While most teams are full speed ahead with the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series East still has a few weeks away before their opener at Five Flags Speedway on March 23rd, and after a strong year in the East, Fast Track Racing is continuing to build with driver Zachary Tinkle returning full-time in 2024.
Tinkle returns to the East to pilot the No. 11 car for Fast Track Racing once again after running the entire ARCA Menards Series East schedule and a few select ARCA Menards Series races in 2022.
The Speedway, IN driver, was consistent last year, coming home a career-best fourth in the East Series points with two sixth-place finishes at Dover and Flat Rock Speedway, four top-10s, 1365 of 1388 laps completed, which is over 98 percent, and an average finish of 9.5.
Tinkle also ran several other races with the team in the ARCA Menards Series where he pulled off a ninth at Berlin.
Did you see the news? Can't wait to be back at the track with @Andy_Team364 , @toddparott , and the @FastTrack_11 team in the @ARCA_Racing East Series for the 2024 season. Info: https://t.co/cmy0k8OiBa pic.twitter.com/CIZVoeXob5
— Zachary Tinkle (@ZacharyTinkle) February 1, 2024
Veteran NASCAR Crew Chief Todd Parrott will once again be back on top of the pit box for the No. 11.
“I can’t wait to get back to the track and build on what Andy, Todd, and I started in 2023 with the Fast Track Racing team. I learned so much, and we really came together as a team. I’m thankful for the opportunity and another year with everyone in ARCA,” the 21-year-old said.
Fast Track Racing team owner Andy Hillenburg is also excited to be teaming back up with the young driver.
“His confidence is up as well as mine for good reasons. Zachary and Todd Parrott’s experience from last year will make us a lot stronger off the trailer and that will translate to better finishes for our team. 2024 is going to be fun with the 11 car,” Hillenburg added.
You can catch Zachary’s hunt for the 2024 ARCA Menards Series East Championship starting on March 23rd at Five Flags Speedway live on FloRacing.