Labor Day Weekend draws the best short course off road racers in the nation to one of the most notorious tracks in all of off road racing; Crandon International Raceway. 30,000-50,000 fans pack the grassy hills lining the historical mile and a half long course come rain or shine. 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Crandon International Raceway World Championships and the second year for the Modified Kart World Championship.
Things got off to a “rocky” start after Friday’s racing action at Crandon International Raceway. Although the Octane Junkie Travis PeCoy walked away with a second place finish, his winning pace was slightly hindered by a football size rock that had entered into the cab of the FMF/Action Sports Canopies/Oakley/ThyssenKrupp Krupp Modified Kart #573. After a quick evaluation Travis PeCoy was cleared and ready for the big race; the Crandon International World Championship on Sunday.
Crandon International Raceway is known for it’s land-rush start and ultra high-speed turns that are unlike any other track on the planet. In true Crandon World Championship fashion the Modified Karts lined up door to door in an all out sprint for turn one. PeCoy pushed the FMF Octane Junkies Modified Kart to the absolute limit and quickly positioned himself at the front of the pack. Once PeCoy was out front there was no looking back. Travis PeCoy led the entire World Championship race wire to wire putting on an amazing show for the sold out crowd of 50,000. It was a true display of skill speed for the young Octane Junkie.
Travis PeCoy went on to stand at the top of the podium winning the second ever Modified Kart World Championship.
“This is a huge moment in my racing career”, mentioned PeCoy. “I knew we had the speed all weekend long and I knew we had the right car for the job but I got a little shaken up after Fridays race. Luckily for me I have a great support system that stands behind me and I want nothing more but to win for them. This one tops the chart that’s for sure!”
Travis PeCoy would like to thank all of the loyal partners that chose to support the Travis PeCoy Racing Modified Kart #573 – FMF/Octane Junkies, Action Sports Canopies, Oakley, CMI Precision, ThyssenKrupp Materials, PurOl, Ello Gum and Troy Lee Designs.
Photo credit: Bink Designs
About Travis PeCoy:
13 year old Travis PeCoy has been around racing since his early diaper days. Father Bobby PeCoy is an experienced Pro Buggy driver with a strong history of placings in the old CORR and the current LOORRS racing divisions. Travis gained interest early on and jumped in eagerly to the Junior Kart division. After some years of on-track education, young PeCoy found his way to the podium and eventually winning races. After a stellar 2012 Junior Kart season, PeCoy-Racing decided it was time to move up to the even more competitive Modified Kart class. With a bright season ahead of him, and some fast lap times to boot, Travis has full focus on his new race truck, which seems to get faster every race.
Each race is a complete family experience with Dad Bobby calling the shots, Mom Tina handling operations & hospitality, Big Rick keeping the truck dialed in and a whole host of friends and family coming together for support.
2013 has seen early success with Travis back on top of that familiar podium position, as well as appearances in some new avenues including the Robby Gordon Stadium Super Truck series. Oakley has chosen Travis to be one of a limited number of supported drivers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, along with FMF Racing promoting Travis as a featured young upstart in their new “Octane Junkies” collection.
When Travis is not burning laps, he’s splitting time between football, lacrosse, hanging out with a great group of friends and capturing all forms of racing action through the lens of his own camera.