Vision Wheel and Crandon International Announcement New Partnership and Track Expansion

Vision Wheel and Crandon International
Announce Two-Year Partnership And Track  Expansion Via New “Hospitality Complex”

— Vision Named “Official Wheel” of Crandon and Crandon World Cup  —
— Expanded Facility Includes New Kitchen, Bars and Sound Tower —

 

CRANDON, WI. (April 13, 2017) – After a record year in 2016, this season off-road racing’s “Big House” is getting even bigger.

Thanks to a new two-year partnership with Vison Wheel, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is proud to announce the construction of a greatly enhanced grandstand, food kitchen, bars and merchandise store now known as the “Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex.” In addition, Vision Wheel has also been named “Official Wheel” of both Crandon International and the 2017 Crandon World Cup, part of the Red Bull Signature Series.

In the planning stages since late 2015, the new Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex features a massive new grandstand originally purchased from the Milwaukee Mile race track, home to open-wheel Indycar competition for decades. Built on the site of the old Crandon food kitchen and sound tower building, the new grandstand nearly doubles the capacity for spectator seating with a commanding view of the track from inside Crandon’s world famous Forest County Potawatomi Turn 1.

Crandon’s faithful and enthusiastic crowds can also expect an enhanced race weekend experience thanks to the construction of an all new food kitchen, separate margarita and alcohol/beer bars and an integrated stored filled with the latest in official Crandon clothing and merchandise.

For 2017 and 2018, the new Vision Wheel logo will be flying proudly throughout the Crandon International Raceway’s massive facility, including one of four billboards that border the exit of Ponsse Turn 2 (top). In construction since last September, the new Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex and grandstand facility has seen the removal of the old sound tower and kitchen, all replaced by a new grandstand that will offer guests nearly twice the seating capacity as before.

The renovated complex will also feature a brand new announcing/media booth located high above Turn 1 as well as an official hospitality suite created especially for Vision Wheel. All official track and staff vehicles will carry the latest product offerings from the innovative and rapidly growing aftermarket division of Vision, whose parent company also supplies many of the OEM wheels to powersports manufacturers such a Polaris — also a Crandon partner.

“We have worked with several different off-road sanctioning bodies and series in the past few seasons but aligning our brand with such an iconic facility and the largest short-course event in the world is the perfect next step in our evolution,” explained Vision Wheel Director of Marketing Rhett Sander. “We are proud of this new relationship with Crandon International Raceway, the Crandon World Cup, Crandon’s top-tier brand partners as well as helping make the overall event experience better for tens of thousands of race fans.”

“After hosting our huge 2016 World Championship and World Cup weekend the board of directors knew the time had come for us to invest in the future.” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “Our discussions with Vision Wheel over the winter were always long-term and positive in nature. Both of us are looking for growth, and, I tell you what, these next two years should be one hell of a ride.”

Riding an unbelievable hot streak in the 2017 racing season that includes overall wins at the Best-In-The-Desert Mint 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, Rob MacCachren also rides on forged Vision Wheels. The Off Road Motorsporst Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) racer will  be counting on Vision Wheels for both his Rockstar Energy/BFGoodrich-supported Trophy-Truck and short-course trucks (above).

In its 47th year of operation, in 2016 Crandon International drew the largest crowds ever to the facility, as well as record support of a host of top-level corporate partners and the richest single day of competition in the sport’s history.

With two huge race weekends coming to Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods in 2017, Crandon International Raceway’s world famous 400-acre facility is getting set to thaw out from a long winter. Loyal race fans can begin their preparations to visit two annual weekend gatherings — the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run on June 23rd – 25th and the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races ® held over Labor Day weekend August 31st – September 3rd.

Labor Day weekend will host the biggest off-road short course race on earth, the annual Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race ®. Last year more than 49,000 fans from all over the America and Canada filled every corner of Crandon International. Many of the Crandon faithful have made this annual pilgrimage an annual family tradition with camping, fireworks and tons of bratwurst creating an unforgettable weekend better known as the “Crandon Experience.”

For the second consecutive year, the weekend will feature the Crandon World Cup, part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Hosted and sanctioned by Crandon International Raceway on Sunday, September 3rd, the special day has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for Crandon PRO World Championships® in a variety of PRO-level classes. For the second time in the sport’s nearly 50-year history, short course competitors from all sanctioning bodies around the country can race on a completely level playing field with the biggest single day payout and best television coverage in the sport. The event will be brought to a mainstream audience via the Red Bull Signature Series as a highlight program on NBC.

The weekend will not only crown individual Crandon “World Champions” in each category of Short Course PRO and Sportsman racing, but it will all culminate with PRO-2 and PRO-4 classes let loose on the 1.75-mile track at the same time after receiving staggered starts for the AMSOIL Cup Challenge. This year the AMSOIL Challenge Cup will offer winners over $48,000 in cash and prizes — the richest single race in the sport.

