Camburg Racing

Jerry and Jason, Engineering Partners and Formidable General Tire, Monster Energy Trophy Truck Spec Racing Team
Camburg Racing
In 1997 Jerry Zaiden joined forces with Jason Campbell to form Camburg Engineering, a company that provides products and services to elite off-road racing teams. Today, Camburg Engineering is the leader in off-road suspension systems. But the duo knew they needed to take their business to the next level so they formed a race team and began racing a 1600 buggy in the local Southern California deserts.

Website:
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DRIVER Q & A: JASON CAMPBELL

Top 3 People to follow on social media?
General Tire, KMC Wheels, Monster Energy.

Favorite Race and why?
Parker. It has such a variety of terrain. You have really high speed, grated roads, you’ve got washes and it’s really cool because it’s a mix of everything.

Do you have a pre-race routine you go through before heading out into the desert?
It’s funny how biology is. I yawn. Until I start the race I constantly yawn.

What other adventurous activities to you participate in?
Mountain biking is probably my main passion outside of racing. I like to go to the local places like Aliso Woods, El Morro, I go up to Big Bear and take the kids and do some downhill stuff. I also surf and spend time my kids and the family doing those things.

Best place to go off-roading for a weekend?
I want to go places I’ve never been. I like to explore. I haven’t done a lot by Mammoth so I’d like to get up there. I’d like to just go out in the middle of the desert and find new stuff.

If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
Tools, Jack, Spare Tire, Crackers and Wine.

If you could go to dinner with five other people (dead or alive), who would you pick and why?
My Grandfather (my Dad’s Dad), Buzz Aldrin, Charles Lindbergh, General Patton and King Tutankhamun.

Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
“Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf, Old Michael Jackson and sometimes I like to throw some old disco stuff in there.

Best road trip you have ever taken?
Had a really good road trip up the coast on the PCH up into Monterey and the Redwoods. We stayed in Tahoe for a bit and went to Virginia City. It was cool not having a particular destination. If you don’t like it, leave, if you like it, stay.

Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
I’d like to just go all over the Western United States. Old mines, old towns, old things, just explore and get off the beaten path and go where most people don’t normally go. Go that extra mile to see stuff no one else does.

DRIVER Q & A: JERRY ZAIDEN

Top 3 People to follow on social media?
General Tire, KMC Wheels and Skoche

Daily Driver:
2014 Chevy with General Grabbers

Favorite Race and why?
I like a few of them. Parker, the Mint 400 and Vegas to Reno. The endurance of the race is exciting and those races in particular have a little bit of everything.

Do you have a pre-race routine you go through before heading out into the dessert?
No pre-race routine.

What other adventurous activities to you participate in?
I love surfing and riding off-road motorcycles. I like to go anywhere “wildernessy” or Baja.

Best place to go off-roading for a weekend?
There are a lot of different places. Baja is always fun and the Sequoia forest is fun, there’s a lot of fun places.

If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
If I’m in Baja: Surfboard, Skoche boom bottle, Stickers, Pesos and Extra flip flops. If I’m in the US: Salient Arms 9 mm, AR-15, Camera equipment, and Sleeping bag

If you could go to dinner with five other people (dead or alive), who would you pick and why?
Will Ferrell, Burt Reynolds, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, and Marilyn Monroe

Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
Johnny Cash, Metallica, and NWA

Best road trip you have ever taken?
The 40th Baja 1000. The whole adventure of going down to Cabo and back with the crew.

Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
I haven’t driven across the US yet so I would drive across the country and find a good mix between pavement and dirt.