS

12th Annual Event

 Finished 21st in Main Event

 In his heat race Zack started and finished 3rd. In the feature he started 14th and finished 21st.
2nd Annual Event
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Brown County Speedway

Aberdeen, SD

2nd Annual Event

 Finished 7th in Main Event

 In the heat race Zack stared 3rd and won it. In the feature he started 2nd and finished 7th.
3rd Annual Event
Friday, August 11, 2017

Amsoil Speedway

Superior, WI

3rd Annual Event

 Finished 16th in Main Event

 Zack started and finished in 6th in his heat race. He also started and finished 6th in the B-Main. In the feature he started 23rd and finished 16th.
6th Annual Event
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN

6th Annual Event

 Finished 5th in Main Event

 In his heat Zack started on the pole and finished 2nd. In the feature he started 9th and finished 5th.
Diamond Jo Casino USMTS Double Down 30s
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mason City Motor Speedway

Mason City, IA

Diamond Jo Casino USMTS Double Down 30s

 Finished 8th in Main Event

 Zack started third and finished fourth in his heat race, but the feature was rained out and postponed to Aug. 13. Zack started 14th and finished 8th.
6th Annual Event
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mason City Motor Speedway

Mason City, IA

6th Annual Event

 Finished 12th in Main Event

 In the heat Zack started 5th and finished 2nd. In the feature he started 3rd and finished 12th.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scotland County Speedway

Memphis, MO

 Finished 7th in Main Event

 Zack started in 1st and finished 2nd in his heat race. In the feature he started 9th and finished 7th.
2nd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial
Friday, August 18, 2017

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

2nd Annual Grant Junghans Memorial

 Finished 9th in Main Event

 Zack started 5th and finished 4th in his heat race. In the B-Main he started 4th and won it. In the feature he started 15th and finished 9th.
5th Annual Event
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Salina Highbanks Speedway

Pryor Creek, OK

5th Annual Event

 Finished 12th in Main Event

 Zack won his heat after starting 3rd. In the feature he started 3rd and finished 12th.
5th Annual Event
Sunday, August 20, 2017

81 Speedway

Park City, KS

5th Annual Event

 Finished 4th in Main Event

 Zack started 7th and finished 3rd in his heat race. In the feature he started 9th and finished 4th.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hamilton County Speedway

Webster City, IA

USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup

 Finished 11th in Main Event

 In his heat race Zack started 4th and finished 5th. In the feature he started 13th and finished 11th.
7th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nobles County Speedway

Worthington, MN

7th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance

 Finished 16th in Main Event

 After mechanical trouble in his heat race, Zack started last in the 20-car main event and was only able to complete 17 of the 40 laps. He was credited with 16th.
7th Annual USMTS Rapid Rumble presented by Casey’s General Stores
Friday, August 25, 2017

Rapid Speedway

Rock Rapids, IA

7th Annual USMTS Rapid Rumble presented by Casey’s General Stores

 Finished 16th in Main Event

 After finishing 4th in his heat race, Zack started 12th in the 40-lap main event but mechanical troubles forced him out after jut 11 laps. He was scored in the 16th position.
2nd Annual USMTS Sandy Benson Memorial
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Casino Speedway

Watertown, SD

2nd Annual USMTS Sandy Benson Memorial

 Finished 7th in Main Event

 After winning the first Sandy Benson Memorial last year, and two of the last three events at the Casino Speedway, Zack went from 7th to 3rd in his heat race and redrew the third starting spot for the 40-lap feature. After running up front the entire night, and challenging for the lead early on, he eventually settled for a 7th place finish.
2nd Annual USMTS Event
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kossuth County Speedway

Algona, IA

2nd Annual USMTS Event

 Finished 6th in Main Event

 Zack drew the back of his heat race and held on to finish 7th but a win in the B-Main put him 17th on the starting grid for the feature. After 35 laps, he marched forward to finish 6th and earned the Hard Charger Award.
10th Annual USMTS Summer Spectacular
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fairmont Raceway

Fairmont, MN

10th Annual USMTS Summer Spectacular

 Finished 18th in Main Event


5th Annual USMTS Karsyn's Krusaders Night
Friday, September 1, 2017

Fayette County Speedway

West Union, IA

5th Annual USMTS Karsyn's Krusaders Night

 Finished 3rd in Main Event


12th Annual Labor Day Duel
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

12th Annual Labor Day Duel

 Finished 4th in Main Event


14th Annual Cresco Bowl
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cresco Speedway

Cresco, IA

14th Annual Cresco Bowl

 Finished 4th in Main Event


19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree
Thu-Sat, September 21-23, 2017

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

 Finished 7th on Thursday
 Finished 5th on Friday
 Finished 2nd on Saturday

 Zack VanderBeek and the 33z Racing team took part in the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 21-23, at the Deer Creek Speedway with nearly 100 competitors in action for the weekend. Zack drew the 11th starting spot for his heat race on Thursday and charged to a second-place finish. He redrew seventh for the main event and finished where he started. In the final USMTS points standings, Zack wound up 6th--just four points behind Dereck Ramirez and 21 points ahead of Jake Timm. For a fether in his cap, Zack and the team picked up the season-long KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award, nipping Ryan Gustin by five points in the final tally. On Friday, Zack wasn't much better with his heat race draw. He started outside of the fifth row and a fourth-place fninish put him on the pole for his B-Main which he won handily. In the 40-lap A-Main, he started 16th and clawed his way to a fifth-place finish. A fourth-place heat race result and runner-up in his B-Main left Zack starting deep in the field for the $13,000-to-win 50-lap finale on Saturday. Despite starting 21st in a powerhouse stacked field, The Z-Man was a man on a mission passing 19 other drivers to collect the $5,000 runner-up honors behind Gustin.
18th Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals
Fri-Sun, October 20-22, 2017

Southern New Mexico Speedway

Las Cruces, NM

18th Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals

 Finished 13th on Friday
 Finished 1st on Saturday
 Finished 4th on Sunday

 Zack and the 33z Racing team added a lot to the hauler's odometer this past weekend with a trip to Las Cruces, N.M., for the 18th Annual USRA Fall Nationals. After finishing 13th on Friday, Zack bounced back to win on Saturday to earn a front-row starting spot for Sunday's $20,000-to-win feature. He led the first lap but drifted back to fourth where he finished strong as he was closing on the leaders. Once again, we needed a 70-lapper, but all in all a great weekend.
2nd Annual Chisholm Trail Showdown
Fri-Sat, November 3-4, 2017

81 Speedway

Park City, KS

2nd Annual Chisholm Trail Showdown

 Finished 5th on Friday
 Finished 2nd on Saturday

 Zack and the 33z Racing team closed the curtain on the 2017 season this weekend in the final race for the USMTS. On Friday, Zack's runner-up finish in Fast Shafts Heat Race #2 left him on the pole for the first “B” Main. After winning there, he started 13th in the “A” Main and advanced to finish fifth. On Saturday, he won his heat from the outside of the front row but redrew the eighth starting spot for the 40-lap finale. Following fellow VanderBuilt Race Cars drivers Stormy Scott to the checkers, Zack capped his season with a strong runner-up effort.
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