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We’re proud to announce that we’re teaming up with The California 300 as a supporting sponsor of their inaugural CA300 Off-Road Race in Barstow, CA. We’ll be out there October 12th-16th showing our support for racers as well as showcasing our products at their CA300 Off-Road Festival & exhibition where you can get hands on with our products and hang out.
 
We’ve been racing & testing out in Barstow for over 25 years now and when we heard an event of this scale was coming back, it only made sense for us to get involved.

We’ve also teamed up with the Clean-Dezert organization who’s putting on a desert cleanup prior to the CA300 race on October 8th. Not only do you have the opportunity to help cleanup our deserts and meet a great group of people, but they also put together an awesome raffle with prizes totaling almost $25,000. We’re donating one of our Camburg Race Series 3.50 rear axle housings to the raffle, so if you’re in the market, come on down and have a chance to win it along with supporting a great cause.

For all the latest news, schedules and information on spectating, camping, etc.

check out TheCalifornia300.com
 
For more information on Clean-Dezert’s October 8th cleanup and future events
check out Clean-Dezert.org

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This past weekend the Camburg Kids won the M.O.R.E. Freedom Cup race out at Glen Helen Raceway, CA. Check out the video recap below along with our full race report and photo gallery.

Coming off their race win at the M.O.R.E “Mojave Offroad Racing Enthusiasts” McKenzie’s 250, the Camburg Kids were chomping at the bit to get back in their Class 1400 Camburg Racing Ford Ranger. The next race in the series would be the 2-day Freedom Cup at the infamous Glen Helen Raceway. This was a unique race course with a mixture of motocross jumps, short course corners and some sand washes all mixed into one with a side-by-side start. They would qualify Saturday morning to determine starting position, race Saturday afternoon and then race again Sunday midday.

Cody having a little more short course experience behind the wheel would qualify the truck. With his brother Corey co-driving with him, they did a quick pre-run lap to scope out the course and then they were off. The jumps were big and the corners were slick which is vastly different from open desert racing. They put down a solid qualifying lap with their gut feeling of a top 3 finish. When it was all said and done, the Camburg Kidsqualified 1st in their class and would be in the first group off the line for the afternoon race.

With a quick wipe down and look over, the truck was ready for Day 1’s afternoon race. Cody would be driving with Corey co-driving like earlier and their plan was to run their qualifying pace for 8 full laps. The green flag dropped, Cody was off and they pulled out front right away and into the lead on the iconic Glen Helen banked corner. They focused on the task at hand; to stay out front and run a consistent pace. You can easily over jump or blow a corner and lose positions with a lapse in judgement. The truck was working awesome and they were being smart working their way through slower/lapped traffic. Cody not only put down the fastest lap time of the day in the 1400 class but more importantly won the race with a commanding lead of almost 2 minutes.

Now it was time for Corey to put his money where his mouth is with Cody co-driving with him on Sunday’s Day 2 race. Once again, the General Tires hooked up and gave them the holeshot into the first corner. They pulled ahead and never looked back. The Camburg Kids were having fun and throwing down super consistent lap times. Not only did Corey have the fastest lap of the day but also of the weekend. With that speed he crossed the finish line in 1st place and the Camburg Kids won the overall for the weekend in the 1400 class.

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Having missed the 1st race of the season, the Camburg Kids have won the following 2 races in a row and are hungry for another win and now have their sights on the Class Championship. Their next race will be close to 300 miles in Johnson Valley, CA in September which they are already excited for.

“You can’t replace seat time and racing experience and that’s the learning the kids need right now. Fast is smooth and smooth is fast. It’s great to see them win back to back both days but more so to win back to back events.”
 – Jerry Zaiden

“After the last race, we went through the steering system, checked all the fluids and she was ready for battle. Didn’t do a heavy prep on the truck and we raced all weekend on the same tires from the last race. Really happy with the truck right now.”
 
