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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! This season, 15 year old Camden did in fact pick up the Rookie of the Year Award, 8 top 10s including 3 top 5's, a podium finish, and two heat race wins. Camden will claim the Rookie of the Year award at the Oswego Speedway banquet downtown on November 1st. More information and multimedia from Camden's stellar first season and "Dream Come True" can be found in our "News" section, and on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google + and Pinterest sites. Proud Motorsports thanks their sponsors Step One Crreative, Ken's Body Shop, Oswego Quality Carpet, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, GJP Italian Eatery Oswego, Budget Signs, Xpress Auto Care, CNYShirts.com, The Hot Shoppe, and Jack and Allie Proud for making this huge accomplishment possible.
Driver Bio: 16 year old Camden Proud has been a quarter midget competitor since age 4, racing from 2004 to 2012 in that division and seeing nothing but success. In 9 years running for USAC and QMA sanctioned events, the young Proud had a career spanning 5 divisions, graduating from a 20mph car to a 55mph car. Camden also has different chassis experience driving Storm, Stanley, BullRider, and Nervo Chassised Quarter Midgets collecting at least one feature win in each. Camden has 27 career quarter midget feature victories, and 35+ preliminary and heat race wins. At age 11, he picked up his first "Big" track championship at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club, took a year off, and a year later won the Syracuse Quarter Midget Club Track Championship, the Sodus Shootout Track Champinship, and finished 3rd in the Northeast National Series with races in Oswego, Fulton, Syracuse, Sodus, and Connecticut. Proud also collected a Jr. Novice track championship at age 5, 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 young and accomplished Proud took his talents to Oswego Speedway in the summer of 2013 at just 14 years old, the youngest driver to ever tour the famed Steel Palace. He got his Proud Chassis, Proud Motorsports No. 3 SBS down to a 19.7 second lap with an average speed of 113mph on just his first time on the track. By the next week, he was even quicker, and at the 2014 season opening practice, the Camden quickly moved from the rookie group, right up to running with the big boys and turning a 19.2, then fastest for any SBS at the track that night. Along with the Rookie of the Year award and 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. Camden is the youngest driver to ever start a feature, win a race, get a podium, win Rookie of the Year, and also is part of the youngest podium finishing group ever, with Alex Hoag and 16 year old high school friend Anthony Losurdo taking 2nd and 1st. Camden plans to "Finish the Job" in 2015 and take his Dad's homebuilt, brand new Proud Chassis to Oswego Speedway victory lane and to continue to add tremendous accomplishments and results to his very impressive and young resume. "Reaching for the stars, it can can all only go up from here. This is a dream come true!", Proud said.