More About Amber

Amber started racing when she was 11 in flat karts/asphalt at NTK where we were members.  She was one of only 2 girls that raced in the entire club for a number of years. 

She picked her number (#3) for Dale Earnhardt because he was her favorite NASCAR driver.  She eventually got the nickname “Ms. Intimidator” after him.    

Amber was featured in a book about Kart Racing that was published in 2001 and distributed world wide.

Amber in book

In 2002 Amber won a Triad at the KART Nationals held at OMC in Norman, Ok.  She was the first female driver to win a Triad.

triad trophy

In 2003 at the age of 16 Amber qualified 3rd out of Texas for the semi-finals held at Irwindale Speedway in California for a national talent search: the Red Bull Driver Search.  She ended up crashing 2 karts at the event and didn’t place. Driver and fellow competitor Scott Speed eventually won the event and went on to become a professional race car driver and drove for NASCAR. [Click here for race results.]

red bull driver search

By 2005 Amber’s racing schedule slowed down due to the new track (KAM Kartway) where she acted as score keeper and co-Race Director the first year.

Amber quit racing in 2006 after graduating from High School and joined the Cost Guard, and has made a career out of being enlisted.

amber and mike at NTK 2  Amber and Mike at NTK

Amber married her wife, Lynn in September of 2014.  They now live in Norfolk, VA with their two dogs.

Amber also has a side business, The Mess Deck, where she makes custom leather goods such as wallets and belts.  >>Facebook Page  >>Website

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