– Jason Campbell

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

For more information on Camburg products, videos, photo gallery and race program; check out their website www.camburg.comAlso make sure to follow them on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING for the latest info.

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 Optima Yellow Top Battery powers the electronics and OnX Offroad provides their GPS navigation. The Ranger sits on 37” General Tire Grabber X3 tires and 17” KMC Wheels forged Mesa 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.

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2022 brought some new team sponsors and more importantly a new focus and drive for the Camburg Kids. The last couple years racing while successful, have also been a much-needed learning experience with necessary seat time. This year the kids are excited about taking that knowledge and gained confidence and applying it. For their first race of the year, they’re now rocking KMC’s forged Mesa beadlock wheels that are stronger and lighter and Optima’s new high performance “PureFlow Technology” Yellow Top battery. 

The M.O.R.E. McKenzie’s 250 race was 5 grueling laps out in Lucerne Valley, CA which is known for some of the roughest & highly technical desert terrain out there. This area recently hosted the King of the Hammers event so quite a bit of the race course was still torn up from that. The day prior to the race they were able to prerun the course in Goodman’s iconic Bronco which was an added bonus for sure. They got to see firsthand what they’d be up against. On race day Cody Campbell, Zach Zaiden and Corey Campbell would be sharing driving duties in their Class 1400 Camburg Racing Ford Ranger.

Cody started the race and immediately got into his groove and rhythm. Around mile 12 though he got tangled up in some rocks and had a bit of some down time. He got back under way and charged through his first lap and was in 2nd place. Lap 2 was pretty uneventful which is a good thing. Everything was running great and Cody was running a great pace slowly catching the leader. At the end of lap 2 Cody pulled into main pit for a driver change and fuel but the team noticed a substantial power steering leak. They pulled the hood off and ended up topping off the system with power steering fluid.

Corey got in the truck and they were back under way onto lap 3. Even with the lengthy pit stop they were still in 2nd place. He set a pace he was comfortable with making sure to give the fans at mile 29 a little air time. The truck was working awesome and the FOX shocks were handling everything Corey could throw at them. At the end of lap 3 he came into main pit for fuel and to top off the power steering again. Kyle the co-driver ended up getting out and Cody got back in his place. Lap 4 would have the Campbell brothers both in the truck. We can’t confirm or deny any in truck fist pumping through mile 29 as they aired it out and also setting the fastest 4th lap time. Still sitting in 2nd place they pulled into main pit for the last driver change and power steering fluid with one last look over.

Zach now got into the truck to take it to the finish line with Cody. He had some pressure on his shoulders to either better or at minimum keep their 2nd place position; which he was up for the challenge. By this time the course was pretty rough and attrition was starting to come into play. Running a similar pace as they did prior, around a 1/3 into the last lap they saw the leader pulled off to the side. Not knowing their issues, Zach knew he had to continue with the pace to stay up front and insure the win. In off-road racing things can change instantly and nothing is guaranteed. With his foot to the floor, Zach crossed the finish line in 4 hrs 51 min and secured Camburg’s race win.

“The kids have no problem going fast, the hard part is knowing when to go fast and being strategic about it. They’re learning that part and today it paid off with a win. It’s exciting to see them be successful and having fun racing at the same time.”  – Jerry Zaiden

“Seeing them run up front all day and take the win is awesome. It makes the long hours and hard work worth it for all of us and they’re learning something new on and off the track every race. The race starts long before the green flag drops on race day with prep and testing.” – Jason Campbell

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

For more information on Camburg products, videos, photo gallery and 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 Optima Yellow Top Battery powers the electronics and OnX Offroad provides their GPS navigation. The Ranger sits on 37” General Tire Grabber X3 tires and 17” KMC Wheels forged Mesa 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.

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We’re excited to team up with Optima Batteries for 2022 for all our battery needs. We’ll be putting their new yellow top batteries to the test in our race trucks, Overland vehicles, tow/chase trucks and daily drivers. We’ve been using Optima Batteries since the late 90’s and are excited to be working with them again.

