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For 2020, Camburg Engineering has teamed up with Full Throttle Battery to outfit all of their race trucks, Can-Am UTV’s and support/project vehicles with their AGM automotive and powersports batteries.

Full Throttle (a division of Full River Battery) builds some of the highest quality AGM batteries on the market using the latest technologies and manufacturing processes. 

The Full Throttle Series of batteries were designed from the ground up to handle the increasing demands of today’s vehicles. Built with high-compression cells and a heavy-duty case, they stand strong in the face of shock and vibration. Pure-lead cells and thin-plate technology deliver reliable power, again and again, to meet the highest level of demand.

Full Throttle batteries fit the widest variety of vehicle needs and applications (Cars, trucks, motorcycles, marine, power sports, emergency responders and semi-trucks). From professional racing to serious vehicle enthusiasts, Full Throttle is the battery of choice. Tough, reliable, and built to last.

“We’re really excited to partner with Full Throttle on all our high-performance battery needs. Racing off-road and hitting the trails are very demanding and require the highest quality parts out there. The FT series of batteries meets those challenges.”  
– Jerry Zaiden @ Camburg Engineering

“Teaming up with the Camburg team made perfect sense for us. They have a diverse and successful motorsports program that taps into many different markets to showcase our products and put them to the ultimate test.” 
– Ian Blomgren @ Full Throttle Battery 

For more information on Camburg and Full Throttle Battery products; check out their websites www.camburg.com and www.fullthrottlebattery.comMake sure to follow them on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING

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With 2019 coming to an end, we look back at the year of racing and accomplishments the Camburg team achieved.

For 2019 Camburg changed their focus on racing a bit which included adding some new events and more so getting the Camburg Kids involved in racing and in some exhibition events. They contended two trucks this year, their KINETIK Camburg built 6100 Spec Trick Truck and the Camburg Kids Ford Ranger. 

The combination of races and team focus earned them 6 podiums in 9 races/events and included 2 back to back wins in the Best in the Desert series ultra-competitive 6100 Spec Trick Truck class.

Early in the year, the Camburg Kids were able to earn a 2nd place finish in the 1400 class in their Ford Ranger and a 3rd place finish in the Unlimited truck class in the KINETIK 6100 at the Method Race Wheels Jump Champs Time Trials at Glen Helen Raceway. They were also able to take home 2nd place in the big air jump competition at the same event in their Ford Ranger.

Camburg then qualified 1st and finished in 1st place at the Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno race in the 6100 class. This is the longest off-road race in the USA and draws a record number of racers and teams. They had a commanding lead all day and finished 28 minutes ahead of 2nd place.

Coming off their win, the Camburg team then won the Best in the Desert Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic in the 6100 class. This was a 2 day race which left no room for errors since it’s a short course style desert race with combined results from each day. Back to back wins made a statement and put a lot of eyes on the team.

Rounding out the year, the Camburg Kids entered their Ford Ranger at SNORE’s Rage at the River race and placed 3rd in the large 1450 class. This was also a 2 day short course style desert race and they were able to put in 2 solid days of racing putting them on the podium.

All in all, 2019 was a very successful year for Camburg’s racing division and 2020 brings in some new sponsors and exciting events that once again will put Camburg and the Camburg Kids in the spotlight showcasing their trucks and sponsors.

“This year we changed things up a bit and doing so brought some new excitement and energy to the team along with some awesome content. It was really great to see the kids step into the ring, put on their racing gloves and embrace it 100%.”

– Jerry Zaiden

“Racing gives us a way to refine and further develop not only our KINETIK race trucks but also our Camburgproducts. The kids Ford Ranger is a perfect platform to showcase our off the shelf products along with our sponsors products that appeal to our core fans.”

– Jason Campbell

Camburg would like to thank all their 2019 sponsors, team members and fellow racers for the opportunity to be racing with them and also to be a part of the next generation of young racers and enthusiasts.

For more information on Camburg products, race photo gallery and race team involvement; check out their website www.camburg.comMake sure to follow them on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING

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Congratulations to Todd Walter and the entire AMR team for winning the Best in the Desert Class 7100 Championship for 2019. Todd has been a long time Camburg racer and it’s great to see such a well deserved team earn the top spot.

