With the 1975 race in the books and the 76 race on the horizon, the representatives of the sponsoring organization, The Woldfhead Sportsmen Club, received their certification from Washington, D.C. now officially designating the race with the registered trademark “World’s Championship Off-Road Race.”
They came from as far away as Whitefish, MT., and San Jose, CA., this year to test their driving skills and vehicles on the grueling course call the Brush Run 101, vying for a purse and contingencies of more than $20,000.
They came in record numbers, too – a total of 401 entries were recorded in the World’s Championship Off-Road Race this Labor Day weekend.
An estimated crowd of 35,000 spectators viewed the two days of racing from such vantage points in Carter’s Field and the Milwaukee Loop. The course was a rugged as usual, but because of the long dry summer the waterholes had to be given a boost to fill in where Mother Nature didn’t provide, said the sponsoring Wolfhead Sportsmen Club.
Fastest cycle time this year was recorded by Gary Slack of Canton, IL., who took the four laps in 2:31:09, in the open cycle class, Bob Carter of Crandon took the American Stock class with 2:01:35 for two laps. Carter was also top money winner this year; American Stock had 50 entries. Best time in Foreign Stock, which ran four laps, was recorded by Dave Skramstad of Minnetonka, MN., with a time of 3:11:38, while Scott Taylor was the winner of the class for Single Seat Buggy under 40 h.p.
Wolfhead members Gary Cyrus, Bob Carter and G.B. Bradley receive registered trade mark certificate from Washington D.C.
Scott Taylor – winner of the Single Seat Buggy under 40 h.p.