The new OPTIMA® YELLOWTOP® is a true dual-purpose battery, delivering ultimate starting power and deep-cycling in one complete package; bringing the OPTIMA YELLOWTOP power to today’s vehicles. All OPTIMA batteries are constructed from the highest-quality materials including 99.99% pure lead.

  • The new OPTIMA YELLOWTOP has been engineered with 99.99% pure lead, highly compressed radial grids and a direct-path cast-on strap to deliver robust power, extreme recharge and unsurpassed performance.
  • 99.99% pure lead in highly compressed radial grid plates provide resistance to damage from vibration and corrosion.
  • OPTIMA proprietary AGM flat-plate technology features ultra-thin fibers woven into each highly compressed plate, increasing plate count and surface area, which ultimately maximizes the power and significantly extends the life of the battery.
  • The exclusive direct-path cast-on strap establishes a direct connection between power cells, reduces internal resistance and maximizes the flow of energy, which provides faster cranking power and higher cold-cranking amps.
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We’ve teamed back up with Wheel Pros to outfit all of our race and support trucks along with our Overland and project vehicles with the best wheels from KMC, Black Rhino and Fuel Offroad among many others.

Camburg has a long outstanding history with Wheel Pros over the last 20+ years. We started out racing in the late 90’s on American Racing wheels and transitioned into their ATX line of wheels on our Ford Ranger. Then in 2007 we partnered with KMC and raced stock full, heavy metal, Trophy Truck and Class 6100 and later won the 2017 Mint 400 in the Toyota TRD Pro Tacoma. Camburg and Wheel Pros have been a winning combination in off-road racing and will continue to be for the coming years. 

The Wheel Pros family of brands spans the gamut of styles, sizes and applications and ventures into the UTV Powersports market as well. This gives us the ability to offer our customers and racers a wider range of wheel options. 

“Teaming back up with the crew at Wheel Pros after all these years is awesome as we’ve both grown and expanded our businesses. We’ve come full circle and it feels like home.” – Jerry Zaiden

“We started out racing on American Racing and KMC wheels and it’s great to have our kids do the same now. They’re a great company to work with and make great products.” – Jason Campbell

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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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Camburg Engineering and Baja Designs are two leading companies in their respective markets, so it only made sense to team up for 2020 and beyond. Camburg will be using Baja Designs exclusively for all their lighting needs as well as distributing their full product line. Camburg is constantly searching for the highest quality parts out there.

With Camburg’s diverse motorsports program, their lighting demands span the gamut and Baja Designs has a wide range of LED products that fill those requirements. Camburg’s fleet of off-road trucks, diesel chase/tow rigs, KINETIK race trucks, Overland vehicles and UTV’s, are the perfect platforms to showcase Baja Designs technology and variety. Lighting is just as important traversing a rocky trail to get to a remote campsite in a Ford Raptor as it is going 100+ mph in the desert in a tube chassis race truck. 

Baja Designs has been in the off-road lighting business for over 25 years and is considered the leader in development and manufacturing. Their accomplishments and race results are unmatched both here in the USA and abroad. Baja Designs lights are in every form of off-road racing, winning races and championships. No other lighting company has the same consistent and overwhelming results. At the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000, Baja Designs teams/athletes took 21 1st place finishes.

“We’re really excited to team up with the guys at Baja Designs. They build the highest quality lights out there and the attention to detail is unmatched.”  – Jerry Zaiden @ Camburg

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Camburg Engineering and KINETIK Race Trucks. Just like BD, Camburg uses their race heritage to continue bringing enthusiasts the best turnkey solutions on and off the race course.” – Trent Kirby @ Baja Designs

For more information on Camburg and Baja Designs products; check out their websites www.camburg.com and www.bajadesigns.comMake sure to follow them both on Instagram, YouTube and on Facebook @CAMBURGRACING and @BAJADESIGNSOFFICIAL

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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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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