Todd’s Toyota Tacoma is outfitted with our Camburg 2.50 front race hubs, our Tacoma ’05-20 long-travel spring-under kit with one of our complete race rear ends that uses our 3.50 housing and 2.50 rear hubs. His truck uses many of our fabrication products as well, along with products we sell and recommend from our other race suppliers.

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As 2019 comes to an end, the Camburg Kids wanted one last race under their belts as they roll into 2020 with some big plans and even bigger goals. The decision was made to bring out the Camburg Ranger to SNORE’s Rage at the River race.

Rage at the River” is a fun and exciting 2-day race that mixes short course and desert racing elements on a 12.5-mile course in Laughlin, Nevada. Each race consists of 4 laps and your overall standings for the weekend is based on your combined times for both days. If you have a bad day it’s hard to recover and finish up front with how competitive and large the 1450 class is.

The team headed to Laughlin, Nevada for tech inspection and contingency on Friday as the racing started early Saturday morning. With 3 drivers, they would be running two classes and switching up driving duties. Corey Campbell would be running the truck both days in the morning race in the Sportsman Truck class. While Zach Zaiden and Cody Campbell would be splitting driving duties in the truck in the afternoon race in the 1450 class.

If you’re not familiar with who these young drivers are, here’s a quick rundown and you will surely be hearing more about them. Cody at 19 is the oldest son of Jason Campbell who’s one of the owners of Camburg. Zach who’s 18, is Jerry Zaiden’s son who is the other owner of Camburg. Corey is Jason’s youngest at 16 years old. Long story short … they’re the “Camburg Kids”.

With an early morning start, Corey got strapped in with Keith Marygold as his navigator. They were off the line and Corey was on a mission of redemption since he put the truck on its side the last race. He was not about to end the year on that memory. He charged through the field, was having fun behind the wheel, had zero issues and finished in 4th place for the day. There was only a half second gap between him and 2nd place!

With a quick inspection and re-fueling Zach got in with seasoned driver Darren Parsons as his navigator for the afternoon 1450 race. Once they got the green light it was a hard charge up the infield. The truck was handling awesome and they were making passes left and right, all while being smart behind the wheel. Going through the dust Zach got caught up in a rock section and ended up having to pit which put them down for about 6.5 minutes total. They got back under way to make up lost time as the race was coming to an end. Zach was able to finish 9th in class out of 29 racers and felt good about handing over the truck to Cody for day 2 of racing.

After a solid and exciting day of racing, it was time to do a quick prep on the truck to get it ready for day 2, cook some taco’s in the pits and hang out with friends and family. As fierce as everyone is out on the track, everyone comes together and helps one another before and after.

Sunday morning Day 2 was underway with Corey getting back in the truck. Coming off his finish the day before he was excited to do a repeat. With 3 trucks starting side by side, he left the starting line hard and was able to pull ahead of the other trucks and lead off into the desert. The Camburg Ranger was working great and he was putting down a great pace. Unfortunately, the truck had a slight issue at the end of lap 3 so he pulled the truck into main pit to get it fixed and ready for the afternoon race for his brother.

Now it was Cody’s turn to put down some laps in the 1450 class. He had his brother Corey jump in with him as navigator and they were going to tag team this last race. No holds barred, give it all she’s got to end the year. With a 9th place finish the day before, they had a good starting position to make up time. The race got under way and they were in the zone. Cody hammered down and made some critical passes early on and kept charging. The race course was much rougher and tore up from all the racing the day before and prior that day. After 4 consistent fast laps, the brothers finished in 3rd place for the day and with the combined times, Zach and Cody finished 3rd overall in one of the largest 1450 races of the year.

With the 2019 racing season done for the year, it’s great to see the kids finish on a high note and have that much more motivation and seat time going into 2020. The Camburg Kids are making their mark and will continue to do so in the years to come.

“It’s awesome to see all our kids growing up and getting behind the wheel and experiencing the highs and lows of off-road racing. Thankful we and our sponsors get to help them along the way.”
– Jerry Zaiden

“While it’s not a passing of the torch, seeing the kids battling out on course and putting in the time after hours at the shop to get the truck to the next race is great to see and be a part of. Our kids aren’t really kids anymore.”
– 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.

