With summer right on our heels, May was a great time to head back out to Arizona to beat the heat. The Camburg crew started in the old town of Oatman, then headed to Kingman and then headed Northeast to camp out on the Colorado river in the southern portion of the Grand Canyon. Check out the video we put together from our trip.
We’re kicking off summer with some discounts you don’t want to miss! Now through June 7th, we’re offering deals on all Camburg upper control arms, Camburg merchandise and Method wheels. Use that tax refund towards some billet upper arms, a few t-shirts and hats or towards a new set of wheels or even just a spare to match your truck now.
It’s rare we do sales, so with prices of plywood & bushels of corn sky rocketing, now’s the perfect time to buy truck parts. With restaurants & bars opening back up, you gotta look good & feel good in some fresh Camburg gear … though you may have to go up in size from the lock downs; we’re right there with ya.
These discounts apply to www.camburg.com online orders only with the coinciding discount code redeemed during checkout.
The Camburg Kids have been putting in time at the shop and seat time out in the dirt getting ready for their 2nd race of 2021. This year they’re really focused on developing their driving skills and car control at the pace needed to win races consistently. Over the past weekend they entered M.O.R.E’s Transaxle Engineering Challenge race in the 1400 truck class.
It took place out in Barstow, CA and was made up of seven 28-mile laps through some of the roughest and tore up race course in Southern California. If you’re not familiar with the area, this is where most race teams come to test and shock tune so you know the terrain is brutal and challenging.
Cody Campbell was starting 1st off the line in the class, so he knew he had to put a fast pace down right away. He did just that and was running in 2nd place on laps 1 and 2 right on the heels of the leader. Getting more comfortable behind the wheel he pushed a little harder and was able to take the lead on lap 3 before getting out to hand over the truck to Zach.
Zach Zaiden got in for the next two laps and was determined to keep the truck running up front. The truck was running and handling great. Finishing lap 4 he was still in the lead. They knew it was gonna be a battle to the bitter end. Losing a little time on lap 5 he pulled into the pits to hand over the truck to Corey. With 2 more laps to go they were only 2 minutes behind the leader.
Corey Campbell then got in the driver’s seat to finish out the race and make a run for the lead. Even with the added pressure on him he was able to focus and put down one of their faster lap times of the day. He crossed the finish line in 4 hrs 16 mins in 2nd place just under 3.5 minutes behind the winner.
Even with a 2nd place finish, they were all extremely excited and more importantly had a ton of fun out there racing. With zero issues or flats, they got to really focus on their driving and learning the truck more. Every time they get behind the wheel they learn something new and get more comfortable in true race conditions. With driver changes totaling over 4 minutes and losing by less than 3.5 minutes, they knew they ran a race winning pace …. it just didn’t work out that way this time.
“Seeing the kids getting faster while at the same time smoother and not beating themselves or the truck up tells me they’re learning and that’s what this is all about.” – Jerry Zaiden
“We’ve had a few bumps & hiccups along the way but the kids are getting more comfortable behind the wheel and having a blast doing it. The race starts long before you line up and they’re putting more time in at the shop learning to work on and prep the truck.” – Jason Campbell
Camburg would like to thank all their sponsors, team members and fellow racers for the opportunity to be racing with them and be a part of the next generation of young racers.
