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K&N Sponsored Kaeli Flaczinski Shows That Girls Can Succeed in Quad-X Racing

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Kaeli first became interested in quads when one of the friends had a 90 that she road on occasions.
Kaeli first became interested in quads when one of the friends had a 90 that she road on occasions.
Kaeli Flaczinski has been giving the boys a run for their money in the Glen Helen Quad-X Series. Kaeli first became interested in quads when one of the friends had a 90 that she road on occasions. She had liked riding the quad so that Christmas her father bought her a Predator 90. Six months later, around her 12th birthday, she started to race in the Dirt days of Summer Series. At her first race she placed 4th out of 9. Kaeli says she has been hooked ever since then. Eight years later she now competes in both the Quad-X series and the FNL Series.

Kaeli has two 2008 YFZ-450s; one she races and one she practices on. Kaeli says, "Triumph Motorsports helped build my quads. They are both set up with PEP shocks, Quad-tech seats, Lonestar racing axels and a-arms, X-Factor metals, DWT rims, and Gold Speed tires. My race bike has some motor work and a JGK exhaust system while my practice bike I use has a Sparks exhaust and we have kept that motor stock."
When it comes to racing, Kaeli loves the thrill, risk, competition and family that come with racing.
When it comes to racing, Kaeli loves the thrill, risk, competition and family that come with racing.


When it comes to racing, Kaeli loves the thrill, risk, competition and family that come with racing. She also says she enjoys how it teaches you lessons about all of the hard work needed to succeed in the sport as well as in life. She dreams to one day make it into the men's Pro Race and finish top five. This dream is part of what motivates her. Quad racing is primarily a men's sport which pushes Kaeli even more to succeed and prove to the world how talented women can be. It is exciting as a fan of the Glen Helen Quad-X Series when Kaeli succeeds. The men she races against often push harder to beat her which adds to the competition of the sport and pushes her even harder to be all she can be. Obviously, the men prefer not to be beaten by Kaeli because there is always a little bit of a busied ego when a female beats a man in a sport such as racing. She says despite the healthy rivalry between her and the men, off the track they are all very good friends. Win or lose, the guys all support and respect her. Many even treat her as one of the guys which she enjoys.

For all the guys out there who may be wondering, Kaeli does have a lucky man in her life. She says he is very supportive of her and her racing career and tries to be at every race he can. "He will help me wash my bikes, do mechanic work with me, and time my laps during practice. I think sometimes he wishes our date wasn't riding at Cahuilla then washing the bikes, or tearing down a motor on Friday night, but he knows how much I love racing and knows that if I'm going to be his girlfriend that's how things are going to be," she says.
Quad racing is primarily a men's sport which pushes Kaeli even more to succeed and prove to the world how talented women can be.
Quad racing is primarily a men's sport which pushes Kaeli even more to succeed and prove to the world how talented women can be.


Kaeli's best run this season was her race at Glen Helen where she finished third in the men's 450 production class where she felt she ran really strong. Her best moment this season however would be her race at Pont De Vaux in France with her teammates Adrienne Cooper and Geneviev Sarrazin. Crossing the finish line after twelve hours of racing was a glorious and very memorable moment for her. "The crowds at that race are huge, over 10,000 fans come to watch and when I finished, it was like I was a rockstar. Everyone was taking pictures and high fiving me it was such a great experience. It was one of those moments where you think, 'This is what all that hard work is for,'" she stated.

When it comes to performance Kaeli knows that K&N is the best. The use of K&N products gives her the best performance out of her bike. Kaeli says, "K&N products offer great air flow and give the quad the much needed extra power!" On her quad, she currently uses a K&N air intake system, the filter cleaner and oil, as well as K&N oil filters.

Kaeli has a bright future ahead of her both on the track as well as off the track. She is currently attending school at USC majoring in Astronautical Engineering. She hopes one day she will be privileged enough to work for NASA or Space-X in rocket design all the while moving her racing career forward. Kaeli would like to thank her sponsors: Triumph Motorsports, K&N Air Filters, PEP, Quad-Tech, JGK Racing, X-Factor, Hinson Clutch Components, and my dad, mom, grandpa, brother and sister.

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