Amber Balcaen, ICON Direct join Rette Jones Racing for ARCA Menards Series championship journey

Amber Balcaen, ICON Direct join Rette Jones Racing for ARCA Menards Series championship journey

Amber Balcaen prepares for the NAPA Auto Areas 150 for the ARCA Menards Collection West




Amber Balcaen prepares for the NAPA Auto Areas 150 for the ARCA Menards Collection West at California’s Irwindale Speedway on Aug. 21, 2021. (Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Rette Jones Racing (RJR) announced right now that driver Amber Balcaen has joined the firm to marketing campaign a comprehensive-season ARCA Menards Series championship effort starting with the Lucas Oil 200 pushed by Typical Tire at Daytona Global Speedway on Feb. 19.

Canadian-primarily based ICON Immediate will go on its assist of the 29-yr-previous Balcaen and join her at Rette Jones Racing for the 20-race agenda from February by way of Oct.

Balcaen, a Canadian indigenous, is a 3rd-generation race automobile driver who produced heritage in 2016 when she grew to become the to start with Canadian feminine to gain a NASCAR-sanctioned race in the United States.

The Winnipeg native’s new endeavor at Rette Jones Racing will also be supported by Glenn McLeod and Sons, cementing a entire Canadian roster of companions for her rookie season in the ARCA Menards Series.

Amber Balcaen
Amber Balcaen indicators an autograph for a young lover ahead of the NAPA Automobile Components 150 for the ARCA Menards Series West at California’s Irwindale Speedway on July 3, 2021. (Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing)

“It is seriously special for me as a Canadian competing in the United States to be symbolizing all Canadian businesses on my car with Rette Jones Racing,” Balcaen mentioned. “To have the hometown support is amazing. I could not do this without having them.”

ICON Immediate, positioned in Manitoba, Canada, is a maker of significant-excellent plastic ingredient pieces for the RV marketplace. ICON aftermarket replacement areas are obtainable by RV sellers and distributors throughout North The us and specifically as a result of their site (IconDirect.com).

“We are psyched to be a returning sponsor of Amber Balcaen in NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Sequence,” included John Loewen, CEO of ICON Systems Restricted. “I resonate with Amber’s underdog story. She has a really dazzling long run as a qualified race vehicle driver and is a great model ambassador for ICON.”

Balcaen expands her ARCA Menards Collection footprint immediately after competing in a constrained ARCA Menards Sequence West agenda previous period on her effective and amazing participation in Monthly bill McAnally Racing’s Motorists Academy, a driver development plan. She acquired a career-finest 11th place end at California’s Irwindale Speedway in August.

This time, with the leadership of former ARCA championship crew main and co-proprietor Mark Rette, Balcaen has big ambitions to not only go on the team’s profitable techniques in 2022, but captivate the sequence with her determination to contend for the championship.

“Racing in NASCAR’s nationwide ARCA Menards Series has generally been my desire,” she reported. “To compete at historic tracks like Daytona and Talladega is a thing I have visualized for many years. I have focused the very last 8 a long time, functioning tricky to make this aspiration develop into actuality, and I are not able to be additional excited to dwell it.”

Rette is on the lookout ahead to owning one more woman competitor less than the Rette Jones Racing umbrella. From 2016-20, Canadian Dominique Van Wieringen piloted a Rette Jones Racing entry in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Sequence East, which include a total East period in 2016.

Amber Balcaen
Amber Balcaen prepares for the NAPA Automobile Pieces 150 for the ARCA Menards Sequence West at California’s Irwindale Speedway on July 3, 2021. (Meg Oliphant/ARCA Racing)

“Everyone at Rette Jones Racing is energized about the 2022 ARCA Menards Sequence year,” Rette reported. “As a enterprise, we are thrilled to return to the premier ARCA Menards Collection on a whole-time foundation, and we glance ahead to the opportunity to reinforce Amber’s craft as a driver in a sequence that has normally presented a good deal of variety.

“Our aims for the season are obtainable, and we look forward to developing the benefits we know that we are able of and supplying Amber a shot at the ARCA Menards Sequence championship.”

Longtime RJR associates Ford Performance, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Methods, Jones Team Demolition and Abatement and JRi Shocks will carry on their relationships with the workforce in 2022 and provide as affiliate companions on Balcaen’s No. 30 ICON Direct Ford Fusion.

Balcaen will make her Rette Jones Racing debut by participating in the ARCA Menards Series’ once-a-year pre-race observe at Daytona on Jan. 14-15.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and previous race vehicle driver Terry Jones.

Added aspects on Rette Jones Racing’s 2022 year, which include an announcement for growth driver and ARCA Menards Series East race winner Max Gutiérrez, is forthcoming.

For a lot more on Balcaen, stop by amberbalcaenracing.com, like her on Facebook (AmberBalcaenRacing) and abide by her on Instagram (@amberbalcaen10) and Twitter (@amberbalcaen10).

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