Abigail Zynda Accelerating To Her Next Race
Story By: Cody Carney
Photos Provided By: The Zynda Family & Brandon Bunch
Most young girls are putting on princess dresses or trying on their mom’s shoes. Abigail Zynda, at three years old, was more than likely doing the same, but she was also testing the gravel of a sport we all have learned to love, off-road racing. While she was learning how to talk, she was also watching television and seeing how fast racers would drive their race cars. She thought it was the coolest thing, and her family knew right away they wanted to cultivate the joy it brought her.
Abigail started riding with a quad when she was three, but at five years old, her Papa bought her first UTV. Once she got into that UTV, there was no turning back. She loves the bumps, jumps, the family time it brings, and the ability to go as fast as she wants, just like the people she grew up watching on the television. She is now eight years old and has been racing ever since she got behind the wheel.
With just three years of racing under Abigail’s belt, she has competed in AZOP races, the Mint 400, and in the WORCS series. Already gaining experience and learning how to take on the competition, she knows how and when to pass the other racers. “My favorite part about racing is when I’m going fast and flying off jumps because it gives me the tickle in my tummy,” says Abigail.
Most of Abigail’s riding is just for fun, but when it comes time to race, her competitive nature jumps in. With the support of her Mom, Dad, Uncle, Nana, and Papa, Abigail has been able to race in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Shorty’s Sports Track in Blythe, CA, is her favorite of the lot, but living in Arizona and the desert being right next to home, she loves to go out there and ride as well. If she’s not spending her time riding, she also enjoys reading, painting, and swimming.
As of right now, Abigail drives a Polaris Ace 150 but already plans to get a bigger one as soon as she grows out of it. When she turns ten, she wants to be her dad’s co-driver, and as soon as she is able, she will do so in his class 2000 truck too. In addition to racing, Abigail plans to be a Veterinarian later in life.
Abigail would like to give a huge shout out to her family for being the best pit crew ever. She would also like to give a special thank you to her sponsors: Eric, Lacrecia, and Trevor at Rockstar Racing, Josh and Amy Blalock or Protech RV, Dave and Cody from Morrison’s Maintenance and Repair, Drea of Pretty Dirty Racing, Cory with Tek Wrap, and Precision Coatings.