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Keep Zachary Tinkle's Race Season Hopes Alive

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Zachary Tinkle is a pro late model driver from Speedway, Indiana competing in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. He is currently in championship contention for the series. An announcement was made earlier that his racing season has come to a halt because of devastating news for his family. On Monday, Zachary Tinkle’s dad and main source of funding for his small but mighty team, Brad Tinkle, suffered a stroke.

After hearing the news about the announcement about his race season ending, people have reached out to see how they can support Zachary so we set up this GoFundMe.

It would fund him getting to the next race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the Masters of the Pros 150 race on July 17, 2021. He needs to compete in this race to stay at the top of championship contention. It would also buy the family time to find out how long the road to recovery would be and what obstacles they’re facing along the way. The next race would be July 31st.

This support would mean keeping Zachary’s racing season going so that he can still compete in the series, which will help with his ultimate goal of becoming a top level NASCAR® driver. He is already a licensed NASCAR ARCA Series driver and has had to put plans on hold for racing a couple of races in that series because of this catastrophic event.

As a thank you to anyone that supports this campaign, we would like to put your name on the race car if we can raise enough money to get to the race.

We would also welcome any leads for sponsorship. We go above and beyond on our marketing to our loyal fan base that includes a substantial email list.

This is Zachary and his dad at Salem after a wreck where his dad helped him from the car.

We made an announcement on his website here:

Here is the text of what it says:

On the Monday after the race at Kil-Kare Raceway, Zachary Tinkle’s father and patriarch of Tinkle Family Racing, Brad Tinkle, suffered a stroke. At the time of this writing, Brad does not have the ability to use his left side appendages and has difficulty speaking. He has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility where he will stay for therapy until released for outpatient rehabilitation. The family does not know how long the recovery process will take.

Because of all the financial unknowns right now, the family has come to the heartbreaking decision that, unless there were a significant reduction in costs to operate the team and/or sponsorship comes on board, Zachary’s racing season is over for the foreseeable future.

From Zachary Tinkle, “Like my mom has always said, I came out of the womb wanting to race. My parents have made a lot of sacrifices to help me live this dream and I appreciate everything they’ve done for me more than I can say. Even though It’s depressing not knowing when I’ll be in a race car again, my dad means the world to me and has to be the family priority now. We’re hoping for a full recovery so he can still be the person that puts up my window net before I go out on the track.”

Tinkle Family Racing appreciates all the thoughts and prayers from the people that have reached out during this time.




  • Ellen Zucker
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Susie Bond
    • $300 
    • 3 yrs
  • Linda Orkin
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kenneth Vaow
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs
  • Michael Lawson
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs


Laurren Darr
Indianapolis, IN

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