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Proud Planning Double Duty for Track Championship Night at Oswego Saturday, August 18

Posted by proudmotorsports on August 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)


OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2018) - Just over a week after turning his first ever laps behind the wheel of an Oswego Speedway Supermodified, Camden Proud is set for more testing today with the Ken’s Body Shop No. 22 machine before planning to take both the big block as well as the Step One Creative No. 54 SBS to the track for CNY CPR and Skip’s Fish Fry Track Championship Night tomorrow evening.


Proud’s first Supermodified laps were a success at ‘Fast Friday’ testing one week ago as after completing less than 50 laps up to speed, Camden quickly found the 17.3 second bracket with the green No. 22 machine retro-fitted to sport his father Tim’s 1998 Supermodified livery.


“It was a very good initial test with the Super last weekend,” Proud said. “Taking my first laps in a Super was a dream come true and certainly something I won’t soon forget. We were able to turn some respectable laps and I was pleased with the way I adapted to the difference in driving style. With that being said, we still have a steep learning curve and a huge deal of work ahead to get myself more comfortable in the car before Classic Weekend. ”


After unloading the Supermodified, Proud Motorsports then turned attention over to the Pathfinder Bank SBS ranks on Saturday, August 11. Camden again found himself time trialing second fast out of the 23 cars on hand last weekend with another lap of 18.6 seconds. Proud went on to grab third in his heat race and later finished eighth in each of the Twin 20’s for the Small Block Supers.


“We were able to show great speed with the 54 last Saturday, but had a tough go of things in both features,” Proud commented. “It’s that time of year when the track changes considerably from day to night. It really slicked off, and there just wasn’t much passing in the SBS races. I think with a better starting position, we were a top five car in both main events. That was the key last week. Hopefully that will work in our favor for the last regular show of the season.”


With Championship Night on tap for Saturday, Proud sits eighth in the points race for the Small Block. Preparing to test his Supermodified for a second time later this afternoon, Camden says there is no pressure on Saturday night with the No. 54, so this particular race also presents a great opportunity to enter his first career Supermodified main event, which will serve as a shake down for the No. 22 prior to Budweiser International Classic Weekend.


“We haven’t really had much to celebrate this year with the Small Block,” Proud noted. “After the season we’ve had, we’re out of the points race and just hoping to contend for a win. We also realize what a great opportunity Saturday provides to get some laps with the Supermodified. Should testing go well tonight, we are up for the challenge of bringing both cars to the track. Pulling double duty for the first time won’t be an easy task, but I’m very much looking forward to my first big block race and the chance to keep my nose clean, learn, and get some more seat time under my belt.”


Proud Motorsports has now filed registrations for both the Supermodified and the Small Block Supermodified ahead of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Bud Light Classic 75 events coming up in just two weeks. Both races will take place on Sunday, September 2.


‘Fast Friday’ testing at the speedway runs from 4 to 8pm with racing for the speedway’s $5 admission Track Championship set to green the flag at 6:45pm on Saturday night. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Oswego Speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.


For continuous updates from the track throughout the weekend, 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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Brandon’s Pub + Grille, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Ready to Debut Ken's Body Shop No. 22 Supermodified at August 10 'Fast Friday'

Posted by proudmotorsports on August 17, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (1)


OSWEGO, NY (August 10, 2018) - After purchasing the former Strong Racing No. 99 Supermodified this past March, Pathfinder Bank SBS veteran Camden Proud is ready to hit the track for his first ever laps with the renumbered No. 22 machine sponsored by Ken's Body Shop, Step One Creative, and Budget Signs later today at Oswego Speedway's 4 to 8pm 'Fast Friday' session.


Fans may recall Proud's intent to attempt a throwback scheme to his father Tim's 2002 No. 04 machine, but as the team began to assemble the Hawk Chassised racer a few weeks earlier, Proud found that this may proove difficult and decided to go with the alternative option of the green No. 22 ride which was driven as part of Tim's first ever Supermodified effort in 1998.


"A lot of you may recall us planning a throwback scheme to my Dad's No. 04 car soon after we made our purchase from the Strongs. As we started assembling things a few weeks ago, it became apparent to us that painting a new color over the powder coat on our frame, bumpers, nerf bars, etc. to make that work would prove very time consuming, not to mention perhaps ruin the entire coat anyway," Proud explained. "Instead, I've done my best to keep it a secret, but I'm excited to share that we will be at the track with the green Ken's Body Shop No. 22 today."


The new scheme, which was made possible by the tireless efforts of Chris Proud at Integrated Marketing Services in conjunction with Step One Creative and Budget Sgins of Oswego, mimics Tim Proud's '98 livery. Proud made his first ever International Classic start in 2000 as No. 22 as well.


"The scheme is a close replica to my father's car from 1998," offered Proud. "He also started his first Classic with this number and both my sister and I raced it in quarter midgets so it means a lot to me. It was my idea to honor Dad with a throwback scheme to thank him for all his years of dedication to our favorite pastime, not to mention all of the hours and sacrifice that have gone in to making my ultimate dream in motorsports come true; to be proud owners of a Supermodified together. Doing this would not have been possible if it weren't for the tremendous effort between Chris Proud, Step One Creative, and Budget Signs. Thanks to all of those guys."


Following nearly five years in the SBS ranks for the former rookie of the year which have included seven podium efforts including five second place finishes, thirteen top fives and forty eight top tens, Proud is looking forward to the learning curve of the Supermodified ahead of his first attempt at qualifying for the Budweiser International Classic 200 this September. The 19 year old speedway PR director is also still hoping to pick up his first career victory in the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super before season's end.


"I am very much looking forward to soaking this experience in, learning, and most importantly having fun later today," Proud said. "I don't think it will really sink in until I'm being pushed off, but I can not remember the last time I've been this excited. The goal is to just take it one lap at a time and get as comfortable as possible. Hopefully we can make some good progress as we look ahead towards Classic Weekend. and I'm also hoping for a good run tomorrow in the Twin 20's with our small block car. It should be a very memorable weekend for our family."


For trackside updates this weekend both during the race onSaturday as well as throughout Proud's Supermodified debut this afternoon, you can visit ProudMotorsports.com, LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports or FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports. The team will unveil the No. 22 machine at the track around 4pm on Friday.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, Brandon’s Pub + Grille, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Preparing for Supermodified Debut Friday, August 10; Small Block Super Season Continues on 'Retro Night' this Saturday, August 4

Posted by proudmotorsports on July 31, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (July 31, 2018) - Following preparation that has lasted nearly the entire summer, Proud Motorsports and Ken’s Body Shop are just about set to bring the former Strong Racing Supermodified back to Oswego Speedway for the upcoming ‘Fast Friday’ practice session scheduled for August 10.


Meanwhile, Pathfinder Bank SBS veteran Camden Proud is readying for his first ever laps in the family ride, co-owned by himself and father Tim Proud. The car is being put through the remaining stages of assembly right now before being placed on the floor for setup ahead of Proud’s first hot lap session next weekend.


“We had hoped to debut the car at this week’s Fast Friday August 3, but we are going to fall just a little bit short of that,” Proud said. “Everyone has worked really hard. Huge thank you goes out to my Dad, Mom, Scott Lord, Brent Murray, Steve Whalen, Chris Proud, Mark Proud and all of the people who have put a countless amount of time and effort in to make this happen.”


Following his initial track time with the renumbered racer, which will be retrofitted to sport one of Tim Proud’s former Supermodified schemes from the late ‘90’s, Camden will then eye his first ever start in the Budweiser International Classic 200 this coming Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, September 2.


“The primary goal this season is to qualify for the Classic,” Proud commented. “We have a lot of work to do. Right now my intent is to take it one lap at a time and simply get acclimated to what will be an entirely different driving style for me. We plan at least two more practice sessions prior to the Classic and perhaps one race depending on how my progress is going. Seat time is the key. This is going to be a big learning curve for all of us.”


Next week’s Fast Friday session at the Oswego Speedway will take place from 4 to 8pm and grandstand gates will be open to the public for anyone interested in spectating the session or taking a peek at the new look on Proud’s Hawk Chassis made possible thanks to Chris Proud, Step One Creative, and Budget One Hour Sign Systems of Syracuse.


“We’d like to extend a special thanks to Chris Proud, Mark Proud, and Adam at Budget Signs for their efforts in making our throwback scheme come to life,” Proud added. “Chris has put tons of hours in wrapping the body for us, Mark did a fantastic job designing it, and I can’t thank Adam enough for hooking us up with the graphics. I think the look we are going to bring out will kind of surprise everyone. I’m very excited to get on the track. My Oswego experience should work in my favor, so hopefully I am able to improve with each and every lap.”


