Foster Campbell started his open wheel-racing career in 1947, after serving in the Navy during World War II. Campbell raced midgets in Colorado and throughout the country, winning many features and winning four straight Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championships, beginning in 1956. He owned and maintained his own cars. He retired as a driver in 1965 after a serious accident. Campbell soon developed a reputation as a top engine builder, mechanic and crew chief by winning four more RMMRA Championships in his career. Foster Campbell died in 2008.