In 2021, 22 year-old Camden Proud will be entering his seventh season of full-time racing at the Oswego Speedway. An accomplished driver through his teenage years, Proud also currently serves as the track's public relations director while competing regularly in the Novelis Supermodified division.
After beginning his competitive career in quarter midgets with dozens of wins and four championships; in August of 2013, Proud became the youngest driver to take laps at Oswego Speedway in its more than 70 year history, turning average speeds of 114mph in a Small Block Super. He was just 14 years old.
From there, Camden's career took off. At age 15, he took Pathfinder Bank SBS 'Rookie of the Year' honors while nabbing a podium finish in his fourth career start, winning two heat races, and finishing top ten on eight occasions with his family-owned racer.
A second generation driver, the success Proud began with in the 'Proud Chassis' designed and built by two former Speedway racers; his father Tim and Uncle Chris, carried over to four more full-time seasons in the SBS ranks.
In 64 starts, Camden owns five preliminary victories and has finished in the top ten 46 times, collecting an impressive total of seven podium finishes which have brought an unimaginable FIVE second place efforts including three in the 2017 season alone.
Finishing the '17 schedule with a very strong third place effort in the championship standings before adding more success to his resume in the 2018 campaign, Proud has proven to be one of the most consistent drivers in Small Block Super history.
In 2019, Camden made a full-time jump to the Novelis Supermodified ranks; winning his first heat race, earning a top ten, and seven top fifteens including in the International Classic. He again took home the coveted Rookie of the Year Award, becoming only the fourth driver in seven decades to take those honors in more than one division.
With the support of Ken's Body Shop, Step One Creative, and more, Camden and Proud Motorsports will return to the Supermodified ranks full-time in 2021.