Close to 400 drivers competed in the 1978 World’s Championship Off Road Race at Crandon over Labor Day weekend, and winners shared a purse of approximately $15,500.
Crandon’s Jack Flannery, winner of the American Stock class in 1977, successfully defended his championship in a field of 52 entries. Flannery took his Ford truck around the course in 3:11:17 to pick up the top prize money for the class. The five American Stock winners shared a $1,456 purse.
An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 spectators watched the 1978 Brush Run from vantage points at the fairgrounds and Carter’s Field.
Jack Flannery – 1978