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ABOUT CRANDON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:

Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated. For off-road racing, that unlikely theater of speed is found deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known as the “Big House.” Located just 100 miles northwest of Green Bay and just outside of the tiny hamlet of Crandon (population: 1,386), 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 facility is the finest on earth and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history. Featuring 2,000 grass camping sites, fans enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s Crandon International Off-Road World Championship(R). Both events feature TORC: The Off Road Racing Championship PRO and Sportsman divisions. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.

ABOUT VISON WHEEL:

Discerning drivers want only the best for their vehicles, and with over 40 years of experience, Vision Wheel delivers.  With a stunning line of custom wheels for your truck, SUV, passenger car as well as UTV’s and ATV’s, Vision Wheel provides auto enthusiasts with the highest quality products available. Strength, style, endurance and excellence are all qualities that drivers have come to expect from Vision Wheel.  The attractive looks and consistent performance—trademarks of Vision Wheel—are sure to enhance any vehicle. For more information please visit www.visionwheel.com.

Crandon International Raceway To Open Event Camping/Grandstand Reservations April 3, 2017 

Crandon International Raceway Set To Open Event Camping And Grandstand Reservations For 2017 Season

— Two Exciting Race Weekends Highlight Of Summer Season At Crandon —
— 2017 Camping Reservations Open Monday, April 3rd —  

CRANDON, WI. (March 30, 2017) – With two huge race weekends coming to Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods in 2017,  Crandon International Raceway’s world famous 400-acre facility is getting set to thaw out from a long winter and open individual camping and event reservations on Monday, April 3rd. At that time, loyal race fans can begin their preparations to two annual weekend gatherings — the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run on June 23rd – 25th and the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races ® held over Labor Day weekend August 31st – September 3rd.

While full season camping reservations kicked-off March 6th with a newly installed automated system found at www.crandonoffroad.com, next week the “Big House” will open individual event camping, armband and grandstand reservations on Monday, April 3rd at 9:00am CST. Crandon International Raceway features almost 2000 manicured grass camping spots, and on Monday loyal fans can purchase packages that secure their reservations for an exciting 2017 race season.

All reservations can be made online at www.crandonoffroad.com.

Intense action like this attracted fans in record numbers in 2017 (top) In keeping with Crandon tradition, a big attraction for Midwest fans is the chance to stay at one of the facility’s nearly 2,000 grass campsites (above). Individual race and grandstand reservations go on sale Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 9:00am CST.

For the 2017 season, pricing has been structured to provide three generations of fans the lowest cost possible so they can enjoy Crandon-style off-road racing, evening concerts and nights celebrating with family and friends:

FCP Brush Run 101 (June 23 – 25)
(Includes two armbands)
Standard campsite: $140.00
Powered campsite: $180.00

Extra armbands: $45

Crandon Off-Road World Championships (Aug. 31 – Sept. 3)
(Includes two armbands)
Standard camp in Main, #2,#3, #5 sites: $150.00
Powered campsite in Main: $190.00

Extra armbands: $50

Grandstand Seats For Both Events (Weekend Pass)  
Red Section: $10
White Section: $15
Blue Section: $20

In its 47th year of operation, in 2016 Crandon International drew the largest crowds ever to the facility, as well as record support of a host of top-level corporate partners and the richest single day of competition in the sport’s history.

With roots that stretch back to its inaugural running in 1970, Crandon’s Forest County Potawatomi  “Brush Run 101” is scheduled for June 23-25th. The first of two visits by The Off-Road Racing Championship (TORC) presented by Amsoil series racing to the “Big House,” the Brush Run 101 welcomes summer to the American heartland with the sounds of high-horsepower unlimited TORC PRO-2WD and PRO-4WD trucks piloted by the sport’s very best drivers. The weekend will also feature the highly competitive TORC PRO-LIGHT trucks and PRO-UTVs, as well as a jam-packed race schedule filled with all of the MORR Sportsman categories.

Unlike nearly every other location in off-road racing, Crandon International Raceway is a permanent facility found on 400-plus acres of woodlands in Northern Wisconsin. The former farm includes rich green grass that frames the track’s challenging 1.75-mile undulating dirt circuit.

Labor Day weekend will host the biggest off-road short course race on earth, the annual Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race ®. Last year more than 49,000 fans from all over the America and Canada filled every corner of Crandon International. Many of the Crandon faithful have made this annual pilgrimage an annual family tradition with camping, fireworks and tons of bratwurst creating an unforgettable weekend better known as “the Crandon Experience.”

For the second consecutive year, the weekend will feature the Crandon World Cup, part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Hosted and sanctioned by Crandon International Raceway on Sunday, September 3rd, the special day has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for Crandon Pro World Championships® in a variety of PRO-level classes. For the second time in the sport’s nearly 50-year history, short course competitors from all sanctioning bodies around the country can race on a completely level playing field with the biggest single day payout and best television coverage in the sport.  The event will be brought to a mainstream audience via the Red Bull Signature Series as a highlight program on NBC.

The weekend will not only crown individual Crandon “World Champions” in each category of Short Course PRO and Sportsman racing, but it will all culminate with PRO-2 and
PRO-4 classes let loose on the 1.75-mile track at the same time after receiving staggered starts for the AMSOIL Cup Challenge. This year the AMSOIL Challenge Cup will offer winners over $48,000 in cash and prizes — the richest single race in the sport.

