D.O.B.: April 4, 1990
Hometown: Pen Argyl, PA
Current City: Charlotte(Indian Trail), NC
Years Racing: 2003-Present
Go Karts (2003-2007): Jr. Restricted & Stock, Sr. Briggs Stock Lites & Medium
270 Micro (2008-Present): Rookies, Regulars, Wingless (Chuck Clark owner)
600 Micro (2007-Present): Winged & Wingless, Indoor & Outdoor
Mini Stock (2008): Oswego Speedway- Sunoco ROC 13th
USAC Focus Midget (2009-Present): Carolina & Midwest series
History: Amanda began driving go-karts at the age of 13 at the local dirt tracks,
after wrenching on her siblings ¼ midgets and go-karts for 2 years. For the next few seasons in her 5 years traveling to various tracks driving karts she attained 6 feature wins, on both dirt and asphalt in PA, NY, and NJ. She also won the Oakland Valley Novemberfest Lites B Championship in 2006. Along with outdoor racing, Amanda raced many indoor events in Indiana, Ohio, and Harrisburg (Motorama). In 2007 as well as racing karts, Amanda moved up to a 600 Micro Sprint which she ran a both Linda’s Speedway and Kutztown Speedway. During the 2008 season Amanda raced both 270 and 600 Micro Sprints.
She competed for the majority of the season for car owner Chuck Clark at Borger’s Speedway in the Rookie 270 Micro class. She placed 11th overall in points registering 2 wins and a handful of top 5’s. In the 600 Micro Sprint Amanda made all the mains she attempted at Linda’s Speedway & Kutztown with a 2nd place heat finish at the Kutztown Fair. Amanda finished up her outdoor season running Borger’s speedway Wingless Octoberfest in the 270 micro.
The winter of 2008/2009 began November 1st at Columbus, OH with the Rumble Series presented by Classic Motorsports. Amanda qualified 2nd and finished 3rd at the Buckeye Bowl. The next race in the series took her to the Seagate Center in Toledo, OH where Amanda qualified for Friday and Saturday’s mains with 10th and 9th place finishes. The following weekend at Fort Wayne at the Memorial Coliseum Amanda qualified 5th fastest both nights and finished 6th and 13th. January of 2009 – Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic brought about a 22nd out of 100 car qualifying run. This placed Amanda into Friday night’s main with a 15th place finish that qualified her for an invitation to Rhode Island Dunkin Donuts Center Race on March 6th & 7th. While in Rhode Island, due to mechanical complications Amanda was unfortunately unable to qualify for the main.
For the 2009 season Amanda continued her micro racing in addition to running the Russ Bigley owned USAC Focus Midget crewed by her dad and brother. In the Micros she competed a partial schedule at Borger's speedway in the 270 micro division with a handful of top 10's, and top 9 qualifying spot at the West End Fair Nationals of 50 entries. In the USAC Midget she ran – out of – events on the schedule with a 11th overall in points and a season best finish of 7th.
The winter of 2009/2010 continued Amanda's tradition of indoor racing the family owned Hyper 600. The first event was December 4-5th at the Rhode Island Dunkin Donuts Center Race qualifying was tight and she made it mid pack. Being in a handicap position Amanda was only able to get so far up before being taken out by another competitor when reaching a feature qualifying position. The indoor events continued to Ft. Wayne Indiana for the 2009 Rumble in the Memorial Coliseum where Amanda was able to continue with her good runs. She qualified day one in the 7th position and at the start of the race got caught in a wreck, an extended caution allowed for her to return to the track one lap down to get a finish of 6th with a broken radius rod on the left front. The second night Amanda managed to set down 3rd fast time along with a win in her heat race. The feature she started on pole and fell back 2 spots to 3rd position the first couple laps of the 40 lap main, and short after got spun when she was passing lapped traffic to end up with a 7th overall.
The 2010 season had its ups and downs as Amanda moved to North Carolina after running a limited amount of events in Pennsylvania in the 600 micro, and 2 USAC events at Hickory, NC and Lanier, GA. Amanda continued the season at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC for the remaining 6 events at the track in her Dickie Keiper’s 2010 ‘XXX’ 600 micro powered PR2 racing engines, Dimension Design steering components, and Brake Man braking system. The season wound to a close with an even at the East Carolina Speedway’s ½ mile dirt oval in Gastonia, NC, where she turned the fastest laps of the weekend and finished with a 6th. A short 2 weeks later her racing continued in Jonestown, PA for Linda’s Speedways 21st Annual National Open, where she timed in the top 5 out of 69 cars, and had an overall 20th in the main of 30. The next week for her season finally she attended a special event hosted by the USCS sprint cars with her XXX 600 micro and her USAC midget. The season ended on a high note with Amanda winning her heat and Feature event in the Micro and having some rough luck in the Midget with the injection clogging during the main.
With 2010 almost in the books, Amanda continued to Ft. Wayne, IN for the RUMBLE, a tradition of her families for 9 years now. Amanda raced old faithful, her ’99 Hyper powered by an ebay purchased ’03 GSX-R for the two day event, registering 4th in time trials, and a 10th in the main for day one, and 15th in time day two and 6th in the main.
Overall, Amanda had a great time and a good run doing what she loves best, being with her family, crew and friends racing.
2012-2013: All the 600 micro indoor events.
Car owners: Victor Quiñones.