As for the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super, Proud’s 2018 season in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division will continue this Saturday, August 4 as part of JP Jewelers ‘Retro Night’ at the races which will feature a 30-lap main event for the Small Blocks.


In seven total events this season, Proud has brought home five top ten finishes including one top five run to put the fifth year campaigner eighth in the point standings.


Despite turning his career best lap of 18.647 seconds as part of time trials for Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS two weeks ago, the 19 year old says he is nowhere close to where he’d like to be and hope his family’s Small Block program will take a turn for the better as the closing stages of the season approach.


“We have only four regular features left this year and I had hoped to be battling for a championship, but we are nowhere close to that,” Proud admitted. “It’s been one of those seasons. Every time we’ve started up front, we’ve been involved in a jingle, or had something go wrong with the car. After finishing second three times a year ago, I had hoped this was finally the season we’d break through for a victory. We are on the cusp of one right now and certainly fast enough to do so. We just need a little luck to fall our way.”


After driving from sixth to second in his qualifying heat race on July 21, Proud stormed from his fifth starting spot to second early on in the 27th running of Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS, only to lose the handling on the car midway through the race, in turn causing him to fall back to the fifth spot following contact from behind in turn 1.


“When we turned 18.6 and got to second right away, I really thought July 21st was our night,” Proud added. “Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. The car got too loose and Mike (Bruce) was just fast enough where I couldn’t find a way around. We got bumped up the track out of second, fell back to fifth and then I caught the kill switch on my arm with three to go and cost myself a top five as well. It was frustrating to say the least, but we’re moving on and can hopefully get out of the funk this weekend. It’s been a solid SBS career for me, but I want to go out of this class with a win under my belt before moving on to the Super in 2019. That’s the big goal.”


This week’s racing action at Oswego Speedway will get underway at 6:45pm with heat races for the Small Block Supers. General admission tickets are just $15 and can be purchased by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646. More information is available at OswegoSpeedway.com.


For the latest updates from 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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Brandon’s Pub + Grille, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.


Season Stats - Camden Proud (Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super):

Starts - 7

Top 5’s - 1

Top 10’s - 5

Season Highlights - 

Qualified second fast for Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS with career best lap of 18.647 seconds on Saturday, July 21.

Proud Motorsports Regrouping Ahead of Independence Weekend Grand Prix at Oswego Saturday, June 30

Posted by proudmotorsports on July 18, 2018 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (1)


OSWEGO, NY (June 22, 2018) - Following an extremely trying start to the 2018 season, Proud Motorsports has used the graduation break to regroup ahead of Oswego Speedway’s Independence Weekend Grand Prix 35 presented by Galloway Century 21 and Oswego D-Bus scheduled for next Saturday, June 30.


Camden Proud returned to the track this past Saturday night following a crash on June 9 and qualified fifth place out of 23 cars with an 18.7 second lap before following that up with a third place finish in his heat to set up a second row starting spot in the main event.


“Coming back one week after a hard crash, we were thrilled to be turning 18.7 and end up that high on the speed charts to start the day,” Proud said. ‘We drove from the back to the front in the heat race and picked up our handicap so I knew we’d be starting up front for the feature after wrecking out the week before.“


The Step One Creative No. 54 lined up in third for the 30-lap main event and Proud drove to second right away before battling Dan Kapuscinski, Mike Bruce, and Russ Brown for the lead until Bruce spun off of turn two and collected Proud prior to the halfway point, causing damage to both cars. Camden was able to recover for an eleventh place finish.


“That definitely was a tough pill to swallow having a sure podium finish go by the wayside last weekend,” Proud commented. “The car was virtually perfect and I felt we could have run with anyone. We just need a little luck on our side which has been very hard to come by lately. It was a great battle up front before things went south.”


With a week off at Oswego Speedway on June 23 in observance of high school graduation, the next event for Proud Motorsports was set to be at the Spencer Speedway on Friday, June 29 with both Tim and Chris Proud scheduled to be in competition as part of the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series tour, but that will not be the case anymore.


“Dad injured his hand pretty good changing a tire last weekend and it is actually worse than we thought,” offered Camden Proud. “He will be in a cast for the next month or so and can not race or do any lifting or work on the car. Chris will be stepping in to be my crew chief for June 30 at Oswego. We should be able to make it back to the track for next Saturday, but there is no way that we can get both cars ready in time for Friday night. We really needed to rely on each other and will be lucky to just get one of them done at this point.”


Moving forward, the focus remains continuing to compete on Oswego Speedway’s full schedule with the team’s Small Block Supermodified while the primary goal remains a visit to victory lane. Proud Motorsports still hopes to debut the team’s Supermodified addition within the next several weeks.


“Right now we are focusing on finishing the remainder of the Oswego SBS season with the Step One Creative No. 54,” stated Proud. “It’s been a trying start physically, emotionally and financially for all of us so far, but I'm confident our luck is due to turn around. If we can have a good stretch with the Small Block, we still are on track to bring the Supermodified out within the next several weeks, but the priority remains putting our Proud Chassis in victory lane before moving to the other side of the pits.”


Currently sitting eleventh in points following finishes of sixth, nineteenth and eleventh to begin the season, the handicapping will again set Camden up with a very good starting position come June 30.


“We should have another great shot in the 35-lap Independence special with what I think will end up being a front row starting spot,” Proud noted. “We have a really fast car, it’s just been a few racing deals that have kept us from being on the podium so far. You have to believe your luck will turn around eventually and we do believe that when it does we will be contending for the victory so that’s why we keep going back. I’m looking forward to a fresh start to begin the summer.”


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Crash Takes Proud Out of Contention in A&P Auto Parts 'Spring Championship'

Posted by proudmotorsports on June 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)


OSWEGO, NY (June 10, 2018 ) - It was a disappointing second race of the season to say the least for Proud Motorsports and driver Camden Proud this past weekend at the Oswego Speedway as an early race crash took the Step One Creative No. 54 out of contention in the 30-lap ‘Spring Championship’ event for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.


Proud showed speed all evening long, turning sub 19 second laps in time trials before fighting for a fourth place finish in his heat race to grab a handicap starting spot and in turn line up seventh for the feature event.


“I thought we were in great position for the feature,” offered Proud. “I knew we had a strong car in the heat race, it just needed to be tightened up a little bit. I figured we would be battling for spots inside the top five all race long.”


Instead, Proud took the sixth spot on the start, and while trying to pass for fifth, charged to the low side going into turn number three, but instead of cracking the top five, ended up resting against the inside hub rail.


“It was a racing deal, but I am disappointed to have a torn up car,” Proud commented. “It has not been a fun start to the year. I wear my heart on my sleeve and don’t like to see us get wrecked. I knew we had a lot of strong cars behind us, so it was only a matter of time before they showed me a wheel. I knew I had to go, so I made an aggressive move and it just didn’t work out.”


The No. 54 sustained heavy right front damage including the wheel, spindle, upper control arm, and perhaps more pending further inspection this afternoon. Proud and team will repair the car and return to the track this coming Saturday, June 16.


“I felt like we had a top five car at worst,” Proud said. “It really stinks to have a couple of good runs slip away to start the season, but it’s early and our car is very, very fast. We are due for a good run next week and should be starting up front. I’m anticipating being able to contend for the win and want to thank my crew in advance for all of the hard work that will be put in this week. There’s a lot more lows than highs in this sport, so we write it off and move on.”


With two races in, Proud unofficially sits eleventh in the 2018 ‘Road to the Championship’ for the Pathfinder Bank SBS division and will certainly have a starting spot towards the front of the pack should he handicap into this coming Saturday’s 30-lap main event presented by Burke’s Do It Best Homecenter and Bosco’s.


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.


Pathfinder Bank SBS Results - A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’ (Oswego Speedway, June 9):


Feature (30-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 3. 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 4. 13 Russ Brown, 5. 01 Dalton Doyle, 6. 50 Dave Cliff, 7. 91 Barry Kingsley, 8. 9 Jack Patrick, 9. 27 David LaTulip, 10. 77 Cameron Rowe, 11. 71 Ray Sand Jr. 12. 90 Greg O'Connor, 13. 22 Mike Bruce, 14. 26 Joshua Sokolic®, 15. 94 Tim Glidden Jr.®, 16. 67 Tyler Shullick, 17. 32 Steve Flack®, 18. 23 Cameron Black, 19. 54 Camden Proud

 

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 22 Mike Bruce, 3. 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 4. 23 Cameron Black, 5. 90 Greg O'Connor, 6. 32 Steve Flack ®


Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 9 Jack Patrick, 2. 13 Russ Brown, 3. 50 Dave Cliff, 4. 91 Barry Kingsley, 5. 77 Cameron Rowe, 6. 94 Tim Glidden Jr. ®


Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 2. 27 David LaTulip, 3. 01 Dalton Doyle, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 26 Joshua Sokolic ®, 7. 71 Ray Sand Jr.


