Monday, December 11, 2023

DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Cameron Fulfer

Texas-based bracket racer Cameron Fulfer is in the DragChamp spotlight!

Cameron Fulfer is one of the young guns on the South Central bracket racing scene. He grew up in a racing family and has quickly become one of the top bracket racers in and around Texas.

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Learn more about Cameron Fulfer and his racing operation in this racer Q&A.

How long have you been racing?

I started racing Jr Dragsters when I was 10 years old. I’m 27 now so I’ve been at it 17 years.

How were you introduced to the sport?

My Dad raced Super Stock in AHRA and NHRA in the late 60’s and early 70’s then quit for almost 20 years. He came back into the sport and raced with my sister some and became the Div. 4 Chaplain for many years.

When his health caused him to quit traveling we started doing the Jr. dragster thing at Texas Raceway when I was 10. And the rest is history from there!

Which class do you compete in?

I mainly bracket race and race Top and Bottom bulb both, but this last year I’ve mainly focused on Footbraking. I also have dabbled with Super Street and Super Comp a few races in the past.

Tell us about your current race car?

My main bullet right now is a ’95 Pontiac Grand Am. It’s got a 377 SBC and runs 6.30-6.40s. I also have a ’69 Nova that I’ve had since I was 15. I plan to have ready to race again next season.

Major racing accomplishments:

-2004 11 year old Western Conference Finals champ

-2007 DRR Racetech Jr. Dragster Division 4 champ

-2010 NHRA Division 4 High School champ

-Won quite a few $2-3k to win races in 2013-2015

-Won Footbrake both days of the 2018 Cowpasture Nationals

What’s on your bucket list/future goals?

Mostly I’d just like to keep on doing what I’m doing and constantly try to improve my performance where I’m at. Some day I would like to give Super Stock or Super Gas racing a try. 

What do you do for a living?

I build and install window shutters. The Shutter Shoppe is our family business that I now run. My Dad started it almost 40 years ago and it’s been going ever since.

What is the hardest part of racing?

For me it’s trying to stay focused and out of my own way. Next hardest is trying to find the time to make sure everything is prepared properly and ready for the weekend.

Who do you hate to see in the other lane?

I try not to spend too much time worrying about the other guy, but the two I struggle the most with right now is Jake Howard and Chad Sandlin. I’m sure a lot of guys around here these days would provide a similar answer. 

Do you love to win or hate to lose?

Honestly probably a little of both. I’d say hate to lose is more what I lean to even though I feel like the the alternative is the better attitude to have.

Are you better at the starting line or the finish line?

Honestly it depends on the day, but I’d say the starting line is my biggest weakness. Most of my races seem to be won or lost on the starting line. Finish line seems to come a little more natural to me. Especially if I did my job right up front.

If money were no option, what would your racing operation look like?

I would definitely have a good door car that’s good for Top and Bottom bulb and probably a dragster of some kind also. I would definitely have a Stocker and a Super Stocker. I’ve always been interested in class racing even though I’ve never had the time or the money to give it a try yet.

What other hobbies do you have?

My only other real hobby is racing slot cars. It’s bracket racing, exactly what we do with the real cars expect with 1/24 scale model cars with electric motors. I’m actually sitting at a slot car track in Arkansas as I write this. It pays $5,000 to win this afternoon!

Who would you like to thank?

First off I’d like to thank my parents for getting me started in this deal and providing a business for me to make the money to be able to continue.

The guys that help keep me going are Billy Simpson who builds my motors, Dillon Bontrager and Randy Tanksley for all their help and advice on my program the last few years.

Most of all I want to thank God for everything and the ability to keep on going and doing what I love to do!

For more great DragChamp racer spotlight articles, click here for our article on Dalton Lummus, and here for the Charlie Lockhart spotlight.

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