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 matted to a Culhane built Turbo 400 transmission that is fed by a custom Pyrotect fuel cell. AMSOIL lubricants are used throughout the truck. The Ranger sits on General Tire Grabber X3 tires and 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 RIGID Industries LED series of lights.

For more information on Camburg products, race photo gallery and race team involvement; check out their website www.camburg.com. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING


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Coming off their win at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race, Camburg set their sights on finishing off the 2019 racing season with another win and to set the tone for next year.

The “Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic” is a fun and unique 2-day race format that mixes short course and desert racing elements on a 16-mile course in Laughlin, Nevada. With each race consisting of 4 laps, there’s zero margin of error to finish on the podium. Your overall standings for the weekend are based on your combined times for both days of racing. The Camburg General Tire Scosche Monster Energy #6188 Spec Trick Truck was up for the challenge.

The team headed to Laughlin, NV from Huntington Beach, CA for qualifying on Thursday and tech/contingency on Friday. Only the top classes in BITD qualify prior to the race to determine the starting order come race day. By random drawing, Camburg was 24th off the line in qualifying in a massive field of 6100 trucks.

With Kyle Jergensen behind the wheel with his co-driver Shawn Shanks, as soon as the light turned green they were full throttle start to finish. The truck was on rails through the corners and they put down a run to be proud of. Qualifying 2nd, their lap of 5 mins 20 seconds was just shy of qualifying 1st by less than 4 seconds. This meant that fellow Method Race Wheels teammate #6183 Brock Heger would be first off the line with nothing but clean air ahead of him and a target on his back.

Saturdays starting order was based on Fridays qualifying results. With a side by side drag race start, the Camburg 6100 was staged 2nd since the fastest qualifier gets to start solo. Each group is also staged 30 seconds apart. Camburg got the green flag and the race was on! Kyle hit all his marks, the General Tire X3’s were hooking up and he put the Camburg truck ahead leaving the infield and out into the desert. Since #6183 started 30 seconds ahead of them, they needed to close the gap in order to win. Lap after lap Kyle got closer and closer and was leading the race on time even though he was physically 2nd on course. When it was all said and done the truck ran flawless and Camburg crossed the finish line in 1 hour 3 minutes and 56 seconds and was the winner of day one by 15.5 seconds.

Sunday’s game plan was one and the same, to drive hard and make no mistakes. By winning Saturday, Camburg was lined up side by side with 2nd place finisher #6183 and they would be the first group off. When the light turned green, both were hard off the line and Kyle was able to pull ahead and get out of the infield first. Both drivers wanted the overall win and the pressure was on Brock to make up for lost time. About 8 miles into lap 1 the #6183 got around Kyle and started to pull away a little. Kyle knew he couldn’t let him stretch too far out of his sights so he ran a pace fast enough to stay out of his dust. He knew the time split needed to win so he paced himself and waited to see how each lap progressed.

Finishing the 3rd lap it was time to turn it up. Kyle pushed the Camburg 6100 the hardest he ever had and it took everything he could throw at it, as #6183 was doing the same to stay out front. You could see in the infield Kyle was going for the win and he was hanging it out. On the last lap he was able to reel in Brock and it was one of the closest battles all weekend. The Camburg 6100 finished day two in 1 hour 4 minutes and 45 seconds in 2nd place only 7 seconds behind the leader. With the combined 2-day results, the Camburg General Tire Scosche Monster Energy #6188 Spec Trick Truck was the overall winner of the “Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic”.

Ending the season with two wins in a row for the Camburg team was a great accomplishment as they didn’t race the full season and weren’t going for a class championship. This year’s schedule was all about racing select events and going for the win in each.

“To end the year with a win is awesome! Kyle drove the wheels off our 6100 truck all weekend and had no issues. Looking at the engine management data we can tell our torque converter was too tight for this race so the truck will be even faster here next year with that change. On a race course like this it’s awesome to see the top 6100’s running so close to the top Trick Truck times, goes to show you how competitive they are and how fast they are becoming.”
– Jerry Zaiden

“After Vegas to Reno we spent a little more time dialing in the FOX shocks with SDG and the results speak for themselves. Laughlin is a rough course with some big jumps and big holes and the truck took it no problem. Kyle and Shawn pushed the truck the hardest they ever had and it never skipped a beat.”
– Jason Campbell

“After us winning day one I knew Brock was gonna push it as hard as he could on Sunday and I did the same. Finishing off the year with a win is great and I’m looking forward to next year. It’s been great being a part of the Camburg team these last two races and the truck is working awesome.”
– Kyle Jergensen

Now with the race over, Camburg is already tearing the truck down and getting it ready for the upcoming SEMA Tradeshow November 5-8.

