A veteran of the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, Proud and family acquired the former Strong Racing Supermodified with help from Ken's Body Shop prior to Oswego Speedway's 2018 season.
The car was prepared for several months before the team brought it trackside as the green No. 22 just in time for Budweiser International Classic Weekend this past September.
With minimal laps in a big block, Camden quickly found the 16 second bracket and qualified for his first career Classic on Labor Day Weekend while also driving to a 15th place finish in his very first Supermodified race on Track Championship Night two weeks earlier.
After five full seasons in the Small Block Super ranks which brought him a rookie of the year title in 2014, third place in the 2017 standings, and seven podium finishes including five second place efforts, Proud looks forward to taking the next step in his career with dedicated sponsor Step One Creative.
"We're excited to move to the Supers and field the No. 54 for a full season in 2019," he said. "We've been fortunate to compete full-time in the Small Block class for five years and are now preparing ourselves for the astronomical cost increase with the Supermodified. With Step One Creative onboard, we've taken the first step in fundraising and look forward to continuing that at LaGraf's Pub on Sunday, March 24."
Although Proud's fundraiser will be moving to a new location in 2019, the system will remain similar to that of years past as full chicken dinners including two sides and a dessert will again be available for a $10 donation to Proud Motorsports.
New at LaGraf's Pub this year will be the addition of live music, a chance to try out Oswego Speedway Supermodified simulators, plus the continuation of the team's popular raffle items, door prizes, and 50/50.
Pre-sale tickets for the fundraiser are now on sale. You can phone (315)-532-0926 to order or purchase and pick up at Step One Creative or Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego. The fundraiser will run from 12pm until sold out on March 24, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm.
Opening Day at Oswego Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50's for the Novelis Supermodifieds. The Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified divisions will also see action. The speedway’s annual open practice session takes place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.
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, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, and Premier Living Suites.