Welcome to the official website of Proud Motorsports; a family-owned Small Block Supermodified race team!
About Proud Motorsports: Founded in 1994 by Tim Proud, Proud Motorsports is a family owned race team located in Oswego, NY and based mainly off the foundation of the 'Proud Chassis' brand of Small Block Supermodifieds. Now in the hands of co-owners Tim and Debbie Proud, with son Camden serving as driver while occasionally splitting the seat with his Dad, the success rate for the team approaching the 2018 season is better than ever.
Beginning as one of Oswego Speedway's original Small Block Supermodified organizations in 1994, Tim was a Limited Supermodified campaigner throughout the 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons before making the jump to Oswego's headlining Supermodified class in 1998 and competing in that division part-time for five straight seasons including one stint as car owner in 1999 with Oswego Hall of Famer Mike Bond at the controls which saw Proud earn the 'Rookie of the Year' award as a car owner.
Throughout his driving days, highlighted by several 'Most Popular Driver' Awards, multiple SBS heat wins and a handful of main event runner-ups all while wheeling a homebuilt race car, Tim managed several top five efforts in the Small Block Super class before a best finish of 11th in only a handful of full-blown Supermodified starts. In 2000, Proud qualified 17th for the Budweiser International Classic 200 one of his only attempts at the most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.
During the peak of his Supermodified days, Tim partnered with brother Chris, thr 2001 Oswego Speedway Small Block Super Rookie of the Year himself, to form what was the original modern day 'Proud Chassis' design of Small Block Supers. As a result, Chris Proud is one of the most prolific Small Block racers in Oswego Speedway history. Now living in Brewerton and married with three children, the namesake of 'Proud Racing' still competes alongside his brother and nephew on tour as well as on regular Saturday nights at Oswego every now and then with his original 2001 plant. Chris has eight career feature wins with the car built by the Proud brothers as well as over thirty preliminary victories, multiple fast-time awards, 36 top five finishes, and also sits just outside the top ten in the series all-time point standings.
Tim, who hung up the helmet for the birth of his daughter Cassidy in 2003 as well as the beginning of his son's quarter midget career, has not stopped working on cars since. Camden kicked off his racing career in summer of 2003 practicing a quarter midget before racing that class of cars until the 2012 season. During his time at the Oswego County and Syracuse Quarter Midget Clubs, Camden won 40-plus A-Main races, over fifty preliminary events, and four track championships all put together from the ages of 5 to 12.
In 2012, the brotherly bond was re-kindled at Oswego Speedway when Chris, who had not competed at the track since 2006 less a brief stent in 2010 for Tim Barbeau, re-acquired the 2001 Proud Chassis he had sold to a hill-climbing team in Northern Pennsylvania. It was then that Chris decided he wanted to return to action, and he did so part-time in 2012 with Tim serving as crew chief. Going out on top, Camden called it quits in the quarter midget class that same season after winning the Sodus Shootout Championship with two straight days of sweeping both heat and feature races at the Microd Club located in Wayne County, NY.
That winter, Proud Racing and Proud Motorsports came together to form a new partnership; and a new race car. During the winter of 2012, Tim and Chris prepared the third Proud-designed chassis ahead of Oswego's 2013 campaign. Chris drove the car to a third place finish in one of the very first races for the NEW Proud Chassis and it wasn't before the end of the season that 14 year-old Camden got his first shot at his lifelong dream; turning laps at Oswego in a car built by his Dad. Camden was very successful and as part of the partnership, the brand new racer became his for the 2014 season and beyond. Chris returned the following season with his own ride.
In his first year of competition, Camden came away with the coveted 2014 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. Proud is the youngest Rookie of the Year, heat race winner, and podium finisher in the track's 68 year-history.
Putting together dozens more top fives and tens in 2015 and 2016, Camden's best year yet was 2017, finishing the season 'on the podium' with a third place effort in the championship standings. In 52 career starts, Camden has finished in the top ten for 36 of them, bringing home an impressive total of eight career podium finishes which have included five second place efforts.
Tim also returned to the driver's seat in recent years, winning a September 2016 Race of Champions Weekend heat race while also joining the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour this past season for events at the Evans Mills and Spencer Speedways. Despite two rainouts in the summer, the now 48 year-old hopped back behind the wheel for the first time in more than a decade to flawlessly battle for the win in the 50-lap 'Fall Brawl' before being spun out midway through the race while still returning for a 9th place finish.
With both Tim and Camden looking for their first Small Block Super wins, both drivers will race in 2018 as Camden hunts his first track championship and main event victory while serving a dual role as public relations director at Oswego. Tim will return to the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series yet again, also in search of his first win, with plans to compete at the Evans Mills and Spencer Speedways once again.
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