Rookie Cam Reimers Earns First Traxxas TORC Series Pro-Light Podium

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Cam Reimers said his crew worked hard to give him a perfect truck every weekend
Cam Reimers said his crew worked hard to give him a perfect truck every weekend
The only black and white in racing is the checkered flag. Racing, like life, exists in the copious shades of grey that create its depth and dimension, and it's why fans relate more closely with the "David's" of racing than they do with "Goliath" teams. We prefer to see the underdog team with the thoroughly talented driver and the tireless crew that keeps him on the track through sheer will and effort do well. K&N supported Cam Reimers is one of those drivers you get a sense is capable of big things once all his ducks get in line.

"We are a small team that comes out of a pick-up and enclosed trailer," remarked Reimers. "To be competitive with these big teams that show up with semi haulers and full crews, it's not an easy task to put it on the box in our first season."

Yet that's exactly what Reimers managed to do when the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL's visited "America's Motocross Track" - RedBud - in Buchanan, Michigan.
Unrelated fluke mechanical issues plagued Cam Reimers truck during the final two rounds
Unrelated fluke mechanical issues plagued Cam Reimers truck during the final two rounds

"No doubt about it," declared Reimers addressing how good it felt getting the podium monkey off his back early. "The Pro-Lite field is so stacked with talent that the truck has to be working flawlessly and I have to be on top of my game every weekend. Ever since our podium finish at RedBud, I feel like not only I have a lot more confidence, but everyone on our team feels that we are a top-5 truck. Having that added confidence off the track has helped me go out and lay down solid laps during practice, qualifying, and the race at the last 4 rounds."

The last stop of the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series was in Primm, Nevada, and for the Cam Reimers Motorsports team there was plenty to be hopeful about. An abbreviated two day format tested all of the team's work ethic, as each truck hit the track six times throughout the next 32 hours, with two practices, one qualifier, and three races. For both rounds Reimers gave the 17 truck field everything he had, but alas his slightly hobbled truck only allowed him to finish in 10th and 11th. This left him in 8th overall in the final championship standings.

"I'd be lying if I say I wasn't disappointed on how these two rounds went within the last 24 hours," said the Rookie driver. "We've had a top notch program all year with very little mechanical problems, and to have two unrelated parts break both days is a little heartbreaking. I gave it my all with what I had, but it just wasn't enough."
Cam Reimers Motorsports earned their first TORC Series podium at RedBud
Cam Reimers Motorsports earned their first TORC Series podium at RedBud

Reimers was able to put his disappointment behind him as he lined up in 10th position for his last event of the 2013 season. And as the green flag dropped in the Pro-Light Traxxas Cup race, Reimers made some quick moves to work himself into 5th. The N-Fab/ TiLube/ SSI Decals #21 truck looked like the truck from a couple rounds ago producing great speed and aggression. When the checkered flag flew, it would was the Iowa native taking the final spot in the top-5. "The only way I would tell you that I was satisfied is if we would've won the last four rounds. Since our podium, the whole team has raised their expectations and I love that. I already put a lot of pressure on myself and I think the added expectations really help to keep me focused. That being said, we were graced with some bad luck during the last couple of rounds. The crew worked hard and gave me a perfect truck every weekend, there was just some fluke mechanical issues that were out of our control. We were able to end the season with a Top 5 and showcased some great speed along the way. Ending on a positive note is definitely what we were looking for heading into the winter months"

"I wish I had something exciting for you, but it looks like it's going to be a fairly normal off season," Cam Reimer adds. "We'll be tearing the truck down and rebuilding everything so we can start out next year new and fresh. I'm also excited to just relax a little bit and take care of all of our sponsor items. We built a lot of good relationships with some great companies this season, so we will be doing what we can to stay involved with them and hopefully make contact with some new companies. The TORC Series has some very exciting things in store for 2014 and I can't wait for my sophomore season!"

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