Adam Balk

My name is Adam Balk. I currently live and race in Minot ND. I was born and raised outside of Minot near the small town of Sawyer. I went to elementary through high school in Velva, another nearby small town. When I was in junior high was when I was first introduced to r/c racing. I started when I was twelve and have been doing it ever since. Back when I started I ran only Corally 1/12 stock cars. I traveled to Canada for some two day events and raced locally for my entire high school career.
After High school I attended Bismarck State College. I majored in Agriculture Industry and Technology. During this time I took a two year break from the r/c scene in order to pursue other interests (chasing college girls and drinking whisky).
Now that I have completed college I am back to r/c. I have switched cars now and run mostly CRC. The Gen X in 1/12 super stock and/or sportsman stock, as well as a Gen X 10 in WGT. I use a Losi JRX-S in rubber tire touring car as well. During the summer I use an OFNA LX-1E for 1/8th electric off-road as well as an Associated RC10 T that I have had for some time in 1/10 2wd open.
I travel around North Dakota and Minnesota attending 2 day events and have acquired several nicknames. I am known around the tracks as “big ads” and “T-Bone 20” among others. I began using Genesis R/C products after I met Mr. Skewes at the MMR Carpet Challenge 2010 and will never go without them again.

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