Earlier today, Zachary Tinkle posted the following thread on his twitter account as he headed to Kansas Speedway for the last ARCA Menards race of the season and reflected on what all has transpired this year.
Looking back on this season has been amazing in a lot of ways, both good and bad, 5 months ago I thought I was never going to get into a race car again, and thanks to many great people I get to finish the ARCA season!
I want to make this thread today to thank those people.
I will forever appreciate you taking a chance on me when not many would have, I was broke, my dad was in hospital, and I had to shut down my Late Model program. You put faith in me from the start, you’ve been one of the most fun people to work with, and in the process gave me a new purpose and drive. I will always respect you for always having my back and helping me out every way you could, and for what you have done for our country!
David & Tim Richmond
You have always treated me with respect, and to be the person you both wanted to fill in for Tim was a huge honor for me, and I’m eternally grateful. I’m sure we can both agree especially that this year has been a rollercoaster for both our families, But I’m glad to go through it together. And I’m looking forward to ending this season on a high note at Kansas!
You’ve always been helpful towards me, and made me crucial introductions, you introduced me to both David Richmond and Wayne Peterson and without those, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
You always had my back through thick and thin last year and this season and always showed a team attitude, I learned a lot from you not only as a driver but also as a person. It was a lot of fun to work with you when we did.
You and Fast Track Racing are some of the nicest people I have ever met, you’ve always been helpful to my family and other people, and given many people a chance to prove themselves!
You are your team have always treated my family with a great amount of respect and have always been helpful whenever we needed it. I had a lot of fun racing with you this year!
My mom and My Dad
Thank you both for always being so supportive of me pursuing my dream, as my mom always said I came out of the womb wanting to race. And I always will love you both forever.
To my team and crew
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many great people as part of my team this year, and I want to recognize them for their hard work and sacrifice to help me go racing this season, thank you very much.
To the Media
I want to thank the Media for their continued coverage and support of the ARCA Menards Series, they do a lot of the sport behind the scenes, their dedicated support helps us keep racing every week.
And lastly and most importantly, The Fans
I want to thank the fans for their support of ARCA, myself, and all the other races, we wouldn’t be here without them, and especially in my case, you guys contributed to my GoFundMe to keep me racing and without it I wouldn’t be here today, nor even on a racetrack period, Thank You all very much.