Zachary Tinkle started out the day doing well in practice. It was then time for group qualifying. Tinkle went out and was within the top 6. He then went back out and qualified top of the board as the fastest qualifier.


Because he went directly to the pits after qualifying instead of going to tech, Tinkle had to start the race at the back of the field. He raced hard, passed several cars and ended the race in 11th.


Zachary commented that he felt like he learned a lot more coming from the back of the field and passing cars than if he had started on the front row.