Crandon, WI – The “Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin is considered by many to be the birthplace of shortcourse racing. Fall Crandon’s hallowed traditions, enormous crowds and iconic high-speed track make it a must attend event. Come Labor Day weekend, LoanMart Racing will be making the trek east to throw down with the best of the Midwest racers.
The LoanMart team will be represented by Andrew Caddell and RJ Anderson in the Prolite class. RJ is looking forward to some wide-open action on the Crandon track. “Crandon is the heart of short course racing,” says RJ, “The fans love what we do and it’s awesome to put on a show for them! I’ve always wanted to win a Crandon world championship, now is my chance.”
Andrew is no stranger to Crandon. In his first season competing in the TORC series, he finished second in the points. The following year he backed that up by winning the championship. “I am anxious to go back and race against the TORC guys in front of 50,000 fans,” said Andrew, “We have been working to get the LoanMart Prolite truck dialed in; the truck handles awesome. We should be able to race with anyone; I can’t wait to mix it up against those guys again.”
Oscar Rodriguez, LoanMart ceo, was intrigued by the Crandon mystique and wanted to get Andrew back on the track. “We called on Andrew to step in for me when I could not make it to a couple races,” said Oscar, “I don’t know why he was let go from Traxxas but I would put his talent up against the field any day. I know a lot of fans are anxious to see Andrew behind the wheel again and I’ve always wanted to go to Crandon so we are heading back there to race.”
LoanMart will also have two Pro-2 trucks in the field. Austin Kimbrell and Robby Woods will be racing under the LoanMart banner. Some might recall that Austin and Robby got off to a rough start both on and off the track.
They insist that’s all behind them now. Who knows what will happen when they direct their intense energy against the rest of the field. Austin is playing it cool insisting he is there to have some fun and treat his crew to a little working vacation. Robby Woods is more direct. “We are going there to win,” says Robby, “We are bringing the semi and every spare part we own. Those guys have an edge on their home track but I think the high speed wide open racing at Crandon suits my style. We aren’t going on a field trip, we plan to kill it!”
The Crandon race weekend kicks off August 30th with a parade down Main Street before heading out to the track for three days of incredible racing. Sunday’s Amsoil Cup race is a $40,000 winner take all event that pits the Pro-2’s against the Pro-4’s in an all-out sprint for a mountain of cash and to have their name inscribed on the coveted Amsoil Cup. It will be that much more intense now that LoanMart racing will be in the “House.”
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