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GJP Italian Eatery Returns to Fuel Proud Motorsports for 2018 Small Block Supermodified Campaign

Posted by proudmotorsports on December 12, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (December 12, 2017) - For the fifth consecutive season, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego will return to ‘fuel’ Proud Motorsports and team drivers Camden and Tim Proud for the 2018 season at Oswego Speedway as well as on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series.


Under new ownership for over two years now lead by Larry Miller, Nicky Loomis, and the Gunther family, GJP has become Oswego County’s one stop shop for Italian eats; a new customer favorite.


Miller and his staff, who have supported Proud since making his speedway debut in 2014, have built their award winning brand rather impressively. The inside of the restaurant, located in Oswego’s JC Penny plaza just off Route 104 and in walking distance from the speedway, has been remodeled to include additional seating, a new menu, and much more throughout the past two years.


In 2018, GJP will again provide the ‘fuel’ for the Proud Motorsports team and drivers both on and off the race track, fueling the Proud Chassis No. 54 Small Block Supermodified each week at Oswego Speedway while filling up drivers Camden and Tim with some of the restaurant’s top menu picks as well.


“Proud Motorsports could not be happier to welcome back GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego onboard for a fifth year of partnership as part of our dedicated effort to Small Block Supermodified racing,” said Camden Proud. “Race day would not be the same without having GJP, and we are grateful for the continued support from Larry, Nicky and the Gunther family over the past several years. My family and I have enjoyed watching GJP grow into one of Oswego’s top locations for quick service, dine-in and delivery. We’ve had the pleasure of participating in several special events and appearances there, and are fortunate to have the staff work so hard to ‘fuel’ our car on race days, as well as go the extra mile to support my Dad’s return to the driver’s seat on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series as well.”


Last June, GJP was brought to the TV screen in the Syracuse market on popular television special ‘The Empire Plate,’ which airs on local channels. The Proud No. 54 machine also made an appearance on screen for a special ‘pizza delivery’ from Miller handed to Camden in the cockpit of his car, which also featured Proud’s memorable ‘promposal’ for his senior year at Oswego High School.


As part of a menu that screams ‘variety,’ GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego has a large list of gourmet specialty pizzas available that will make your mouth water including Meat Lovers, Veggie Red, Eggplant Parmigiana, Buffalo Chicken, Bruschetta, Cheese Lovers, Compognola White, Chicken Bacon Ranch, Chicken Riggie, Grandma’s Pizza, Supreme, Tomato Pie, and even Panini Breakfast Pizza available any time of the day.


‘Italian Classics’ such as Baked Penne, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Parmigiana, Stuffed Shells, Sausage and Chicken Riggies, Baked Lasagna, Carbonaro, Chicken Marsala, Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, and Spaghetti and Meatballs are all on the menu as well and customer favorites to boot.


GJP’s selections do not stop at Italian food, as their menu also features starter items such as French Fries, Buffalo Chicken Tenders, Mushrooms, Queso Bites, Onion Rings, and Mozzarella Sticks.


Their outstanding homemade wings include a choice of every sauce you could imagine, with everything from the traditional Hot Wing, to Honey BBQ, Garlic, Mango-Habanero, and Teriyaki. Wings at GJP are just $9.49 per the dozen, while a large New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is available for purchase for just $14.49.


If you are sub, sandwich, or wrap lover, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego has you covered there as well, offerings both cold and hot one pound subs for just $7.99 with your choice of meat and toppings. Their cold sub selection includes Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Pepperoni, Salami, Capicolla, Veggie, Cheese, and hand cut Chicken Culet while the hot sub menu features Chicken Bacon Ranch, Buffalo Chicken, Meatball, Eggplant, Veal, and Chicken Parm, as well as Davis Bros Steak specialty sub from right here in Oswego. You won’t want to miss out on local customer favorites ‘The Classic Cold Cut,’ ‘The Philly,’ ‘Turkey Delight,’ and ‘Chicken Spiedie’ subs and sandwiches.


A date for the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser, also to be backed by GJP Italian Eatery, will be announced in the near future. All plans point to the event returning to team sponsor Lighthouse Lanes between the months of March and April. If you or your business would like to donate a raffle item or door prize to the event, please email a team representative at [email protected]


GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego and Proud Motorsports will start the 2018 season by first taking to the Evans Mills Speedway with Tim as the driver in Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series events tentatively set for early May.


Opening Day at Oswego Speedway and the start to Camden’s season is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th 2018 which will see the lid lifter Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial events for the Supermodified and SBS. The speedway’s annual open practice session will commence a week earlier on Saturday, May 19.


For more information on Proud Motorsports, you can visit the team’s website online at www.ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports. The team can be contacted for sponsorship inquiries via email at [email protected] For more information on GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, visit online at www.GJPOswego.com, LIKE GJP Italian Eatery Oswego on Facebook, or FOLLOW @GJPOswego on Instagram.


The full menu for GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego is available at http://www.gjposwego.com/files/menu.pdf. You can also sign up for exclusive GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego VIP text specials by texting “GJPOswego” to 24587. GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego is open every day of the week from 10am-10pm. Phone (315)-207-1000 to place your order TODAY!


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Motorsports Collects Special Awards at Oswego Speedway Banquet

Posted by proudmotorsports on November 6, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)



OSWEGO, NY - 18 year-old Camden Proud celebrated what was his best Oswego Speedway seaso yet this past weekend at the track's year-end banquet held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.


The former rookie of the year in 2014 drove to a total of seven top five finishes and three second place efforts in 2017, good enough for a third place effort in the overall Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS division. Taking part in a dual role as driver and the track PR director, Proud was elated to finally pick up his third place plaque surrounded my his supportive family, friends, and crew.


