CRANDON, WISC. – Right now, all of Crandon International’s nearly 2,000 campsites are in hibernation, waiting for the spring thaw and the rebirth of acres of rich green Wisconsin grass. However, next week legions of Midwest off-road racing fans can book their promise of warm summer weekends as the facility opens up camping and ticket reservations for the 2016 season. Crandon will open online reservations at its website on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at precisely 9:00a.m. Central Standard Time for both the Brush Run 101 races (June 24-26) and the Off-Road World Championships (September 2-4).
For 46 years, the sport’s fastest racers and 45,000-plus fans have converged on the small Northwoods town of Crandon to settle bragging rights and earn a special place in motorsports history. The largest event of its type in the world, both The Off Road Championship (TORC) professional and Crandon Sportsman series’ drivers will be looking to end their seasons with a victory at the theater of speed affectionately known as “The Big House.”
CRANDON, WISC. – For nearly five decades, the Labor Day off-road racing tradition at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin has represented the sport’s “Indianapolis 500.” It’s falls on a major summer weekend. It’s a true Midwest tradition. There are huge crowds. It’s a true and organic piece of motorsports Americana.
CRANDON, WISC. — It’s a phenomenon that started nearly half a decade ago in the backwoods of northwest Wisconsin. It has evolved into a major stop in America’s off-road racing calendar.
As it has since 1970, this weekend Crandon International Raceway will be the epicenter of the short-course off-road racing world as it gets ready to host the 22nd annual Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run event. Held at the legendary facility’s purpose-built race track located in the heart of Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods, the Brush Run schedule features nearly three full days of TORC PRO and Crandon Sportsman racing from Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.
CRANDON, WISC. — With all of its 2000-plus camping spots already reserved and ticket sales going strong, the upcoming TORC Off-Road World Championship weekend presented by Amsoil at Crandon International Raceway has all the earmarks of being another Labor Day weekend record breaker. The legendary track, located on 400 acres in the picturesque Northwoods of Wisconsin, is celebrating the 45th annual running of this annual end of summer racing classic in a big way – including posting the largest purse in the sport’s history.
Months of careful preparation and planning by the hardworking staff at Crandon International Raceway are now coming down to the final hours as the iconic facility is set to host this weekend’s second annual celebration of speed, power and dirt better known as the Forest County Potawatomi “Super Challenge” Off-Road Weekend. The unique and interactive event kicks off today with practice sessions, driver meetings, technical inspections and the excitement of mud bog racing open to the public before two big days of competition Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10.
St. Johns, MI – The season finale of the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway was a very busy time for the B & L Sand Toys Off-Road Truck Race Team. Both drivers, Gerrit Bancroft and Dan Baudoux were scheduled to compete in three races during the Labor Day Weekend event. Both drivers ran strong throughout the weekend, as Dan Baudoux completed with weekend as TORC Sport 4 Champion.
The biggest weekend on the short-course off-road racing calendar is the Labor Day Weekend event in the small town of Crandon, Wisconsin. The town normally has a population of 1,900 residents, but Labor Day Weekend, over 30,000 fans of the sport arrive to witness the three day event known as the Crandon Off-Road World Championships.
Lena, WI – The Labor Day Weekend Crandon Off-Road World Championship wasn’t only the final weekend of racing for the TORC Stock Truck competitors, but it’s Saturday’s “Run for the Ring” that brings out record turnouts by racers as well as fans. Cory Marquardt and his McGuire’s Sports Bar/Jane Classic Touch/Todd’s Custom Graphix/Metal Storm/Andy’s Shock Repair/ATD/BFGoodrich Tire Chevy Stock Truck ran a near perfect weekend as he won his first World Championship ring on Saturday and took home the TORC Sportsman Stock Truck Championship on Sunday.
The TORC Stock Truck division is designed as a very affordable form of short-course off-road racing. The rules allow for minimal performance modifications, but the race trucks must meet the same safety requirements as the faster trucks in the TORC series. As in all TORC Sportsman classes, the great friendships between competitors is unlike any other form of motorsports.
El Cajon, CA (September 3, 2013) – The Crandon Off-Road World Championships is the one weekend the entire short-course off-road racing marks on their calendar and race teams like Douglas Motorsports bring every additional part possible as the three race weekend carries more weight than any other event during the entire season. Scott Douglas and his #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust BFGoodrich Tire PRO-4×4 ran well throughout the weekend that was highlighted with a second place finish in Sunday’s Round 14 race.
The weekend began with the traditional Friday race truck display and parade. The event saw Scott Douglas meet and greet hundreds of off-road racing fans during the morning festivities. Then later in the day practice sessions kicked off all the on track activities. At the completion of the timed sessions, Douglas Motorsports was third quickest in the PRO-4×4 field.
Crandon, WI – The B & L Sand Toys Sportsman Trophy Race had four different Sportsman Truck divisions competing for nearly fourteen thousand dollars in cash and products. The eight lap sprint was the featured race of the Forest County Potawatomi Friday Night Thunder program during the opening day festivities the Labor Day Weekend Crandon Off-Road World Championships. The field of Sport 4, Formula 4×4, Super Truck, and Super Stock racers set a blistering pace as Troy Retzlaff in his Super Truck raced through much of the field to win the inaugural event.
The eight lap event saw the three groups of racers lined up for the infamous land rush start as the Super Stock Trucks had thirty five second head start on the Formula 4×4/Super Truck group and the faster Sport 4 trucks left the line another forty seconds later.