Vanden Heuvels Dominate WSORR Friday-Night Action at Crandon Speedzone
Friday night’s Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road PRO 2WD race at Crandon Speedzone in Crandon, Wisconsin, was the Vanden Heuvel show, as Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. claimed the win after a battle with his son, Dan Vanden Heuvel Jr. and Kevin Probst (above, center).
Dan Vanden Heuvel Jr, driving Evan Evans’ Chevrolet, took the early holeshot but was eventually passed by Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr for the lead. Kevin Probst worked his way through the field and passed Junior. Probst then quickly caught Senior and the race was on. A flat tire several laps later slowed Probst, allowing Senior to take the win. Probst finished in second, and Junior took his first PRO 2WD podium with a third-place finish.
Not to be outdone by the family, Mike Vanden Heuvel continued his streak picking up his third win in a row in 1600 Light buggy. Beau Ambrose and Todd Lemke fought a race long battle for second place. In the end, Ambrose held the spot. Lemke finished third.
Stock truck was closely contested all race long. Near the end, Scott Beauchamp broke free and took the win. Eric Ruppel worked through the field, finishing in second place, and Mitch Dorr swapped several positions before finishing third.
The 1600 Buggy race went to Michael Seefeldt after he chased down Jeff Villemure, who finished second. Bob Blaney won a tight battle with Mike Vanden Heuvel to finish third.
The Super Truck/PRO 4WD challenge race was won by Keith Steele (above, right) after a tight, last-lap scrum with Dan Baudoux who finished second. Kent Brascho (below, left) finished in third overall and was the top PRO 4WD. Ben Wandahsega was the third-placed Super Truck. In PRO 4WD, Jim Ridderbush, driving for Jerry Daugherty, finished second, and Al Drews finished in third.
John Mason powered by Ryan Mulder late in the Super Buggy race taking the win. Mulder finished in second and Scott Schwalbe rounded out the podium in third.
In the Pro Light race, teammates Lee O’Donnell and Steve Federico battled all the way to the checkered flag, with O’Donnell taking the win and Federico finishing second. Josh Hintz made his first podium of the year crossing the line in third.
Racing continues at Oshkosh Speedzone through the weekend. Check back to DirtSportsMag.com for further updates.