"It meant a lot to achieve one of the big goals we had prior to the 2017 season which was a top three in the Road to the Championship," Proud said. "Between coming on with a new powerplant from Finger Lakes Machine, my Dad's constant fine tuning in the shop, and a lot of good luck, it was just a great year for us and I'm proud to have the success we do with a homebuilt race car and a low dollar team. We really got the job done, but the next step is getting that first championship and feature win. I need to thank my sponsors, crew, family, friends, fans, girlfriend and all those who support me week in and week out."


As part of the banquet, the Proud team, specifically owner and chief wrench Tim Proud received several special awards which are traditionally distributed throughout the evening. For their efforts this year, the Proud Motorsports was declared SBS 'Crew of the Year,' something that means so much to Tim.


"We are a small team," said Proud, a former Supermodified pilot who came out of retirerment to race this season. "It's just me, Camden, my wife Debbie, Alex Borland, Doug Zupan, Scott Lord, and the rest of our family. The Bowman family helped us a lot, my parents, Jack and Allie Proud. We have a lot of great individuals who support us and lend a hand. This is very unexpected and its things like this that make the hard work pay off."


Camden shared in his father's excitement, noting,"My crew really had to step up this year. With me doing little to nothing at all on the car, traveling to dirt races for my website, plus practically living in the speedway office for my PR job, this is for my Dad and all the people who work on the 54 more so than me. It's for everyone who has helped me out the past four years and of course my Dad. Thanks to all those guys."


To cap off the night, Tim was awarded one more special honor and it was one that paid tribute to a longtime friend and former Oswego Speedway racer Tony White, who tragically passed away following a Small Block Supermodified event in 2005. This award, the Tony White Memorial Award, is given to a random individual each year by Wayne and Debbie White, Tony's brother and sister in law.


Emotional, Tim was unable to discuss what winning this award means to him on stage at the banquet. However, the White family noted he was chosen the winner for his dedication to the sport and willingness to help others out.


Reflecting, he said "The White Family has done a lot for us. They've supported our team with fundraising, they've cheered Cam on. They are great people. It is my honor to have been chosen for this award. Tony was a great friend and a great person. My brother and I shared a lot of laughs with him in the pits and he was just a fun guy to be around. To win this in his honor means the world to me. I was speechless and just want to extend a huge thanks to the White family for all they do for Oswego Speedway."


With the banquet in the books, attention now shifts to preparing the new body and color scheme on the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super ahead of 2018, something Tim and Camden are already very hard at work on. 


Oswego Speedway's 2018 season begins with Open Practice on Saturday, May 19th followed by the 68th annual Opening Day on Saturday, May 26.


For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at www.ProudMotorsports.com, LIKE Proud Motorsports on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter (@ProudMtrsports).


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Beacon Hotel Renews Partnership with Proud Motorsports for 2018

Posted by proudmotorsports on October 30, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)



OSWEGO, NY - Popular Oswego lodging destination Beacon Hotel has renewed its five year partnership with Proud Motorsports and driver Camden Proud to return as the official hotel of the Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodified team ahead of the 2018 season.


With the holidays fast approaching, visiting family and friends as well as race fans planning future trips to the Oswego area are reminded that the Beacon Hotel, which is located right on State Route 104 just minutes from the speedway, is one of the most conveniently located choices for accommodations when staying in Oswego County.


"I've been racing for going on five years now and its a great feeling to have another loyal sponsor renew a partnership ahead of our 2018 effort at Oswego," said Camden Proud. "Atom and Falecia (Avery) of Beacon Hotel and formerly All Seasons Inn have been very supportive of my efforts over the years and actually came onboard before I was even driving the car as No. 54. Beacon is a beautifully decorated, well kept, centrally located and customer friendly location. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist in sending customers their way and thank the Avery family for the continued support."


Brand new as of 2011, Beacon Hotel is an impressively renovated historic building located in the Franklin Square Historic District in downtown Oswego. The hotel is a matter of blocks from Oswego's most popular restaurants, shops, Oswego Cinema 7, Lake Ontario, and some of the area's most noted tourist attractions in Fort Ontario, Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, the H Lee White Marine Museum, Port Oswego, Oswego Speedway, and more. 


Directly in the middle of town, the hotel is a five minute drive from Oswego Plaza and is surrounded by housing areas, making it easy for those in town to visit family and friends. If you're in Oswego for work, Beacon Hotel is only a 15 minute drive from Novelis, or the Nine Mile Point and James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plants. 


Prior to it’s official opening, the entire facility was renovated inside and out with refurbishments that included hardwood floors, new carpets, furniture, a freshly painted exterior, a brand new parking lot, signage, lighting and awnings. Continued maintenance and strong efforts from housekeeping and staff continue to ensure Beacon Hotel is one of the top choices for accommodations in Oswego County.


To learn more about Beacon Hotel, you can visit online at BeaconHotelOswegoNY.com or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/BeaconHotelOswegoNY. To make a reservation at Beacon Hotel, phone a representative at (315)-343-3300. Rates are available for as little as $74.99 per night. 


Oswego Speedway's 2018 season begins with Open Practice on Saturday, May 19th followed by the 68th annual Opening Day on Saturday, May 26. 


For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at www.ProudMotorsports.com, LIKE Proud Motorsports on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter (@ProudMtrsports).


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

2017 By the Numbers for Camden Proud

Posted by proudmotorsports on October 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)



By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


2017 has come to a close for Proud Motorsports and when it was all said and done, it turned out to be the best season of 18 year-old Camden Proud's four year career at Oswego Speedway behind the wheel of the family owned No. 54 Small Block Supermodified sponsored by Step One Creative. 


It's now time to reflect on what was Proud's biggest 'breakout season' yet, which was highlighted by a third place finish in the championship standings, three second place finishes, seven top fives, and eleven top tens in twelve total events. 


