Rookie Garrett Zacharias Making ARCA West Debut with Rise Motorsports at Phoenix

By Vincent Delforge, Special to Kickin’ the Tires

Candor, NY native Garrett Zacharias will make his ARCA Menards West Series debut on March 8 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ during the General Tire 150, a combined race with the ARCA National Series (Race No. 2).

He will drive the No. 31 Rise Motorsports Chevrolet entered by Tim Goulet. Crew chief will be Rita Goulet.

Born April 4, 2004, Garrett Zacharias started his racing career in 2009 at the age of five driving a Microd which is an entry level racecar that teaches young drivers racing etiquette. 2015 was the start of a new challenge for Garrett as he moved up to Bandoleros where he raced those cars for four years at many tracks in New York and Pennsylvania. In 2019, he transitioned to large, full body Super Stock. He is still racing in those cars today and is the youngest winner in that division at many different tracks!

In 2022, Garrett started to try his hand in a couple of different types of cars and divisions. He made a start at the Florence Motor Speedway in a Pro Late Model where he started the event 20th and finished a very impressive sixth.

2023 proved to be the most diverse year to date starting off with running the ARCA Menards Series test in January at the world famous Daytona International Speedway which resulted in Zacharias receiving his ARCA license. The racing season was made up of racing in his Super Stock, running the Race Of Champion tours for Pro Late Models and branching off onto the dirt side of things, running a 602 Dirt Crate Sportsman resulting in multiple wins.

The ARCA Menards West Series season begins March 8 in Avondale, AZ at Phoenix Raceway with the General Tire 150 which will be broadcast live on FS1.

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