2021 RED BULL CRANDON WORLD CUP

YOUR QUESTIONS…ANSWERED

 

What is the Crandon World Cup?

The 6th annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup event was created to provide the sport of short course off-road racing with a true “Super Bowl Sunday.” As part of our 52nd Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race® weekend, on Sunday, September 5th Crandon is promoting its own, non-denominational day of professional short-course racing along with the richest event in the sport – the annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup race.

 

What is the idea behind the Crandon World Cup?

Simple. Crandon wants to organize, promote and host the “Super Bowl of Short Course,” a day of Pro category off-road races similar to the Indianapolis 500 or Daytona 500. In 2016, Red Bull joined us to create an independent day of racing that was open to all short-course racers. Since that time the Crandon World Cup has brought the sport together for the most prestigious event of the year.

 

Is this event being run under the Champ Off-Road series banner?

No. While the 52nd Polaris Crandon World Championships features a full slate of Champ Off-Road Pro and Sportsman series racing (as well as Ultra4 and Class 11 races), the Red Bull Crandon World Cup takes place on Thursday, September 2rd (Crandon Pro Open practice) and Sunday, September 5th including the Red Bull Cup finale for Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes. However, all registration is done via online registration at www.champoffroad.com (for Pro short-course classes) and www.ultra4racing.com for all Ultra4 classes. All purse payouts are done via Crandon International Raceway. The event’s insurance and sanctioning are done via USAC and Champ Off-Road/Ultra4 in association with Crandon International Raceway.

 

How does the Crandon World Cup fit into the traditional Off-Road World Championship® weekend in terms of structure?

The Crandon World Cup represents both a larger and expanded Labor Day weekend schedule that now begins with a Pro open practice sessions each Thursday of Labor Day weekend. Our traditional Crandon Labor Day Parade remains downtown on Friday morning, September 3rd before the Forest County Potawatomi “Night of Thunder” races that include Ultra4 and Class 11 races in 2021. Saturday, September 4th will feature a packed schedule of Champ Off-Road Pro and Sportsman competition, along with Saturday night’s Ultra4 “Rigid Rage on the Rocks” Crandon will also crown its traditional Sportsman World Championships® on this day as well.

 

Weren’t all of the Crandon World Championship titles decided on Saturday in past years?

Yes, but since 2016 all of the Sportsman categories have crowned Crandon World Championships on Saturday. The traditional Crandon World Championship ring and extra purse money provided by Crandon for the Sportsman drivers remains as it has in the past. All Crandon Sportsman World Champions as well as are welcome to be recognized and introduced on Sunday as part of our World Cup Sportsman “Parade of Champions” – a special part of the day’s opening ceremonies

 

Who can participate in the Red Bull Crandon World Cup?

The Crandon World Cup is open to all Pro category racers competing in the Champ Off-Road (COR) series incuding Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro-Lite, Pro Buggy, Pro Stock SXS, and Pro Mod SXS. Any Pro-Spec racer can compete in Red Bull World Cup Sunday as a traditional Pro-Lite entrant, but not as a separate class.

For 2021, the Crandon World Cup will also include Pro drivers from the Ultra4/Class 4400 series and those from the EMPI Class 11 VW Sedan class.

All Pro 2 and Pro 4 must start full dressed for both Sunday races – including all full fenders and hoods in place. This is a world class day of Pro off-road racing. It needs to look like it.

All drivers must have a current license with the United Stated Auto Club (USAC).

Note: All drivers wishing to compete in the Red Bull World Cup Sunday and Red Bull Cup finale must compete in their prospective classes on Saturday, September 4th to be eligible to compete on Sunday, September 5th. All Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers must participate in Sunday morning’s Crandon Pro World Championship races in order to compete in the Red Bull Cup race. Crandon International reserves the right to enter racers with extenuating circumstances via a promotor provisional option.

 

How much is the entry fee for the Red Bull Crandon World Cup and Red Bull Cup Race?

