Crandon International Sets Watershed Off-Road Purse and Attendance Records

Crandon International Raceway Announces Record $201,025 Purse For Sunday’s Crandon World Cup

— Polaris Adds Two RZR 1000s To World Cup Purse —
— Record: Camp Crandon Sold Out —

CRANDON, Wisconsin (September 2, 2017) – As amazing as it may sound, legendary Crandon International Raceway has already lived up to its nickname as the “Big House” before a single race vehicle hit the dirt for this weekend’s World Championship Off-Road Races(R) in anger.

In preparation for Sunday’s non-denominational Crandon World Cup, part of the Red Bull Signature Series, track officials today announced a total purse of $201,025 for the “Super Bowl of Short Course” — the largest single payday in the sport’s history.

The Crandon World Cup was created to provide off-road racers from around the country an independent event held in front of the largest crowd competing for the biggest purse. The total includes $150,700 in cash divided into eight Crandon World Championship races, including a massive $68,500 alone for the 8th annual AMSOIL Cup Challenge weekend finale.

The World Cup purse includes a $48,000 first place prize, plus a custom engraved Henry Rifle, Lincoln Electric Welder and brand new Impact Racing safety equipment for the winner of the AMSOIL Cup Challenge — a format that pits unlimited PRO 2 versus PRO 4 trucks against each other after a timed staggered start.

Both Crandon PRO 2 and PRO 4 World Championship races offer big first place prizes of $7,500 in cash plus a brand new $20,000 Polaris RZR 1000 to their respective winners. The Polaris RZR is the official sport UTV brand of Crandon International Raceway and the Crandon World Cup.

 

BIG POLARIS PRIZE: Polaris RZR, the official sport UTV of Crandon International Raceway, has supplied two of these high-performance RZR S 1000 EPS side-by-sides for the winner of Sunday’s PRO 2 and PRO 4 World Championships.

In addition to the AMSOIL Cup Challenge and PRO 4 and PRO 2 World Championships, tomorrow’s World Cup Sunday also includes healthy cash purses for other Crandon PRO classes including a $15,000 PRO Light award thanks to a $5,000 contribution from class title sponsor Fox Racing Shox. In the UTV ranks, Walker Evans Racing is a presenting sponsor of the PRO Stock UTV category to help raise a total of $10,000 in cash awards, the same amount that PRO Mod UTV will race for thanks to presenting sponsor Vision Wheel.

The open-wheel PRO Buggy category will offer up these world-class drivers with a $10,000 cash purse. Even the talented youth of the high-popular PRO Mod Kart class will attack the famed Crandon dirt to claim their portion of a $6,200 prize package provided by presenting sponsor Rugged Radios.

BIG HOUSE BEARS: Making their debut at the 2017 Crandon World Cup are these Axis Rod End “Big House Bears.” Presented to the driver in each Crandon PRO class that reaches the Hole Shot line first in all eight of Sunday’s races, these special carved wooden bears also come with product gift certificate for Axis Rod Ends.

The World Cup purse includes a $48,000 first place prize, plus a custom engraved Henry Rifle, Lincoln Electric Welder and brand new Impact Racing safety equipment for the winner of the AMSOIL Cup Challenge — a format that pits unlimited PRO 2 versus PRO 4 trucks against each other after a timed staggered start.

In addition to the record purse, Crandon International Raceway also set a new watershed mark earlier this week as almost all 2,100 grass camping sites within the 400 plus acres that make up the “Big House” were sold before the gates were even opened Wednesday afternoon at noon. By late Thursday all remaining sites were gone — marking the first time in modern track history sales have reached that milestone.

“Our promise when we created the Crandon World Cup concept in 2016 was to build the ‘Super Bowl of Short Course,” which meant offering racers the biggest crowd, the biggest purse and the biggest television package in the sport,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “I think we see the fruits of over two years of work and investment paying off, but, thankfully, we still have a long way to go.”

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. Produced by Red Bull Media House, the show promises viewers a captivating mix of high-energy motorsports and the downhome American narrative only an organically unique place like Crandon can provide.