Season Stats - Camden Proud (Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super):


Starts - 2


Top 5’s - 0

 

Top 10’s - 1


Season Highlights -


Matched career best official lap (18.734) recorded in time trials as part of the Tony White Memorial 35 on Opening Day, Saturday, May 26.

Proud Anxious for 54th Career Start at Oswego this Saturday, June 9

Posted by proudmotorsports on June 4, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (June 4, 2018) - After opening up his fifth full-time season at Oswego Speedway with a sixth place finish in the Tony White Memorial 35 on May 26, Camden Proud will make his 54th career start behind the wheel of the Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative No. 54 this Saturday, June 9.


In 53 total events at the speedway, Proud has amassed seven podium finishes, thirty seven top tens, and six heat race wins including five second place finishes in his family built machine.


Heading into the A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’ 30 sixth in points after just missing out on a top five two weeks ago, the former Small Block Super rookie of the year is hoping for a lot of improvement on week two.


“We started with a quick time trial lap and solid heat race, but I struggled in the feature May 26,” Proud commented. “The Opener was kind of a waste. As a driver, I was off, but we have a very good Step One Creative car. Hopefully this weekend I can reflect that more on the track. You don’t like to wait all year long to race and then start the season off with missed opportunities.”


With Proud Motorsports hoping to put the team’s Hawk Chassis Supermodified addition on the track for testing next month, Proud will aim to switch over to full-time big block competition for 2019. Planning to move on from the Small Block Supers, the primary goal this year for the teenaged driver is putting the No. 54 in victory lane before the season comes to a close.


“Winning a feature is my main focus,” Proud said. “Winning has always been the primary goal, but last season we did a lot of points racing. I put a ton of emphasis on the championship and we showed we could contend for it by finishing third. That was a great accomplishment, but I think putting so much thought into that aspect of things can sort of take away some of your aggressiveness or opportunity to get out front and compete for wins.”


Notably, when Classic Weekend rolls around on Sunday, September 2, Proud will aim to pull ‘triple duty’ competing in the Supermodified, Small Block Supermodified, as well as a 350 Supermodified in the 35-lap ‘350 SMAC’ Classic. He hopes by then Proud Motorsports will have finally broken through for a main event victory.


“It’s going to be a busy Classic Weekend,” Proud noted. “I’d hate to head into the last race of the season and not have a victory with the 54. The 75-lapper is not an easy one to win in, but none of them come easy. I want to put Dad’s car in the winner’s circle. We’ve been so close so many times, so every week that’s the goal. If we finish up front, the point standings will reflect that and we have to let them fall wherever they fall. I have a good package underneath me to end all this talk about a ‘first win’ and instead have to get up on the wheel and make it happen.”


‘Spring Championship’ action at Oswego Speedway presented by A&P Auto Parts is set to get underway at the regular start time of 6:45pm this Saturday night, June 9, with time trials for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and Novelis Supers taking place at 6:15pm. General admission seating is available for just $15 with kids 16 and under FREE.


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Begins 2018 Campaign with Sixth Place Finish in Tony White Memorial 35

Posted by proudmotorsports on May 29, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (May 29, 2018) - Camden Proud returned as driver of the Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super at Oswego’s Tony White Memorial 35 this past weekend and drove to a sixth place finish in the season opening main event.


After unveiling the team’s new Step One Creative scheme a week earlier, Proud was back in action on May 26 for Oswego’s 68th annual Opening Day which began with time trials for the Small Block Supers.


The No. 54 timed also qualified at sixth fast this past weekend, but that was not a reflection of the lap put together by Proud as the 18.734 turned in matched the fastest official lap for Camden’s career.


An astounding twelve cars were under the nineteen second bracket in time trials and the top nine all ran 18.7 seconds, showing how tough the competition was going to be throughout the night.


“I knew right away that we had a good car under us,” Proud said. “I wasn’t even on it as much as I could have been and we turned an 18.7 lap to match the best run of my career. I caught traffic by the time I ran the seven, but we could have probably had a high 18.6 the next lap. This car will go even quicker.”


When the twenty three car invert set up the lineups for heat race action the No. 54 lined up sixth in heat two and by the end of 10-laps, Camden was able to drive up to a fourth place finish to grab his handicap starting spot for the 35-lap Tony White Memorial.


Proud started in the seventh position in the main event and fell back a handful of spots to ninth after an accident bottled the field up on the start.


Camden was able to dodge another accident to get up into the sixth spot and stayed there for the remainder of the race, despite nearly squeaking out a top five in the last lap.


He was awarded Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer Award winner for his efforts. It marked the twelfth time in Proud’s career that he has been the highest finishing driver to never win a feature.


“I was a little hard on myself this weekend,“Proud admitted. “We started off real good with a great time trial and a pretty solid heat race. Starting on the inside just out of the top five, I thought we’d definitely have a shot at being on the podium. The car stumbled on the original start, then I let myself get out of rhythm on the long runs. I was just off. There a couple of things we need to correct before coming back on June 9.”


Following Opening Day, Proud will begin the season sixth in the 2018 ‘Road to the Championship’ for the Pathfinder Bank SBS division. The team will continue to search for their first win at Oswego next Saturday, June 9 when A&P Auto Parts presents a 30-lap main event for the Small Block Supers.


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.


Pathfinder Bank SBS Results - Holiday Inn Express & Suites Night (Oswego Speedway, May 26):


Tony White Memorial (35-laps): 1. 50 Dave Cliff, 2. 13 Russ Brown, 3. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 4. 9 Jack Patrick, 5. 37 Jesse Bearup, 6. 54 Camden Proud, 7. 27 Dave LaTulip, 8. 77 Cameron Rowe, 9. 23 Cameron Black, 10. 91 Barry Kingsley, 11. 8 Josh Kerr, 12. 26 Joshua Sokolic, 13. 90 Greg O’Connor, 14. 67 Tyler Shullick, 15. 12 Dennis Richmond, 16. 15 James Babcock, 17. 22 Mike Bruce, 18. 32 Steve Flack 19. 94 Tim Glidden Jr, 20. 74 Mike Bond, 21. 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 22. 88 Tyler Henry, 23. 01 Dalton Doyle


Heat 1 (10-laps):1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 67 Tyler Shullick, 3. 50 Dave Cliff, 4. 91 Barry Kingsley, 5. 12 Dennis Richmond, 6. 32 Steve Flack, 7. 15 James Babcock, 8. 90 Greg O’Connor


Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 27 Dave LaTulip, 2 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 3. 9 Jack Patrick, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 23 Cameron Black, 6. 77 Cameron Rowe, 7. 26 Joshua Sokolic, 8. 88 Tyler Henry


Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 37 Jesse Bearup, 2. 01 Dalton Doyle, 3. 13 Russ Brown, 4. 22 Mike Bruce, 5. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 6. 8 Josh Kerr, 7 .94 Tim Glidden Jr.


Group Time Trials: 1. 74 Mike Bond - 18.535, 2. 13 Russ Brown - 18.587, 3. 77 Cameron Rowe - 18.637, 4. 50 Dave Cliff - 18.714, 5. 1 Anthony Losurdo - 18.731, 6. 54 Camden Proud - 18.734, 7. 67 Tyler Shullick - 18.771, 8. 37 Jesse Bearup - 18.794, 9. 00M Dan Kapuscinski - 18.797, 10. 90 Greg O’Connor - 18.846, 11. 01 Dalton Doyle - 18.879, 12. 9 Jack Patrick - 18.956, 13. 15 James Babcock - 19.069, 14. 22 Mike Bruce - 19.113, 15. 27 Dave LaTulp - 19.122, 16. 91 Barry Kingsley - 19.259, 17. 8 Josh Kerr - 19.385, 18. 23 Cameron Black - 19.398, 19. 26 Joshua Sokolic - 19.469, 20. Dennis Richmond - 19.509, 21. 94 Tim Glidden Jr. - 20.248, 22. 32 Steve Flack - 20.567, 23. 88 Tyler Henry - 20.603


Season Stats - Camden Proud (Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super):


Starts - 1


Top 5’s - 0


Top 10’s - 1


Season Highlights -


Matched career best official lap (18.734) recorded in time trials as part of the Tony White Memorial 35 on Opening Day, Saturday, May 26.