Camburg would like to thank all their sponsors, team members and fellow racers for the opportunity to be racing in this class and series. Best in the Desert puts on the highest quality and most well-organized events out there today. The Spec Trick Truck 6100 class has some of the most exciting off-road racing out of all the classes.

For more information on Camburg products, race photo gallery and race team involvement; check out their website www.camburg.com. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING


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We just got back from a 4-day road trip that started in Zion National Park in Southwest Utah and ended in Prescott, Arizona. What an awesome experience with a great group of friends. Here are some of the stops we made via asphalt and dirt.

  • Zion National Park (Utah)
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes (Utah)
  • Lake Powell (Utah)
  • Navajo Bridge @ Marble Canyon (Arizona)
  • Cliff Dwellers Stone House (Arizona)
  • Kanab (Utah)
  • Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
  • Prescott National Forest (Arizona)

Check out our journey ……

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Camburg Racing Start to Finish – Wins Vegas to Reno

For 2019, Camburg changed the scope of their racing schedule and set out to only race the most prestigious races in the Best in the Desert series in the 6100 Spec Trick Truck class.

The “General Tires Vegas to Reno presented by FOX” is the longest off-road race in the US with over 500 miles of the harshest terrain and conditions in the Nevada desert. The Camburg team had one goal and one mission, to put the Camburg General Tire Scosche Monster Energy #6188 Spec Trick Truck on the podium at the top spot.

Coming into an event like this is weeks and months in the making and involves many different facets. From shock tuning sessions and system functionality tests to coordinating race and pit logistics, it takes all these aspects and more to be successful, let alone win.

The team headed to Las Vegas, NV from Huntington Beach, CA for qualifying on Wednesday and tech/contingency on Thursday. Only the top classes in BITD qualify prior to the race to determine the starting order come race day. By random drawing, Camburg was 4th off the line in qualifying in a massive field of 6100 trucks.

With Kyle Jergensen behind the wheel and his co-driver Shawn Skanks, as soon as the light turned green they were in full kill mode. Kyle drives at 100% intensity start to finish and they rocketed through the short qualifying course with no issues or mistakes. Their qualifying run of 5 mins 26 seconds was the fastest of the day and nearly 2 seconds faster than 2nd place qualifier, which is significant on such a short distance course in a spec. engine class. It was also faster than 80% of the unlimited Trick Truck class racers. Qualifying 1st made the statement that the team was going for the win.

After technical inspection and contingency, the team headed 100 miles northwest to the small town of Beatty, NV where the starting area is to camp for the night. This was made easy by their fleet of chase/pit trucks that are outfitted with Go Fast Campers.

With a final early morning prep/check that Friday, the #6188 Camburg truck was off the start line at around 10:30 am.

The pace Kyle set was on point from the start and he was immediately catching up to the slower Trick Trucks ahead of him. This made for some dusty conditions and smart driving but it didn’t faze them. They knew they had a target on their back and needed to keep making moves and pull ahead which they did. Before pit 4 around race mile 120, they caught up to another slower Trick Truck that wouldn’t move over, even with the Racing Trax system that alerts all racers that a faster vehicle is approaching behind you to pass. Only decision was to nerf the truck ahead to let them know they needed to get by. In doing so it blew the front fiberglass hood and fenders off the truck but was still attached blocking Kyles field of vision as he drove. He wasn’t about to pullover let alone slow down since he got around the slower truck, so he continued to drive with the hood blocking 90% of his view. He was looking through a small ventilation hole in the hood to see where he was going until it finally gave way and broke off completely. There is always something unexpected and exciting in desert racing.