The entry fee for the eight Pro category races in 2021 are the same as the Champ Off-Road or Ultra4 weekend race cost. The fees for participating in the Red Bull Cup Challenge finale for eligible Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers is $250.00. All racers must have a current USAC license for insurance purposes.

 

What is the purse? TBD

Since 2016, Crandon International Raceway has rewarded Pro short-course racers with over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes!

With the support of Red Bull and Lucas Oil we are once again offering a world-class cash and prize purse worthy of a World Cup Sunday. Crandon International has posted a total of $138,000 in cash and $44,000 in prizes – a total Pro short course off-road payday of $182,000!

All class winners participating in the Red Bull Crandon World Cup will also earn the title of “Crandon Off-Road World Champion.” Each winning racer on the podium will earn a custom handcrafted gold, silver or bronze Red Bull Crandon World Cup medal, with class winners also receiving the traditional Crandon World Championship ring. In addition, the winner of the 2021 Red Bull Cup Challenge will take home a custom Crandon rifle for being the day’s “Top Gun.”

 

Does that mean all Pro racers wishing to run the Crandon World Cup/AMSOIL CUP and Champ Off-Road will have to register separately?

Yes. Payout and promotion for the Crandon World Cup are being executed by the track. However, to make registration and timing/scoring a more streamlined process Crandon International is working with Champ Off-Road and Ultra4 for all classes to utilize the same software registration platform.

 

How is qualifying done for Red Bull World Cup Sunday?

Note: All drivers wishing to compete in the Red Bull World Cup Sunday and Red Bull Cup finale must compete in their prospective classes on Saturday, September 4th to be eligible to compete on Sunday, September 5th. All Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers must participate in Sunday morning’s Crandon Pro World Championship races in order to compete in the Red Bull Cup race. Crandon International reserves the right to enter racers with extenuating circumstances via a promotor provisional option.

All Red Bull Crandon World Cup classes will take the final results from Saturday’s Champ Off-Road (and Ultra4 4400 class) to set the field for Sunday’s Crandon World Championship races. The exception will be the EMPI Class 11 class, which will use the results from Friday night’s race to set the field for Sunday’s race.

For Sunday’s Red Bull Cup finale, participation will be extended to the fastest 24 Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers based on Sunday morning’s World Championship race lap times, plus four promoter option provisional starters. This will give us a Red Bull Cup starting field with a maximum of 28 trucks.

Racers who do not qualify for Sunday’s Red Bull Cup finale based on times will be refunded their $250 entry fee. All races who qualify for the Sunday Red Bull Cup race will not receive a refund regardless of ability to start the Cup race.

The starting order for the Red Bull Cup race will be determined by the finishing order of Sunday’s World Championship race for both the Pro 2 and Pro 4 field.

The starting field for the Red Bull Cup race will be posted to the www.crandonoffroad.com website under the “Racer” section no later than 1:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Drivers who cannot make the starting flag for the Red Bull Cup race must notify one of these Crandon race officials by no later than 3:00 PM pm on Sunday by text:

· Jake Flannery: (715) 889 -1800

· Fay Statezny: (715) 889 -1588

 

Will Crandon be announcing its own rules package?

Thankfully, there is no need now that all of our 2021 racers compete under unified series rules via Champ Off-Road or Ultra4. EMPI Class 11 racers will be run under the existing SNORE/MORE west coast rules.

 

How will Crandon handle on track calls and violations?

Crandon International race directors will work with Champ Off-Road / Ultra4 officials and individual series management to ensure as fair a competition as possible for the Red Crandon World Cup and Red Bull Cup events.

 

What exposure will the 2021 Red Bull Crandon World Cup receive?

All of Sunday’s competition will be professionally live streamed directly to huge audiences found on Livestream, as well as to MAVTV, RACER.com and Speed Sport. All of Sunday’s races will also be seen on network television via our new agreement with MAVTV. A program with the newly reworked Red Bull Signature Series programming is also in the works.

 

How can race teams handle on track merchandise?

In accordance to Crandon rules, race teams may wish to sell team/driver merchandise out of their individual pit locations. No individual sponsor brands or Crandon branded merchandise may be sold.