Proud Motorsports Unveils 2018 Scheme at Oswego Open Practice; Tony White Memorial 35 this Saturday

Posted by proudmotorsports on May 21, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (May 21, 2018) - Proud Motorsports and fifth year driver Camden Proud unveiled their 2018 Step One Creative design at Oswego Speedway’s Open Practice session this past Sunday, May 20 and by the end of the afternoon, the now flat grey No. 54 was sixth fast overall and turning laps at 19.0 seconds.


Practice was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon, but was moved to Sunday instead due to lingering showers and storms around the area.


After a successful reveal of the new look live on Facebook a day earlier, Proud brought his beautiful ride to the track and was able to find some solid speed by the end of the afternoon to lead the final Small Block Super session of the day.


“We struggled early on, but by the end of the day on about eighty lap old tires we got down to 19.0 which is pretty much right where I wanted to be,” Proud said. “The driver was a little bit rusty. It’s been a long offseason, but I want to thank my crew for making the correct adjustments all day. We are in great shape for Opening Day this Saturday and know what we have to do to be quicker.”


Following an explosive 2017 season which included a third place effort in the championship, three second place finishes and six top five runs, Proud will continue to search for his first career feature win in the family owned ride this weekend when Oswego Speedway opens its 68th season with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. Racing will start at 4pm. Tickets are available by calling Oswego Speedway at (315)-342-0646.


For updates throughout the week and at the track, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/Proud Motorsports.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Motorsports Unveiling All New Graphics Package via Live Stream Saturday Morning

Posted by proudmotorsports on May 17, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2018) - Just prior to this Saturday’s open practice session at Oswego Speedway, Proud Motorsports and driver Camden Proud will unveil their all new graphics package on the No. 54 Small Block Super designed by Step One Creative.


For the past four seasons, Step One’s ‘creative director’ Mark Proud has designed each of the graphic schemes on the Proud car including the white body used from 2014-2015 and most recently the flat black package ran from 2016 to as recently as this past weekend at Evans Mills Speedway.


"My family and I can’t thank Shane, Mark and everyone at Step One Creative enough for their support over the past four seasons,” said Camden Proud. “Mark has knocked both of our designs out of the park so far, but we believe the scheme we have ready to go for 2018 will be our best one yet.”


On Saturday morning at 10:30am, Proud will live stream the unveiling of the new scheme using ‘Facebook Live’ on the official ‘Proud Motorsports’ page.


The Proud team will pull the tarp off the new look No. 54 machine before heading to Oswego Speedway’s open practice session for track time shortly thereafter.


The graphics package, provided by Budget Signs out of Syracuse, N.Y. will feature returning primary sponsor Step One Creative, as well as longtime supporters Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Oswego Quality Carpet, Beacon Hotel, All Seasons Inn, Premier Living Suites, Xpress Auto Care, and Budget Signs itself.


New partners of the race team for 2018 include Dino’s House of Burgers and O’Connors Main Street Pub.


With open practice at Oswego this coming weekend, the 2018 points season will get underway for Proud Motorsports on Saturday, May 26 which will bring the 68th annual edition of ‘Opening Day’ featuring the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Shows Speed at Evans Mills, Team Sets Sights on Oswego Practice May 19

Posted by proudmotorsports on May 17, 2018 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (May 13, 2018) - After showing speed all afternoon long, things did not pan out how Proud Motorsports and temporary driver Tim Proud would have liked this past Saturday at Evans Mills Speedway.


Following an impressive showing in last September’s ‘Fall Brawl,’ Proud, the team owner, was back in the seat of the Step One Creative No. 54 for the 30-lap Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘May Meltdown’ event at the Jefferson County speedplant.


Proud started out his day second and third fastest in each of the track’s hot lap sessions for the sixteen Small Block Supermodfiieds in attendance, beginning to bring promising thoughts ahead of preliminary action.


After drawing a 27 for his heat race starting spot, Proud lined up on the inside of row two for the first of three 10-lap heat races and stayed in third all race long behind Russ Brown and David LaTulip, unfortunately missing out on the top two redraw for the 30-lap main.


With the front six spots in the feature reserved for redraw cars, Tim was forced to line up seventh for the ‘May Meltdown,’bbut not before a few changes took place prior to the nightcap, which Proud Motorsports had very high hopes for leading up to the weekend.


“The car actually felt best in the first hot lap session which was with our older tires that had last year’s Classic and the Fall Brawl on them,” Proud mentioned. “We put new ones on for the second session and it didn’t feel as good, then we were extremely loose in the heat race. I had a hard time getting on the throttle, so we decided to switch back to the older rubber for the feature and made a few other adjustments to see what that gave us.”


With a stout top six of Brown, LaTulip, track owner Vern LaFave, defending ‘Fall Brawl’ champ Dave Cliff, Brad Haynes, and Anthony Losurdo all ahead of Proud and many more pressuring from behind, Tim had his hands full in the early stages of the 30-lapper.


Settling in the 7th spot for the first ten circuits, a restart on lap 11 allowed Proud the chance to slip by Cliff, who had fallen out of the top five. Tim was up to sixth, but unfortunately would not stay there for very long.


On lap 16, Haynes pushed wide in turns one and two, opening the door for Proud to make a run at the fifth spot, but the rear end broke loose on the No. 54, sending Tim into a 360 degree spin off turn two. The car sustained no damage.


Although Proud did return to the field for five more laps following the ensuing restart, the chief wrench on his son’s regular Oswego ride decided it was best to pull the Step One Creative backed machine into the pits despite picking off a handful of spots to get back up to 11th before retiring from the action on lap 21.


“I wanted to stay out after we spun because I thought we could at least get back up to the top five or so, but nothing was going in our favor tonight,” Proud said. “We took a gamble on the old tires and it didn’t pay off. The car was extremely loose on acceleration and as soon as I tried to fill the gap on the 86 it just came around me. I felt I was sort of just hanging on and not going anywhere, so I decided to pull in and keep the car in one piece for Camden at Oswego.”


Although the result does not reflect the potential shown on the race track throughout the evening, Proud was credited with a lackluster 12th place finish in only his second feature event since 2004. The team now shifts focus to Open Practice at Oswego on Saturday, May 19 with Camden back behind the wheel, while Tim is anticipating a return to the seat at the next Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series event which will be held at the Spencer Speedway June 29.


“With this Evans Mills show out of the way, all of our focus is moving over to Oswego, but we would like to run Spencer in June if possible,” Proud stated. “I think if the car was running as well as it did last September, we could have won tonight, but it is what it is. Tires were the key and we were just not where we should have been. The car has been quick every time we’ve brought it up north, so we will come back and try again in the Fall Brawl this September.”


With Open Practice at Oswego this coming weekend, the 2018 points season will get underway for Proud Motorsports on Saturday, May 26 which will bring the 68th annual Opening Day at the ‘Steel Palace’ featuring the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.


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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, Top Quality Construction, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Camden Proud Reacts to 2018 Fundraiser

Posted by proudmotorsports on April 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


"Getting settled in after a busy couple days and wanted to take the time to thank everyone one more time for a fantastic 2018 Fundraiser! BBQ day is always one of my favorites out of the whole year, so it felt awesome to have another one end up successful for us. It’s great to see all of the familiar faces after a long winter and of course take the time to talk to and thank all of the great people who so generously came out to back Proud Motorsports. I guarantee that we could never in a million years run the full season without the fundraiser, so it truly is huge for us.


I feel lucky every day to be in the position I am to compete at Oswego Speedway, but the outpouring of support for that event every year is simply overwhelming. I apologize if I missed anyone on Sunday. It seems like prior to each season I get more and more excited to get back out there. I probably say that every year, but it’s definitely the case. Thanks to all of my friends, family, and fans who stopped by as well as to all the businesses and individuals who so generously donated to help support our race team. They, along with my 2018 sponsors and partners, are all listed at ProudMotorsports.com. We kindly ask that you support those that support racing.


Yet again we had an outstanding amount of help for our fifth benefit, so thanks to my parents Tim and Deborah Beckwith Proud, Larry Proud, Francie Proud, Randy and Mary Ann Groves, Carlene Roy Cook, Alex Borland, Doug Zupan, Scott Lord, Karen Galavotti, Cassidy Proud, Ike, Julia, Lexi, Boomer, and everyone else who worked behind the scenes leading up to April 8 and throughout the day. Hope I'm not forgetting anyone! We could never do it without these amazing people. Special thanks to Grandma again for the Cherry Cookies, which are always a hit, as well as to Scott for the incredible drawings he put together for our raffles!


