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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.comMake 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

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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.

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The Camburg Kids made no delay getting back in the race truck for 2020. They are hungry to learn and get as much seat time in as they can. This past weekend they entered MORE’s Slash X Duel in the Desert race in the 1400 class.

The “Duel in the Desert” took place out at Barstow, CA and was made up of ten 16-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.

Corey Campbell started the race with Robert Moruzzi as his navigator. Robert not only built the LS engine for the Camburg Ford Ranger but also has a lot of driving/racing experience himself out in Barstow so he could give some great input and feedback to the kids. They were 6th off the line and quickly charged through the pack and set a fast pace. After 3 laps of making some passes and being smart behind the wheel, Corey was able to hand it over to his older brother Cody in 2nd place.

Cody Campbell got in on lap 4 and dropped the hammer. He pushed hard and was able to get around the 1st place truck and pull ahead. He put down the fastest lap of the day in the 1400 class with a lap time of 16 mins 35 secs.  He continued his pace and continued to put time on the leader. Unfortunately, his luck ran out and he got tangled up in some rocks and had to pull off course and inspect the truck. During this down time the 2nd place truck got around them. They got back under way and pulled into main pit to hand over the truck to Zach.

Zach Zaiden then got in the driver’s seat to finish out the last 3 laps and make a run for the leader as they were 8 minutes behind. The truck was running great and with some clean air late in the day, Zach was able to put down some fast and consistent laps and get around the leader late on the last lap and cross the finish line in 1st place. It was a close finish at the end but the Camburg Kids were able to come out ahead.

Starting off the race season with a win always up’s the team’s excitement and they are looking forward to the next one. Keep your eyes on these kids, they’re just getting started in their racing adventures.

“Jason and I started displaying at contingency and racing in Barstow so it’s awesome to see the kids come out here and win where it all started for the two of us.”Jerry Zaiden

“The kids are getting fast behind the wheel quickly and that fires me up to get the truck that much more dialed in for them. With more and more seat time, they’re getting comfortable in racing conditions.” – 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 2020 race program; check out their website www.camburg.comMake 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. AMSOIL lubricants are used throughout the truck and a Full Throttle Battery powers the electronics. 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.

Photos: Trina Campbell & 556 Photo

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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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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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