Other accomplishments include Proud's first top five in the 26th running of the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 where he finished 5th. The speedway's avid public relations director also posted a 18.734 second lap in qualifying for his fourth Classic, shattering his personal record. That lap was good enough for third past overall.


THE FINISHES


Camden Proud finished in the top ten for all but one race this past season, and only finished out of the top twelve on one occasion as well.

 

On Opening Night, Proud opened his season with a solid 4th place run to post his first of seven top fives on the year.


The following race, a broken caliber sent the No. 54 hard into the turn three foam in practice with heavy force. This May 28 event was the lone downside to an otherwise near-perfect season with little to no damage. Despite a heavy impact, Proud recovered to finish fifth in his heat race and sixteenth in the 35-lap Tony White Memorial.

 

Just one event was on the calendar for the month of June which resulted in a ninth place finish after Camden failed to pick up his handicap starting spot for the main event. This race was also used to work bugs out of the car following the hard crash two weeks earlier. 

 

Despite being off the track for the rest of June, Proud was still busy with graduation from Oswego High School and after he graduated, the homebuilt 'Proud Chassis' hit the track once again in July for what was undoubtedly the best month of the season for the Proud team. 

 

Two second place finishes in a row were achieved to kickstart the summer season on July 1 and July 8, both in which Proud was just a matter of carlengths away from his first feature win. 


The two seconds were followed up by two fifth place finishes in a row and then two sixth place finishes in a row to begin the month of August, making for Proud's best summer stretch yet.


In Twin 20 action on August 12, the team struggled with setup, making for rather degrading tenth and seven place finishes.

 

Things turned around on the final week of the season though, as Proud drove to his third second place effort in the 2017 season, finishing just behind points champion David Cliff for an impressive runner-up result. This sealed third place in the championship. 


POSITIONS ADVANCED


Camden officially advanced a total of 31 spots on track this year, due to either attrition or passes.


Incredibly, only six spots were lost on the track all season long, and every single one of those were lost in the 10-lap heat races with the exception of the Bud Light Classic 75. 


Last year, the Step One Creative No. 54 went forward on the track 34 times in total including one nineteenth to seventh effort, not to mention an unbelievable 68 times in 2015. 


Despite this, Proud started out of a handicap spot seven times in 2015 and had to drive up from starting spots of 14th, 17th, 14th for a second time, 15th, 18th, 16th and 13th.


In those races, he finished 11th, 6th, 10th, 8th, 7th, 10th, and 11thm respectively.


Throughout Camden's rookie season, he advanced 37 total positions.


All in all, Proud has advanced 170 spots in four full seasons of action. 


POINT STANDINGS


Throughout 2016, the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Supermodified had been in the top five in points or better since the second week of competition, but fell out of the top five after a crash late in the season.


This year, things played out very similar, however Proud not only remained in the top five, but also podiumed in the point standings for the first time in his career. This is the first time since 2004 that a Proud has been top three in the point standings. This ties Chris Proud's career best third place points effort put together that season, which included two feature wins.


Below are the full 2017 Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship FINAL standings. 


FINAL 2017 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 50 DAVE CLIFF* 1010

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER* 961

3 54 CAMDEN PROUD 943

4 9 JACK PATRICK* 928

4 O1 DALTON DOYLE 928

6 37 JESSE BEARUP** 904.5

7 04 KREIG HEROTH* 902

8 74 MIKE BOND*** 889

9 90 GREG O'CONNOR* 859.5

10 77 CAMERON ROWE 825

11 91 BARRY KINGSLEY 792.5

12 22 MIKE BRUCE* 650

13 89 ANTHONY PISA 589

14 15 JAMES BABCOCK 573

15 2 ROB PULLEN 551

16 23 CAMERON BLACK 536

17 99 DENNIS RUPERT 516

18 88 BRAD HAYNES 437

19 8 JOSH KERR 376

20 13 RUSS BROWN 342

21 69 MARK CASTIGLIA 274

22 14 ALEX MCRAE 211

23 86 BRYAN HAYNES 204

24 87 MATT MAGNER 179

25 67 TYLER SHULLICK 175

26 93 STEVE WOOD 116

27 7 ALEX HOAG 70

28 12 ADDISON BOWMAN 60

29 76 SCOTT SHAFER 58

30 71 RAY SAND JR. 40


ACCIDENT COUNT

Camden had two heavy crashes in 2017, but both came on the same night, in the same corner, and both in practice sessions. This was due to costly front brake problems. Proud was also involved in a small jingle with less than ten laps to go in the Bud Light Classic 75, but he recovered for a fifth place finish. 


FAST TIMES

For the first time in the track's 61-year history, Oswego Speedway adapted a new qualifying system for 2017. Cars were sent out in group time trials. Fastest cars to the rear of the heat, slower cars to the front. These time trials also counted towards the 2017 driver's championship. 

Proud posted his first career fast time at the speedway on June 10th at a lap of 18.991 and was in the top five in time trials for six of the ten weeks they were ran, with his worst time trial efforts coming in at ninth on July 15th and nineteenth on May 28th with a severely damaged race car. Five of these time trial efforts included laps in the eighteen second bracket. These results also include Bud Light Classic 75 time trials on Friday, September 1. 

2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS Time Trials: 

May 13th - 18.963 (5th)

May 28th - 19.914 (19th)

June 10th - 18.991 (1st)

July 1st - 19.301 (7th)

July 8th - 19.034 (3rd)

July 15th - 19.132 (9th)

July 22nd - Time Trials CANCELLED

August 5th - 19.057 (2nd)

August 12th - 18.977 (6th)

August 19th - 18.957 (5th)

September 1 - 18.734 (3rd)


HEAT WINS

With the new group time trial system adapted prior to the season, heat races became a whole lot more difficult to win. 


Fortunately, Camden was in the top five in time trials nearly every week. Unfortunately, this meant little to no chance of getting to the front from t he back in the ten lap heat races, which Proud was unable to win any of in 2017. 


His career heat total remains at seven with two in 2014 and 2015, three in 2016, and zero in 2017. The 2013 Proud Chassis has ten heat race wins in all when you factor in father Tim’s as part of the 2016 RoC Weekend, plus Chris's one heat win when he was behind the wheel of the car in 2013. 


HANDICAP STARTING SPOTS AND HEAT RACE FINISHES


All but two of Proud’s ten heat race finishes resulted in handicap starting spots for feature events in 2017 and all but three of those finishes were fourth place. 


Because you need to finish in the top four in your heat to be re-handicapped into the top twelve starting spots for the feature event, Camden’s finishes of fourth on 5/13, 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12 and 8/19, plus third on 7/8 were all handicap starting spot efforts.


Proud finished 5th in his heat races on May 28 and June 10, which resulted in 21st and 13th place starting spots for the feature races on those particular nights. 


PODIUMS


A career high three podium finishes were put together in 2017 and all three of those were second place finishes.


His fifth career podium was recorded on July 1st, when he finished second to first time winner Greg O'Connor. He finished second to division veteran Jack Patrick on July 8th for his sixth career podium, and capped the season with his seventh career podium on championship night finishing second to Dave Cliff. 


Proud got one podium in both 2014 and 2015 plus two in 2016 with Chris also bringing one home in 2013.


In total, the No. 54 machine holds eight podium finishes to her credit.


TOP FIVES


The Oswego, NY driver came home with far and away a career high seven top five finishes this year, three of which came the same nights as his podiums. The other four consisted of two fifth place finishes, a fourth on Opening Day, plus fifth in the Bud Light Classic 75. These stats included a 'July Sweep' in which all four events resulted in top fives. Proud was on his way to his fifth top five in a row to open August, but fell to sixth late in the race. 


Camden now has twelve career top five finishes at Oswego including Classic events and all but five of those were podiums efforts.


TOP TENS


Eleven of the twelve total races Proud competed in this year resulted in top ten efforts. He started in the top ten for all but two of the races, starting 19th on May 28th and 13th on June 10th.


Camden posted finishes of 4th, 16th, 2nd, 2nd, 5th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 7th, 2nd, and then 5th in the Bud Light Classic 75.


Those finishes came after starts of 2nd, 21st, 13th, 3rd, 2nd, 11th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 6th, 3rd, and 3rd. 


SPECIAL AWARDS


Camden won just one special award in 2017 which was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award on July 15th.


An award that was done away with prior to this past season, Proud has been declared the Nice Price Sales 'Up and Comer' more than any other driver in the past four seasons of competition at the Steel Palace.


Winning it once his rookie year, four times in 2015 and six in 2016, Proud has collected that award eleven times in his career.


The Up and Comer Award is given to the highest finishing driver who has not won a feature event throughout his or her career.


Another award given to Proud multiple times throughout his career is that aforementioned D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award.


Proud won that twice in 2014, once in 2015, and once in 2016, and now once in 2017, making for five career 'Hard Charges.'


The Hard Charger Award is given to the driver who advances the most positions from his starting spot in the feature.


PERCENTAGES


As his “senior” year of racing is now in the books, we look back at what have been a very impressive first four seasons for the still teenage competitor at his hometown track. 


In Proud's rookie season, six of his fourteen feature races resulted in top ten finishes with nine of those being top twelve efforts and only four resulting in DNF’s.


In the 2015 season, eleven of his thirteen efforts resulted in top twelves which includes the Bud Light SBS Classic 75. In the twelve regular shows, ten resulted in top twelve finishes with eight of those resulting in top tens and only one DNF in the final race of the season.


in 2016, with twelve total shows completed, ten resulted in top tens and zero DNF’s were recorded.


This year, again with twelve total races completed, all but one of which were regular point events, eleven of those main events resulted in top tens, while eleven were also top twelves, and seven were top fives. Once again, no DNFs were recorded. 


The past two and a half seasons combine for a total of 48 regular event races which resulted in a total of 40 top twelve finishes and 33 top ten finishes. This means that Camden finishes in the top twelve about 85% of the time and in the top ten 70% of the time.


In 2017 alone, Proud finished in the top ten 90% of the time.


STAY CONNECTED WITH PROUD MOTORSPORTS


For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway

Posted by proudmotorsports on September 27, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)



By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR



OSWEGO NY - Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway.



Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway's public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver standings for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds in 2017.



Notably earning three runner-up efforts and seven top five finishes last season to accumulate 943 total points, Proud is ecstatic to continue to build to his on track resume with the support of Step One Creative, a resume which includes 36 top ten finishes in 52 career starts. His No. 54 machine will be returning to Oswego's SBS class on a full-time basis next season. 



"After our most successful season yet, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Shane (Stepien), Mark (Proud) and everyone at Step One Creative back for our 2018 effort," Proud said. "We are more confident than ever at our chances at the track championship and look forward to continuing our quest for my first feature win, something we've been so close to with now five second place finishes under our belt. Without Step One's loyalty and support, our successes to this point would not have been possible and I look forward to finally bringing them to victory lane this coming season."



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, copy writing, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.



Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team based in Oswego, NY and owned by Tim and Debbie Proud. Camden, an 18 year-old driver and former quarter midget champion, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego Speedway's SBS division in his first four seasons of racing action.



“We are very excited to be back onboard for another season of partnership with Camden after his best on track effort yet," said Shane Stepien, president at Step One Creative. "Cam, Tim, Debbie and everyone at Proud Motorsports have continued to exceed our expectations in a racing partnership both on and off the race track for the past four seasons. Camden’s growth, enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the sport and speedway continues to be very exciting to be a part of.
 Our Step One team is looking forward to designing a new look for the No. 54 over the offseason and hopefully seeing Camden put it in victory lane in 2018.”


 

For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.



For more information on Step One Creative, please phone (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.

Brothers Tim, Chris Proud to Race Together For First Time in Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series 'Fall Brawl' at Evans Mills

Posted by proudmotorsports on September 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)


By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


OSWEGO, NY - With a rather successful 2017 Oswego Speedway campaign in the books for Proud Motorsports that saw three second place finishes, seven top five finishes and a third place effort in the championship standings for fourth year driver Camden Proud, the team's attention now shifts to this Sunday, September 17th's Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series event at the Evans Mills Speedway.


Once again this weekend, car builder Tim Proud will see action for just the third time in the past twelve years, attempting to put together his first ever Small Block Supermodified feature win behind the wheel of the Step One Creative No. 54 normally driven by his son. While Tim is excited to get back behind the wheel on Sunday, that will also come with a special twist, as his brother Chris will be back in action for the first time since Classic Weekend of 2015 with the Martin's Contracting No. 3 Proud Chassis, another car built by Tim.


Between the two cars, Chris and Camden have gathered nearly ninety top ten finishes for 48-year old Proud as a car builder while Proud himself, a former Limited Supermodified and Supermodified competitor, has garnered nine Oswego top ten finishes, multiple heat race wins, and second place finishes in his own SBS driving career between the 1994 to 1997 seasons.


Coming off of a heat race victory in his return to racing at Oswego's Race of Champions Weekend last October, Tim is looking forward to finally attempting a feature event for the first time since 2004, as the 25-lap feature event at Oswego, as well as the Evans Mills race earlier in the season with the Lighthouse Lanes Series, were both put on hold due to weather.


"We had a good car at Evans Mills earlier this year on older rubber," Proud recalled. "Going into the heat races I felt like we had a nice shot to win the whole thing. We've made a few changes and got some new equipment to get me a little more comfortable in the car, so I hope that helps us out a bit this time. It's been awhile since I've run a feature, but my goal is to just have fun with Cam and my brother and be there at the end of 50-laps."


Chris is also looking forward to his return to racing action, as the eight time Oswego feature winner with the very same Proud Chassis he will dirve Sunday will be making a rare start at Evans Mills, a track both he and Tim ran at in the early stages of their careers.


"It's been awhile since I ran Evans Mills, the last time was to get experience when I got my first Limited," offered the Brewerton, NY driver. "This weekend I am just going to have fun and hopefully still be competitive. It will be neat to get to race with my brother, that's something we have never done despite spending several years at the track together. My kids would really like to see me win one more race, so maybe I can get it done for them."


The 2000 Limited Supermodified rookie of the year, Chris pitted alongside Tim at Oswego for three straight seasons, before Tim got out of full-time racing in early 2002 while later returning to pilot Chris's No. 3 to a fifth place finish on Race of Champions Weekend thirteen years ago. Both of the Proud brothers are in search of their first top five effort at Evans Mills.


Joining the Small Block Supermodifieds on Sunday's schedule will be the Mills Modified, Legends, Bandolero, Thunder Stock, 4-Cylinder and 4-Cylinder truck divisions in Evans Mills' season finale. Pits open at 11:30am, heat racing is set to begin at 3pm, with hot laps at 1pm. Feature action will follow the preliminary races. General admission tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the gate. Kids 15 and under are FREE at the Evans Mills Speedway. Pit passes are $25. For more information, log on to EvansMillsSpeedway.com.


For more information, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports on LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, email a team representative at [email protected]


Oswego Small Block Super Veteran, PR Director Camden Proud In Search of Seat for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week

Posted by proudmotorsports on August 22, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)



By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


OSWEGO, NY - After what has been a 'career highlight' season wheeling his family owned and built Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Supermodified at the Oswego Speedway, the historic track's newly appointed public relations director is now in search of a ride for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week this October.


Proud, who was named the new PR director of the 5/8 mile Supermodified oval prior to the 2017 season, drove to six top fives and three second place finishes with his father's 500 horsepower Small Block Super this season, good enough to finish third in points out of over thirty competitors.


With only the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 ahead at this point, Proud is now pursuing options to run on dirt for the first time in his career, as part of the second running of Super DIRT Week at 'The Steel Palace.'


"Running dirt is always something that has appealed to me, despite growing up at Oswego," Proud said. "My goal right now is to find a solid seat for either the Sportsman or 358 Modified portion of Super DIRT Week, but I'd prefer to start out in the Sportsman class. While I haven't had the experience on the dirt that I have had on asphalt, we are hoping to work with a team or car owner on specifics to make a ride happen. I really believe it would be a tremendous marketing opportunity for anyone who may be interested."


As the writer of all speedway online content and press releases, sponsorship exposure is something Proud knows about all too well, believing such items have great importance. 


"If I could land a ride, I would love to be able to bring the PR side of things to the table for a team," Proud added. "At this day and age that is so important to the success of a race team and it's sponsorship interest. I've had a few talks with people here and there about driving cars, but nothing has really came to fruition. I hope that changes within the next month"


The 18 year-old Oswego High School graduate has mustered 35 career top ten finishes in just over fifty career starts at his hometown track, which was last covered with dirt in 1951 prior to last season's dirt week debut.


"The goal would be to get seat time in a car at another CNY facility perhaps once or twice before dirt week, and then just make the show on Saturday or Sunday, whichever it may be," offered Proud. "It's all about seat time. Knowing Oswego so well helps only to a very small extent, as dirt and asphalt are two very different extremes. Seat time is what I'm looking for. I just want to represent a team and it's sponsors as well as I possibly can, have fun, respect all equipment, and hopefully make the big dance."