BFGoodrich Named “Official Tire” of Crandon International Raceway While Celebrating History with “BFGoodrich Barn”

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

BFGoodrich Named “Official Tire” of Crandon International Raceway While Celebrating History with “BFGoodrich Barn”

— Historic Crandon Barn Being Remodeled For Labor Day Weekend Debut —

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CRANDON, WISC. (August 18, 2016) – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of both its legendary All-Terrain T/A tire and the company’s first official entry into off-road racing at the 1976 SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich has been named “Official Tire” of Crandon International Raceway. Today’s partnership announcement not only expands BFGoodrich’s long relationship with the “Big House,” but is an integral component to this summer’s remodeling of its historic barn and the main entrance to the track’s highly popular “BFGoodrich PRO Pit” area of Crandon’s massive 400-acre facility.

The BFGoodrich brand has a rich history of racing excellence at Crandon International Raceway, including an impressive list of PRO and Sportsman Crandon World Championships. This heritage also incorporates 12 victories in Crandon’s prestigious BorgWarner/AMSOIL Cup races — more than all other tire companies combined. That list of Crandon winners includes such legendary names as Jack Flannery, Steve Kelley, Curt LeDuc, Scott Douglas, Carl Renezeder, Johnny Greaves, Jason Baldwin, Scott Douglas, Ricky Johnson, Chad Hord, Rob MacCachren and others.

“Racing at Crandon International Raceway gets to the roots of short course off-road racing in our country and is a venue BFGoodrich has focused on achieving success,” said Peter Calhoun, BFGoodrich motorsports marketing manager. “This is a legendary venue and there is no better place to incorporate our brand into this setting than the historic Crandon barn.”

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BFGoodrich has a long history of winning races and championships at Crandon International Raceway, and is expected to have top-level representation for the upcoming Off-Road World Championships/Crandon World Cup weekend. Two confirmed BFG racers are the Red Bull-supported PRO 2WD and PRO 4X4 trucks of Bryce Menzies (top, Peter Murphy image) and also AMSOIL-backed Brad Lovell in his #44 PRO 2WD. (above, Mike Roth image)

Known for hosting the oldest and most prestigious stadium-style off-road races in the world, Crandon International is preparing for its historic 47th annual Off-Road World Championship, scheduled for September 1-4, 2016. It will be a Labor Day weekend unlike any in the track’s colorful history. From the new Crandon World Cup/TORC PRO Open Test on Thursday, September 1st to two packed days of TORC PRO and Sportsman racing to Sunday’s new Crandon World Cup to the afternoon’s dramatic 7th annual AMSOIL Cup finale – the sport’s richest race – the 2016 Crandon World Championship promises to be something special for fans, drivers and teams.

For Crandon visitors of all types, the most significant change in 2016 will be a refreshing of the newly renamed “BFGoodrich Barn.”

Once the only two structures found on the vast 265-acre landscape known as Plumber’s Farm were small home and the large historic barn that now serves as Crandon International Raceway’s legendary landmark. It served as a home to 59 heads of milk cattle and up to 50 tons of hay before the land was purchase by the Crandon Wolfsman Sportsman Club in 1984. The house was eventually moved, but the barn stood all the way through 1998, when then lower portion was turned into the track office, a meeting room and a special VIP area and bar.

Until now, the upper portion of the barn served as a somewhat rustic meeting area and food concession stand. Special events, dances and even large family reunions have all taken place under the original structures massive open-air ceiling.

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The original barn, located at what was known as “Plumber’s Farm,” was one of two structures on the property before becoming the legendary Crandon International Raceway (top). Much of the remodeling work will come to the building’s main floor, including a new BFGoodrich heritage display, resurfaced walls and service bar, as well as the installation of numerous video monitors and an enhanced audio system (above).

For 2016’s 47th annual Crandon Off-Road World Championship and Crandon World Cup weekend, the traditional red and white structure will carry new BFGoodrich signage on the exterior, while inside the main area will be upgraded with a new BFGoodrich/Crandon historic display area, upgraded sound system, multiple new video displays, refreshed decorating and enhanced lighting.

“We are very proud of our expanded relationship with the BFGoodrich brand for 2016 and beyond,” explained Crandon Track President Cliff Flannery. “Our historic barn is as authentic as it gets, and we feel the same way about BFGoodrich’s long and winning history at Crandon International Raceway. They have won a huge number of races and championships here. We are going to help celebrate that legacy with the BFGoodrich Barn, the BFGoodrich PRO Pits and naming them as our “Official Tire.”

BFGoodrich and Crandon International invite all race fans attending the upcoming four-day “Woodstock for Gearheads” to come down to the newly renamed barn and enjoy the newest attraction at the “Big House.”

