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. — 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.
ABRAMS, WI (May 18, 2015) – VP Racing Fuels, long-time supporter of off-road racing and Official Fuel of TORC: The Off Road Championship, today announced an agreement with Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) that includes contingency award postings for MORR’s Sportsman Off-Road Series.
VP’s contingency awards include a $50 product certificate for all winners and $25 product certificates for all second place finishers who use VP Racing Fuels and display a VP logo on their vehicle. The offer includes all buggy and truck classes in the Sportsman Off-Road Series.
“It’s great to see a company like VP Racing Fuels support the PRO as well as the Sportsman racer,” noted MORR Vice-President Don Demeny. “The PRO and Sportsman racing communities are closely tied to one another and having an organization understand the connection is great to see.”
With the 2015 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL beginning its season this weekend at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway, Scott Douglas has his sights set on winning the PRO-4 championship. The team has worked hard all winter getting all the pieces in place to create an even stronger Douglas Motorsports.
The Sportsman Off-Road Series will launch the Sportsman Light Truck class for the 2015 race season. The class is based off the popular mid-size tube frame truck PRO class, but with some limitations that will ensure a true “level playing field,” as well minimizing the overall cost of the race truck. The concept of this Sportsman class began as project of Flying Dutchman Off-Road Racing nearly two years ago, and will be on the track beginning June 6-7 during the Louderville Steel Off-Road Super Challenge at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Robby Gordon capitalized on an uncharacteristic mistake by IndyCar veteran E.J. Viso and won Saturday’s SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the MGM Resorts Village. The same Stadium Super Trucks will conclude their 2014 season Thursday night at the MGM Resorts Village at 8 p.m.
Following an impressive final round of Pro Buggy competition with Dave Mason Jr. and Chad George running head to head through the final lap, Chad George earned the number two podium spot and enough points to take home the class championship. He also won the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup – an incredible finish for his rookie season in LOORRS competition.
“It was fantastic to see Team M/T members sweep the podium during the championship round of Pro Buggy competition,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “Seeing Chad win the championship and the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup at the end of his rookie season was incredible. Chad, Garrett and Dave are all super tough competitors. They make this stuff look easy. We’re really proud of these guys, and we’re already looking forward to next year.”
Abrams, Wisc. – The MORR Rules Meeting came to order with over two hundred fifty Sportsman racers and supporters on hand. Thanks goes out to Kip and Donna’s Flyway for hosting the meeting. The meeting went extremely well as the various topics of discussion brought thoughtful feedback from all in attendance.
The first item on the agenda was the explanation of the TORC – MORR relationship. The MORR Sportsman drivers group will be competing on the same weekend as the TORC PRO Series at the traditional two weekends at Crandon and the one August Bark River event.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2014) – The Elevation Group, a Cleveland-based award-winning sponsorship marketing, event production and communications company, today announced its agreement to jointly own veteran race car driver Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks Series.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, B.C. Mexico entered racing’s history books Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by capturing the win in the second of two Menards at the Brickyard by TRAXXAS races and securing the overall win with the highest average finish in the two races. It marked the first time in the 105-year history of the famed Brickyard that trucks raced on the property.