For more information on Camburg products, race photo gallery and 2021 race program; check out their website www.camburg.com. Make sure to follow them on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING
The Camburg Kids 2001 Ford Ranger Edge showcases Camburg’s suspension and racing parts along with their sponsors. For the front suspension the truck is outfitted with Camburg’s race series long-travel kit that utilizes their 2.50 front race hubs, FK heims and uniballs and a HOWE steering box with FOX’s 2.5 coilovers, 3.0 bypass shocks and 2.5 bump stops. The rear suspension is made up of Camburg’s 4-link kit connected to their 4.00 rear axle housing running their 3.25 race hubs. With FOX’s 2.5 coilovers, 3.5 bypass shocks and 2.5 bump stops there is plenty of control in the rear. The chassis and suspension are coated with STEEL-IT for optimum corrosion resistance and protection. Powering the truck is a K&N filtered 600hp Moruzzi built LS engine with a Magnaflow exhaust mated to a Culhane built Turbo 400 transmission that is fed by a custom Pyrotect fuel cell. A Full Throttle Battery powers the electronics and OnX Offroad provides their GPS navigation. The Ranger sits on 37” General Tire Grabber X3 tires and 17” Method Race Wheels 103 beadlock wheels. In the cockpit the kids are strapped into Sparco EVO seats with their Sparco steering wheel and Rugged Radios communication in arms reach along with an assortment of Scosche powersports mounts and accessories. When day turns to night, they rely on their Baja Designs LED series of lights.
Photos by JT Media, R&R Photo & Camburg
We took our Sig Sauer Jeeps Only Gladiator and Camburg Toyota Tacoma out to Johnson Valley during the KOH events to do some exploring, product testing and just have a good time in the dirt with friends.
With some recent upgrades and testing, the Camburg Kids were ready to race and were looking for a top finish in their 1450 Ranger. Unfortunately the SNORE Primm race was cancelled the night before the green flag was to drop.
Instead of packing up and going home, they decided to run the truck down in Barstow, CA for the day for some seat time and fun.
As chaotic as 2020 has been for most, this time of year means one thing and brings back a sense of normalcy …. BAJA! The Camburg crew headed down to Baja California Mexico for 3 days of off-roading fun and adventure with a little racing mixed in.
Leaving from Huntington Beach, the fleet drove 135 miles to their first stop, the Tecate Port of Entry. Camburg brought down their Sig Sauer Jeeps Only Gladiator and their FOX equipped Overland Ford Raptor. Once across the border, something changes, and that excitement of being down in Baja never gets old. They regrouped in town, aired down their General Tires knowing Method’s Bead Grip technology had them covered and then made the 75-mile drive south east to Laguna Hanson in the Sierra de Juarez National Park. Traveling through the back country and dirt roads of Baja is a perfect example of why communication & navigation is essential. Rugged Radios and OnX Offroad GPS come in clutch for these adventures and integrate easily with Scosche’s mounts and accessories.
Needing to get to their final stop to setup camp for the night, they headed toward Ojos Negros which was only 35 miles to the west. Their plan was to catch the start of the Baja race the next morning. Once in camp they fired up the grill, cranked up some tunes on the Scosche Boom Bottle and enjoyed some ice cold Camburg Four Sons Mexican Lager from their Igloo coolers around the camp fire. It was a good night down in Baja!
Waking up to dirt bikes and trophy trucks never gets old. They hung out for a bit to watch some of the racing, cooked breakfast and then packed up camp and headed east for a day of off-roading. They migrated just north of San Felipe to play on the beach. Magnaflow’s exhaust and K&N filters really help out performance when you’re in a caravan of vehicles in the dirt for hours on end. The crew then headed out to setup camp near race mile 485 to catch some of the racing at night as the racers looped back into Ensenada. The Baja Designs work lights made sure dinner and Monster drinks were on point. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of nowhere with poor lighting except for a dead battery, and Full Throttle made sure that wasn’t going to be an issue.
With all adventures, they eventually come to an end. The Camburg crew packed up and made the 330+ mile voyage back home. Another Baja trip in the record books.
“I love coming down to Baja. Where else can you off-road all day, eat some of the best street tacos in a small town and watch trophy trucks blasting the whoops? … It doesn’t get much better than that.” – Jerry Zaiden
With 2020 coming to an end soon, Camburg already has some awesome adventures and races planned for 2021.
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Next stop … Northern California! It was time for another Camburg Overland trip and with the summer heat subsiding, it was even more reason to hit the trails and sleep under the stars.
