Crandon International Releases Official Labor Day Weekend Schedule For 48th
Off-Road World Championships®
— Weekend Offers 29 Races In Four Days Of On-Track Action —
— Sunday To Feature East Versus West In 2nd Annual Crandon World Cup —
— TORC PRO and Sportsman Class To Battle For Championship Points —
— 8th Annual AMSOIL Cup Challenge Provides Exciting Weekend Finale —
CRANDON, Wisconsin (August 4, 2017): Expecting the largest crowds in their 48 year history, Crandon International Raceway today released an action-packed Labor Day World Championship Off-Road Race(R) weekend schedule that offers fans four days of on-track action. For 2017 guests to the 400-acre “Big House” can look forward to great racing, rich tradition, overnight camping and on-site concerts that make up the unforgettable “Crandon Experience.”
Called the “Woodstock for Gearheads” thanks to a fun-filled atmosphere unique to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, last year the oldest and most prestigious stadium-style off-road races in the world attracted a record crowd of 49,600 over the final two days of competition.
Crandon’s custom wrought iron gates will open to welcome visitors on Wednesday, August 30th at precisely 12:00 noon (EST). The facility’s massive grounds feature nearly 2,000 manicured grass campsites, many of which have been reserved for months. While track management expects a complete sell-out for campsites, there are still many sites available for reservation at www.crandonoffroad.com.
The sport’s “Super Bowl” weekend kicks off with Crandon Open PRO Testing on Thursday, September 1st before Friday morning’s historic Labor Day parade in downtown Crandon. The track Later that afterto two packed days of TORC PRO and Sportsman racing to Sunday. Later that afternoon and evening the track will host the Forest County Potawatomi “Friday Night Thunder” races before a rockin’ concert from the popular Wisconsin band “Road Trip.”
On Saturday, September 2nd there will be a full slate of 12 races, with all The Off Road Championship (TORC) Sportsman racers competing not only for series points, but also to claim one of the prestigious rings that winning drivers earn as an official Crandon World Champion. All of TORC’s PRO categories will also hit the track that afternoon, featuring the popular PRO LIght, PRO 2 and PRO 4 truck classes. A concert by “Toy Box” ends a busy day at the Big House.
On Sunday the sport’s biggest stars will take to Crandon’s famed 1.75 track as part of the 2nd Annual Crandon World Cup. The richest single day in all of off-road racing and part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the Crandon World Cup is an independent, non-denominational short-course race open to all PRO-class racers from around the country. The intense, door-to-door combat of short-course off-road racing expected at the Crandon World Cup will be broadcast to millions of households as part of the Red Bull Signature Series as a special 90-minute broadcast highlight program scheduled for airing on Sat., Oct. 14th at 3:00pm (EDT) on NBC.
TALENTED TRIO: Past Crandon AMSOIL Cup Challenge champions CJ Greaves, father Johnny Greaves and 2016 defending champion Keegan Kincaid (L-R) are all expected to return the the “Big House” for the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races(R). They will take on all unlimited PRO 4 comers for Saturday’s round of The Championship Off Road (TORC) competition, as well as Sunday’s Crandon World Cup and AMSOIL Cup Challenge.
A world-class field of unlimited PRO 2 and PRO 4 entries is expected to take the green flag for the weekend’s all-or-nothing 8th annual AMSOIL Cup shootout, which in 2017 offers a $58,000 cash purse and another $3,000 in products awaiting the winner of Crandon’s weekend finale. As is tradition, this prize package represents the largest single race in the sport. Last year’s winner Keegan Kincaid will have to defend his 2016 title against at least 19 other hungry competitors looking to claim the race’s $48,000 first place prize.
Indeed, Crandon’s Labor Day weekend spectacle isn’t called the “Off-Road World Championship® ” for nothing – and the 2017 version will only to add stature to that reputation as being the sports true “Super Bowl.”