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About Crandon International Raceway:

Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated. For off-road racing, that unlikely theater of speed is found deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known as the “Big House.” Located just 100 miles northwest of Green Bay and just outside of the tiny hamlet of Crandon (population: 1,386), 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 facility is the finest on earth and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history. Featuring 2,000 grass camping sites, in 2016 fans will enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s Crandon International Off-Road World Championship(R). Both events feature The Off Road Racing Championship (TORC) PRO and Sportsman divisions. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.

About BFGoodrich Tires
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, short course, desert, dirt, and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit the BFGoodrich Tires Racing site at http://www.bfgoodrichracing.com on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

Crandon International Releases Official Labor Day Weekend Schedule For 47th Off-Road World Championships®

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

Crandon International Releases Official Labor Day Weekend Schedule For 47th Off-Road World Championships®

— Expanded Format Offers Two Days of TORC PRO/Sportsman Racing —
— Sunday To Feature New Crandon World Cup PRO Event —
— 7th Annual AMSOIL Cup Finale Provides Sport’s Richest Race —

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CRANDON, WISC. (August 12, 2016) – After nearly a year of preparation and cooperation, today legendary Crandon International Raceway released its official, action-packed Labor Day weekend schedule that offers an expanded format and four days of on-track action.

Known for hosting the oldest and most prestigious stadium-style off-road races in the world, Crandon International’s 47th annual Off-Road World Championship will be unlike any in the track’s colorful history. From the new Crandon World Cup/TORC PRO Open Testing on Thursday, September 1st to two packed days of TORC PRO and Sportsman racing to Sunday afternoon’s dramatic 7th annual AMSOIL Cup finale – the sport’s richest race – the 2016 Crandon World Championship promises to be something special for fans, drivers and teams.

Representing what many consider the sport’s “Indianapolis 500,” for tens of thousands of fun-loving race fans, the end-of-summer trek to Crandon is a “can’t miss” tradition. For 2016 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.”

Crandon’s custom wrought iron gates will open to welcome visitors on Wednesday, August 31st 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, those remaining are available onsite on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The most extensive schedule of racing and celebration in Crandon International Raceway’s 47-year history awaits race fans for the coming Labor Day weekend. Scheduled for September 1-4th, a packed four days includes TORC PRO series competition including local favorite Keegan Kincaid (far top), along with Crandon’s immensely popular World Championship Labor Day parade Friday morning (top). A wide variety of Sportsman categories will also be racing for TORC season and Crandon World Championships (above).

For the first time in history, the weekend officially kicks off on Thursday, September 1st with a full slate of open testing for all PRO-category racers preparing for TORC championship racing, “Crandon World Cup Sunday” as well as the AMSOIL Cup.

On Friday, September 2nd, the morning’s focus shifts to downtown Crandon with the Pit Crew Competition starting at 9:30am. All of the weekend’s PRO and Sportsman class cars and drivers will line the streets of the small Wisconsin Northwoods community to interact with fans just prior to the 47th Anniversary Crandon World Championship Labor Day Parade. A perfect slice of authentic Americana, the parade is a special and unique Crandon highlight.

After taking the mile-long drive back to Crandon International Raceway, competitors will begin preparation for the Forest County Potawatomi “Friday Night of Thunder.” This special event will include all TORC Sportsman classes battling for season points and a special appearance of the Crandon PRO Modified Karts. At 8:30pm race fans will enjoy a live concert at the Crandon concert stage courtesy of the 5th Gear band.

On Saturday, all of the TORC PRO and Sportsman classes will see a full slate of competition as drivers from across the country and Canada vie for 2016 championship titles. In addition, all Sportsman category winners will earn one of the coveted official title of Crandon Off-Road World Champion ®. Returning after a popular debut last year, on Saturday night thousands of Crandon fans will enjoy a live concert by Road Trip.

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More than 40,000 fans are expected to enjoy racing, food, drink and concerts over the four-day 2016 Crandon International Off-Road World Championship (top). Many will camp in one of 2,000 grass sites found on the facility, which opens its gates on Wednesday, August 31st at noon. The weekend reaches its crescendo on Sunday afternoon’s 7th AMSOIL Cup, the richest single race in the sport. Last year’s top prize went to Wisconsin’s own CJ Greaves (above).

New for 2016 is the highly anticipated Crandon World Cup. Hosted and promoted by Crandon International Raceway, the event has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for coveted Crandon World Championship® in a variety of PRO-level classes. For the first time in the sport’s nearly 50-year history, short course competitors from all sanctioning bodies around the country can race on a level playing field with no concerns about points, season championships or other hindrances. The event will be brought to an international mainstream audience as part of the Red Bull Signature Series – both via a live webcast on RedBull.TV and as a special 90-minute highlight program scheduled for airing on Sat., Oct. 8 at 2pm EST on NBC.

A world-class field of entries is expected to take the green flag for the weekend’s all-or-nothing 7th annual AMSOIL Cup shootout, which in 2016 offers a $58,00 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 payday in short-course off-road racing. Young racing sensation CJ Greaves will have to defend his 2015 title against at least 19 other hungry competitors looking to claim the race’s $47,000 first place prize.

