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Race tested and race proven is not an empty slogan when walking the floors at Camburg and MagnaFlow. We use racing to validate our products under the harshest conditions and most challenging terrain.  

The 2024 race season began on a disappointing note for Team Camburg x MagnaFlow, as power steering issues sidelined them in Parker after leading much of the race.  

The team rebounded in dramatic fashion last month in Johnson Valley, entering King of the Hammers as a grounds to test changes including the power steering and Camburg built and designed monobloc brake calipers.  Despite entering with the intentions to test, Driver Kyle Jergensen and Co-Driver, Shawn Shanks guided the team to victory, crowning Team Camburg x MagnaFlow class champions of the KOH Desert Challenge.  

Expectations for the truck were sky high for the Great American Off-Road Race, the Mint 400.   

QUALIFYING

The stage was set for Team MagnaFlow Camburg after Friday’s qualifying. Driver Kyle Jergensen, along with co-driver Shawn Shanks, ripped through the course with a time of 4:14.185, placing them first in class for the Unlimited SPEC Trucks.

RACE DAY

Taking off behind over 30 Unlimited trucks and buggys the team wasted no time, quickly moving up the overall leaderboard. At the end of Lap 1 (of 4) the team was in 9th place overall and 1st in class.  


Throughout Lap 2, the team continued picking off Unlimited competitors posting a 1:43.13, bringing them up to 5th in the overall field.   

Team Camburg x MagnaFlow kept the momentum going throughout Lap 3, moving up to 3rd overall and continuing to hold the first-in-class position. Throughout the day, the team was relaying Kyle’s time splits, and he managed the 3-4 minute gap between him and 2nd place. 


Riding strong all day and on their last lap, the #222 truck experienced their first hiccup with what driver Kyle Jergensen would later call a “well-deserved” flat. Co-Driver Shawn Shanks – along with Jergensen – wasted no time with the swap, and the team was back on the course in short order.  Kyle turned up the pace all the way to the finish to make sure he didn’t fall back on corrected time. 


With the sun setting over Primm, the team was able to hold off a late-charging Troy Grabowski, bringing home the Mint 400 Unlimited SPEC crown! And a 2nd place overall finish factoring in all Unlimited trucks! Not only taking the class win but also finishing 2nd overall with Unlimited trucks with double the horsepower and some being AWD is a reflection of Camburg’s KINETIK race trucks and the team’s caliber of racing. 


After the race Jergensen was humble, saying “Our truck did most of the work today, it feels the same now (at the finish line) as it did when we started.”  The statement is a testament to not only Camburg and MagnaFlow products, but to our sponsors as well.  

The team would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors including, The Beast Unleashed, Scosche, Sig Sauer, 5.11 Tactical, KMC Wheels, Rigid Industries, Bully Dog, Decked, Optima Batteries, BF Goodrich, Rugged Radios, Scrubblade, Steel-It, FK Rod Ends, and R3Di. 

Winners of arguably the two most highly coveted off-road races in the United States, Team MagnaFlow Camburg looks to finish out the ’24 season strong when they head to Barstow in October for the California 300.

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The Mint 400 with Unlimited Off-Road Racing series sponsors MagnaFlow / Camburg announced today that Off-Road Icon Ivan Stewart has been named Grand Marshal of the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400! Stewart, a three-time Mint 400 Class Champion, and four-time Mint and Nissan 400 Overall Champion has now been added to the illustrious list of renowned celebrities and racers who have had the privilege of serving as the grand marshal for “The Great American Off-Road Race” since its debut in 1968. Ivan will lead the parade piloting the Camburg Unlimited SPEC truck and be headlining festivities including signing limited edition posters at the Magnaflow / Camburg booth during the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival on Thursday, March 7th on Fremont St. from 10:30 am – 12 pm.

“We are thrilled to have Ivan leading all the main Mint 400 festivities representing the MagnaFlow / Camburg team including the Mint 400 Parade, Dinner of Champions, Mint 400 Off-Road Festival, and of course, he will be dropping the green flag at the start of the race,” stated Camburg Racing’s Jerry Zaiden.

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For over 55 years, The Mint 400 has been recognized as North America’s most challenging and awe-inspiring off-road race. Originally conceived as a promotional event for the Mint Hotel’s yearly deer hunt, it quickly evolved from a mere hotel marketing strategy into a bona fide desert racing competition. Since its resurgence in 2008, “The Great American Off-Road Race” has only grown in prestige, attracting larger and more competitive participant fields each year, making victory even more elusive. It stands as a must-experience event for both racers and enthusiasts of off-road racing.

“I am excited to be back at The Mint 400 as part of the MagnaFlow / Camburg team. This race holds a special place with me and my career it’s nice to not only feel the love for the off-road community but to see younger racers accelerating their career at “The Great American Off-Road Race! Come out to the off-road festival on Thursday, March 7th and stop by the MagnaFlow / Camburg booth.” said Ivan Stewart.

