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Camden Teel: Winning Championships and Making History

This week’s DragChamp Jr. Racer Spotlight is all about 2021 Eastern & Western Conference Finals Champion, Camden Teel.

NEWCASTLE, OK- Camden Teel has been racing Junior Dragsters for the past 4 years. When he was just 4 years-old, he enjoyed watching Colt Saum race his Junior Dragster and wanted to give it a try once he was old enough. Camden currently competes in the 11.90 Index class and the 6-9 year-old age group within the NHRA and IHRA.

Camden made history this year when he won the Western Conference finals 6-9 year old age group and the Eastern Conference Finals 6-9 year old age group as well. More recently, he just won the NHRA Division 4 Jr Finals at Ardmore Dragway.

Follow Camden’s racing Facebook page, Teel Motorsports: Hulk416.

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About his Car

His Junior Dragster is a Mike Bos chassis that they got in December 2020. He has a Nic Woods top shelf 11.90 motor on board powering his dragster at 55MPH.

Outside of Racing

In Camden’s free time, he enjoys playing video games and watching Youtube videos. He is home schooled and likes to watch football and cheer on the Oklahoma University Sooners. His favorite TV show is Parker Plays and his favorite genre of music is rap.

Camden Teel

Camden’s Accomplishments

  • 2021 NHRA Division 4 Jr Finals Champion
  • 2021 Western Conference Final 6-9 year old Champion
  • 2021 Eastern Conference Final 6-9 year old Champion
  • 2020 Western Conference Final 6-9 year old Runner-up
  • 7 time career Wally winner
  • Drag Champ’s 2020 6-9 year old Driver of the Year
  • FTI Farm Team Driver

Camden’s Q&A

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve? 

On my bucket list I would love to win the IHRA World Finals. Become an NHRA top fuel driver and achieve to be a top fuel world champion.

What is your favorite race car, and why? 

Tony Schumacher U.S. Army car.

Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success? 

My dad and my family. 

Who do you look up to in the sport? 

John Force and Braden Bettis.

Tell us what you do for a living? 

Currently 4th grade

Camden Teel

How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.? 

My dad and my family, FTI, DragWrap.com. 

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why? 

Carson Weid on a pro tree.

What’s the hardest part of drag racing? 

How to drive the big end of the track.

What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car? 

Having a terrible green light reaction time.

What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car? 

Don’t go red.

Camden Teel

What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack? 

Hangin out with my race friends.

Are you superstitious?  If so, what are they? 

Listen to music before I go up for a race.

Do you love to win or hate to lose? 

Hate losing.

Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line? 

Finish line.

What motivates you to continue racing? 

Don’t put your head down when you lose.

Camden Teel

If money were no object, what would your racing operation look like?  Car, trailer, class, race schedule, etc. 

Expensive. 

How often do you use a practice tree? 

Not very often.

What is your daily driver? 

Whatever my parents are driving.

What are you really good at? 

Racing and video games.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you? 

My mom passed away in 2018.

Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home? 

With a crowd.

What’s your favorite thing to eat?  Individual item, meal, or restaurant? 

Chicken strips or nuggets.

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most? 

My dad, my grandpa, and my family.

What is a piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring racer? 

Be confident in yourself.

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