Maybe it's finally Brian Cambell's turn.
The 35-year-old Wyoming, Michigan driver dominated Saturday's ARCA/CRA Super Series "Border Wars" event, a combination race with the ARCA Midwest Tour, at Ohio's Toledo Speedway. Campbell led 73 laps to take the 7-Up 150 victory.
Campbell had 53 CRA starts before Toledo, but only had competed full-time on the tour once in 2010. Now that his 11th CRA victory came in his first start of 2014, Campbell now has his sights set on a run for the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship.
"It was all around a good weekend," said Campbell. "We won and that's always a nice start to a year, but it starts us out on top of the points and we are running for the championship so that is big in the fact that we are not starting behind."
The new year and revival of the family number 47 (which is the same number he won the Glass City 200 with) has put new life into a team that is new, but then again it's not. After spending recent seasons behind the wheel of the Mike and Kathy Bursley-owned No. 20 Late Models, Campbell formed a new team made up of family and longtime friends that have taken him to the strong start to the new season.
"We formed Lakeshore Motorsports in the off-season and it's our guys and our family behind the effort," said Campbell. "The only real change is the source of the money for our racing. Henry Rosendall and Henry Fellows, myself and my dad Fred Campbell. We are funding it with sponsors. Not so much the KBR Racing and Mike Bursley side of it. We are still working of their shop and I might even do something for them later in the year."
The 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series features events at tracks Campbell has plenty of success at in his career, which bodes well for his title chances. Campbell has won at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN), Columbus Motor Speedway (OH), Berlin Raceway (MI) and Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) in CRA action. He also has won at Illiana Motor Speedway (IN). That leaves only two wildcard tracks on the calendar for Campbell - Indiana's Anderson Speedway and Winchester Speedway.
"We want to go to Anderson and be strong," said Campbell. "It's not been our best track, there or Winchester, but we know that's the area we need to improve if we are going to contend for a championship.
Campbell was third in the Redbud 300 at Anderson in 2011 and he's finished in the top-10 before at Winchester. The only other time Campbell ran for CRA points he was second at year's end, but four finishes outside of the top 10 in the first six races left him in catch-up mode all season.
"We are leading the points," said Campbell. "That's a fact. We just need to stay there. We want to be good everywhere, but racing is not always that easy."