WSORR: Greaves Tops BorgWarner Shootout Qualifying at Crandon

Aug. 29, 2008 By Scott Rousseau
Monster Unleashed

Track records tumbled in both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD during qualifying for the BorgWarner Shootout at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin, today. And surprisingly, five of the top 10 qualifiers for short course off-road racing’s most prestigious accolade came from the two-wheel-drive ranks.
Monster Energy/Potowatomi Toyota driver Johnny Greaves (above) was the top dog in his PRO 4WD, however. Showing little evidence of the grinding crash that he suffered at the last CORR round in Pomona, California two weeks ago, Greaves, from nearby Abrams, Wisconsin, put the hammer down in his Toyota Tundra, flying around the 1.75-mile Crandon course to post a time of one-minute, 22.66 seconds, shattering the 1:24.12 fast time that Adrian Cenni set here one year ago by more than 1.5 seconds to qualify number one for the 10-lap BorgWarner Shootout, the crown jewel of the BorgWarner World Championships at Crandon.
“I was a little surprised by that lap,” Greaves said. “I was a little worried about the truck, so I talked to them them [WSORR officials] about getting an extra lap before we qualified because the truck had gone from trashed to repaired without any testing. But they didn’t want people bitching, so it was like, ‘Alright, I’m just going to go out there and go as fast as I can. It went well. My crew did such an awesome job putting this truck back together, and one of the ways that I could reward them was to put it on the pole. Now we can walk around here like proud peacocks for a day or two.”
Greaves said that he is really looking forward to the BorgWarner Shootout.
“I’m excited for the race,” Greaves said. “The weather is going to be perfect, and the track is really good. “We’ve got a lot of good drivers here this weekend. It looks like a great crowd. I’m looking forward to it.”
Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita driver Curt LeDuc also bettered Cenni’s old record. LeDuc, who won the BorgWarner Shootout in 1998, posted a time of 1:23.48 in his Ford F150 PRO 4WD. Then came Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Chairman’s Cup winner Kent Brascho, who turned in a time of 1:24.640 to qualify third.

Skyjacker Suspensions Ford driver Scott Taylor (above) was the highest qualifying PRO 2WD driver. Taylor qualified fourth fastest, with a time of 1:25.332 to snatch the PRO 2WD record away from fifth-fastest qualifier Kevin Probst in the E3 Spark Plugs Chevrolet, who posted a 1:25.321.
Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Ford driver Kyle LeDuc (PRO 4WD), Lucas Oil Ford driver Carl Renezeder (PRO 2WD), Bendix Chevrolet driver Dave Waldvogel (PRO 2WD), Amsoil Kumho Ford driver Scott Douglas (PRO 4WD), and Chevrolet driver Dan Vanden Heuvel (PRO 2WD) rounded out the top 10.
Racing at the BorgWarner World Championships commences this evening with the Forest County Potawatomi Decision at Sundown PRO Light Pickup Challenge under the lights on the .8-mile short course. Traxxas Potatwatomi Toyota driver Jeff Kincaid is qualified number one for the 15-lap race, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

Qualifying Order

    • Johhny Greaves
    • Curt LeDuc
    • Kent Brascho
    • Scott Taylor
    • Kevin Probst
    • Kyle LeDuc
    • Carl Renezeder (PRO 2WD)
    • Dave Waldvogel
    • Scott Douglas
    • Dan Vanden Heuvel
    • Carl Renezeder (PRO 4WD)
    • Ross Hoek (PRO 2WD)
    • Mike Oberg
    • Keith Steele
    • Jerry Daugherty
    • Mike Jenkins
    • Dan Baudoux
    • Gordon Zima
    • Ben Wandahsega
    • Ross Hoek (PRO 4WD) 
    • Ron Schreiner
    • Mark Jenkins
    • Jerry Conrad
    • Zane Roberts
    • Don Williams
    • Evan Evans Newsletter
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