— Chad Hord Returning to Crandon in Yokohama/Ponsse Pro 2 Truck —
The new agreement between Crandon International Raceway and Yokohama runs through the 2019 and 2020 seasons, including Crandon’s huge golden anniversary running of the Labor Day weekend World Championship Off-Road Races® and World Cup.
Yokohama Tire has forged a winning history in off-road motorsports for decades, a legacy that in recent years has seen a resurgence of the brand via title sponsorship of the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, the Yokohama Sonora Rally as well as producing a new, state-of-the-art tires for desert Trophy-Truck racing.
“Yokohama Tire is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” explained Sr. Director of Product Marketing Fardad Niknam. “Not only is Yokohama placing another significant stake in our future off-road racing activities, but we are doing so at the sport’s most recognized and iconic venues. To make things even better, 2019 represents the 50th anniversary of Crandon International Raceway and also Yokohama Tire in the United States.”
Unlike every other location in off-road racing, for 50 years Crandon International Raceway has served as a permanent facility that now covers 400-plus acres of woodlands in Northern Wisconsin. The former farm includes rich green grass fields to host up to 50,000 fans from all over the America and Canada.
With roots that stretch back to its inaugural running in 1970, this weekend’s Crandon’s Forest County Potawatomi Community “Brush Run” is the first of two visits by Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League in 2019. Crandon will once again welcome summer to the American heartland with the sounds of high-horsepower unlimited Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks, highly competitive Pro Lite trucks and Pro UTVs, as well as a jam-packed race schedule filled with all of the MORR Sportsman categories.
Labor Day weekend 2019 will represent the biggest racing event in Crandon’s long history, with a long list of special happenings and added fan attractions expected to help celebrate the track’s 50th anniversary with “Big House”-style.
On Saturday, August 31, season-long Lucas Oil championships will be decided in both the Pro and Sportsman divisions. MORR Sportsman World Championship rings will also be awarded that weekend. For the fourth consecutive year, the Labor Day weekend will feature the sport’s most important race day – the annual Crandon World Cup on Sunday, September 1st. Hosted and promoted by Crandon International Raceway, the special day has been created to attract the world’s best off-road racers and teams to compete for Crandon World Championships® in a variety of Pro-level classes and the big Crandon World Cup Pro 2 versus Pro 4 finale.
Fans wishing to get more information as well as camping and ticket reservations can visit 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 Sportsman divisions. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.