With fundraising out of the way, we are looking forward to our first show of the season with Dad in the seat at Evans Mills before shifting gears to the Oswego Opener May 26 with the No. 54. We’ll of course be working on getting a certain Supermodified ready as well. I truly enjoy doing this with all of these special people by my side and am very much looking forward to another fantastic summer with my racing FAMILY. I’ve been patient since last September and now there’s just one more month to go, so I can hardly wait any longer. Three second place finishes last year and I’m sick, tired, and done with that crap. We’re ready to close out this deal. I love this group of people we call Proud Motorsports and I’m excited to try to write another success story with all of you in 2018!"


- Camden Proud

2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Raffle Winners Announced

Posted by proudmotorsports on April 10, 2018 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)



2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Raffle Winners:


Walmart Gift Card and Racing Cooler - Barry Kingsley


GJP Italian Eatery Gift Card - Meghan Sheeley


Fajita Grill Gift Card - John Schwitter


Dino's House of Burgers Gift Card - John Schwitter


Dynamic Impressions Car Wash Gift Card - Emily Tydesley


Utica Coffee Roasting Co. Gift Basket - Debbie White


Gold Canyon Candle and Globe Set - Mary Ellen Ellis


Jack Daniel's Whiskey/Tennessee Fire Sets - Marty Beckwith


SBS and Super 2017 Points Framed Photos - Bob Ruggio Sr.


Dunkin Donuts Coffee Basket - Ed Matteson


Auto Detail Bucket from Paint Masters of Rochester - Craig Soper


Bud Light and Select Bud Select 30 Packs - Matt Micelli


Auto Detail Bucket from Oswego NAPA - Mike Phinney


Dunkin Donuts Coffee Gift Basket - Jen Moshier


White's Car Care Oil Change - Bob Clark


Auto Detail Bucket from LKQ Keystone - Chris Proud


Money Tree - Norm Ellis


Raby's Ace Home Center Craftsman Driver - Tim Barbeau


JP Jewelers Gift Certificate and Pendant - Chico Rhines

Proud Motorsports Acquires Strong Racing Supermodified; Camden Sets Sights on First Career Budweiser International Classic

Posted by proudmotorsports on March 29, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (March 17, 2018) - Yet another Small Block Supermodified veteran is set to make the move up to Oswego Speedway’s premier division as Proud Motorsports and driver Camden Proud have acquired the potent Strong Racing No. 99 Supermodified which last appeared at the speedway on Classic Weekend in 2016.


The 2010 Hawk Chassis has been driven to two Oswego victories by Michael Barnes in 2012 and has also been piloted by Dave Cliff and Joey Payne as well, with Payne notably bringing the orange and purple racer home on the podium as part of the 2015 Budweiser International Classic 200. After much discussion with his father and Proud Motorsports team owner Tim Proud, the 19 year-old explained how his family got to the big decision.


“Over the winter my Dad and I have talked an awful lot about the next steps we wanted to take in my racing career and this is the conclusion we came up with,” Proud said. “It started off with some interest in running Super DIRT Week and maybe getting a dirt Sportsman. I’ve always wanted to try the dirt and just want to race as much as possible. Then, when I heard of 350 SMAC coming to town I wanted a ride for that so we kind of got looking around and that’s when we started to get a little bit curious about the 99 because their older piece is a perfect 350.”


Proud’s original interest was purchasing Pat and Terry Strong’s other team car, which is a West Chassis 4-Bar that still remains for sale. The plan was to make that roller a 350 Supermodified for Classic Weekend, but the former Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year says he just “thought better of it” and turned his head to look at the newer big block car instead.


“I’ve been working very closely with John Burke from 350 SMAC the past several months doing his public relations,” Proud mentioned. “John heard from my Dad and I about our interest in fielding a car for Classic Weekend and he offered me a trade off to do his PR in exchange for a ride for Classic Sunday. I jumped at the chance and that’s something we are finalizing the details on right now. That was right about when we learned of the price the Strongs were willing to let the big block Super go for.”


Since December, both Tim and Camden have been involved in several discussions with Strong Racing while making multiple trips out to the team’s Scriba race shop in an effort to strike a deal on the accomplished family-owned racer. After months worth of careful deliberation, the deal was finalized this past week and the No. 99 was rolled into Proud Motorsports’ shop in the City of Oswego.


“We’ve had our eyes on the 99 since it went up for sale,” the Small Block Super regular admitted. “We are a very low buck team and that’s just in the SBS class. Therefore, fielding a Supermodified is something I never thought would be possible, but I thought the time was now if we were going to try it. The SBS class is in transition to crate and our engine has to go up for sale after this year. I figured we could put that money towards a good Super. That car is the perfect fit. It’s won, it’s successful, and its competitive. It’s a great starter car for me and a piece we’ve had many of the Supermodified regulars tell us they believe can still win which is very encouraging input. Growing up, my dream was to race at Oswego Speedway and I’ve gotten to do that in a homebuilt ride which has brought us some great accomplishments. I am so incredibly grateful, but this is just above and beyond for me. I am on cloud nine to have our own Supermodified just a few steps out my back door.”


Due to the purchase, Proud’s SBS racing will have to take the backseat for the 2019 season, but that won’t be the case this year as the Step One Creative No. 54 is still the team’s primary focus moving forward. In the same summer he graduated from high school, Proud drove his father’s creation to six top five finishes including three runner up efforts and a third place points finish as part of the 2017 edition of the ‘Road to the Championship.’


“The 54 is absolutely our main focus,” Proud noted. “I’m honestly sick of finishing second and we want to build off our best year yet and get that win. It’s a car we know we can win with and also contend for a championship. Additionally, that car is funded entirely by sponsors, my fundraiser, things like that. The Supermodified is a completely separate entity that we are in the very early stages of, especially financially. Every bit of this deal is a process and a learning experience. Before we park the SBS for awhile, there is a lot of unfinished business to handle and it’s time a Proud Chassis goes back to victory lane in that division.”


The current speedway public relations director went on to explain that timing was everything in being able to acquire the Supermodified, and had it not been for his parents’ support along with that of Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego, the addition of a Supermodified to the Proud Motorsports stable would not be possible.


“A lot of people have been joking with me asking if I struck rich, but that’s definitely not the case,” Proud laughed. “I’ve been saving my money for awhile. I have a website I work on, a handful of clients I do public relations and social media work for, and of course my position at the speedway. I’ve tried to put a bit aside here and there because I knew this is something I wanted to do sooner rather than later. Pat and Terry have had this car for sale for awhile now and they gave us a very fair price. They were awesome to work with and have been very helpful to us. With the assistance from my parents, and also Jeff Jones at Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego, we were able to make the investment. I can not thank Ken’s Body Shop enough for the continued support, not to mention my parents’ sacrifice in this humongous undertaking. So much thought went into it. Nobody has any idea how much of a dream come true this is to co-own a Super with my Dad. It means the world to me.”


Although Proud Motorsports will not be racing two cars next season, you can expect to see both the Supermodified and the SBS rolled to the track this year. Following several track testing sessions, Camden intends to pull ‘double duty’ on an occasion or two leading up to the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.


“We didn’t just buy the car to let it sit in the shop, we will definitely be bringing it to the track a few times this year to see what we’ve got,” Proud said. “It’s going to take time. Pat (Strong) is planning to help us out, we’ll have Joey Hawksby and all the right people take a look at it. Everything will be gone through meticulously to ensure its good to go. There is a lot of good equipment in there so we are confident in our piece. We’ll start by firing the car at a test session and take it from there. It’s really just a week to week operation at this point.”


Proud’s goals this season with the Supermodified are to log laps, get lots of seat time, and more importantly than anything else, get acclimated and adjusted behind the wheel of what is an entirely different race car compared to anything he has driven in his career.


“It’s a totally different ballgame,” Proud explained. “My Oswego experience will be there, but some of the stuff I’ve learned in the SBS is totally useless. We have a 400 horsepower difference to work with, throttle control, steering, and all of those other things I’m going to need to get a handle on. I look forward to the learning experience. I’ve been fortunate enough to develop some pretty cool relationships with a lot of the guys I look up to in the Super pits. I know many of the top drivers in that division will be willing to help or offer advice. I want to learn every time I’m on the track. We’re going up against a lot of experienced talent and a lot of bigger budgets than we have. It will be a privilege just to be out there. I grew up watching these guys I’m going to run side by side with, so it’s just really cool for me.”


Whether or not the car will compete in a race this season will be determined solely on Proud’s progress and how the track testing goes, which Camden believes will start in mid to late July should the assembly process run smoothly after the entire car is gone through from top to bottom.


“We want to take our time and do this right,” Proud continued. “We’ll fire it, and then make some laps. I’m going to take it a lap at a time. If we get up to speed and we are running respectable times, then we might bring it out for the last show or two of the season to get used to running with other cars ahead of the Classic. Qualifying for and in turn starting the International Classic is really my ultimate goal in motorsports. That’s what we’re going for and we’ll know this summer if that is a real possibility for 2018. If we’re not where we want to be, we’ll focus on next year.”


