Londerville Nabs Super Challenge


Londerville Steel Named Title Sponsor For Crandon International’s Third Major Off-Road Racing Weekend
— Second Annual Londerville “Super Challenge” To Kick Off 2015 Season —
— Fans To Enjoy Multifaceted Competition of Everything Off-Road —


CRANDON, WISC. — Despite the last traces of a snowy winter still dotting much of Crandon International Raceway’s 400-plus acres, preparations for the upcoming 2015 racing season at Wisconsin’s legendary “Big House” are in full motion. Building upon 45 years of off-road racing success, however, isn’t a “status quo” equation.

With new corporate partner Londerville Steel Enterprises taking the role of “Title Sponsor” for 2015, Crandon’s racing season kicks-off June 6-7th with the second annual Londerville Super Challenge Off-Road Weekend. Located in Wausau, Wisc., Londerville Steel & Concrete Supplies (known as Londerville Steel Enterprises) supplies high-quality steel products and concrete supplies throughout the state and the rest of the nation.

Fans coming to the Londerviille Super Challenge Weekend at Crandon International can expect high-horsepower, mud-slinging action like this thanks to a new partnership with the West Michigan Mud Runners. The competition will be even better thanks to a guaranteed $10,000 purse. (WMMR Photo)

In contrast to the more traditional short-course off-road race format that made Crandon famous (including the TORC series World Championships® held Labor Day weekend), the Londerville Super Challenge event will bring together four separate types of racing including Sportsman class short-course racing, mud competition thanks to West Michigan Mud Runs, W.E.Rock-sanctioned 4×4 rock racing and UTV (side-by-side) competition.

Nearly 200 competitors from around the country are expected to provide fans a non-stop schedule of intense, non-stop racing throughout the two days that make up a busy Super Challenge schedule.

Located just a few hours north of Green Bay, Crandon International Raceway has provided three generations of fans with dirt throwing, high-intensity action and history-making performances. Crandon’s purpose-built, 400-acre is the finest on earth, and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history.

The best short course drivers in the Midwest Off-Road Racers (MORR) truck and buggy divisions try to jump start their five weekend, 2015 season at the Londerville Super Challenge. This is the same intense group of competitors that share the track with the TORC Series PRO divisions at Crandon’s spring Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run 101, Labor Day weekend’s World Championships® and two races at nearby Bark River.

High-performance UTVs like this Polaris RZR are the latest rage in off-road motorsports. In 2015, Crandon International Raceway will host its first UTV race of the season at the Londerville Super Challenge weekend. (Crandon photo)

New for 2015 will be the “all-in” men and women of the West Michigan Mud Run group, bring their brand of dirty entertainment that’s been a huge fan favorite around the country. Like last year, fans will also get to experience the amazing ability of modern 4×4 race machines thanks to a second visit by the Dirt Riot competitors of W.E.Rock.

Crandon track officials expect to attract a crowd of 5,000 or more enthusiasts at the Londerville Super Challenge, with gates opening early on Thursday for weekend camping. In addition, the track will provide Crandon’s “people movers” (open trailers with bench seating) around the facility to help guests visit the designated viewing areas for all areas of competition.

“Crandon International Raceway takes special pride in bringing new companies into the sport and the ‘Big House,”  explained President Cliff Flannery. “The folks at Londerville have been great to work with, and now our focus is to grow our third major race weekend into another winning Crandon tradition.” 

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