The first interview to be posted on the blog is with Zack, the founder of Driven Steering Wheels.
Driven Steering Wheels make high quality suede Steering Wheels for all kinds of motorsports.
So Zack tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your company.
My name is Zack Skolnick 23 years old originally from New Jersey but moved to North Carolina to pursue my college education where I graduated a year ago from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor’s business degree in motorsports management. Throughout my college experience I completed many interesting internships including ones with Ferrari North America, TRG Motorsports, and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
Driven Steering Wheels is inspired by racers for racers. We offer steering wheels for every form of motorsports from karts to NASCAR and Sports Cars. We offer a high quality product at a very affordable price
What gave you the idea to start Driven Steering Wheels?
Comfort in the race car is what gave me the idea to start Driven. The more comfortable you are in your race car the more likely you are to drive your best. From the right helmet,seat, belts, to your steering wheel! It is about having the complete package.
There are quite a few brands on the market that make suede steering wheels, what makes Driven stand out?
Driven wheels are very lightweight and the affordability of our wheels is what makes us stand out! Now every racer can have a great suede wheel at a racer’s price range.
What excites you the most with Driven Steering Wheels right now?
The most exciting part of Driven Steering Wheels is how quickly my brand is being recognized not only In America but in other countries as well. There is only a few big race steering wheel manufactures and to be recognized amongst those within our first month of business is an honor.
I’ve seen that Team Drift Monkey uses your steering wheels, in which other motorsports to you have teams?
Ove Harlem and his Team Drift Monkey has had a very strong impact on Driven getting into the European Drift Circuit. We are in the process of developing their own signature Drift Monkey Wheel. We have drivers on our wheels in many series including US Legend Car and Bandolero Series, SCCA Road Racing, Drifting, and Stock Car to name a few. We are currently in talks with a few of NASCARS super stars to run our wheels next season in the premier three series: Craftsman Trucks, Nationwide, and Cup. More to be announced on that coming soon!
Before i had time to post this, Zack emailed me and said there will be two Formula Drift Pro Drivers using Driven Steering Wheels in the remaining rounds. There will be a formal press release in the near future.
Your site drivensteering.com is still under construction, when will i be able to buy a Driven steering wheel online?
The website is under development and will be launched live July 1st. Online orders will be available at that time. If you are interested in placing an order now please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly the readers of course want to know what car(s) do you drive?
I will race anything that has four wheels, haha! I currently race in the US Legend Car Series in the pro class on both oval and road courses. I am the 2011 Road Course Legend Car World Champion. I was fortunate to make my Grand Am Continental Series Debut last year at New Jersey Motorsports Park where I drove the Nixon Motorsports Mazdaspeed 3 from 28th to 12th before handing the car off to the car owner.
Thank you for the interview! We have a few more styles in wheels in development from a high performance karting steering wheel, stock car wheel, and road course flat dish wheel. Get Behind The Wheel- Driven Steering Wheels!