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Zachary Rivard

Zachary Rivard, 22 year old second generation racer, is the son of Ray Rivard (SCCA Formula F & Spec Racer Ford) and his mother, Cynthia. He is from Macomb, Michigan and attends Central Michigan University majoring in Law & Economics.

Zach's involvement in motorsports began in 2001 when his dad, and friends JD Pfetzing, and Suren Tchobanian started a racing team called HIPPI Racing. 

 

His racing career finally began in 2014 at the age of 17 in the Sports Car Club of America at Pittsburgh International Race Complex racing a Spec Racer Ford for Alliance Autosport, a team co-owned by long-time friend Suren Tchobanian.

 

Due to financial constraints, Zach would not race again until 2017 at Waterford Hills Raceway in a 1999 Van Diemen Honda in the Formula F class. He would go on to sweep both races that weekend. Later that season, he would also go on to claim victory in both races of the Gingerman Raceway Spring Sprints.

During the 2018 campaign, Zach would continue to see success piloting the Formula F Van Diemen Honda. In his first race of the season at Grattan Raceway, he once again swept both races in Formula F. Weeks later at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, he would once again find success, coming within a second of the track record in just his first weekend there. He would go on to win both races of the Ohio Valley Sprints against tougher competition, claiming a lead in the Great Lakes Divisional points championship. Three weeks later, Zach would again return to Mid-Ohio for the Todd Cholmondeley IT*SPECtacular only to again win both races against stiff competition. He would close out the season back at Mid-Ohio needing only to start one of the races to clinch the Great Lakes Divisional championship. He would go on to finish 3rd and 1st in the two races. Finishing the season 7 for 8 with the maximum 175 points, Zach was able to claim the points championship in just his first full year of racing and moving his career record to 9 wins in 10 starts. He would also go on to be named Ohio Valley Region Rookie of the Year and Champion's Cup Award winner.

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