Introduction - Meet the Driver!
Approaching his fifth consecutive season of full-time competition at Oswego Speedway, 19 year-old Camden Proud is a recent high school graduate and serves as the track's public relations director while also competing on Saturday nights.
Making his mark throughout 9 years of competition in United States Auto Club and QMA sanctioned Quarter Midget Racing events beginning at age 5, Proud is a 4-time Quarter Midget champion who boasts over 40 career A-Main victories and 50+ preliminary wins among many other career accomplishments.
In 2012, Proud ended his quarter midget career with a bang, sweeping the season's events at the Sodus Microd Club and being declared 'Sodus Shootout Champion.'
It was a year later when Proud, then 14 years old, became the youngest driver to ever tour the famed Oswego Speedway in August of 2013. After just a few practice sessions, Camden turned average speeds of 114mph at 19.7 seconds in just his first time on the track; achieving his childhood dream of taking up to speed laps at the 'Indy of the East.'
Since then, Camden's racing career has taken off. At age 15, he took the coveted Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 after nabbing a podium finish in his third career Oswego event, winning two heat races, and finishing in the top ten on eight occasions with his family-owned racer sponsored by Step One Creative.
The success Proud has seen with the team's homebuilt car, designed by father Tim, has been backed up continuously the past three years at Oswego.
In 52 career starts, Camden has finished in the top ten for 36 of them, bringing home an impressive total of eight career podium finishes which have included five second place efforts.
Finishing the 2017 season 'on the podium' with a third place effort in the championship standings, as one of the most successful teenage drivers in the track's 68 year history, Proud will now aim to add an Oswego Speedway feature win and track championship to his resume at the conclusion of the 2018 season which begins on Saturday, May 26!