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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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Photos by: Camburg & HighRev Photography