Zachary Tinkle of Park Ridge, IL is set to participate in the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by Chicago Plumbers Local 130 U.A. and now celebrating its 60th anniversary. Watch for him and get a fan card as the #107 float in the parade representing the Central States Region Super Cups stock car racing series on Saturday March 14, 2015 goes by!
Additionally, he will be representing CSR on Friday, March 13, 2015 and Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the World of Wheels show at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Tinkle has Irish heritage on both the maternal and paternal sides of his family. On his mother’s side, the Gilliland family came to the U.S.A. some time in the 1700s (estimated).
More notably, on his father’s side, his great-great grandfather, Harry McQuinn is a famed racecar driver from the 30s – 50s. He raced Midgets and Indycars. In the Chicago area, McQuinn was known as a member of the Chicago Gang, which was a term referring to a group of racers from the Chicago area. They raced at local tracks such as the Grundy County Speedway in Mazon. He is in the Midget Racing Hall of Fame. After racing, he became Steward and eventually Chief Steward of the Indianapolis 500. The McQuinns also came to the U.S.A. circa the 1700s (estimated).
In 2015, Tinkle will be participating in three mini cup stock car racing series championships: