Meet the Driver!
20 year-old Camden Proud is an Oswego High graduate entering his sixth season of full-time racing at the Oswego Speedway. An accomplished racer through his teenage years, Proud also serves as Oswego Speedway's public relations director while now competing regularly in the track's Novelis Supermodified division.
Beginning his competitive career in quarter midgets, Proud is a 2-time champion at the Oswego County Quarter Midget club, a champion at the Syracuse Quarter Midget Club, and has over 40 A-Main victories to his credit spanning between the ages 5 and 14.
In August of 2013, Proud became the youngest driver to ever tour the Oswego Speedway in its 68 year history, turning average speeds of 114mph at 19.7 seconds in his family's homebuilt Small Block Supermodified.
Since then, Camden's racing career has taken off. At age 15, he took the coveted Pathfinder Bank SBS 'Rookie of the Year' award 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 car designed and put together by his father Tim, has been backed up continuously throughout the past four seasons at Oswego Speedway.
In 64 career starts, Camden has finished in the top ten for 46 of them, bringing home an impressive total of seven career podium finishes which have included five second place efforts.
Finishing the 2017 season with a third place effort in the championship standings before adding more success to his resume throughout the 2018 season, Proud is one of the most prolific teenage drivers in Oswego Speedway history.
Approaching the 2019 season, Proud will now aim to add an Oswego Speedway feature win to his resume still driving the No. 54 machine part time while also attempting a full-time campaign with his team's recent acquisition of the No. 54 Supermodified. Camden hopes to be just the fourth driver in track history to win rookie of the year titles in both divisions.