SWANSBORO, NC – United States Marine Corps (USMC) Gunnery Sargeant Zac Reimer is a weekend warrior of a different kind – waging battle at high speeds on the racetrack.
Reimer, 31, has served three tours of duty overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now, Reimer is stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. On Saturday night, however, Reimer will be behind the wheel of a four-cylinder U-CAR when he makes his debut in the 2016 season opening race at Carteret County Speedway in Swansboro, North Carolina.
On Saturday night, however, Reimer will be behind the wheel of a four-cylinder U-CAR when he makes his debut in the 2016 season opening race at Carteret County Speedway in Swansboro, North Carolina.
“This is a local track for me,” Reimer said. “It’s new. It’s a great facility. I look forward to racing here.”
Marines are of the highest discipline and that discipline helps Reimer during the races when adrenaline runs high and intensity is the name of the game.
“The discipline, it keeps you cool,” Reimer remarked. “You’ve got to keep your head on your shoulders sometimes so it definitely helps on that aspect.”
Reimer first saw Carteret County Speedway on Labor Day Weekend in 2015 when the track hosted its inaugural event.
“We came up here and watched the race,” Reimer commented. “I had just got back from a four month stint in Utah so, getting back into it. We’ll be pretty good this season I hope.”
The 31-year-old is not a newcomer to racing. Prior to moving to North Carolina and racing on asphalt, Reimer raced on dirt tracks for much of his life.
“I grew up racing dirt tracks, from Go Karts all the way up to Late Models. I started getting into pavement racing when I got here to North Carolina.”
While winning is the main goal for Reimer, racing is also all about having fun with his family.
“I just like to get out there and have fun, that’s it,” Reimer explained. “We’ll come to as many races as we can and enjoy it with the family.”
Reimer will compete in the 25 lap U-CAR feature in Saturday night’s season opening event at Carteret County Speedway. The U-CAR feature will be the nightcap on the seven race card.
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