— Two Big Race Weekends Highlight 2017 Event Calendar —
— 2017 Camping Reservations Open Monday, March 6th —
CRANDON, WI. (March 2, 2017) – Since 1970, Crandon International Raceway has provided three generations of loyal fans with dirt throwing, high-intensity action and history-making performances. Crandon’s purpose-built, 400-acre facility is the world finest, and has long hosted the largest crowds and most significant events in short-course off-road racing.
By all accounts 2017 is set to be the biggest season in Crandon’s long history, with two major race weekends coming to the “Big House” with the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run on June 23rd – 25th and the Crandon Off Road World Championships held over Labor Day weekend August 31st – September 3rd.
The new season officially kicks off this Monday, March 6th at 9:00am CST as 2017 the track opens camping reservations to the public. Crandon International Raceway features almost 2000 manicured grass camping spots, and on Monday loyal fans can purchase packages that secure their reservations and passes for the season. Individual race weekend camping reservations and grandstand seats will be available starting Monday, April 3rd at 9:00am CST.
All reservations can be made online at www.crandonoffroad.com
For 2017, “Gold” packages cost $380 for both races that include a powered site in the Main Campground, along with two entry wristbands and four tickets for the MasterCraft Safety ride truck. “Silver” packages cost $290 for both events and offer a non-powered site in the Main Campground, along with two entry armbands and two tickets for the popular ride truck.
Last year Crandon International hosted its most successful season as it celebrated its 47th year of operation. It was a year that saw the biggest crowds the facility has ever seen, the 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.
All of this 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, last year 49,600 fans from all over the American Midwest filled out every corner of Crandon International, with thousands more arriving each day. Many of the Crandon faithful have made this annual pilgrimage an annual family tradition, while concerts, fireworks and tons of bratwurst provide 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 no concerns about points, season championships or other hindrances. 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 PRO and Sportsman racing, but it will all culminate with TORC’s PRO WD and PRO 4×4 classes let loose on the track at the same time after receiving staggered starts for the 8th Annual AMSOIL Cup Challenge – the richest race in the sport.
“It’s hard to imagine that anything can top last year, but we guarantee that 2017 is going to be even bigger,” explained Crandon International President Cliff Flannery. “We have much more to announce in the coming weeks, but our fans, racers and corporate partners can look forward to an amazing racing season. Crandon’s gonna’ have a record year!”