Thursday: The first leg of this trip took the group 610+ miles north of Huntington Beach, CA following the coastline. They setup camp for the night right on the beach in the southernmost area of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park along the Mendocino North Coast. They had the place to themselves and it was time to fire up the camp stove and relax with some beers after a long day.
Friday: With the OnX Offroad GPS app loaded up with all the local roads and trails, they headed east 280+ miles to Deer Lake in the Tahoe National Forest. This area is towards the eastern border of California, west of Reno, Nevada. With the amount of driving they were doing on forest service roads and trails, the Baja Designs lights and Full Throttle batteries were put to the test on the trails and in camp and made for some awesome night time pics & video. Jerry was really impressed with the performance of LP6 and S1 lights on the Camburg Sig Sauer Jeeps Only Gladiator. The LP6 driving combo beam pattern really helped around off camber corners while throwing a ton of light down trail to see what was up next.
Saturday: The next morning, it was time to start heading back south down the 395. The Method Race Wheels and General Tire X3’s tires make a great combo for these types of trips as they were seeing all different types of terrain. Beach sand, forest loam and desert gravel were just some of terrain they were exploring and Method’s bead grip technology made sure they were getting traction when aired down. The Camburg crew pulled off the 395, headed into the rocky hills and setup camp for the last night. Some of the best memories you have are at the campfire chatting it up and listening to your favorite jams on Scosche’s Boom Bottle.
Sunday: All great things come to an end and the guys woke up, cooked breakfast and headed home. All in all, they covered over 1,500 miles both on and off-road all while having a blast with friends and having a bit of an escape from the day to day reality.
“We’re thankful for all our sponsors and partners. It gives us the ability to put on these types of trips and really puts our products and theirs to the test. With all the photos and video, we get to bring you along for the ride as well.” – Jerry Zaiden
Camburg’s next adventure is heading down to Baja, Mexico for a few days off off-roading, taco’s, camping and to watch the SCORE Baja 1000 race.
We decided to start our Black Friday Sale early and carry it through the entire month of November.
Using the discount code BLKNOV20 on our website will knock 25% off of all our Camburg apparel and merch.
Now’s the perfect time to buy something for yourself or an an upcoming gift. Click HERE to shop.
(Discount doesn’t apply to items already on sale or marked down)
Camburg Engineering and Baja Designs are two leading companies in their respective markets, so it only made sense to team up for 2020 and beyond. Camburg will be using Baja Designs exclusively for all their lighting needs as well as distributing their full product line. Camburg is constantly searching for the highest quality parts out there.
With Camburg’s diverse motorsports program, their lighting demands span the gamut and Baja Designs has a wide range of LED products that fill those requirements. Camburg’s fleet of off-road trucks, diesel chase/tow rigs, KINETIK race trucks, Overland vehicles and UTV’s, are the perfect platforms to showcase Baja Designs technology and variety. Lighting is just as important traversing a rocky trail to get to a remote campsite in a Ford Raptor as it is going 100+ mph in the desert in a tube chassis race truck.
Baja Designs has been in the off-road lighting business for over 25 years and is considered the leader in development and manufacturing. Their accomplishments and race results are unmatched both here in the USA and abroad. Baja Designs lights are in every form of off-road racing, winning races and championships. No other lighting company has the same consistent and overwhelming results. At the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000, Baja Designs teams/athletes took 21 1st place finishes.
“We’re really excited to team up with the guys at Baja Designs. They build the highest quality lights out there and the attention to detail is unmatched.” – Jerry Zaiden @ Camburg
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Camburg Engineering and KINETIK Race Trucks. Just like BD, Camburg uses their race heritage to continue bringing enthusiasts the best turnkey solutions on and off the race course.” – Trent Kirby @ Baja Designs
For more information on Camburg and Baja Designs products; check out their websites www.camburg.com and www.bajadesigns.com. Make sure to follow them both on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING and @BAJADESIGNSOFFICIAL