Husqvarna to sponsor Jarit Johnson’s Truck at World’s Most Famous Off-Road Track
Mooresville, NC (Tuesday, June 4, 2013) — Jarit Johnson Racing and Crandon International Off-Road Raceway announced today that the Midwest Husqvarna Dealer Network has been named the primary sponsor of the #74 PRO 2WD truck driven by Jarit Johnson. In addition, Crandon Raceway has named its most premier seating the “Husqvarna Grandstands”. Many local and Midwest Husqvarna dealers will attend the event and showcase a wide range of innovative and performance packed Husqvarna products. The first of two races takes place June 29thand 30th with the second event titled the World Championship® Off-Road Races taking place on August 31st and September 1st, Labor Day Weekend.
“Husqvarna and Crandon Raceway are an excellent partnership fit,” said Tiffany Landru, Sponsor and Team Services for Crandon. “Their products are a part of our culture. We are loggers up here and so many of us already use their products for the work we do on a daily basis. To have the Husqvarna dealers join with our passion for off-road racing just makes perfect sense. We are excited to host them and show them how special and unique this event is.”
While Crandon Raceway enters their 44thseason, driver Jarit Johnson enters his first season in a PRO 2WD truck series. In 2013, Jarit Johnson became the first to launch a short course off-road team in NASCAR country, Mooresville, North Carolina, known as Race City USA. Johnson plans to compete in the full TORC Series schedule, presented by Amsoil and some select Lucas Oil Off-Road Races out west.
“I went to Crandon a very long time ago for one of Jimmie’s races, but never had a chance to race there,” said Jarit Johnson. “Crandon is to off-road racing what Daytona or Indy is to pavement racing. I’m very excited and honored to have an opportunity to race there and represent Husqvarna and their Midwest dealers. I can’t wait to get there, meet the fans, the Husqvarna dealers and see what we can do on the track.”
Off-Road Racing is the in Johnson Family DNA. While the oldest Johnson brother, Jimmie Johnson transferred out of off-road and has gone on to win 5 NASCAR Championships, the two younger Johnson brother’s Jarit and Jessie have recently revamped the families love for off-road racing by getting back into the dirt. For the past thirteen years Jarit Johnson has been climbing the NASCAR ranks. Jarit was a dominate winner at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway and has started races as high up as the NASCAR Nationwide Series. One thing that has eluded this American Racing family is a win at Crandon. Jarit Johnson hopes to bring home the coveted Crandon World Champion trophy.
About the Husqvarna Group
The Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. Husqvarna is the European leader in consumer irrigation equipment under the Gardena brand. The Group is also one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. For more information visit www.husqvarna.com
About Crandon Raceway
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway celebrates its 44th year of short-course racing action. The “Big House” is built on a solid foundation of world-class motorsports talent, equipment and support; the dedication of a not-for-profit board of directors ensuring the “Crandon experience,” the financial support of corporate partners and the devotion of raceway volunteers and organizations that look forward to the return of loyal fans each and every year.
With its roots in Baja and its birth in Crandon, short-course off-road is known as the fastest, most punishing form of auto racing on the planet. Sanctioned by United States Auto Club (USAC) and presented by AMSOIL, Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series (TORC) will again deliver two big off-road racing action events at Crandon in 2013 — events known to bridge the gap between extreme sports and traditional high-octane racing. www.crandonoffroad.com
About Jarit Johnson Racing
Johnson Off-Road is a professional off road racing team that competes at the highest levels of short course off road racing. Johnson Off Road is a team of people that share a passion for racing and a deep understanding that fans and sponsors are what keep our wheels turning. From our shop personnel and marketing team to the guys who pilot the racecars to the finish line, we strive to be the best. We take pride in our professionalism, mixed with a fun family atmosphere that keeps the team winning on and off track. www.JaritJohnson.com