Indeed, Crandon’s Labor Day weekend spectacle isn’t called the “Off-Road World Championship® ” for nothing – and the 2016 version will only to add stature to that reputation.

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About Crandon International Raceway:

Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated. For off-road racing, that unlikely theater of speed is found deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known as the “Big House.” Located just 100 miles northwest of Green Bay and just outside of the tiny hamlet of Crandon (population: 1,386), 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 facility is the finest on earth and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history. Featuring 2,000 grass camping sites, in 2016 fans will enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s Crandon International Off-Road World Championship(R). Both events feature The Off Road Racing Championship (TORC) PRO and Sportsman divisions. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

PRO UTV Classes To Make Their Debut

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

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— PRO UTV Classes Added To Crandon World Cup Line-Up —
— New TORC PRO UTV Classes Popular Addition In 2016 —
— Classes Emphasize Wide Variety Of Production-Based Machines —

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CRANDON, WISC. (August 17, 2016) – Adding even more firepower to an action-packed schedule, Crandon International Raceway has added two PRO UTV classes for the Labor Day weekend Off-Road World Championships®. The announcement not only incorporates the recently added 1000cc TORC PRO Stock and PRO Mod UTVs to Saturday’s schedule, but also to Sunday’s Crandon World Cup event, part of the Red Bull Signature Series.

The news adds an additional dimension for the growing UTV motorsports scene, with TORC competitors wrapping up the third and final race weekend of their inaugural season on Saturday, September 3rd. On Sunday, Crandon International will crown World Championship® titles to both the PRO Stock UTV and PRO Mod UTV winners, along with special World Cup trophies and a soon-to-be-disclosed cash and prize purse.

New for 2016 is the highly anticipated Crandon World Cup. Hosted and promoted by Crandon International Raceway, the event has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for coveted Crandon World Championship® in a variety of PRO-level classes. Highlights of the event will be brought to an international mainstream audience as part of the Red Bull Signature Series – both via a live webcast on RedBull.TV and as a special 90-minute highlight program scheduled for airing on Sat., Oct. 8 at 2pm EST on NBC.

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PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series is running their new PRO UTV categories for three weekends of racing in 2016, including the Crandon International Off-Road World Championships. These Bikeman Performance-sponsored Polaris RZRs are at the top of TORC championship standings. The #898 Polaris of Traevis Pointer (top) leads the PRO Mod UTV category, while the #989 driven by Jason Luburgh is at the top of the PRO Stock UTV class.
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Known for hosting the oldest and most prestigious stadium-style off-road races in the world, Crandon International’s 47th annual Off-Road World Championship will be unlike any in the track’s colorful history. From the new Crandon World Cup/TORC PRO Open Testing on Thursday, September 1st to two packed days of TORC PRO and Sportsman racing to Sunday afternoon’s dramatic 7th annual AMSOIL Cup finale – the sport’s richest race – 2016 at Crandon International promises to be something special for fans, drivers and teams.

In recent years, the incredible growth of the high-performance UTV industry has revolutionized the entire off-road industry, with new entries from Polaris, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Kawasaki and others raising the stakes at an impressive pace. Naturally, racing these highly-capable machines was a natural evolution of the movement, and now there are UTV-centric events around the world.

PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships
PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

Factory racer Corry Weller, standing next to her six-speed DragonFire/Weller Racing Yamaha, has been a fixture on the UTV racing scene for years. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Weller is currently running second in the overall TORC PRO Stock UTV category and will make her competitive debut at Crandon International Raceway including the Crandon World Cup. (Photo Credits: Race One.)

UTV racers interested in competing in the Crandon Off-Road World Championships will run under TORC regulations, and will need to hold or obtain a current USAC license. Specially designated Crandon International Raceway officials will work with TORC officials to insure that all competitors stay strictly within the production-based spirit of the rules.

“The off-road world is changing, and these new performance UTVs have opened the door to a whole new generation of potential racers,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “We are pleased that PRO UTV racing will finally make its Crandon debut on the sport’s biggest stage – the 47th Crandon World Championships as well as in the Crandon World Cup. UTVs will be part of Crandon’s overall fabric for years to come.”

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PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships
PRO UTV Classes To Make Debut At Crandon Off-Road World Championships

Crandon International Joins Red Bull Signature Series To Create First-Ever Off-Road Racing “World Cup”

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Crandon International Joins Red Bull
Signature Series To Create First-Ever
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— Non-Denominational Crandon-Hosted Event To Air On Red Bull TV And NBC —
— Labor Day Weekend to Include TORC Championship Races —
— 7th Annual AMSOIL Cup Race to Provide Spectacular Finale —

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CRANDON, Wisconsin (July 7, 2017) – Providing the dynamic motorsport of short-course off-road racing the most impactful news in years, legendary Crandon International Raceway has announced a new, long-term association with Red Bull Media House. The partnership will create an independent motorsports event that will be part of the internationally renowned Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive and innovative events in action sports. Set for Sun., September 4 at Crandon’s legendary “Big House,” the new Crandon World Cup® will be part of a 47th annual Labor Day race weekend that attracts more than 45,000 fans to the 400-acre facility over four days of racing.

