Super Challenge Off Road Race
August 8-10th 2014
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway welcomes the W.E. Rock Dirt Riot series to the Big House, Aug. 8-10
Popular grassroots off-roading movement will utilize Crandon’s new “Playground” rock crawling park; MORR/TORC Series Sportsman Rounds & dirt drags as well!
Contact: Pat Schutte/HPPR
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway PR Director
CRANDON, Wis. (Jan. 31, 2014) – Crandon International Off-Road Raceway’s big summer of 2014 just got a whole lot wilder as the world’s premier short course off-road facility has added another weekend (Aug. 8-10) of extreme powersports action with W.E. ROCK’s (World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship) Dirt Riot Series joining the stars of Midwest Off-Road Racers (MORR/TORC Series Sportsman Truck and Buggy Division) and the world of the side-by-side high horsepower blower & injected mud drag racers for one MASSIVE weekend of racing action at the Big House!
Central to the theme of the Aug. 8-10 event will be Crandon Raceway’s new off-road “Playground,” a 70-acre 4x4 designated area located on the famed raceway’s grounds that features a natural stadium-style setting back behind the legendary race course, dotted with numerous massive boulder climbing and crawling obstacle sections for the Pro Ultra 4-style vehicles, along with a de-tuned course where the amateur weekend warriors can give the sport of rock crawling a shot.
And it’s here that the W.E. ROCK Dirt Riot Series will open the weekend’s competition, with a grassroots endurance contest featuring the top amateur rock crawlers from W.E. ROCK’s Mid-States Series in three trail classes (Unlimited Buggies, Modified & Stock Trail Rigs), along with a popular UTV class.
“Everyone at Crandon is geared up to try out our new Playground 4x4 off-road terrain park with these rock crawlers from W.E. ROCK’s Dirt Riot Series,” said Cliff Flannery, President of Crandon Raceway. “We’ve worked hard to get the Playground ready for an event like this, and look forward to the Mid-States Dirt Riot Series opening the door for this new type of off-road competition here at Crandon.”
Depending on the facility, W.E. ROCK Dirt Riot Series race courses are four to eight miles of rugged terrain where you’ll find various obstacles of rock, concrete and wood, high-speed sections, natural climbing sections, trees and frame/body-twisting sections. The Crandon event, which will have the Dirt Riot vehicles running on the short course race track as well as in the Playground, is the final event of a three-event series that includes similar events in Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
“Everyone at W.E. ROCK and the Dirt Riot Series are pumped to open new courses and introduce new spectators and new competitors to our style of off-road racing,” added W.E. Rock Events founder Rich Klein. “Crandon is a legendary facility with roots dug deep in the sport of off-road. Our Dirt Riot Series competitors were beyond thrilled when we told them of our partnership with Crandon Raceway for 2014 and beyond. So expect a big turnout at Crandon this August 2nd and 3rd and be ready to check out some amazing off-road action for the first time in Crandon's new Playground off-road terrain park.”
Joining the W.E. ROCK Dirt Riot Series to make for an unforgettable weekend of off-road action at Crandon Raceway will be the stars of MORR, racing two rounds of TORC-sanctioned points series in all of its truck bashing, buggy flying far out racing action … the same local racing legends that share the track with TORC Series PRO division at Crandon and Bark River events)! And, as an added bonus, the side-by-side high horsepower blower & injected mud drag racers return to action to blast down Crandon’s famed Forest County Potawatomi Land Rush Start straight at unheard of speeds through the dirt.
With racers and trucks/buggies, crews and off-road fans converging from all points on the U.S. map, the small logging town of Crandon, Wisc., (population: 1,961), is awash in activity. And since 1970 the off-road phenomenon has played out in Crandon, celebrating 45 years and making it the nation’s longest-running short course off-road competition.