Hometown Gilbert, AZ Years Competing 2014
Discipline Rockcrawling, Rockracing, Circle track, Short course, Desert
Honors Rockcrawling Championships, Rockracing Championships, "King" of the Hammers, 2005 Dirtsports Driver of the Year
How does FOX contribute to your success?
By being innovative and supportive on the highest level. Trying things the rest would never think of.
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
I have several different cars/buggies that I use. Rockcrawler - with the FOX Smooth Body 2.0 Emulsion, Rockracer - with the Bypass 2.5 Remote, KOH IFS - with the coil-over 2.5 Remote, 4wd Class 1 - with the Bypass 3.0 Piggyback.
What else is in your garage?
Everything else! Rhino, dirt modified and still adding to the fleet.
What's your training regimen?
I don't have much time to train. Racing almost every weekend and trying out different things. Everyday is a training/learning experience.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Never any while racing, but several when I was young and dumb.
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I try to find a good home cooked meal.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
Some races I'm contracted to race and the others are just challenges. I like to do things people say can't be done and I don't like to cherry pick.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
My dad raced when I was a kid and that's all I ever wanted to do.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
Trying to be one.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
I get to do the things I dream of.
What other sports are you interested in?
Anything with wheels and speed.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Never give up and have an open mind. Respect everybody. There's always going to be someone better than you because of money, equipment and skill - that's your goal. My dad taught me to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Dirtsports, Petersen's, JP, 4wheeler, Crawl, Hot Rod - just about anything automotive; Pirate4x4.com, and Race-dezert.com
Favorite movie quote?
"If you ain't first you're last."
Who is your hero?
Never had any heros. I just wanted to be one. I always tell kids you don't want to be me you want to be better than me.
Greatest strength Friends and family
Most frustrating challenge Finding time and money to do everything I dream of.
07.26.12 Shannon Campbell Heads to Japan