Hosted and sanctioned by Crandon International Raceway, the event has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for coveted Crandon World Championships® in a variety of PRO-level classes. For the first time in the sport’s nearly 50-year history, short course competitors from all sanctioning bodies around the country can race at Crandon on a completely level playing field with no concerns about points, season championships or other hindrances out of their control. The event will be brought to an international audience via the Red Bull Signature Series live on Red Bull TV and as a highlight program on NBC.

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The intense, door-to-door combat of short-course off-road racing expected at the new Crandon World Cup® will be broadcast to millions of households as part of the Red Bull Signature Series – both via a live broadcast  on Red Bull TV and as a special 90-minute highlight program scheduled for airing on Sat., Oct. 8 at 2pm EST on NBC. Produced by MSI Live, a division of MSI, 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.

Today’s news is the culmination of nearly a year of negotiation, cooperation and goodwill between Crandon track officials, Red Bull Media House, Mountain Sports International (MSI), various corporate partners and the Rennsport Group. MSI is a Utah-based corporation that recently purchased The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short-course series that has two race weekends at Crandon International Raceway in 2016 including the recently concluded Brush Run weekend and the Labor Day weekend Crandon International Off-Road World Championships®.

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The Crandon World Cup® is an event our sport has needed for decades,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “Every form of racing – and every major sport — has its form of a ‘Super Bowl’ that decides who is the best in the world. After 46 years of our small Wisconsin town building-up the Labor Day weekend races, we have hosted the biggest short-course races anywhere. Now our fans and enthusiasts around the world can watch the ultimate competition with all the best drivers and teams, on the same track on the same day.”

While exact event format details and schedules are still being finalized, current plans call for “World Cup Sunday” to include Crandon World Championship® races in the PRO-4WD, PRO-2WD, PRO-Light, PRO Buggy and PRO Modified Kart divisions. The weekend will culminate in the 7th Annual AMSOIL Cup, a spectacular competition that pits the fastest 24 unlimited PRO-4WD and PRO-2WD trucks together on the track at the same time after a staggered start. This year’s intense annual race offers a first place cash payout of $47,000, plus a specially engraved gold plated “Crandon Top Gun” Henry rifle and valuable prize packages from Lincoln Electric and Impact Safety.

For the first time in the track’s history, all PRO division racers will have the opportunity for substantial open track testing on Thursday, September 1st. Racing will kick-off Friday night after the traditional Labor Day parade in downtown Crandon at the Forest County Potawatomi Community “Night of Thunder.” The 2016 TORC champions–including PRO 4WD, PRO 2WD and Atturo Tire PRO-Light classes–will be decided on Sat., Sept. 3, as well as season championships and Crandon World Champions® crowned in the MORR (Midwest Off-Road Racing) TORC Sportsman divisions.

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Fans from around the country are expected to invade Crandon’s immense facility, which is set to grow by 100 acres (for a total of 500) and another 500 camping sites (for a total of 2,500) in 2017. The on-site camping is part of the true “Crandon Experience,” with family and friends coming back year after year. While many campsites are already reserved, fans can still enjoy Crandon camping on a first-come, first-served basis or by reserving sites and tickets via www.crandonoffroad.com.

“The opportunity to finally create a wide-open, top level event like this for the first time in off-road history is exciting and gratifying,” concluded Flannery. “Crandon International is a very special place and is the only appropriate venue to showcase a true off-road  World Cup. We thank everyone at the Red Bull Signature Series for making this event a reality, and those who helped bring all of the pieces together. Everyone shared a high level of cooperation and a passion to elevate this dynamic form of motorsports via our new Crandon World Cup.” 

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About Crandon International Raceway:

Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated. For off-road racing, that unlikely theater of speed is found deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known as the “Big House.” Located just 100 miles northwest of Green Bay and just outside of the tiny hamlet of Crandon (population: 1,386), 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 facility is the finest on earth and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history. Featuring 2,000 grass camping sites, in 2016 fans  will enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s Crandon International Off-Road World Championships®. Both events feature The Off Road Racing Championship (TORC) series and the MORR Sportsman divisions. The facility will also be open for summer camping so adventure enthusiasts can enjoy “the Crandon Experience.”  For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.

About The Red Bull Signature Series:

The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring best-in-class events such as Frozen Rush, Joyride, Straight Rhythm, Hare Scramble, Volcom Pipe Pro and Rampage. These events represent a collection of the most innovative surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, and motorsports events on custom courses inspired by the athletes themselves. Red Bull Media House and the NBC Sports Group showcase this world-class property of action sports events all year long on Red Bull TV and NBC through state-of-the-art production and storytelling.  For more information, please visit www.redbull.tv 

About Red Bull TV:

Red Bull TV is a digital video service that features inspirational programming from the world of Red Bull, including live global events and an extensive selection of sports, music and lifestyle entertainment.  Red Bull TV is available on the web, connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and more. Accessible via the web at www.redbull.tv and its Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications, Red Bull TV is also available as a pre-installed channel on Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs and as a free, downloadable app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Chromecast, Nexus Player, Roku Players, Roku TV models and Xbox 360.