With zero issues in 162 miles, they pulled into their first scheduled pit stop in Tonopah at pit 5 where they received fuel, fresh rear tires and had a quick once over of the truck. They were back underway and putting time on the trucks behind them both physically and on corrected time. Up to this point they have been leading the race from the very start.

Now mid-day, the outside temps were climbing. Southern Nevada summers are brutal with temps over 110 and this year was one of the hottest. Engine and tranny temps were on the rise due to the lack of aerodynamics of the truck with the missing body panels, so they had to keep an eye on them. They finally leveled out and stabilized thanks to the added protection AMSOIL Synthetic oil in the engine and transmission offers. High outside temps can wreak havoc on trucks and the racers themselves which it did for many others. You can easily see temps inside the cockpit over 120 degrees, then combine that with 2-3 layer race suits and helmets. Drivers and co-drivers endure some of the harshest conditions both mentally and physically.

Putting time on the rest of the class and moving through the slower field of trucks ahead, they pulled into their next scheduled pit stop in Mina at pit 9 which is now 312 miles into the race. Same protocol as the last pit, fuel, rear tires, water, food and then they were back underway. By this point they had a 15-minute lead on 2nd place so they knew they didn’t have to push it too hard, but still keep up a race winning pace.

Leaving Mina, they saw some fluctuations with the alternator output which was concerning at the time but it ended up self-correcting, could have been an issue with silt in the case. Come to find out the internal voltage regulator was having an issue. At the continued pace they were on, they wouldn’t need to use their Rigid Industries LED lights since they would be finishing in daylight, so there wasn’t going to be a higher demand on the electrical system.

Now it was a sprint to the finish through the dust. The next 190 miles is not easy and gets very rocky and tight towards the end. Races are won and lost in the last 20 miles of this race and take many competitors out just with the finish insight.

With zero flats on their General Tire Grabber X3 tires and only a few minor issues throughout the day, the Camburg General Tire Scosche Monster Energy #6188 truck crossed the finish line 1st, with an overall time of 8 hours 35 minutes with a 58.79 mph average speed. With the commanding pace they set, the 2nd place truck finished 28 minutes behind them on corrected time with a 55.8 mph average speed. Not only did Camburg win their race, but they also finished 8th overall when mixed in with the faster Trick Truck and Unlimited Buggy class finishers. They were the 6th truck overall to cross the finish line this year.

For comparison sake, last year’s Vegas to Reno 6100 winner had a slower 55.29 mph average race speed and finished 18th overall. It just goes to show the pace Camburg set this year on course and the caliber of racing they put forth.

“This year we decided to focus on a few of the bigger races that draw the most competition. Qualifying 1st and then winning Vegas to Reno start to finish put the spot light on our team and our KINETIK trucks. Feels good to get the win and show off all the hard work the team and our sponsors put into our racing program.”
– Jerry Zaiden

“Time spent dialing in the FOX shocks with SDG this spring made a significant improvement to the overall balance and handling of the truck. I’m really happy with where the truck is and where we’re at as a team. It’s always awesome to win at this level of racing and we just did that in the longest and hardest race of the series.”
– Jason Campbell

Now with the race over, Camburg is already tearing the truck down and getting it ready for the next event. Preliminary everything still looks good and could go another 200 miles. The FK Rod End bearings are tight as can be, the K&N filter will get a quick wash and the Magnaflow mufflers a quick polish. Then the truck will be on display at the upcoming Offroad Expo in Pomona, CA on September 28-29.

Their next race will be the Best in the Desert Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic October 10-13 which is a 2-day race format so it makes for some very exciting racing. Then it’s off to the SEMA Tradeshow November 5-8.

Camburg would like to thank all their sponsors, team members and fellow racers for the opportunity to be racing in this class and series. Best in the Desert puts on the highest quality and well-organized events out there today.

For more information on Camburg products, race photo gallery and race team involvement; check out their website www.camburg.com. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING


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Our next big race will be the infamous Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno August 14th-17th. Our KINETIK 6100 race truck will be battling some of the toughest teams out there over 550 miles of the harshest terrain Nevada can throw at you. This is the longest off-road desert race in the USA.

Make sure to follow us on instagram and you can track us live online at https://bitd.com/live-tracking/  

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We’ll be closed July 4th and 5th celebrating Independence day. We’ll be back up and running on monday the 8th.

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