Zachary Tinkle First Race Car Driver In The World To Attempt Funding Season With NFTs

Zachary Tinkle, a driver making his first season start with the ARCA Menards Series National  – the national entry-level of NASCAR® –  with Wayne Peterson Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway, is set to have his first NFT drop on April 16, 2022 in an attempt to become the first race car driver in the world attempting to fund his season, at least in part, with NFTs. His first collection is called the ZacharyCore Hero Card Collection 2013-2021. It will be offered on the OpenSea platform where individual NFTs can be bought with Ethereum.

Tinkle was humbled by the support of loyal fans last year when his late model team suddenly shut down after a family medical emergency that created extensive financial burdens. Fans requested and supported a GoFundMe effort that helped Tinkle finish out his season with the ARCA Menards series with Wayne Peterson after he was offered to start at Berlin Raceway. Though he’s always done things for fans like mailing free hero cards worldwide, Tinkle intends to focus even more efforts on honoring the fan-base and building it up not only for him, but the sport of racing.

Over the years fans have requested hero cards from early in Tinkle’s career, but they weren’t available to send. This is a way to not only get them to fans that want them, but offer it in a way that has the potential for financial gains. “Having NFTs is a way for fans to own a piece of my personal history by investing in something that has the potential to exponentially grow as my racing career grows,” commented Tinkle.

The ZacharyCore Hero Card Collection 2013-2021 consists of hero cards from Tinkle’s go-karting through his late model racing career. There are twelve NFTs total with different quantities being offered based on the level of rarity of the physical hero cards that were handed out to fans. Following is a list of the NFT hero cards in the collection.

2013 First and only Zachary Tinkle go-kart hero card (super rare)

2014 First Zachary Tinkle minicup hero card

2015 Minicup hero card with Rookie of the Year 2014

2016 Minicup hero card with National Short Track Championship Rockford Speedway

2017 Bella (Zachary’s former pug) minicup hero card (rare)

2017 Bella (Zachary’s former pug) minicup hero card (rare)

2017 Zachary Tinkle Lorz Motorsports late model hero card – first late model hero card

2017 Zachary Tinkle minicup hero card – last minicup hero card

2018 Zachary Tinkle Lorz Motor Sports late model sportsman series hero card

2019 Zachary Tinkle Tinkle Family Racing late model hero card

2020 Zachary Tinkle Tinkle Family Racing late model hero card

2021 Zachary Tinkle Tinkle Family Racing late model her card

About Zachary Tinkle

Zachary Tinkle is the 2019 Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Champion and 2019 Anderson Speedway McGunegill Engines Late Model Series Champion and Rookie of the Year. He also won the 2019 Vore’s Welding CRA late model sportsman Triple Crown Championship. In his 2018 rookie season in the same series, Tinkle was named PGG Sportsman of the Year and voted Most Popular Driver; finishing 5th in the championship. Prior to that, he won multiple minicup stock car and go-karting championships and races.He currently is racing in the ARCA Menards Series with Wayne Peterson Motorsports and hoping to run the full 2022 season.

UPDATED to correct NFT drop date