You’ve probably seen our blogs, Facebook posts, Facebook Live videos, and Cam’s autographed promotional cards at the front desk of Camp. We try to keep everyone in the know of what Cam is up to and where he is headed next but we realized you might not know one important thing… Cam!
As you know, Steve and Cindy are Cam’s grandparents. Steve and Cindy’s dog, Sadie, boards with us while the family is traveling all over the country for races! They keep us updated on everything, and they generously bring us donuts to celebrate all of Cam’s accomplishments when they stop by to pick up and drop off Sadie.
Steve graciously shared Cam’s World Karting Association Spotlight Interview so that we can give you the background story into Cam’s successful karting life! Here’s Cam:
How long have you been racing?
I first played with an electric drifter kart in the neighborhood when I was three-and-a-half years old and began competing in oval dirt racing in a flat kart throughout Missouri and Arkansas when I was six.
How did you get into racing?
I watched NASCAR on television most every weekend and ran my Hot Wheel cars around the coffee table during the race. My Pops (Steve) took me to a dirt oval race when I was five years old in Butterfield, MO and wanted to try it as soon as I reached the minimum age of six years old.
What is your favorite part of racing?
I enjoy having competition with other karts on the track going very fast. I enjoy the “rabbit game” when I can chase them to see if I can catch them. I also enjoy traveling to new race tracks and staying in hotels.
What are your goals for the future?
My desires and dreams are to someday compete in Indycars or Formula One race cars.
Do you have any pre-race rituals?
I pray with my Pops and family before every race for safety and fun. I also like to run and stretch my muscles as well as play music that gets me fired up and ready to roll.
What else do you do besides race?
I enjoy playing ice hockey very much but not as much as kart racing. Ice hockey is also competitive but different since it is more of a team sport. I am not as nervous going out on the ice before each game since I have teammates compared to going out on the race track by myself before a Final Race.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be a competitive open-wheel racer in Indycars or Formula One but would also like to play ice hockey professionally. I am very small for my age so my Pops tells me that I have the body of a race car driver, but I am also very fast on the ice and like the team environment.
Are there any other interesting things you would like to share with us?
I am homeschooled by my Mommy which allows me to get ahead so I can go to Madison, Illinois (to his home track) to practice before races. She tells me that she will always be there for me to homeschool wherever we travel to before I go off to college. I am happy to travel up and back with my Pops all in the same day even if I can only practice for a few hours. My Pops always says that the drive up and back is well worth the trip. It’s our “Buddy Time” together. Most important is that I am racing buddies with my Pops.
Can you see why we adore Cam so much?! He has an undeniable passion for his family, racing, and his support system. Cam is only eleven-years-old and has a VERY bright future ahead of him. We can’t thank Steve, Cindy, and Cam enough for letting us take care of Sadie while they are out of town!
For more information about Cam, check out his Facebook at Cameron Myers (@cameronmyersracing) or click here for his website!