2022 Crandon Class 11 World Championships
Attention all Crandon Class 11 racers!
2022 will mark the second time in Crandon’s 53-year history that we will host a group of Class 11 VW sedans to participate in the famous Polaris Crandon World Championships and the 2022 Red Bull World Cup. There is nothing in off-road racing that compares with our annual Labor Day weekend World Championships, with more than 400 race teams and 60,000+ people expected for this year’s event.
With the support of enthusiastic corporate partners like Continental Tire, we have worked hard to make sure that all Class 11 teams enjoy their visit to “The Big House.” The largest race of its kind in the world, the weekend will provide all race teams at least one test session and two rounds of racing here at Crandon – not to mention participating in the iconic Lucas Oil Labor Day Parade (Friday, September 2nd). Once again, the Class 11 group will be running as a Pro class for Sunday’s Red Bull Crandon World Cup races.
We are also preparing a more formal Continental Tire Crandon Class 11 World Championship display compound so that our fans can see your cars first hand. The compound will be located across from our Crandon R/C track and is part of our Crandon Fan Zone area.
As a lifelong VW racer and fan I can’t wait to see all of you all back in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin for Labor Day weekend.
All Crandon Class 11 World Champion racers and teams must adhere to the general pit and track regulations as outlined in the “RACER” tab section found on www.crandonoffroad.com.
All Crandon Class 11 World Champion teams must pit within the designated new Ultra4/Class 11 grass pit area. Pit reservations can be made online by visiting www.crandonoffroad.com starting soon. We will also be updating you on online race registration soon.
All Crandon Class 11 race teams are required to display their vehicles in the designated pit compound or Class 11 display area as much as possible during the weekend. Cars are expected to be displayed in clean, pre-race condition each day except for after Sunday’s World Championship race. All cars are to be displayed in the compound area until one hour after Sunday’s Red Bull Crandon Cup race finale. We have designated you as a Pro (not Sportsman) class, so be as professional as possible.
All Crandon Class 11 race teams are invited to participate in all weekends related events including the Lucas Oil Parade, concerts, and the Sunday night Lucas Oil World Cup party.
Crandon International Raceway in association with Continental Tire (along with other partners) have worked together to provide each Class 11 race team with free entry fee to the weekend and two (2) weekend wristbands for drivers and co-drivers. Grass camping/pitting in the designated Ultra4/Class 11 racer area are available at a cost of $60.00 per site, with each additional weekend wristbands available for a cost of $70.00 per person.
All costs associated with racing at Crandon (Raceiever, transponders, safety equipment, USAC licenses) are to be paid by each team and/or driver. Each driver and co-drive must have an up-to-date USAC license.
Prizes/Purse: Crandon International Raceway is working to finalize a cash/prize purse structure for the weekend but has committed to a base purse for Sunday of at least $5,000. All racers are eligible to earn trophies for Friday night’s race, as well as Red Bull World Cup medals (1st through 3rd) plus Crandon World Champion rings and the Continental Tire Cup trophy for Sunday’s winner.
Livestreaming and Television: Both of the Crandon Class 11 races will see around the world via our top-tier livestreaming production, which will be steamed on platforms such as CrandonOffRoad.com, the Speed Sport platform and Race-Dezert.com. Sunday’s Class 11 World Championship race will also be broadcast with the Ultra4 class as part of a separate package airing on the MAVTV cable network later this fall.
(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THESE WILL BE FULLY ENFORCED)
- All Class 11 vehicles must adhere to the current 2022 MORE/SNORE rules package. In addition, all cars racing at Crandon require proper 1 ½” door intrusion bars rules for both driver and co-driver per MORE/SNORE rules.
- Crandon International Raceway will not be responsible for any rule’s enforcement. One qualified (1) technical director will be appointed prior to race weekend that will tech each Class 11 entry while also solving tech matters and disputes.
- All Class 11 race teams must be prepared for night racing with mandatory off-road lights and rear-facing dust lights required. Colored LED flag whips are allowed.
- All teams must run a driver and co-driver at all times.
- All cars must be equipped with two (2) functional fire extinguishers at all times.
- All teams must provide at one (1) dedicated spotter for safety during each on-track session.
- All cars must be equipped with a properly installed race radio and driver to co-driver intercom, as well as the proper transponder (timing and scoring) and a Raceiver unit. We are working with Champ Off-Road and Ultra4 to make the correct transponders available for rent. Raceiver units must be purchased and used – there are no exceptions.
- No rock guards allowed. No spare tire/wheels allowed.
- All drivers/co-driver must be registered and sign correct waiver. All occupants must have up-to-date and correct helmets, firesuits, HNR devices and fireproof gloves.
- To ensure a professional appearance at Crandon, all teams must do their best to keep their vehicles as stock as possible. This includes mandatory fenders, hoods and bumpers at all times.
Helpful Tips for Racing In Crandon:
Lodging: The best places to find lodging if you are not camping (which we highly recommend getting the full Crandon experience) is to find an AirBnB, or look at some towns closeby in Rhinelander, Antigo or Three Lakes/ Eagle River.
Flights: Please explore flights into Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau or even Rhinelander. Every drive through these areas are beautiful in terms of traveling to the race track.
Weather: Be prepared for all types of weather. This isn’t the west coast or Baja. Warm, cloudy, cold are all part of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Heavy rain can happen at anytime. Prepare your teams in terms of proper clothing, and also your cars and race equipment. The dirt here at Crandon is awesome but also was a good amount of clay in it. Bring plenty of tear-offs etc.
Race Car Cleaning: Please do not clean cars in the pits. Crandon provides a big concrete pad plus power washers on site at the Champion Power Wash Station. Bring your own gas for the power washers.
Schedule: As hard as we try to stay on schedule and get all our racers the promised track time, weather can play a huge, big factor in the weekend. Crandon officials and the Champ Off-Road/ISOC series work hard to stick to the published schedule if weather permits. Please stay as flexible as possible in terms of the weekend’s timing.
Crandon Fans: Crandon fans are epic and enthusiastic. They want to see the cars, meet the drivers, get autographs free and stickers. Just be prepared for this kind of reception, especially after Friday night’s feature race and into the weekend.