Saturday, August 6th:
RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting and JP Jewelers presents "Retro Night"
Old Timers Reuion - 10am - Hot Laps and Stands 4:30pm - Racing 6:30pm
Novelis Supermodified 45
Pathfinder Bank SBS 35
-Premier Living Suites
-Jack and Allie Proud
Meet the driver...
Oswego, NY's Camden Proud, a 17 year old high school junior who has grown up a quarter midget competitor since age 4, is the youngest driver to compete at Oswego Speedway in the track's 65 year history. The 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified Rookie of the Year winner piloted a wide range of chassis during a 9 year span from 2004 to 2012. In 9 years running in United States Auto Club and Quarter Midgets of America sanctioned events, the young Proud had a career spanning 5 divisions, graduating from a car with speeds of 20mph to speeds of up to 55mph. Camden has 37 career quarter midget A-Main victories, and 40+ preliminary (B, C-Main) and heat race wins. At age 7, he picked up his first track championship at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club in the Junior Novice division and then at age 13, won the Lite 160 Track Championship for the 2010 season. After that championship, Proud only ran select events in 2011, took a year off, and a year later won the Syracuse Quarter Midget Club Track Championship, the Sodus Shootout Track Championship, and finished 3rd in the Northeast National Series with races at Oswego, Fulton, Syracuse, Sodus, and "Little T Speedway" in Thompson, Connecticut. Other career accomplishments in quarter midget racing include the fast time award for the 2007 Region 2 States Race, 2nd place in the 2009 States Race, and 3rd place in the 2012 Syracuse Northeast Summer Nationals Race. A 4X QMA and USAC Track Champion, the accomplished young driver took his talents to Oswego Speedway in the summer of 2013 at just 14 years old. He then became the youngest driver to ever tour the famed Steel Palace and take up to speed laps at that age. He got his family built Proud Chassis, Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified down to a 19.7 second lap with an average speed of 114mph in just his first time on the track, achieving his childhood dream of taking up to speed laps at the "Indy of the East". By the next week, he was even quicker, and at the 2014 season opening practice, Camden turned a 19.2, then fastest for any SBS at the track. Along with claiming the 2014 SBS Rookie of the Year award in dominating fashion and achieving incredibly quick adaption to the class, Proud picked up 8 top 10s, 3 top 5s, a podium, two heat race wins, and put on two tremendous battles for a feature win throughout the 2014 racing season, both in which he finished in the runner up spot. Camden is the youngest driver to ever start a feature, win a heat race, land a podium, win Rookie of the Year, and also is part of the youngest podium finishing group ever, with 30 year old Alex Hoag and 16 year old high school classmate Anthony Losurdo taking 2nd and 1st in the record breaking June 7th, 2014 35 lap feature event. In his sophomore 2015 season under continued partnership from primary sponsor Step One Creative and a new engine under Russ Marsden Racing Engines Inc, Camden finished 11th in points and incredibly, finished every single points race with only one of those finishes being outside of the top 12. The young hot shoe also picked up another 8 more top 10s, a podium (2nd) place finish, and his 3rd career heat win. He rode from 3rd-6th place in points for much of the year before having mechanical failures on the car for the end of the month of August after his only crash of the season in which he was turned hard into the backstraightaway wall and sent airborne after running in the top 5 all night while trying to avoid a wreck. Proud also drove from 23rd to 4th in the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, but finished 11th after getting caught up in a late race accident. Camden plans to "Finish the Job" in 2016 and take his Dad's homebuilt Proud Chassis to Oswego Speedway feature victory lane and to continue to add tremendous accomplishments and results to his very impressive and still very young motorsports resume with the continued support of his sponsors, fans, family, friends, and crew.