Larsen Motorsports Development Program
Zachary 'Zach' Costello
With a lifetime of passion for racing, Zachary Costello has traded his seat in the stands for a seat in a Jet Dragster. With the never-failing support of his fiancé, Cori, parents, Kevin and Renee, and brother, Gregory, Zach will pursue getting his Jet Dragster license as Larsen Motorsports new developmental driver!
Originally hailing from Romeoville, Illinois, Zach grew up attending racing events at local tracks such as Route 66 Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway. As well as his fascination of racing, he found a love for Aerospace during a rocket building project in middle school. This love carried with him as he later attended Florida Institute of Technology and received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2016.
During his 3rd year of college, Florida Tech announced a partnership with Larsen Motorsports at an event on campus where they unveiled the Florida Tech Jet Dragster. With the combination of aerospace engines in a racing application, Zach couldn’t help but spend the whole time talking with the team of LMS and was determined to be a part of their operation.
As Larsen Motorsports started to move into their new facility in Palm Bay, Zach was there as often as he could, helping move equipment, building pallet racks and any other tasks. With the completion of the setup of the shop, Zach found his way into the Fabrication Bay where he worked heavily with metal fabrication and learned how to weld. As well as his time at the LMS shop, he attended all local events with LMS as a crew member. For the 2017 season, Zach was brought aboard as a crew chief for LMS and has been Elaine’s crew chief since 2018.
Zach looks forward to a very exciting year in 2020 where not only is he looking to try and make his first appearance as a driver, he will also be marrying his high-school sweetheart and teammate in life, Cori!