When he's asked how he got started in racing, Zachary replies, "Well, my mom says I came out of the womb wanting to race." That is true. He can't remember a time when he didn't love the sport of racing or wanting to race. No matter what it was, Zachary would say, "Race ya!" When he was ten years old, the family moved to Chicagoland, where he finally got his chance to race. He started out in a gas powered go-kart, winning a championship right away and winning several championship when the facility was converted to an electric kart track.