ATR Announces Title Sponsorship for Zakowski Motorsports for 3rd Annual Heartland Challenge

Published on August th, 2010

This year marks the 3rd annual Heartland Challenge located in Carlisle, IA. The 10 hour team race is a true test of man and machine, thinning out the men from the boys. That is why All Terrain Research is proud to announce their alliance with Pro-Utility team, Zakowski Motorsports, in their attempt to bring home the Pro class win. With all 3 racers on the team being Can-am X-Team Riders things are looking very good for the intense race. The team consists of host and rider Zac Zakowski, currently holding 2nd place in 4×4 Open, 4×4 limited rider and 7 time GNCC champ Scott Kilby, and 4×4 Lites points leader Kevin Tranthem. The team will be racing on Zakowski Motorsports prepped Can-am Outlander 800 Efi Atvs. The quads will be strutting many custom products from ATR in order to hold up to the brutal race.

The team is in high spirits in the weeks leading up to the race, which is being held August 21st, 2010. When asked about the upcoming race, Zakowski stated,”The entire team and I are super excited about the Heartland Challenge! We have some of the best riders out there on board this year. Anyone can ride fast for 10 hours but not everyone can hold a bike together for that amount of time. Kilby and Tranthem know how to ride fast and smart to take home the win. It’s a little intimidating as I am the least experienced of the three, but I have the 2 best teachers racing with me. We are just happy to have a company like ATR on board with us for the event.”

All Terrain Research race team manager Jeremy Bratcher shared a similar optimism about the partnership. “ATR has been working with Factory Can-Am riders over the course of the past year in development of some of their race components available for the Outlander and Renegade ATV’s. We hope to continue to improve on our products with both the X-Team riders and Zakowski Motorsports,” said Bratcher.

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Rider Profiles

Scott Kilby

  • Birth Date : 3/31/1967
  • Place of Birth : Waynesville, NC
  • Residence : Waynesville, NC
  • Current Race ATV(s) : Outlander 800R XT EFI
  • Racing Number : 207
  • Team : Can-Am X-Team
  • Race Series for 2010 : GNCC
  • Race classes : 4×4 Limited
  • First Place Finishes : Five (GNCC), two (WPSA )
  • Championships Won : Seven
  • Career Highlights : 2002 First utility-class win at Kirton Ranch GNCC, 12 championships, 2002 12-Hours of ATV America win, 2004 Baja 1000 race
  • Hobbies : Personal watercraft riding, dual-sport riding
  • Podiums : Eight (GNCC), four (WPSA )

Kevin Trantham

  • Birth Date : 5/24/1972
  • Place of Birth : Haywood County, NC
  • Residence : Hot Springs, NC
  • Current Race ATV(s) : Outlander 500 EFI
  • Racing Number : 233
  • Team : Can-Am X-Team
  • Race Series for 2010 : GNCC
  • Race classes : 4×4 Lites
  • Career Highlights : Multiple podium finishes

Zac Zakowski

  • Birth Date : 4/3/1990
  • Residence : Sherwood, WI
  • Current Race ATV(s) : Outlander 800R XT EFI
  • Racing Number : 990
  • Team : Can-Am X Team – Zakowski Motorsports
  • Race Series for 2010 : GNCC, AMA National Hare Scrambles, Baja 1000, Heartland Challenge 10-Hour
  • Race classes : 4×4 Open, Pro Utility
  • Career Highlights : My first in class GNCC win at Powerline Park in 2009 in my rookie season debut, Racing in the 2009 Baja 1000, First in class win in AMA 2009, Coming on board with Can-Am
  • Hobbies : Racing and riding ATVs, snowmobiling, wrenching, riding, driving, golf carting, fishing
  • First Race : Mi-Trale Atv SuperChallenge 2004


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