The Strong Racing No. 99 locked in to the 2015 Classic with a lap of 16.5 seconds before going on to finish in third place. Proud knows that should he qualify for the 200-lap event, he will be doing so with a car that has potential to win the race and discussed in depth the cars’ setup advantages and disadvantages, along with what his personal goals would be should the team be prepared enough to compete on Classic Weekend.


“We just want to learn and be competitive this year and next, but the thing is that we know this car can win and there’s no doubt in our minds about that,” Proud added. “I watched Joey (Payne) drive it to third place in 2015 and he nearly got second at the line. We’ve seen Michael Barnes blow by people with it on the outside. It’s doesn’t have every new update, its not as aero friendly as the new Hawk cars, but it will get you a 16.5 or 16.4. It’s a solid top five piece and is stable, consistent, and has proven to be very strong in long distance events. It’s now up to me to do my part in listening, learning, and taking the proper advice from the proper people. The field I am up against is unbelievably talented. Just to qualify for the 200 would be an accomplishment and yes, I definitely hope I’m standing on the frontstretch with a case of Budweiser next to the car come September 2.”


As some fans may recall, Proud Motorsports has owned a Supermodified before, from 1998 to 2002. That car was numbered 22 and then 04 for several seasons and under several different paint schemes with Tim along with SBS icon Mike Bond each getting behind the wheel. This new ride for Camden will certainly have shades of his father’s Super days as the team plans to bring back the No. 04 to the Novelis Supermodified division.


“We’re excited to bring back the 04 and I’m sure there’s a few tips my Dad will be able to give me from his years in the Supers,” Proud stated. “When we picked a number for the SBS, both of my Dad’s former numbers 04 and 22 were taken. I ran those for all nine of my quarter midgets years. Our intent is to bring the 04 back. So many great names have drove the 04 when it was the Solvay Automotive car. Warren Coniam and Bobby Stelter just to name a couple. It’s a legendary number at Oswego. My Dad always loved it, so to stick it on our car as a second generation driver following in my father’s footsteps would be beyond neat for me.”


Tim got his Supermodified start behind the wheel of the Doug Didero backup car owned by Skip Matczak back in August 1997, driving to a fifteenth place finish in his first ever Oswego event. He then purchased a new Howard Page Chassis for the 1998 season, before putting SBS standout Bond in the car to go on to win the 1999 Supermodified Rookie of the Year title. Proud returned to qualify nineteenth out of forty four cars for the 2000 International Classic before being crashed out while running inside the top fifteen. After two seasons of part time action in 2001 and 2002 highlighted by a career best eleventh place finish on Opening Day of ‘01, Tim hasn’t seen Supermodified action since, but that may soon change.


“We’d love to see him back out there and I’m certain that he will at the very least test with the car on a Fast Friday,” Proud confirmed. “In 2019, if things are going well, we will hopefully put him in it for a race or two as well, but that’s all pretty far ahead of our thought process right now. At this time, our main focus is just getting myself comfortable in the car. This is an unbelievably exciting experience for my family and I and we couldn’t be more grateful to have our dedicated friends, sponsors, fans, crew, and supporters onboard for this ride with us. We’re going to be an underdog team and it’s going to be a tremendous learning curve, but this is about having fun, making memories, putting together some good runs, and most important of all; living another personal dream that I’ve had since I attended Oswego races growing up. As a family, this is the way we’ve always wanted to do it and it’s surreal to see it all come together. I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support.”


For up to date information about both the Proud Motorsports No. 54 Small Block Super along with the new addition of the No. 04 Supermodified, you can check out the team’s website at ProudMotorsports.com. Proud Motorsports also has a healthy social media presence which you can join by clicking FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.


Oswego Speedway kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, May 26 which will see the track’s 68th annual Opening Day set to include Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call (315)-342-0646.


Season tickets, camping passes, and more are all on sale as part of Oswego Speedway's 2018 schedule. These items can be picked up and purchased in the speedway office from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays during the winter.


For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.


About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Camden Proud Hosting Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Sales Online Thursday, March 8

Posted by proudmotorsports on March 5, 2018 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (March 2, 2018) - For the second year in a row, Camden Proud, the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Supermodified, will host an online Chicken BBQ sale as a part of a contest held in effort to raise money for Proud Motorsports’ 2018 campaign at Oswego Speedway.


While pre-sale tickets are vital to the success of the event, once again, sponsors have come forward as part of the online sales; Ken’s Body Shop and Premier Living Suites in Oswego. Should Proud sell 100 tickets for the event in the set time frame from 8-9pm on March 8, these two businesses will donate an additional $250 each to Proud Motorsports.


“I’d like to thank Jeff Jones at Ken’s Body Shop and Greg Furlong at Premier Living Suites in Oswego for jumping onboard with this contest for the second year in a row,” Proud said. “Every year we’ve held this so far, whether its been me engaging with everyone or a third party, we have been successful and picked up our bonus. I’m grateful to have such a fantastic support system around the City of Oswego and we hope that continues in 2018. The car wouldn’t be able to hit the track without the generosity from people like Jeff and Greg.”


The 2018 version of the Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser ticket sales contest will be held promptly at 8pm and run until exactly 9pm on Thursday, March 8, one month before the fundraiser. To access the sales contest, visit Facebook and search for ‘Camden Proud.’


Although the contest will be shared to Proud Motorsports social media pages, Proud will make his personal account public for the evening in order to run the contest, and those interested in purchasing tickets must engage with Proud’s personal account ONLY.


Anyone in the general public is invited to participate, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Those who intend to purchase tickets are asked to comment their name and ticket count directly on the post, which will be a flier for the event.


After you place your order, Proud or a representative of the team will reach out to you to confirm your order of pork or chicken as well as your method of ticket payment and pickup.


You must bring your pre-sale ticket to the event on April 8th for your order to be valid and in order to sell remaining dinners, all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm. The event starts at 1pm and will be held at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.


A longtime supporter of Proud Motorsports, Ken’s Body Shop has been family owned and operated since 1951. Their state of the art equipment and repair processes allow Ken’s to repair collision damage back to pre-accident condition as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.


The Ken’s facility covers 17,000 square feet of workspace and over 13 acres of property. KBS continues to maintain their strong reputation among the Central New York community serving Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Pulaski, and surrounding areas.


Ken’s offers free in-house estimates for all customers with “fender-bender” related accident damage as well as car rental options, financing, towing, express repairs, and collision repair including everything from frame straightening, fiberglass repair, and supplemental auto body services. The talented mechanical repair team at Ken’s will take care of it all for you including everything from computer diagnostics, to New York State inspections, preventive maintenance, steering, suspension, alignment, air conditioning, tires, and much more.


KBS is an Assured Performance, Gold Class, Nissan, Ford, GM, Mopar and Hyundai Collision Repair and Care facility.


Phone (315) 343-6611 today to discuss any of these automotive or collision needs, or ask about Ken’s Body Shop’s one day repairs. Stop in at 5753 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126. Ken’s is open on weekdays, operating from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.


Just minutes from the SUNY Oswego campus, Premier Living Suites has 18 four-bedroom suites with all the amenities a student needs to thrive. Each off-campus luxury student apartment includes a beautiful eat-in kitchen area, dining room set, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and two bathrooms.


The luxurious bedrooms at Premier Living Suites include full-size beds, study desks, spacious closets, and more. The suites are all furnished with plush sofas, flat-screen TVs, and patio sets on large open-air balconies. Beyond the comforts of home, PLS offers students a movie theater, dance studio, fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, recreation area, gaming room, and more! To make Premier Living Suites your home away from home, visit www.PLSuites.com today, LIKE Premier Living Suites on Twitter, FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram (@PLSOswego) or call (315)-773-6437 to schedule a tour.


For more information on Ken’s Body Shop, visit their website at www.KensBodyShop.com, LIKE Ken’s Body Shop on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter (@KensBodyShop).


To purchase tickets for the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser, contact Tim Proud by calling (315)-532-0926 or stop at Step One Creative or Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego to purchase and pickup.


If interested in making a donation to the event, email a team rep at proudmotorsports@gmail.com or find Proud Motorsports on social media. You can LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports or FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports.


Proud Motorsports’ 2018 season will begin on Saturday, May 12 in the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opener at the Evans Mills Speedway. Oswego Speedway open it’s 68th consecutive season of action with Open Practice on May 19 before Opening Day featuring the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS takes place one week later.


