Cash Purse Of $100,000 Announced For Crandon International’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run
CRANDON, Wisconsin (May 24, 2019): — As short-course off-road racing teams and their fans prepare for a 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend full of major motorsports competition and family time, Crandon International Raceway today announced a near-record combined cash purse of just over $100,000.00 for its upcoming 26th annual Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run event.
Scheduled for June 14th -16th, more than 200 Lucas Oil Pro and MORR Sportsman class racers are expected at the historic Crandon International Raceway for the 26th Brush Run weekend. Sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi Community, the Brush Run represents the first of a five-race series in the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League, a summer-long schedule of events that will conclude over Labor Day weekend at Crandon’s historic 50th anniversary Off-Road World Championships®.
Today’s announcement includes a comprehensive payout structure designed to offer cash payouts to Pro category racers deeper in the field, including the Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite, Pro Modified SXS, and Pro Stock SXS categories. The Pro cash purse combines the regular series’ contribution plus the addition of nearly $25,000.00 from Crandon International Raceway. Living up to its “Big House” nickname, the track is also supported myriad of its grassroots Sportsman racers with another $10,000.00 in cash support for their two days of competition around Crandon’s famed 1.75-mile course.
The Brush Run’s feature race will be Sunday afternoon’s “Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup,” which pits the high-horsepower, unlimited Pro 4 versus Pro 2 in an annual showdown that’s always a fan favorite. In 2019, the Cup race offers a total cash prize package of $28,000, with the winner picking up a healthy $10,000.00 payday plus valuable product bonuses. Second place will pay $3,500.00, third place $2,000.00 and fourth place earns $1,500.00. For the second year in a row, racers coming home 5th through 15th will earn a guaranteed $1,000.00 cash award for competing in the unique spectacle.
Wisconsin native Johnny Greaves has dominated the FCP Community Cup history books, with a total of six race victories, including back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018.
Crandon International is proud to support our racers and their efforts by adding cash to the overall purse for the upcoming Brush Run weekend,” shared President Cliff Flannery. “Our fans deserve to have the very best show possible, and, let’s face it, everyone runs just a bit harder when money is on the line. We are looking forward to a very competitive and fun weekend at the ‘Big House!”
The massive gates to “Camp Crandon” will open up at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 13th, with many of the groomed grass camping spots still available. Saturday night will feature a festival-style concert that is free for fans camping at Crandon for the weekend, or those attending Saturday’s races. Crandon International will open its gates to the public all three days beginning at 8:00am.
All race fans can enjoy watching practice on “Free Friday,” which takes place June 14th. Weekend admission is $45 for adults, with children 12 and under and seniors 75 and older getting in free all three days. One-day admission is just $25 for adults, with children under 12 and seniors 75 or older again enjoying complimentary entry.
Crandon fans can still reserve great camping sites and a limited number of remaining Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex grandstand seats by visiting our website at www.crandonoffroad.com.
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), for 50 years 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 more than 2,600 grass camping sites, fans enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s 50th Anniversary Crandon International Off-Road World Championships. Both events feature Lucas Oil Midwest Off-Road Racing League Pro and MORR Sportsman divisions. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.