Meet the Driver!
In 2020, 21 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.
Beginning his competitive career in quarter midgets, Proud is a former champion at both the Oswego County and Syracuse Quarter Midget Clubs, and has over forty A-Main victories to his credit garnered between the ages of five and twelve.
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 at 19.7 seconds in his homebuilt 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 third career start, winning two heat races, and finishing top ten on eight occasions with his family-owned racer sponsored by Step One Creative.
A second generation driver, the success Proud began with in the chassis both built and designed by his father Tim and uncle Chris, was backed up continuously in five full-time Small Block Super seasons at Oswego Speedway.
In 64 career starts, Camden owns six preliminary victories and has finished in the top ten 46 times, collecting an impressive total of seven career 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 throughout the 2018 campaign, Proud has proven to be one of the most consistent drivers in Small Block division history.
In 2019, Camden made a full-time jump to Novelis Supermodified ranks, winning his first heat race, earning a top ten, and seven top fifteen finishes including in the International Classic. He again took home the coveted Rookie of the Year Award by a mere four points, 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, Camden and Proud Motorsports will return to the Supermodified ranks full-time in 2020, while both father and son will return to make select starts in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division.