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Check out the Off-Road Racer Podcast with Jerry Zaiden for some behind the scenes info and a look back on how Camburg Engineering got started, where we’re at and where we’re headed.

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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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We rounded up the crew and headed south for a Camburg x MagnaFlow off-road adventure through Baja California and Baja Sur. We racked up hundreds of dirt miles testing some of our new suspension products on our long-travel Ford Bronco while making sure to stop at local taco shops and some unreal beaches.

Check out our video recap below

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It’s that time of the year for some Camburg wheeling and dealing! Take advantage of these savings and get your truck or SUV dialed in for your next off-road adventure. 

Use discount code [ BLACKFRIDAY23 ] at checkout for 15% off all Camburg products and kits.

or use discount code [ MERCH25 ] at checkout for 25% off all Camburg clothing and merch only.

  • Sale ends Monday Nov. 27th @ midnight
  • Must use discount codes at checkout
  • Applies to Camburg products and kits only
  • New online orders only
  • Some products excluded

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The MagnaFlow Group’s brands Camburg Engineering and MagnaFlow have come on board the newly formed Unlimited Off-Road Racing program as series sponsors.

“We are thrilled to have Camburg and MagnaFlow partner with us for the 2024 season!” said Unlimited Off-Road Racing CEO Matt Martelli.  “Camburg has been one of the leading brands in high-end suspension systems. They race what they sell and have been a part of off-road racing culture for over two decades. For 2024 they are fielding a Camburg-built Unlimited Spec Truck with championship driver Kyle Jergensen behind the wheel which will undoubtedly prove to be a championship combo. MagnaFlow has a tremendous brand with a global reach and has been making the best products in the category for over four decades. We are excited to work with them to unlock the value of off-road racing with their brands and products.”

In December of 2022 the MagnaFlow Group acquired Camburg Engineering, diversifying their portfolio beyond its traditional business.  A leader in performance exhaust and emissions control products, the MagnaFlow Group extended their reach into suspension. These two iconic brands now take their next steps together, as they take part in the Unlimited Off-Road Racing series.

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“The Martellis and I have always shared a common vision of bringing off-road racing to the masses. Now being a part of the MagnaFlow Group we can support the future and growth of off-road racing in the United States. Unlimited Off-Road Racing knows how to promote off-road races. Keep your eyes on us, more is coming,” stated MagnaFlow VP of the Camburg Division Jerry Zaiden.

Jason Campbell, MagnaFlow VP of Engineering Camburg Division, stated, “We are excited to be a part of the race community and give back to the space that we use to develop and test our products. When we say race proven we mean it, and racing in the California, Arizona and Nevada deserts gives us the world’s most challenging test bed to truly prove our products.“

“We have a global brand and amazing products, and now we get to activate in off-road culture in an authentic way with off-road racing as the proving ground for our products and technology. Partnering with Unlimited Off-Road Racing is the next stage in the growth of the MagnaFlow group as we move into suspension and beyond. We are also proud to be supported by the best sponsors for our race team including the Beast Unleashed, Scosche Industries, Sig Sauer, 5.11, KMC Wheels, Rigid Industries, Decked, Bully Dog, Optima Battery, Scrubblade, FK Rod Ends, Steel-It and BFGoodrich.” stated MagnaFlow VP of Strategic Business Growth Jeff Hermann.

Details regarding racer registration, sponsorship packages, exhibitor vending, spectator tickets, camping, and parking passes for Unlimited Off-Road Racing are live on Unlimitedoffroadracing.com.

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We rounded up the troops and traveled north up the 395 in California headed towards Lake Tahoe for 4 days of camping, overlanding and off-road fun; there and back. We also spent this time testing some of our new Camburg suspension products on our Ford Raptor R and Toyota Tundra. Check out our video recap and photo gallery below.

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