About Mountain Sports International:

Mountain Sports International (MSI) is a private company, founded in 1997, to develop and produce action/adventure sports events and programming in North America. MSI has managed events including Red Bull Frozen Rush, Ultimate Fighting Championships Octagon Nation Tour, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series and the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria in addition to several other properties and concepts. MSI launched MSI Live in 2009, to provide live HD digital broadcast production, content management, encoding, and satellite uplink & delivery. MSI provides event management services, marketing, infrastructure and expertise for high-end brands, including Red Bull, Lexus, Burton, Mini, Toyota, The North Face, Clif Bar and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. For more information, visit mtsports.com.

Londerville Nabs Super Challenge

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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 —

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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.

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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.

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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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2015 Camping Reservations Now Open

Crandon International Opens Its Doors Next Week For 2015 Camping/Ticket Reservations
— Iconic Facility Introduces New Packages Beginning March 2nd —     

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CRANDON, WISC. — Despite the fact that all of Crandon International Raceway’s 400 acres is still under a thick blanket of snow and ice, for Midwest off-road racing fans next week holds the promise of warm summer weekends as the facility opens up camping and ticket reservations for the 2015 season. Crandon will open online reservations on Monday, March 2, 2015 at precisely 9:00a.m. Central TIme.

The sport’s largest purpose-built track is surrounded by 2,000 official camping spots, with more in the way. As ticket demand grows Crandon race fans eagerly await next week’s opportunity to secure their favorite locations. Thousands of the Crandon faithful have made their summer visits to this beautiful part of the Wisconsin Northwoods an annual rite of summer, with many second and even third generations of families and friends enjoying the high-speed events each year.

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Last year’s Labor Day weekend World Championships attracted an immense and record-breaking crowd to Crandon International Raceway. While the event draws from a large regional fan base and sells-out area hotels, for thousands of fans the real “Crandon Experience” means camping and creating a party atmosphere unlike any in off-road racing. (TORC Photo)

Like the legendary Indianapolis 500 or 24 Hours of Sebring, overnight camping that is spread over several days of racing is as important to the overall “Crandon experience” as the intense on-track action itself. Located just 100 miles north of Green Bay, Crandon’s facility is the finest of its kind in the world, and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history.

For the past several years, all 2000 camping spots have sold out well in advance for the huge Labor Day weekend “World Championships and Amsoil Cup” race in September, while June’s Forest County Potawatomi “Brush Run” weekend has seen a sharp rise in popularity. Both race weekends feature professional short-course racing via The Off Road Championship (TORC) series, as well as a wide variety of Sportsman classes.

In 2015, track management has introduced several new packages to allow fans the chance to claim their selected piece of Crandon camping real estate for the two largest events of the summer season. These packages include:

Crandon “Gold” Package (World Championships and Brush Run)
— One (1) reserved “electric” site in Gold Lot for 2015 calendar year
— Two (2) event wristbands for each event
— Four (4) rides on the MasterCraft/Impact Safety truck at each event

Crandon “Silver” Package (World Championships and Brush Run)
— One (1) reserved site in Gold Lot for 2015 calendar year
— Two (2) event entry wristbands for each event
— Two (2) rides on the MasterCraft/Impact Safety truck at each event

Crandon “Bronze” Package (World Championships only)
— One (1) reserved site in Campgrounds 2,3 or 5
— Two (2) event entry wristbands (World Championships only)

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Spread over 400 acres of Wisconsin woodlands, Crandon International Raceway incorporates 2,000 official camping spots. Plans are in place for 2015 to create an additional 500 camp sites on newly acquired acreage. (Crandon photo)

Crandon, also known by regulars as “The Big House,” will release additional camping sites and grandstand seating on April 1, 2015 to coincide with the launch of its new and highly-expanded w ebsite. Tickets and camping for Crandon’s newest event – the 3rd annual Londerville Steel “4×4 Super Challenge” weekend will also go on sale at that time.

“There is a very special bond between Crandon and its fans,” explained President Cliff Flannery. “We love hosting them every year, and our goal for 2015 is to focus on upgrading the ‘Crandon Experience” for our guests. I know it’s been said many times by many people, but Crandon really is all about our fans.” 

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2015 Crandon Season Preview

Off-Road Racing’s Historic “Big House” Gearing Up For Huge 2015 Season

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CRANDON, WISC. — Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; a place so special it defines an entire sport. They are the magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated.

Baseball has the hallowed ground of Yankee Stadium. In tennis it’s the clay courts at Wimbledon. Horse racing is anchored at Churchill Downs. Auto racing has the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

For off-road motosports, that unlikely theater of speed is located deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known by fans as simply “The “Big House.”

Located just 100 miles north of Green Bay’s equally legendary Lambeau Field, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway has provided three generations of fans with dirt-throwing, high-intensity action and history-making performances. Crandon’s purpose-built, 400-acre facility is the finest of its kind on earth, and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history.

