Zachary Tinkle is a 16-year-old driving sensation based in Speedway, IN who currently races the #53 pro late model stock car with Lorz Motorsports in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. He’ll be competing for Rookie of the Year honors as well as for the championship.

Tinkle is the 2017 Central States Region Super Cups Champion as well as Fast Qualifier of the Year in the same series. He is the 2016 Rockford Speedway Wild Wednesday Super Cup Champion. Tinkle is the 2015 Illinois Super Cup State Champion for the Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) and 2015 Rockford Speedway National Short Track Champion for Super Cups. Rockford Speedway awarded him the “Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of My Way” award for his 2015 season. He’s been named 2015 Most Improved Driver and 2014 Rookie of the Year for Central States Region (CSR) Super Cups.

Tinkle has won a junior gas-powered indoor go-karting championship (Chicago Indoor Racing 2013) and three junior electric indoor go-karting championships (K1 Speed 2014 & 2015).

Additionally, Zachary wrote the #1 Hot New Selling (Amazon) children’s book, Zachary Tinkle’s MiniCup Decision (http://amzn.com/1943356076).

He has aspirations of racing at the highest levels of NASCARĀ®. He has family ties to the Richmond and Greenwood, IN areas and was born in Cincinnati, OH.