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UserName: zachknowles

Real Name: Zach Knowles

Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Tracks Where I Race: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hickory Motor Speedway

Non-Racing Hobbies: Hunting, Baseball, Rodeo. Bowling, Horseback Riding, Slow Pitch, and Frisbee Golf

 

Classes I've Raced: INEX Series :Bandolero, Semi Pro

Classes I Currently Race: INEX Series Pro

My Personal Website: http://zachknowles.com

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Zach Knowles Ready To Attack In Summer Shootout

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Zach Knowles Motorsports (ZKM)
Zach Knowles Motorsports (ZKM)
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (July 19, 2011) – - INEX Legend Car Series driver Zach Knowles set his sights on Tuesday night’s edition of the Summer Shootout at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in attack mode and ready to record his first top-10 finish.

 

After a recent break, Knowles returned to competition last Tuesday night in his No. 51 Bosch automobile. Utilizing Monday as a test session to prepare for his return, Knowles dialed in his race car to prepare for round seven.

The Houston, Texas native embraced a solid qualifying effort which resulted to a commendable run in his heat race. Locked into the feature, Knowles quickly and quietly began climbing his way through the running order utilizing the outside line to his advantage.

While it seemed like fate in his return that Knowles would be the one gaining attention, his charge towards the front would be stalled as the No. 51 Bosch automobile developed carburetor issues keeping the 21-year old at bay. Not willing to give up, Knowles completed all 20 laps and finished a respectable 15th.

With his motor problems now corrected, Knowles utilized the four hour practice session yesterday to carefully setup his race car and break-in his new carburetor all with the intentions of storming to the front tonight.

 

Zach Knowles
Zach Knowles
“I have a good feeling about tonight,” said Knowles. “It’s a shame that we had carburetor issues last week but I’m glad we were able to find the problem and get it corrected. The car feels good and I’m anxious to get in the saddle tonight. I’m focused and determined to get a top-10 tonight. Time is running out to get it done and I’m hoping tonight will be the start of maybe a trifecta, where we can close out the Summer Shootout with three top-10s in a row.”

 

Looking back at this year’s Shootout, Knowles doesn’t have any regrets and is focused on the present and the future. “Yeah, it’s been an up and down Summer Shootout; that’s for sure,” added Knowles. “Being involved in wrecks that are not of your doing can take its toll on you. I elected to sit out some races to refocus my racing efforts and concentrate on stuff for the future, but it’s all for the better, so I have zero regrets or hesitation, I’m just ready to race.”

Round eight of the 2011 edition of the Summer Shootout is set for tonight, July 19. Just three events remain in the seven-week battle with the concluding chapter approaching on Tuesday, July 26th.

Additional information on Zach Knowles is available by connecting with Zach Knowles Motorsports through Facebook by clicking here.

Zach Knowles Launches New Website; Re-Focuses Racing Efforts

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Zach Knowles Motorsports (ZKM)
Zach Knowles Motorsports (ZKM)
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (July 8, 2011) – - Officials from Zach Knowles Motorsports (ZKM) announced today that ZachKnowles.com has officially launched on the World Wide Web (WWW) allowing fans and ZKM marketing partners a new innovative way to stay up to date with the latest on the 21-year old racing star.

 

Created and developed by Tex Motorsports Marketing in affiliation with Knight Motorsports Management (KMM), Knowles management team, ZachKnowles.com offers a full-driver profile, news section, up-to-date racing schedule, social media connections and team contact information.

Currently, ZKM’s website hoists the colors of Knowles’ INEX Legend Car Series competition of his No. 51 Bosch-sponsored automobile. The site will be updated as the Houston, Texas native climbs the racing ladder.

 

Zach Knowles
Zach Knowles
“The website looks great,” said Knowles, a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina. “Tex Motorsports Marketing and KMM worked hard to build me a great site and I could not be happier. Hopefully, the traffic will climb and we can keep the ZKM name in the headlines moving forward.”

 

In other team news, ZKM explained the recent decision to skip this week’s competition at the Summer Shootout at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

“In an effort to save our equipment, we decided to scale back a little and choose our races in the Summer Shootout,” sounded Knowles. “We found ourselves being collected in other people’s messes and I just didn’t want to take another chance of having a third consecutive week of the same problem. I went to the races this week and learned a lot from the stands. I’ll be back racing in the Summer Shootout soon and we’re going to try and put our No. 51 Bosch race car near the front.”

A scheduled practice on Monday, July 11 has been transferred into a racing night as a make-up for last week’s rainout. Racing will continue on Tuesday, July 12th with the concluding chapter approaching on Tuesday, July 26th.

 
Zach Knowles Fast In Round Two But Suffers Heartbreaking Finish

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MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (June 23, 2011) – - 21-year old Zach Knowles had every intention of bouncing back in round three of the 2011 edition of the Summer Shootout at Concord (N.C.) Speedway. After a solid practice effort last week, Knowles had steadily worked his way through the field during the feature battle only to be collected in another competitor’s mishap.

 

With heavy damage to his No. 51 Bosch automobile, Knowles relied on his Concord, North Carolina-based team to get his hot rod ready for competition this week. After working out some bugs this past Monday in Legends practice, Knowles returned to the track on Tuesday extremely optimistic about the night’s activities.

Knowles, a native of Houston, Texas turned heads in the garage area with an impressive third place qualifying run, locking the Mooresville, North Carolina resident into the main attraction. Extremely pleased with the lap time of his No. 51 entry, Knowles was looking forward to keeping the momentum alive for the feature contest.

Taking the green flag shortly after 8:15 p.m., Knowles held his ground on the first lap before being caught on the outside line with a slew of competitors trying to pass Knowles for position. Not going down without a fight, Knowles brilliantly gave a gallant effort but to no avail. Slipping just outside the top-10 on lap six, Knowles found a hole and began concentrating on his prey ahead of him.

Unfortunately, Knowles’ night would take a dramatic turn as on lap eight when a multi-car incident ensued with the No. 51 Bosch automobile once again becoming a victim of circumstances; being piled into the incident. Knowles’ machine would have to be towed back to the garage area where it was determined that a broken spindle would ultimately force him to retire from competition.

A dejected Knowles climbed from his automobile with obvious frustration after being scored in the 25th position.

 

Zach Knowles
Zach Knowles
“I don’t know what to say, it’s disheartening for sure,” said Knowles. “I mean, we had a real good night. To qualify third was the boost that I needed. Once the race took the green flag, there was no room for error. The car was good; I just got trapped on the high side. I was going to be okay once I got to the bottom, but then they started stacking up in front of me and then I was nailed from behind and into the crash I went. It just stinks. It’s the second week in a row, and we’re running on limited sponsorship dollars, so having to repair the No. 51 Bosch car again is something we were hoping we wouldn’t have to do.”

 

He added, “I want to thank the team and especially Bosch for their support. It means a lot for them to believe in me and be on-board here. We’ll regroup and see what happens next.”

Practice begins at 5:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 27. The fourth race in the 2011 edition of the Summer Shootout kicks off on Tuesday, June 28th and will conclude on Tuesday, July 26th.

Stay tuned for a new website highlighting Zach Knowles. However, additional information is available by connecting with Zach Knowles Motorsports through Facebook by clicking here.

- Zach Knowles Motorsports Press Release