Super DIRT Week will take place from October 4-8 at Oswego Speedway. To reach a represenative from Proud Motorsports, please call or text (315)-532-0926 or email [email protected]


For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports or FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports.


Camden Proud Career Highlights (Oswego Speedway Small Block Supers and Quarter Midgets):

-Four Time Quarter Midget Champion

-Over 50 Quarter Midget Wins

-Youngest Rookie of the Year, Heat Winner in Oswego Speedway History (Age 15 - 2014)

-35 Oswego Top Tens

-44 Top Twelve FInishes in 52 Races

-12 Top Five Finishes

-Five Second Place Finishes, Seven Podium Efforts

-Qualified fourth in 25th Bud Light SBS Classic 75

Proud Grabs 30th Career Top Ten Finish; Drives from 11th to 5th in Oswego Summer Championship

Posted by proudmotorsports on July 16, 2017 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (1)


By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


OSWEGO, NY – Camden Proud picked up his 30th career Oswego Speedway top ten finish and ninth career top five in this past Saturday night’s Summer Championship at the Steel Palace.


Proud entered the event on a hot streak of two consecutive runner up efforts heading into July 15 action, scored his fourth top five of the season and fifth top ten after a fourth place heat race effort lined the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 machine up to start 11th place in the 30-lap main event.

 

It didn’t take Proud long to go forward as he found the low line early on Dalton Doyle, before a lap three yellow involving Jesse Bearup and Rob Pullen moved the 18 year old up two more spots into 8th.


After a lap was not completed prior to the caution, Proud would again have to work under Doyle and made quick work in doing so on the restart, before then working his way under polesitter Dennis Rupert along with third place starter Barry Kingsley to move into 6th.


Despite leaders Mike Bond, Andrew Schartner, Dave Cliff and Mike Bruce walking away from Proud early on, Camden was able to reel in Bruce and crack the top five at the halfway point of the event.

 

Although feeling the pressure from last week’s winner and veteran Jack Patrick for the second half of the event proved tricky, Proud held on for the top five run.


“Tonight was probably one of the best drivers of my career,” Proud said post-race. “We overcame mechanical issues earlier in the evening to score my third top five in a row. I really couldn’t be happier. I learned a lot tonight and got to mix it up with some great drivers and cars. It was a lot of fun. I have thank to my crew for all the hard work and sponsors for the continued support. Things have been great lately, pretty much as good as you can ask for, and hopefully we can continue this trend of good finishes by picking up a win in Mr. SBS next weekend.”


Camden unofficially remains third in points as of press time. Also unofficially, for the charge from 11th to 15th, he also picked up the fifth D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Charger Award’ of his career, advancing more positions than any other driver in the main event.


The $1,500 to win ‘Mr. Small Block Supermodified’ show at the speedway, set for next Saturday, July 22 will begin with the start of hot laps at 4:30pm before time trials take to the track at 6:15pm. Once again next weekend, racing will take the green flag at 6:45pm. General admission for the full show, including the $10,000 to win ‘Mr. Supermodified’ main, is set at just $20.


RESULTS


Oswego Speedway


Oswego, NY


Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers


July 16, 2017


BOX SCORE


Feature (30-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 18 Andrew Schartner, 3. 04 Kreig Heroth, 4. 50 Dave Cliff, 5. 54 Camden Proud, 6. 9 Jack Patrick, 7. 01 Dalton Doyle, 8. 91 Barry Kingsley, 9. 90 Greg O’Connor, 10. 37 Jesse Bearup, 11. 86 Bryan Haynes, 12. 99 Dennis Rupert, 13. 77 Cameron Rowe, 14. 69 Rob Pullen, 15. 22 Mike Bruce, 16. 8 Josh Kerr, 17. 15 James Babcock


Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 01 Dalton Doyle, 3. 37 Jesse Bearup, 4. 99 Dennis Rupert, 5. 90 Greg O’Connor, 6. 8 Josh Kerr


Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 50 Dave Cliff, 2. 69 Rob Pullen, 3. 22 Mike Bruce, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 86 Bryan Haynes, 6. 15 James Babcock


Heat 3 (10-laps: 1. 04 Kreig Heroth, 2. 9 Jack Patrick, 3. 18 Andrew Schartner, 4. 91 Barry Kingsley, 5. 77 Cameron Rowe

 

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 37 Jesse Bearup – 18.865, 2. 18 Andrew Schartner – 18.888, 3. 69 Rob Pullen – 18,924, 4. 74 Mike Bond – 18.991, 5. 9 Jack Patrick – 18.992, 6. 50 Dave Cliff – 18.999, 7. 8 Josh Kerr – 19.053, 8. 77 Cameron Rowe – 19.066, 9. 54 Camden Proud – 19.132, 10. 01 Dalton Doyle – 19.164, 11. 04 Kreig Heroth – 19.182, 12. 22 Mike Bruce – 19.227, 13. 90 Greg O’Connor – 19.250, 14. 91 Barry Kingsley – 19.501, 15. 86 Bryan Haynes – 19.565, 16. 15 James Babcock – 19.591, 17. 99 Dennis Rupert – 19.617


D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: 54 – Camden Proud


Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: 74 – Mike Bond


White’s Car Care 4th Place Award: 50 – Dave Cliff


For more information on Proud Motorsports including raceday updates, visit the team’s website at www.ProudMotorsports.com, LIKE Proud Motorsports on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter (@ProudMtrsports).


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Enters Summer Championship with Momentum Following Two Straight Podium Finishes

Posted by proudmotorsports on July 13, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)


By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


OSWEGO, NY – Camden Proud enters this Saturday night’s C’s Beverage ‘Summer Championship’ at Oswego Speedway with more momentum than ever following two straight second place efforts behind the wheel of the Step One Creative No. 54 machine.


