Wichita, KS - After racing less than 15 events in two years, former World of Outlaw driver Jeremy Campbell came back with something to prove in 2010, winning two events and two Championships with two different teams.
"When I moved to Wichita, Kansas in January of 2010 I had no idea what the race season would bring. My father-in-law and I had plans to get the 10c car back out locally and Danny King and I had talked about running some races with the e85 Ethanol team, but this season turned out better than I could have ever expected," said Campbell.
This past Saturday Campbell clinched the 2010 National Championship Racing Association 360 Sprint Car Championship after winning his heat race against veteran driver and defending NCRA Champ Gary Lee Meier.
"We came into the night 85 points ahead of Meier, and he was definitely within striking distance, but winning the heat race put us in position to win the Championship as long as we took the green flag in the A-feature."
"That took a bit of the pressure off but I still wanted to end the season on a win," said Campbell. For the first eight laps of the main event it looked like Campbell might do it, too. The e85 car was pulling away from the field when tell-tale puffs of smoke began to come from Campbell's engine. Shortly after, a red-flag stopped the field and the Ethanol team was able to examine the engine. Unable to fix the problem, Campbell continued the race but lost power lap after lap. The combined efforts of Campbell and the team brought home a 9th place finish, which kept up Campbell's streak of top-10 finishes the entire season.
26-year old Campbell was the 2000 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Rookie of the Year, and in 2010, 10 years later, is the NCRA 360 Sprint Car Champion, 81 Speedway Sprint Car Champion and NCRA and 81 Speedway Rookie of the Year.