Championship Off-Road Series Bringing Unified Sport and Best Drivers To Upcoming FCP
Crandon Brush Run Race Weekend
CRANDON, Wisconsin (June 1, 2022) — At the end of 2019 the sport of professional off-road short-course racing was facing a decidedly uncertain future. For years, the world’s best racers, their teams and corporate supports were forced to decide between one of two national series — thus fragmenting the sport, its top-tier drivers and a dedicated fan base.
Now preparing to enter its third season of competition, the Midwest-based AMSOIL Championship Off-Road Series has both stabilized and unified the sport with a singular focus for all concerned. The result? Fans coming to the 29th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run weekend at Crandon International Raceway can look forward to the largest and strongest field of off-road racers in the past two decades.
Scheduled for June 24 – 26, the event promises to showcase a diverse group of competitors in both the Pro and Sportsman divisions. In stark contrast to only a few seasons ago, a look at the entry list for the sport’s premiere Pro 2, Pro 4 and Pro Lite truck classes emphasizes the series’ strong and steady path to success. Each of the categories shows stacked fields of the very best racers from around the country and Canada. New names will challenge familiar faces in what promises to be intense battles for race wins and the series championships in the 2022 season.
PRO 2 RUSH HOUR: With a deeply talented field of drivers and teams the 2022 AMSOIL Champ Off-Road Pro 2 category will be the most competitive in decades (top). There are 17 of the two-wheel drive Pro 2 trucks competing at this weekend’s first series race in Antigo, including 2021 class champion and Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup winner Jerett Brooks. (Photos: Champ Off-Road)
With six events on its 2022 schedule, the AMSOIL Championship Off-Road series will kick-off this weekend in Antigo, Wisconsin.
Led my ISOC President Carl Shubitzke and managed by Series Director Frank DeAngelo, the upstart series comes into the season with strong corporate support from title sponsor AMSOIL, as well as the U.S. Air Force, Yokohama, Falken Tire, Cooper Tires, Vision Wheel, Maxxis Tires, Kenda Tires and others.
Taking another step to broaden its audience via highly produced livestream coverage, 2022 AMSOIL Championship Off-Road events will be streamed via an exclusive new agreement with FloSports. The subscription service grants fans full access via its platform to all six stops (12 rounds) of the 2022 tour, highlighted by complete coverage of all Pro and Sportsman divisions. In addition, CBS Sports Network will carry a select group of tape-delayed programming, including coverage of Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Turbo SxS and Pro Stock SxS races.
“For years the sport we all love has needed to have a collective vision and unified approach to the future,” explained Crandon International Raceway’s Cliff Flannery. “For Crandon and our great fans, it’s really about having all of world’s best off-road racers come to the Big House twice a year and putting on the most entertaining show in motorsports. The Champ Off-Road series has brought the stability the sport needs to succeed and grow. We look forward to hosting two huge weekends of great off-road racing at Crandon this summer.”
PRO 4 STARS RETURNING: The sport’s premiere Pro 4 category for 900
horsepower four-wheel drive unlimited trucks will include some of off-road racing’s best drivers. Crandon fans can anticipate the return of Pro 4’s biggest stars in 2022 including (L-R) Jimmy Hendersen, 2021 AMSOIL Champ Off-Road Pro 4 champion CJ Greaves, Johnny Greave and Kyle Chaney. (Photo: Champ Off-Road)
The Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run weekend at Crandon will feature more than 30 races in two days, with a wide variety of drivers young and old competing in truck, buggy and UTV categories. A main attraction for the Brush Run event will be Sunday’s exciting Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup finale, a Crandon tradition that pits unlimited Pro 2 versus Pro 4 trucks via a staggered start. Last year the Pro 2 of California’s Jerett Brooks took home the race’s top honors and a $10,000 cash prize.
This Labor Day weekend Crandon International Raceway is also preparing the host the largest short-course off-road race in the world. The 53rd Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races®, featuring the 7th annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup, will be held from September 1– 4, 2022. The jam-packed schedule represents a massive gathering of Pro and Sportsman competitors in the AMSOIL Champ Off-Road series racing as well as a complete field of Ultra4 series for rock racers. The 6th annual Crandon World Cup for Pro category racers will also take place on Sunday, with the winning drivers earning coveted Crandon World Champion titles and rings.
The weekend ends with the sport’s biggest prize of all — the annual Red Bull Cup finale for Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks — all on Crandon’s iconic 1.75-mile dirt track at the same time — separated by a timed split start.
PRO AND SPORTSMAN: One of the strengths of the AMSOIL Championship Off-Road Series is the diverse group of competitors in a wide variety of classes and vehicles. This includes the growing competition in the UTV categories, from newcomers to this factory Polaris RZR campaigned in the Pro Turbo ranks by Andrew Carlson (top). Sportsman racers are also a big part of the series, including youngsters like Ellah Holtger in Short Course Karts (top left) and veteran John Fitzgerald in the popular 1600 Single Buggy class. (Photos: Champ Off-Road)
Nicknamed the “Big House” for its size and influence on the sport, Crandon International is also home to an impressive list of corporate partnerships with top-tier brands including Lucas Oil, Red Bull, Polaris, MAVTV, Forest County Potawatomi, Ponsse, Fox Shox, STEEL-IT, Vision Wheel, Yokohama Tire, MasterCraft Safety, Rugged Radio and many others.
Event tickets, grandstand and Camp Crandon reservations for the 2022 season at Crandon International Raceway are on sale now at our website at www.crandonoffroad.com. Fans can also click the link below:
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 53 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 2,100 grass camping sites, fans enjoy two big weekends of racing each year at Camp Crandon. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.