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Brad Zaskowski Clinches Super Stock Victory at Mid-Michigan Motorplex

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Bill's Super Stock 1966 Chevy II Nova best run to date is 10.27 @126 mph -.76 under GT/J  index.
Bill's Super Stock 1966 Chevy II Nova best run to date is 10.27 @126 mph -.76 under GT/J index.
If we've unearthed any patterns over the years regarding race team dynamics, the statistics indicating that families that race together, tend to stay together, would top that list. Clearly it has something to do with spending time together and honing the ability to problem solve as a group. Case-in-point, Zaskowski Motorsports, their Belding, Michigan team consists of Brad Zaskowski, his dad Bill, and brother Shane. In Super Stock at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, event at Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, it was Brad that took home the win this time around.
Zaskowski Motorsports is a family affair, Shane, Brad, and Bill (Left to Right)
Zaskowski Motorsports is a family affair, Shane, Brad, and Bill (Left to Right)


"Mid-Michigan is our home track and it's just 35 minutes from the shop," Brad told K&N Race News. "I have raced there since I was in high school, and I did a bunch of bracket racing there when we were not following NHRA and IHRA races. I finished second in bracket race there, and have had some pretty good success there at the NHRA races too."

Brad was the Super Stock runner-up in 2003 and earned his first ever divisional win at Mid-Michigan the following year. In 2006 he was runner-up again, only in Comp Eliminator this time, and this year he won once again. "My brother and dad have had success there also. Dad has been racing there since before I was born, and won best appearing car in 2009 with his restored Super Stock Chevy II, the same car he has been racing there since the late '70's. Shane has won two Jr. dragster races there and made it to the semi-finals of Stock Eliminator in 2009."

After an admittedly slow start to the 2011 season, Brad is now back in the hunt to defend his Division 3 Super Stock Championship. "I'm currently sitting in third place, just one round out of the lead, with three races remaining," he adds.
When the Zaskowski car's aren't winning races they're being honored for Best Engineered car for the Stocker and Best Appearing car for Bill's Chevy II.
When the Zaskowski car's aren't winning races they're being honored for Best Engineered car for the Stocker and Best Appearing car for Bill's Chevy II.


"My dad is now done for the season; we had a problem with Shane's Stocker in the beginning of the year and were unable to race it until the Mid-Michigan race. Dad raced at just about all the races we went to in the beginning of the season and now Shane gets to do the rest of the races. We struggled with dad's car this year breaking transmission parts at a couple races and that held him back a bunch in the winning department. It seemed like when he was driving great, the car would let him down, and when he would falter a bit, he would be on the losing end of a close race. Next season will be a fresh start for him and the car, with a different engine and transmission."

Shane has continued to be consistent, and has been doing well this year, in the races they were able to attend with his car. "We finally got the car running at the Mid-Michigan divisional race and Shane made it to the second round before getting beat," said Brad. "Then he raced at the IHRA Northern Nationals, where he made it to the third round before a -.008 red light ended his weekend."

At the Northern Nationals race in Martin, Michigan, the team also had the honor of being selected the winners of the Best Engineered car for the Stocker and Best Appearing car for Bill's Chevy II."

"We just got home yesterday from the NHRA US National Marathon week, I drove my Super stock car and Shane's Stocker. I won class eliminations in both cars, and in both class finals I had the slower car, yet won with the better reaction time."

Up next for Zaskowski Motorsports is a Division 5 points race in Earlville, Iowa, then it's off the JEGS Northern Sportnationals in Columbus, Ohio, at which time they will also complete a previous rained out Division 3 contest.

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