Bill Bairdis a retired ARCA Champion who bought a Campbell Enterprises buggy in March of 2011. He purchased this buggy because he thought it might be fun to ride around the hills, valleys and trails near his Sturgis, KY home. Two months after purchasing this unique vehicle, at the suggestion of friend Shannon Campbell, Bill decided to participate in an actual off-road, hands-on, dirt-in-your-face Ultra 4 rock crawling race. Always up for a challenge and an adventure, Bill figured if nothing else it would be a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun and even though the Ultra 4 Rausch Creek Qualifier was Baird’s first ever experience racing the car and participating in this style of rock racing he ended up finishing in 5th place and making a name for himself in the Ultra 4 series.
Bill Baird’s name is also well known in the ARCA Racing Series with over 68 career starts with 28 top-5 finishes and 36 top-10 finishes. His list of accomplishments is long, including the 1999 ARCA Series Champion, multiple Pole Positions, Rookie of the Year in different disciplines of racing, Most Improved Driver and more. He is a veteran of ASA late model series, dirt modifies and UMP late models.
His history doesn’t come all from the track, but mostly as a businessman. He is the owner/CEO of Saturn Machine in Sturgis, KY and has contributed to 22 patents for processes and equipment in the coking of steel. As time allowed, he ended up in the pits at the races and gradually shifted from the dirt circle track to asphalt and will now start a new chapter in the rock racing segment.