For the latest news, results, photos, and more, be sure to visit the team’s website at ProudMotorsports.com.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Proud Motorsports Piecing Car Together for Chicken BBQ Fundraiser, Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opener

Posted by proudmotorsports on March 5, 2018 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (March 2, 2018) - Ahead of a busy month of April that will see the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser take place along with preparation for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opener in May, Proud Motorsports is at work piecing together the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super for another full-time go at Oswego Speedway’s track championship.


“We had hoped to have the car appear with its new look at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 10 and 11, but it doesn’t look like that will be possible,” said Camden Proud. “Our team made a valiant effort and I want to thank Finger Lakes Machine, Step One Creative, Budget Signs, Tim Proud, Chris Proud and Scott Lord for all of the hard work. We came close, but it’s very tough for teams to have their cars completely set to go this time of year.”


Instead of unveiling the new scheme designed by Mark Proud and Step One Creative next weekend, the plan is now to bring the No. 54 to the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser which will take place on Sunday, April 8 in the City of Oswego. Weather permitting, the car will be on display in the parking area at Lighthouse Lanes adjacent to the speedway.


“Usually we are all busy working on other projects throughout the offseason and this winter has been no exception,” Proud added. “On the other hand, for the first time, we feel confident that if everything falls into place, we’ll be able to unveil the new graphics package at our fundraiser. It’s later in the offseasonand the weather has been nice the past several years. If we don’t do the reveal then, we will have to wait until Open Practice at Oswego.”


Before Open Practice takes place in Oswego on May 19, the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opener will be held a week earlier at the Evans Mills Speedway on May 12. Camden will be on the sidelines as he watches his father and team owner Tim Proud get back behind the wheel in search of his first career SBS victory.


“We will be at the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opener for sure, but it won’t be with the new body and graphics package,” Proud noted. “The plan is to just leave the flat black body on for that show, or maybe even all of the out of town races. We’ll save our new body for Oswego. Our team is committed to chasing all of the events on tour in 2018 and I’m looking forward to seeing my Dad battle it out for a win. He came close last year, so it’s an exciting way for us to start the season.”


Other events already penciled in on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series schedule include the return of the ‘Fall Brawl 50’ at Evans Mills in September, as well as the first ever Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series event at Spencer Speedway, scheduled for Friday, June 29. Tim has a ninth place finish in his only series start last season.


To purchase tickets for the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser, contact Tim Proud by calling (315)-532-0926 or stop at Step One Creative or Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego to purchase and pickup.


If interested in making a donation to the event, email a team rep at proudmotorsports@gmail.com or find Proud Motorsports on social media. You can LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports or FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports.


For the latest news, results, photos, and more, be sure to visit the team’s website at ProudMotorsports.com.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes

Proud to Check Off 110th Career Start as Oswego Car Owner on June 16; 90th SBS Event on August 4

Posted by proudmotorsports on March 5, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (February 27, 2018) - Tim Proud has owned and maintained race cars at Oswego Speedway since the 1994 season and over two decades later approaching the track’s 2018 campaign, the Oswego native will check off more milestones on his way to 100 career SBS events in a team effort with his son Camden.


It all began when Proud brought out a Dan Dennie Storm Chassis to make his racing debut with the Limited Supermodified division in 1994. All these years later, not much has changed at Proud Motorsports as a Small Block Super still sits in Proud’s shop today, competing each and every week at the ‘Big O.’


Proud, now 48, spent his first four seasons at Oswego running part time in the Limited Supermodified ranks, first with the Storm Chassis in 1994, before debuting his original 1995 self-built ‘Proud Chassis’ creation a year later and running with that car until the year 1997. As car owner of the No. 04, which sported three different schemes as part of his Limited days, Proud started a total of 21 regular feature events plus one ‘Limited Supernationals,’ recording nine top ten finishes, four top fives, and two heat race wins.


After a successful beginning, 1997 sparked another new journey when Proud was offered the open seat behind the wheel of the illusive Skip Matczak No. 3 Supermodified, which was driven to a track championship one season earlier by Doug Didero. It was a popular ride for the two-time most popular driver, as after being Didero’s teammate for an evening, Proud decided it was time for a Supermodified of his own. That’s when chassis builder Howard Page received a call to put together the green No. 22.


In 1998, Proud debuted the new Page creation late in the season, but struggled, and decided to turn the controls over to Limited Supermodified standout Mike Bond, who won Rookie of the Year with Proud as car owner in 1999 when Tim spent time on the sidelines with wife Debbie and his newborn son. During that time, Bond mustered three top ten finishes in the No. 22 as part of his rookie run while also qualifying for the ‘99 International Classic.


A year later, Proud was back behind the wheel in 2000, and despite only having the chance to make fourteen Supermodified starts of his own, he did rather well, starting the season in the 75-lap Jim Shampine Memorial which he lead the first lap of before being passed by Tim Snyder and going on to finish thirteenth after contact with Bobby Smith.


In July of 2000, a nasty crash in turn three put the beautiful yellow and purple No. 22 out of commission for awhile, but Tim was up for the challenge on Classic Weekend and very much impressed, qualifying 19th for his first career Bud Classic 200 at a lap of 17.326 seconds and out timing several of Oswego’s finest including the likes of Lou Cicconi, Todd Stowell, Jamie Moore, Bentley Warren, Danny Soule, Bob Bond, Snyder, and ironically, defending Supermodified track champion Dave Shullick Jr.


Contact with Cicconi while running inside the top fifteen in the early stages of the 200 would put Proud out of the race after hopes were high for a strong run, but Tim wasn’t quite done yet, and followed his impressive Classic qualifying effort with a career high 11th place effort on Opening Day of 2001, still as the No. 22. Another hard impact coupled with lack of funds just one race later ended Proud’s hopes for a breakout third season.


By 2002, Proud had worked for nearly a full year to repair the car and debuted it with a beautiful new look at the track’s May open practice session. It was the first ride for the yellow No. 04, but unfortunately, after mechanical issues on Opening Day and a vicious heat race crash in the Jim Shampine Memorial, Proud decided to temporarily retire and turn attention over to his son’s racing career.


From 2003 to 2012, Tim remained busy in the sport fielding quarter midgets for Camden while also crewing on his 2001 ‘Proud Chassis’ creation, driven to seven feature wins by his brother Chris. Proud appeared once more as driver in 2004 behind the wheel of Chris’s No. 3, winning his heat race and finishing fifth in the NORA Race of Champions event in September.


After a successful nine years wrenching on quarter midgets, by 2013, Proud returned to Oswego as car owner again, debuting another brand new self built chassis with Chris as the driver, earning three more top ten finishes and one top five that year before the controls were handed down to Camden for his rookie campaign in 2014.


The past four seasons, as we know it, are history. In 52 career starts, Camden, the ‘14 SBS Rookie of the Year, has driven to thirty six top ten finishes, twelve top five finishes, seven podium finishes, and six heat race wins to add to his father’s career total.


Two seasons ago, Tim returned to the driver’s seat again in an eye opening drive to a heat race victory on Race of Champions Weekend of 2016, turning laps consistently at 18.9 seconds. Just a year ago, Proud competed once again with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series at Evans Mills Speedway and drove to a ninth place recovery effort after being spun out while contending for his first career SBS win.


In what will be his fifteenth season as a car owner, Proud now approaches Opening Day on May 26 with 82 career main event starts in regular events as an SBS owner and 76 events including the Limited Supernationals and Bud Light Classic 75.


Opening Day will mark Proud’s 107th career feature event as a car owner between both the SBS and Supermodified divisions at Oswego while June 16th’s show will be his 110th. 


The ‘Retro Night’ 30-lap event for the Small Block Supers on June 9 will mark Proud’s 90th career start overall with the division as car owner. By midway through the 2019 season, Proud will enter his 100th career SBS event as an owner at Oswego Speedway.


While Camden will be busy racing for a track championship in 2018, Tim will be busy behind the wheel too, racing the most he has since the 2000 season with at least four Lighthouse Lanes SBS Touring Series events carved out in his busy schedule.


The 2018 season for Proud Motorsports will begin on Saturday, May 12 at the Evans Mills Speedway in a 30-lap Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series main for Tim. A week later, Oswego will swing the gates open for ‘Open Practice’ on May 19 ahead of the track’s 68th annual ‘Opening Day’ on Saturday, May 26 featuring the 35-lap Tony White Memorial for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and the start to Camden’s season. 


To assist in funding the team’s busiest schedule yet, the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 8th at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Pre-sale tickets are available for the price of $10 and include a choice of either a chicken bbq or pulled pork dinner as well as a side and dessert. Several raffle items, door prizes, lotto boards, giveaways, entertainment and more all planned as part of the event located inside the Hall of Fame Lounge at Lighthouse Lanes.