After starting second in last week’s July 8 action, Proud fell back to sixth early, but was able to charge back up the runner-up spot by the conclusion of the thirty lap main to finish second to eventual winner Jack Patrick ahead of the likes of Dalton Doyle, Brad Haynes and Dave Cliff who completed the top five.


Jumping six spots in the point standings over the past two races and now in third, Proud is just 41 points behind leader and defending track champion Dave Cliff.


“Two seconds in a row isn’t bad at all. I’m just wondering when that first win is coming. It was tough starting on the outside pole tonight, I knew Mike (Bruce) would give me a good look out there and try to take my momentum away,” Proud said post-race last weekend. “Unfortunately I allowed that to happen and we fell back a bit. I think we’ve had a winning car the past two weeks, it just took me too long to get by the 88 tonight, but once I did it was smooth sailing in third. Russ (Brown) had some misfortune that we were able to take advantage of to bring it home runner up.”


Jumping six spots in the point standings over the past two races and now in third, Proud is just 41 points behind leader and defending track champion Dave Cliff and very much in the heated battle for the 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS track championship.


“All in all I couldn’t be prouder of this small family team to put together two awesome runs in a row, we’re right back in the points race and hopefully the win we’re all waiting for is coming soon,” Proud offered. “I think we’ve really hit on something and I’m super amped up for the Summer Championship this weekend. Hopefully we can inch even closer to the points lead.”


Action this weekend at Oswego Speedway will begin at 4:30pm with the start of hot laps before group time trials hit the track at 6:15pm. Racing will begin at 6:45pm. Adult general admission tickets are available for just $15 while kids 16 and under will be admitted FREE.


RESULTS


Oswego Speedway

Saturday, July 8 2017

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 13 Russ Brown – 18.739, 2. 9 Jack Patrick – 18.878, 3. 54 Camden Proud – 19.034, 4. 67 Tyler Shullick – 19.102, 5. 22 Mike Bruce – 19.142, 6. 04 Kreig Heroth – 19.146, 7. 37 Jesse Bearup – 19.147, 8. 01 Dalton Doyle – 19.163, 9. 50 Dave Cliff – 19.250, 10. 77 Cameron Rowe – 19.287, 11. 74 Mike Bond – 19.312, 12. 91 Barry Kingsley – 19.367, 13. 18 Andrew Schartner – 19.402, 14. 89 Tony Pisa – 19.440, 15. 69 – Rob Pullen – 19.444, 16. 88 Brad Haynes – 19.554, 17. 90 Greg O’Connor – 19.568, 18. 15 James Babcock – 19.868, 19. 23 Cameron Black – 20.024, 20. 99 Dennis Rupert – 20.051

Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 9 Jack Patrick, 3. 01 Dalton Doyle, 4. 22 Mike Bruce, 5. 90 Greg O’Connor, 6. 89 Tony Pisa, 7. 23 Cameron Black

Heat 2 (10 laps): 1. 13 Russ Brown, 2. 37 Jesse Bearup, 3. 67 Tyler Shullick, 4. 88 Brad Haynes, 5. 18 Andrew Schartner, 6. 99 Dennis Rupert, 7. 77 Cameron Rowe

Heat 3 (10 laps): 1. 69 Rob Pullen, 2. 50 Dave Cliff, 3. 54 Camden Proud, 4. 91 Barry Kingsley, 5. 04 Kreig Heroth, 6. 15 James Babcock, 7. Steve Wood

Feature (30 laps): 1. 9 Jack Patrick, 2. 54 Camden Proud, 3. 01 Dalton Doyle, 4. 88 Brad Haynes, 5. 67 Tyler Shullick, 6. 18 Andrew Schartner, 7. 04 Kreig Heroth, 8. 22 Mike Bruce, 9. 69 Rob Pullen, 10. 77 Cameron Rowe, 11. 37 Jesse Bearup, 12. 50 Dave Cliff, 13. 90 Greg O”Connor, 14. 91 Barry Kingsley, 15. 13 Russ Brown, 16. 74 Mike Bond, 17. 99 Dennis Rupert, 18. 15 James Babcock, 19. 89 Tony Pisa, 20. 23 Cameron Black, 21. 93 Steve Wood

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: 18 – Andrew Schartner

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: 9 – Jack Patrick

White’s Car Care 4th Place Award: 88 – Brad Haynes

POINTS

2017 Oswego Speedway – Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver’s Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 50 DAVE CLIFF 513

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 484 *

3 54 CAMDEN PROUD 472

4 01 DALTON DOYLE 464

5 9 JACK PATRICK 453 *

6 37 JESSE BEARUP 447 *

7 04 KREIG HEROTH 447

8 74 MIKE BOND 428 *

9 90 GREG O’CONNOR 421 *

10 91 BARRY KINGSLEY 418

11 77 CAMERON ROWE 406

12 89 ANTHONY PISA 338

13 99 DENNIS RUPERT 319

14 22 MIKE BRUCE 319

15 15 JAMES BABCOCK 312

16 88 BRAD HAYNES 301

17 23 CAMERON BLACK 300

18 13 RUSS BROWN 248

19 2 ROB PULLEN 231

20 69 MARK CASTIGLIA 145

21 14 ALEX MCRAE 140

22 8 JOSH KERR 134

23 67 TYLER SHULLICK 98

24 87 MATT MAGNER 90

25 86 BRYAN HAYNES 69

26 93 STEVE WOOD 58

Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 89 ANTHONY PISA 338


D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 13 RUSS BROWN

May 27th 15 JAMES BABCOCK

June 10th 86 BRAD HAYNES

July 1st 69 ROB PULLEN

July 8th 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER


Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 04 KREIG HEROTH

May 27th 74 MIKE BOND

June 10th 37 JESSE BEARUP

July 1st 90 GREG O’CONNOR

July 8th 9 JACK PATRICK


White’s Car Care ‘4th Place’ Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 54 CAMDEN PROUD

