Tinkle Family Racing and Lorz Motorsports with driver Zachary Tinkle made the trip to Michigan on Saturday to compete with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the very tricky Berlin Raceway, located in Marne, Michigan. The Hall of Fame 100 had a very stout entry list with the best of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and the local Berlin Raceway late models.
Zachary participated in the hour long practice session, making several very long runs trying to learn how to get around the challenging oval. As Lorz Motorsports tuned the car and Zachary learned his way around the track, he knew he would be the most inexperienced driver on the track in Saturday night’s Hall Of Fame 100.
Zachary’s inexperience showed in qualifying, but the Zachary and the team were ready to begin their 100 lap race, with the goal of making all the laps and keeping the car in one piece. Zachary did just that, completing all the laps and not getting one scratch on his car. He finished 16th out of the 21 cars that started the race. He avoided a couple of accidents and took advantage of the long race to learn the track , which showed with Zachary turning faster laps by the end of the race, then he had turned all day.
Zachary was very happy with his finish and his race at Berlin, “We had a great night of learning a lot at the tricky Berlin Raceway with Lorz Motorsport. Thank you for all the fans that came by after the races to ask questions and get goody bags. Thank you to Lynne Rene Lorz, Amanda Lorz, and Zach for helping and bringing food! Thank you to all my sponsors Left Paw Press, Performance Friction Brakes and Simpson Race Products!”
Next Event: Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS Triple Crown Championship Event at Baer Field Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 18th.
About Zachary Tinkle:
Zachary Tinkle was the 2017 Central States Region (CSR) Super Cups and 2016 Rockford Speedway Wild Wednesday Super Cup Champion. Tinkle was 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 Tinkle the “Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of My Way” award for his 2015 season. He was named 2015 Most Improved Driver and 2014 Rookie of the Year for CSR. Tinkle currently is a development driver in a pro late model for Lorz Motorsports in the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series competing for the series championship and for Rookie of the Year honors and select JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour pro late model races.
About Lorz Motorsports:
Lorz Motorsports is a driver development team based in Midlothian, IL created by former ARCA racer Mike Lorz. The team has fielded drivers in multiple series levels in CRA (Champion Racing Association) including current ARCA/CRA Super Series driver Austin Kunert and Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour pro late model driver Zachary Tinkle. In 2017, the Lorz team won the Pit Crew of the Year Award. Previous successful participants in their program include NASCAR® drivers Michael Annett and Landon Cassill.
2018 will be the will be the 12th season of competition for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS that crowned its first Champion in 2006. Past Champions include Keith Sterkowitz in 2016 and 2011, Billy Hutson in 2007, Tony Dager in 2008, Charlie Hanna in 2009 and 2010, K.C. Spillers in 2012 and was the 2017 Drivers Champion, Mark Lambert in 2013, Greg Van Alst in 2014, Jason Atkinson in 2015, Eddie Van Meter in 2016 and Jason Neal was the 2017 Owners Champion.
2018 will be the eighth season of competition for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. Past Champions with the series include 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Erik Jones in 2011, NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Daniel Hemric in 2012 and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Cody Coughlin in 2013 and again in 2016.