Shift Up Now Athlete Amber Balcaen announced a full-season contract for 2022 with Rette Jones Racing in the NASCAR National ARCA Menards Series.
Balcaen, a third-generation race car driver from Winnepeg, Canada, made history in 2016 when she became the first Canadian female to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race in the United States. Now, she has her sights set on becoming the first female to win a national ARCA Menards Series race.
The 2022 NASCAR National ARCA Menards Series season will consist of 20 races throughout the United States, beginning on Saturday, February 19th at Daytona International Speedway.
“Racing in NASCAR’s national ARCA Menards series has always been my dream,” said Balcaen. “To race at legendary tracks like Daytona and Talladega is something I have visualized for years. I have dedicated the last eight years working hard to make this dream become reality and I cannot be more excited to live it.”
Canadian-based company Icon Direct will return as Balcaen’s primary sponsor, with Glenn McLeod and Sons – another Canadian company – on the car as well.
“It is really special for me as a Canadian competing in the United States to be representing all
Canadian companies on my car,” said Balcaen. “To have the hometown support is amazing. I couldn’t do this without them.”
Fans can watch the first race live on Fox at 1:30 p.m. ET, and get more information about Balcaen at www.AmberBalcaenRacing.com.