Proud Motorsports

A "Proud Chassised SBS Race Team  

Thanks for visiting our website! Stay tuned for exciting updates on driver Camden Proud's rookie season at Oswego Speedway and read all about us below! CLICK HERE, "INFORMATION", for more about the "Steel Palace" and our home track, Oswego Speedway! 
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About us:

Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team owned by Tim and Debbie Proud, formed in 1994. The Proud Motorsports number 54 car & 15 year old driver Camden Proud currently compete weekly at the famous Oswego Speedway, located off the shores of Lake Ontario in historic and scenic Oswego, New York. Team owner and crew chief Tim has been a racer and an Oswego Speedway fan since the early 1970's! The obsession he had for the racing and history of the "Indy of the East" grew so quickly and largely that as soon as he could, he had to do it himself! In early 1994, Tim built and founded his own Limited Supermodifed to compete weekly at the "Steel Palace". In a very competitive and stout class with 40+ cars weekly, luck wasn't always on his side in the 1994 or 1995 race seasons, but he used those two years as great learning opportunities for him. In 1996, he picked up his first LS heat race win on June 8th, along with several top 5 and 10 finishes! A few more heat race wins and another handful of top 10 finishes would follow that season, and continuing into 1997.  He then had the opportunity of a lifetime in the summer of that year, and hopped into a Supermodified at Oswego! From there on out it was all Supermodified racing, starting out the 1998 racing season with a brand new Page Chassis Supermodified and racing that same car until mid-2002, picking up a few wins and several top 10's. Tim also qualified for the most prestigious Supermodified race on the planet, the 2000 Oswego Speedway Budweiser International Classic 200 lapper! Following these "glory days", Tim has served as a crew chief since 2001. He went to work that year, teaming up with brother Chris to build the first and original "Proud Chassis" Limited Supermodified.  Tim was very successful at setting up race cars and Chris became a successful driver! The two were able to add 8 wins to Chris's resume, 9th all time at Oswego Speedway. Chris also sits 8th in Oswego Speedway All Time Points in the Limited/Small Block Supermodified division. Tim even got behind the wheel of that same car in 2004 and his first time behind the wheel of it ever, he won his heat race and finished 5th in the feature! His success as a crew chief did not stop at the "Big O", his hard work each and every night during the summer on .25 Midgets from 2003 to the end of 2012 has landed his son Camden 4 track championships, a 4th in USAC NE Regional Points, a 2X top qualifier in QMA Region 2 events, and more! What is  up with Tim and Proud Motorsports now?! Back to what is currently known as "SBS" or Small Block Supermodifed Racing at Oswego Speedway with Camden. He now owns his homebuilt 2013 Proud Chassis Small Block Supermodified, which was built in winter of 2012 and which Camden drove quite successfully in the 2013 season! The then 14 year old drove the car twice for test sessions at Oswego Speedway and once at Evans Mills Speedway,  running consistent 19.7's and 8's his first time on the track at Oswego. Chris turned the fastest laps in practice each week, picked up a couple of top 10's, a podium, a heat win, and top a 10 Classic start in the car! This whole deal came about with Tim's knowledge of his son's dream to be an Oswego Speedway driver. Why was this such a big dream?! Camden, along with sister Cassidy grew up going to their hometown track to watch their Dad and uncle each and every Saturday night! Much like his father, Camden had a HUGE obsession for his hometown track. Knowing he wanted to get his son into some form of racing ASAP and with wife Debbie pregnant with Cassidy, Tim decided to sell his Supermodified after a nasty crash in 2002. On Christmas Day in 2003,  his parents brought him out into the garage and he found HIS OWN race car sitting right there, making for a Christmas he would never forget.  Camden began racing in the Quarter Midgets of Amercia novice class in 2004 and eventually made it all the way up to the Lite 160 Class 6 years later. Over a span of almost 9 years he collected the previously mentioned 4 quarter midget track and series championships, as well as over 30 wins! Following a top 5 finish in USAC .25 Midget Northeast Regional Series Points and also claiming the Sodus Shootout Championship , with an opportunity to race at Oswego Speedway right in front of him, Camden decided to give .25 Midget Racing up at the conclusion of the 2012 season. The 2001 Proud Chassis, which was sold by Chris a few years earlier and used as a hill-climbing car in Pennsylvania, was back in competition with Chris as the driver during the 2012 season at Oswego Speedway.  Following a major pileup with the car during Classic Weekend in 2012, Chris was bummed to see the car in pieces and still ready to drive in 2013. With Tim's knowledge of Camden's dream, he made a deal with Chris. The Proud brothers decided to build a brand new car (the 2nd Proud Chassis) for Chris to race for the 2013 season and for Camden to practice with. As part of the deal, Chris was to leave his motor in the car for Camden to run for the Rookie of the Year title in 2014. The rest is history! The start to Camden's dream and everything that has happened to go along with it so far has been incredible! This past January, he was invited on the Turn 5 Racing Podcast to do an interview, joining fellow Oswego Speedway drivers Jay Andrews, Barry Kingsley, WoO Sprint Car driver and Supermod rookie Jessica Zemken, as well as  Supermodified veteran Michael Barnes. On this episode of Turn 5, which can be found on their YouTube channel, Camden discussed his first big partnership with Shane, Mark, Shelby, and Mallory at Step One Creative here in Oswego, what he is expecting for his rookie season and just how special this year is  going to be. Step One Creative, located at 317 West First Street in the Stevedore Lofts in Oswego, New York, offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York. Step One has come onboard as a full season primary sponsor for Proud Motorsports. They have already helped with fundraising, advertising and designing the graphics on the car.  The next order of business for Camden and team was his first Oswego Speedway and SBS Fundraiser on Sunday, March 16th at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. The event was a huge success and Camden was overwhelmed with all of the support from friends , family, former teachers, fellow drivers, and even Oswego Speedway and race fans he  has never met! Following this exciting day, eagerness and excitement continued to grow for Tim and Deb, Camden's uncle Marty, who is our key crew member this year, Step One, and Camden himself especially! On Opening Day, while the racing portion of the event ran out, practice was still ran and Camden got the best lap to date out of the 2013 Proud Chassis with a 19.2. Just three races later, he got the Proud car going even quicker with a 19.022, led 21 laps of the feature, and gathered his first podium at just 15 years old, which made him the youngest podium finisher in Oswego Speedway history! 


You can read all about this incredible accomplishment HERE: http://www.proudmotorsports.com/apps/blog/show/42373537-buc-racing-takes-over-the-sbs-class-camden-lands-first-ever-oswego-speedway-podium-


*Stay tuned for many more updates this season!*

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Links directly to our Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts are all below. Our tweets (which will include video, etc. from the track on race night) are also below. Simply hit "Follow" to go to our full Twitter site! A link to our Google+ page and more social media info is available by clicking the "Links" tab above! Don't miss our CONSTANT posts and LIVE track updates...
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The Countdown to 2015 at Oswego Speedway:


217 Days

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2014 Sponsors:


-STEP ONE CREATIVE [PRIMARY]

-Ken's Body Shop

-Oswego Quality Carpet

-All Seasons Inn

-Beacon Hotel

-GJP Italian Eatery Oswego

-Budget Signs

-Xpress Auto Care

-Compass Credit Union

-CNYShirts.com

-The Hot Shoppe

-Jack and Allie Proud

-Tom Salvador

-Tom Simbore 



*You can learn more about our partner businesses by clicking on the "Links"  tab at the top of this page and choosing the website of the business you are interested in when you are brought there! If you would like to contact us about a possible partnership with you or your business, please send an email to proudmotorsports@gmail.com.*

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