I have created the “Amber Balcaen Racing Dirt Road Sponsorship Fund” as a way to give back to the dirt track racing community and to stay true to my roots. I have always been very passionate about giving back to the racing community and helping others succeed. I know how difficult it is to find sponsorship for racing, as it is a very expensive sport. My objective is to help those who are kind, hard working people who are financing their race programs on their own.
I always said that when I “make it” I wanted to give back to the dirt track racing community. Well, I’m far from having “made it” but I realized it’s never too early to start helping people, even if it starts out in a small way. With that said I present the launch of my “Amber Balcaen Racing Dirt Road Sponsorship” with my first driver Zak Kwiatkoski from North Dakota. Zak is an extremely hard working and talented racecar driver and am proud to call him my friend!
– Amber Balcaen
2016 Driver: Zak Kwiatkoski
Zak Kwiatkoski, Lightning Sprint
My name Is Zak Kwiatkoski, and I’m from Grand Forks, North Dakota and I pilot the 17k Kwiatkoski Racing Lightning Sprint. For as long as I can remember I enjoyed everything that has wheels and/or a motor, and at 8 years old my parents recognized my attraction for motorsports and got me into go-karts. A once a week hobby quickly turned into a great passion, and a successful career that lasted 14 years where I accumulated 60+ career feature wins and 6 Season Championships at the Forks Karting Speedway. In 2015 I competed in my first season with the Northern Lightning Sprint Association and captured my first career lightning sprint win in the final race of the season. My goals for the 2016 racing season are to be in contention for NLSA and Greenbush Season Championships, also compete in the 2016 Lightning Sprint National Open in Eagle Nebraska.
With the start of the 2016 season around the corner I would like to thank my friends and family for their support and also the continued support from R&R Dirt and Gravel, Norwex Enviro Products Consultant Donna Kwiatkoski, Todds Electric, Garon Construction, Grafixity Vinyl, Ryan Clark at RDO Equipment, and would like to welcome to the team, Amber Balcaen Racing Dirt Road Sponsorship, Kustom Kollison, and Forx Radiator.
Hometown: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Occupation: Construction Worker/Architecture and Design Student
Crew: Dad, Ryan Clark, Brady Rarick, Mick Koski, Kyle Henningsgard
Social Media: @zak_kwiatkoski