After celebrating its 45th anniversary last season, for 2015 the unique facility is preparing for an exciting year filled with great racing, huge spectator turn-outs and several new initiatives designed to enhance Crandon International’s future for racers, fans and the entire motorsports industry.

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The 2015 racing season will be a busy one for Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, including three major race weekends in June and September. This new full page print ad features Wisconsin’s own C.J. Greaves and was created as part of a new marketing campaign being created for the facility by The Rennsport Group, a California-based agency.

Sitting on the edge of the tiny town of Crandon, Wisconsin (population: 1,386), the race track will play host to three major weekends this year, along with a list of other activities designed to appeal to outdoor and adventure seekers of all types.

Like it has for several years, the advent of spring after a long, cold winter also marks the track’s participation with the annual “Ties That Bind Us” Color of Cancer charity event that runs through the massive grounds of Crandon International Raceway.

The first “major” of the Crandon season is also its newest – the 3rd annual Londerville Steel “Off-Road Super Challenge” weekend. Scheduled for June 6-7th, this special event represents a high-horsepower, all-encompassing off-road racing event unlike any other held on American soil.

Crandon International’s traditional 1.75-mile dirt course will host a wide variety of trucks and buggies for two rounds of racing in the Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR) Sportsman off-road series. The radical W.E. Rock Dirt Riot series competitors will make a second appearance at Crandon piloting unlimited 4×4 rock racers and UTVs. If that wasn’t enough, fans will also enjoy side-by-side drag racing at the facility’s new 200-foot mud pit thanks to the West Michigan Mud Runners.

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Crandon’s second annual Londerville Steel “Off-Road Super Challenge” weekend will again feature state-of-the-art W.E.Rock unlimited 4×4 rock racers like this one piloted by 2014 winner Jason Shipman. The June event also hosts Sportsman off-road, UTV and mud drags (Peter Murphy photo)

With roots that stretch back to its inaugural running in 1970, Crandon’s Forest County Potawatomi  “Brush Run” is scheduled for June 27-28th. The first of two visits by The Off-Road Racing Championship (TORC) presented by Amsoil series to the “Big House,” the Brush Run 101 ushers in summer to the American heartland with the sounds of 900-horsepower unlimited TORC PRO-2WD and PRO-4WD trucks piloted by the sport’s very best drivers. The weekend will also feature the highly competitive TORC PRO-LIGHT trucks, as well as a jam-packed race schedule filled with all of the Sportsman categories.

Thanks to highly professional off-road radio controlled racing at Crandon’s state-of-the-art Traxxas RC facility as well as on-site camping and UTV riding, summertime at the “Big House” is always a very active time of year.

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Crandon International Raceway’s enthusiastic race fans return to the facility’s massive camp grounds each Labor Day weekend – many to their favorite spot year after year. Great hospitality, exciting racing and a unique atmosphere all come together at this unique and colorful midwest tradition (Crandon photo).

All of this, however, is just a warm-up to the biggest off-road short-course race on earth, the annual Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race. Held every Labor Day weekend (September 4-6th in 2015), nearly 40,000 fans from all over the American Midwest will fill every corner of Crandon International’s 2,000 camping spots, with thousands more arriving each day. Many of the Crandon faithful have made this pilgrimage an annual family tradition, while concerts, fireworks and tons of bratwurst provide an unforgettable weekend better known as the “Crandon Experience.”

With spectator viewing areas filled to capacity come rain or shine, this unique atmosphere serves as a perfect backdrop to some of the most intense competition in all of motorsports.

The Crandon Labor Day weekend will not only determine the 2015 TORC and Sportsman series champions, but will also crown individual Crandon “World Champions” in each category of racing. It all culminates when TORC’s PRO 2WD and PRO 4×4 classes let loose on the track at the same time after receiving staggered starts for the 6th Annual Amsoil Cup Challenge race. Last year, the winner took home a record $45,000 in cash plus additional prizes from MasterCraft Safety and Lincoln Welders.

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Last year’s Amsoil Cup “Top Gun” was Californian Kyle LeDuc, who took home a huge $45,000 pay check, prizes from Lincoln Electric and MasterCraft Safety, as well as Crandon’s newest tradition — a specially engraved Henry rifle.

The next 11 months will also see Crandon track management upgrade its marketing, public relations and social media effort thanks to a new partnership with The Rennsport Group, a California-based agency that specialized in promoting automotive and motorsports clientele. Currently in the works is a completely upgrade Website with an enhanced online reservation and ticket sales experience for Crandon’s loyal fan base.

In addition, the facility will continue its nearly constant focus on expanding camping lots and customer amenities. Amazingly, much of the impressive raceway has been created via the hard work of local craftsmen and volunteers.

“We know that Crandon International Raceway has become one of this region’s most important venues, but nothing stands still,” explained President Cliff Flannery. “I have been here for a long time, but we all feel that 2015 will be something very special for all of us. There is no question this place is moving forward in a major new direction, one that will take Crandon into the future.”

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