May 27th 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

June 10th 90 GREG O’CONNOR

July 1st 04 KREIG HEROTH

July 8th 86 BRAD HAYNES


Small Block Super Top 5 Finishes

Top5’s ## DRIVER

4 50 DAVE CLIFF

3 54 CAMDEN PROUD

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER

2 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

2 74 MIKE BOND

2 90 GREG O’CONNOR

2 04 KREIG HEROTH

2 01 DALTON DOYLE

1 13 RUSS BROWN

1 77 CAMERON ROWE

1 37 JESSE BEARUP

1 9 JACK PATRICK

1 88 BRAD HAYNES

1 67 TYLER SHULLICK

 

Small Block Super Top10 Finishes

Top10’s ## DRIVER

5 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER

5 9 JACK PATRICK

4 50 DAVE CLIFF

4 9 JACK PATRICK

4 37 JESSE BEARUP

4 01 DALTON DOYLE

4 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

4 04 KREIG HEROTH

4 54 CAMDEN PROUD

3 74 MIKE BOND

2 90 GREG O’CONNOR

2 77 CAMERON ROWE

2 86 BRAD HAYNES

1 13 RUSS BROWN

1 87 MATT MAGNER

1 15 JAMES BABCOCK

1 89 TONY PISA

1 69 ROB PULLEN


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Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Camden Proud Posts Fifth Career Podium Finish in Small Block Super Grand Prix

Posted by proudmotorsports on July 3, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


By PROUD MOTORSPORTS PR


OSWEGO, NY – Camden Proud picked up his fifth career podium finish this past Saturday night in Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Grand Prix’ action at the Oswego Speedway.


Proud, driving the Step One Creative No. 54, finished fourth in his heat race after starting in the third spot to pick up his handicap starting position for the night and later went on to hold off the series’ all-time winningest driver Mike Bond in the 35-lap feature event to pick up his first podium finish of 2017.


After Dennis Rupert and soon to be first time winner Greg O’Connor lead the feature field to green, Proud gave chase to O’Connor early after starting third, at one point sticking a nose under the No. 90 machine before a yellow flag flew on lap 5.


With thirty circuits remaining, the distance of a regular feature at Oswego, Proud tried with everything he had to get by the O’Connor machine while also attempting to hold off one of his mentors in Bond, who marched through deep in the field up to the third spot.

 

The top three of O’Connor, Proud and Bond pulled away from the field but stayed in that finishing order throughout the caution-free thirty lap stretch. Neither Proud nor Bond were able to reel in O’Connor, with both the 54 and 74 machines loose on corner exit. O’Connor went on to his first feature win, making himself the second first time winner in a row at Oswego.


While Proud was disappointed to be so close and only finish runner up, he was content with the result after his start to the season which has included multiple mechanical failures, a practice crash, and also the failure to finish top four in his heat race which allows a driver his handicap starting spot for the main event.


‘It has been a tough start to the year, so we are happy with second tonight,” Proud said. “We’ve had mechanical failures, failed to make our handicap last week and had only one top five prior to tonight. I thought we may have had something early, but we had older tires on and the car was really free on throttle pickup as the race went on. Greg (O’Connor) was great tonight, he was smooth and didn’t make any mistakes so congrats to them on a great job. Now that there has been two first time winners in a row, maybe it will be our turn to get one next week. We just missed the setup a little bit today. I really wanted a podium to put myself back in the points race though, so I got my wish.”


Unofficially, Proud is in sixth, seven points out of third in the standings heading into this Saturday, July 8th’s action which will feature a 50-lap main for the Novelis Supermodifieds, 30-lap feature for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus a 67-lap special for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour all capped off by a huge Demo Derby to finish the night.


Heat racing action will begin at 5pm this weekend with time trials going green at 4:15. $25 general admission tickets are available by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.


RESULTS


Oswego Speedway


July 1, 2017


Small Block Supermodifieds


BOX SCORE


Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. 18 Andrew Schartner, 2. 01 Dalton Doyle, 3. 91 Barry Kinglsey, 4. 77 Cameron Rowe, 5. 86 Brad Haynes, 6. 8 Josh Kerr, 7. 88 Brad Haynes


Heat 2 (10 laps): 1. 50 Dave Cliff, 2. 90 Greg O’Connor, 3. 04 Kreig Heroth, 4. 99 Dennis Rupert, 5. 89 Tony Pisa, 6. 69 Rob Pullen


Heat 3 (10 laps): 1. 9 Jack Patrick, 2. 37 Jesse Bearup, 3. 74 Mike Bond, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 22 Mike Bruce, 6. 15 James Babcock, 7. 23 Cameron Black


Feature (35 laps): 1. 90 Greg O’Connor, 2. 54 Camden Proud, 3. 74 Mike Bond, 4. 04 Kreig Heroth, 5. 50 Dave Cliff, 6. 91 Barry Kingsley, 7. 18 Andrew Schartner, 8. 9 Jack Patrick, 9. 01 Dalton Doyle, 10. 37 Jesse Bearup, 11. 69 Rob Pullen, 12. 89 Tony Pisa, 13. 22 Mike Bruce, 14. 86 Bryan Haynes, 15. 99 Dennis Rupert, 16. 77 Camron Rowe, 17. 23 Cameron Black, 18. 8 Josh Kerr, 19. 15 James Babcock, 20. 88 Brad Haynes


D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: 50 – Dave Cliff


Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: 90 – Greg O’Connor


White’s Car Care 4th Place Award: 04 – Kreig Heroth


For more information on Proud Motorsports including raceday updates, visit the team’s website at www.ProudMotorsports.com, LIKE Proud Motorsports on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter (@ProudMtrsports).


Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, CentralNYMotorsports.com, Compass Credit Union, Xpress Auto Care, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.


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