To pickup a pre-sale ticket, be sure to stop at either Ken’s Body Shop or Step One Creative during the months of February and March. The fundraiser will run from 1pm until sold out on April 8th, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm in order for remaining dinners to be sold.


For the latest updates from 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.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes

OConnors Main Street Pub Partners with Proud Motorsports for 2018 Season

Posted by proudmotorsports on February 25, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (February 23, 2018) - O'Connors Main Street Pub, an authentic Irish bar and grill located in Fair Haven, N.Y. has signed on as the latest partner backing Camden Proud's 2018 championship campaign behind the wheel of the Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Supermodified.


A Fair Haven hot spot, O'Connor's family-friendly environment offers 'Nothin' But A Good Time' for all guests. Under new ownership lead by Oswego native Brandon Lagoe in 2018, O'Connors is continiuing several of its traditions including their famous Reuben Sandwich, 'Friday Night Fish Fry,' legendary 'Destroyer Burgers,' chicken wings, and the pub's popular lightly breaded fresh calimari.


Offering an at home feel, you can grab a beer, or relax with a glass of fine wine or cold pint of ale on O'Connor's outdoor patio in the summer, which comes alive with musical enteratinment on the weekends. You can also listen to your favorite tunes, or catch all of your teams on the pub's flat screen televisions.


Guiness is on tap all of the time as part of O'Connors' featured brews which include Stella Artois, Smithwicks Irish Ale, Yuengling, Ol' Black n' Tan, Bud Light, and Shock Top. The Irish Haven Upper Deck at O'Connors is also available for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, luncheons, meetings, birthdays, and more.


"We are very excited about the opportunity we have to welcome O'Connors Main Street Pub to our Proud Motorsports family," said Camden Proud. "Brandon (Lagoe) has supported us for several years and I couldn't resist but reach out when I heard about his new endeavor at O'Connors. He will do a fantastic job. We are looking forward to a fun partnership, some car appearances, and certainly spending a lot of our offseason time at the pub. I encourage everyone to head out to Fair Haven to give it a try."


O'Connors Main Street Pub will hit the track with the Proud No. 54 for the first time at Open Practice on Saturday, May 19 before coming back for Opening Day on Saturday, May 26th which will see the lid lifter Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial events for the Supermodifieds and SBS featuring Jim Shampine Memorial ‘Twin 50’s’ for the Supers.


The 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 8th at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Pre-sale tickets are available for the price of $10 and include a choice of either a chicken bbq or pulled pork dinner as well as a side and dessert. Several raffle items, door prizes, lotto boards, giveaways, entertainment and more all planned as part of the event located inside the Hall of Fame Lounge at Lighthouse Lanes.


To pickup a pre-sale ticket, be sure to stop at either Ken’s Body Shop or Step One Creative during the months of January, February and March. The fundraiser will run from 1pm until sold out on April 8th, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm in order for remaining dinners to be sold.


For more information on O'Connors Main Street Pub and to keep up with the latest food and drink specials, entertainment, and upcoming event, you can visit the pub online at www.OConnors-Pub.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OConnors-Main-Street-Pub-365152051044.


For the latest updates from 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.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, O'Connors Main Street Pub, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes

Proud Motorsports Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available

Posted by proudmotorsports on January 23, 2018 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (January 22, 2018) - Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 Proud Motorsports Chicken BBQ Fundraiser at Lighthouse Lanes are now available at Ken’s Body Shop and Step One Creative in Oswego as well as by contacting the team by emailing proudmotorsports@gmail.com or messaging Proud Motorsports social media.


The 2018 event is set for Sunday, April 8th at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego and will benefit the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Supermodified, Camden Proud, who is set to return to weekly competition at Oswego Speedway this season coming off of a third place run in the 2017 ‘Road to the Championship.’


Pre-sale tickets are available for the price of $10 and include a choice of either a chicken bbq or pulled pork dinner as well as a side and dessert. Several raffle items, door prizes, lotto boards, giveaways, entertainment and more all planned as part of the event located inside the Hall of Fame Lounge at Lighthouse Lanes.


To pickup a pre-sale ticket, be sure to stop at either Ken’s Body Shop or Step One Creative during the months of January, February and March. The fundraiser will run from 1pm until sold out on April 8th, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm in order for remaining dinners tp be sold.


Opening Day at Oswego Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th which will see the lid lifter Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial events for the Supermodifieds and SBS featuring Jim Shampine Memorial ‘Twin 50’s’ for the Supers. The speedway’s annual open practice session will commence a week earlier on Saturday, May 19.


For the latest updates from 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.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Tim Proud Returning to Driver's Seat with Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018

Posted by proudmotorsports on January 17, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY (January 17, 2018 ) - With this morning’s announcement of the tentative five race schedule that will be the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour in 2018, Proud Motorsports is excited to announce team owner Tim Proud’s return to the driver’s seat as part of series events this coming season.


Tentatively set to kick off on Saturday, May 12 at the Evans Mills Speedway, the Small Block Supers will appear at the North Country twice in 2018, including once again on Sunday, September 16th for the second annual ‘Fall Brawl 50.’ On top of Evans Mills, the tour is set to head to the Spencer Speedway in June for the first time after last year’s rainout as well to two more first-time locations at the end of the season which are undisclosed at this time.


“We are looking forward to hitting the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series events again in 2018. Mike (Bruce) and Cam (Proud) have done a great job with it and its been enjoyable for me to get back behind the wheel and have some fun,” Proud said. “We were running up front at Evans Mills last season and came away with a solid top ten finish. I’d like to hopefully be able to contend for the win there both in May and September and then see what we’ve got at the other tracks."


Proud finished second in his heat race in last September’s Fall Brawl before drawing the outside pole for the main event. The former Oswego campaigner wound up battling 2017 Oswego champion Dave Cliff for the lead for several laps in the early stages of event before a mid-race tangle sent the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 to the back of the pack, forcing Tim to battle back through the 23 car field and manage a top ten effort in his first main event since 2004.


“It’s been awhile since I’ve ran a feature, so it was nice to run up front and get my confidence back, realizing that we have a car that can win,” mentioned Proud. “Last September we had a great shot at it, but really just didn’t have any luck go our way. I think if we can get a good run in one of the heats up there and start up towards the front again that we have a great shot at being in victory lane.”


Should the former Oswego Small Block runner-up and many time top five finisher manage a victory with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018, it would be Proud’s first ever Small Block Supermodified main event win as a driver, which would add to prior accomplishments that include eight wins as car builder, four top five finishes, and four heat wins.


To learn more about the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, you can visit the tour online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.


For the latest updates from Proud Motorsports, find the team’s website 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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.


Tim’s 2018 Events (Tentative):

May – Evans Mills Speedway (1 event)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills Speedway / TBA (3 events)

2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Set for Sunday, April 8

Posted by proudmotorsports on January 4, 2018 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)


OSWEGO, NY  - Proud Motorsports has announced the date for the fifth annual Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser which will return to Lighthouse Lanes on Sunday, April 8th.


Banking off his best season yet at Oswego Speedway which was highlighted by three second place finishes, third in the championship standings, and a third place time trial and fifth pllace effort in the Bud Light Classic 75 this past September, 19 year-old Proud is looking forward to his fifth full-time season at the Steel Palace.


“We are looking forward to the upcoming season as well as getting things started for the fifth annual Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser,” he said. “Our team has been fortunate to welcome back several returning sponsors ahead of 2018, but the barbecue continues to be a huge part of funding our program. I’m hoping for another successful event this April and we’re happy to announce its return to Lighthouse Lanes.”


Once again in 2018, either Chicken BBQ or Pulled Pork dinners will be available for a $10 donation to Proud Motorsports. The dinners come with two sides and a dessert. New this year, entertainment is planned as part of the fundraiser coupled with the return of some of the popular raffle items that we’ve seen in the past.


“The community has been very generous in their support of the fundraiser for the past four years,” Proud added. “This has given us a very nice boost in the amount of attention the event has been getting. We’ve had gift cards, t-shirts, power tools, wine baskets, pretty much everything the past several years and we will have a similar setup in 2018. There will be something for everyone.”


Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser are on order and will soon be made available by stopping at Step One Creative or Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego. You can email a team representative at proudmotorsports@gmail.com to setup pre-sale purhcase and pick up. The fundraiser will run from 1pm until sold out on April 8th, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm.


Opening Day at Oswego Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th which will see the lid lifter Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial events for the Supermodifieds and SBS featuring Jim Shampine Memorial ‘Twin 50’s’ for the Supers. The speedway’s annual open practice session will commence a week earlier on Saturday, May 19.


For the latest updates from 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.


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, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.


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