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The Mint 400 festivities begin Wednesday, March 6th with the “11th Annual Mint 400 Vehicle Procession” and continue on Thursday, March 7th on historic Fremont Street with the “Mint 400 Off-Road Festival.” The festival will be open from 9 am to 6 pm under the Fremont Street Experience canopy and on Fremont Street East. Over 150 off-road vendors and exhibitors will display their products in front of a massive crowd of racers and enthusiasts, including nearly 500 race teams. The event is free to the public. Then on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, the 56th Annual BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 will host two days of thrilling racing from their official start/finish midway behind Buffalo Bill’s Hotel and Casino in Primm, NV. More information on the event for racers and spectators is available at TheMint400.com, or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram.

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The King of the Hammers was back in Johnson Valley, California and brought forth over 530 teams to compete in these races. Although, KOH 2024 was not originally on our race schedule, the Camburg x MagnaFlow team decided to head to Johnson Valley following our Parker 400 results. 

DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

After facing power steering issues at the Parker 400, the Camburg x MagnaFlow team immediately went to work. We assembled a dream team of people and companies to find a solution ASAP. The solution? Revamping the entire power steering system using some new and exciting products just breaking into the off-road realm.

While we weren’t planning on racing King of the Hammers, we wanted to test the new power steering in race conditions before the upcoming Mint 400. So, we packed up and decided to test the revamped setup in the T2 Spec Truck race at King of the Hammers. This was also perfect timing to test out our new Camburg monobloc racing brake calipers, which we’ve had in development. 

THE PROLOGUE RACE – SATURDAY

The King of the Hammers Desert Challenge spans two days, featuring a prologue race on Saturday and the main race on Sunday. Kicking off the prologue race, Kyle Jergensen took on the course, a mix of tighter uphill rocky sections at the beginning then opening up to the higher speed desert terrain. Kyle threw down a fast lap and charged to the end to qualify 2nd with a time of 00:31:51 just 10 seconds behind the 1st place T2 qualifier. The new power steering and brake calipers worked flawlessly out of the gate and we were ready for Sunday’s race.

T2 SPEC TRUCK RACE – SUNDAY

On Sunday, starting 6th, Kyle and co-driver Shawn quickly advanced taking the lead in their class. Navigating through the challenging terrain and battling dust, the team never wavered, crossing the line and securing a race finish. With the combined times between both races, the team was crowned the King of the Hammers Desert Challenge T2 Spec truck winner! Their time also put them 3rd overall, factoring in the Unlimited trucks and buggies.

The team would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors including, The Beast Unleashed, Scosche, Sig Sauer, 5.11 Tactical, KMC Wheels, Rigid Industries, Bully Dog, Decked, Optima Batteries, BF Goodrich, Rugged Radios, Scrubblade, Steel-It, FK Rod Ends, and R3Di.

NEXT UP, THE MINT 400 

Now it’s time to get the Camburg x MagnaFlow truck torn apart and prepped for the upcoming Unlimited Off-Road Racing’s iconic Mint 400, March 6th-8th in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Follow along on our socials to get exclusive behind the scenes content as we prepare for Vegas!

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At the 2024 Unlimited Off-Road Racing Parker 400, Camburg Racing driver Kyle Jergensen threw down the fastest qualifying in the Unlimited Truck Spec class. We’re looking forward to that same pace this Saturday during the 425+ mile race. Check out some behind the scenes testing action getting ready for this event.

Click HERE come race day for live tracking.

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The Unlimited Off-Road Racing “Parker 400” is right around the corner and we’ve been hard at work getting our Camburg x MagnaFlow race truck dialed in and ready for battle.

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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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Photos by: Camburg & HighRev Photography

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Unfortunately our plans for the 2016 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race didn’t pan out as we planned. With our KINETIK 6100 Spec TT at it’s best and dialed in for the race, we were hoping for a podium finish. The start the race became a quick bottle neck of trucks and buggys stuck in the silt beds. Getting around one group at race mile 5 we came into another jam at race mile 8 where we weren’t able to pass by and had to come to a stop. Soon after we were hit from behind by another 6100 truck at race speed in the blinding dust. Luckily driver and co-driver were still in the truck and belted in. Only having the wind knocked out of them, the situation could have been much worse as they were about to get out. Once it was safe to proceed, they got out and found the other truck up on top of them. Once the dust settled, they had to wait for a BITD support truck to tow the trucks apart. 1.5 hours later, they determined the race was over for us and would have to limp the truck off course. The crash damaged the engine radiator and both transmission coolers among other things.

We’ve already started repairing the truck and getting it ready for the next BITD race, the Bluewater Desert Challenge in October. Thanks to all our sponsors, team members, supporters and fans, we’ll get them next time.

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We’re headed out to the Best in the Desert Mint 400 race. Our shop will be closed during this time as we’ll be setup with our RV and displays on Freemont St. in Las Vegas, NV. We’ll have our new hats and limited edition Mint 400 t-shirts for sale on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday before the race. We’ll be racing Saturday afternoon in our #6175 6100 TT Spec truck and going for the win! Track us online at www.race-dezert.com

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