Crandon International Raceway Affirms Preparation For 2020 Season
— Two Race Weekends Still On Schedule —
CRANDON, Wisconsin (March 17 , 2020) — Off-road racing’s oldest and most renowned race track has announced its intentions to move forward with planning for the 2020 season at Crandon International Raceway. Located deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, today’s announcement comes amidst growing concerns about the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus around the world.
While a thick blanket of snow and ice still covers much of the 400-acre facility, Crandon International Raceway’s management group is making preparations for two massive weekends scheduled for the “Big House” in 2020 — the 27th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run scheduled for June 19th – 21st, 2020 and the 51st Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races® held over Labor Day weekend September 3rd – 6th, 2020.
A MIDWEST TRADITION: Since 1970 the small town of Crandon, Wisconsin has served as the home of off-road short course racing. With these deeply seeded roots, Crandon International Raceway is preparing to host a very successful 2020 race season. (Photo: Mike Roth)
“First and foremost, it’s our priority to do everything possible in conducting events that are safe for our fans, race teams and volunteer staff,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “Protecting public health is our duty, and we are aware of the announcement by the CDC suggesting postponement of large events during the next eight weeks. We understand this is a fluid situation but our first race weekend falls well outside of that guideline. Crandon International is moving forward with every intention of hosting world-class off-road racing later this year.”
Scheduled for Father’s Day weekend (June 19th – 21st), the 2020 Forest County Potawatomi Crandon Brush Run weekend will expand from two to three full days of on-track competition, with more than 300 short-course and ULTRA4 teams expected to gather at Crandon’s unique 400-acre facility. With roots that stretch back to its inaugural running in 1970, the first Midwest off-road race of the season will also mark the inaugural race for the newly created Championship Off-Road (COR) Series. The event will celebrate welcome the sounds of high-horsepower unlimited Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks, Pro Lite trucks and Pro UTVs, as well as all of ULTRA4 various classes. Fans will also enjoy a jam-packed schedule filled with all of the COR Sportsman categories and several live concerts – all concluding with Sunday’s intense Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup race for Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks.
FOR THE FANS: Last year nearly 100,000 fans enjoyed the legendary “Crandon Experience” over two major race weekends. As it has been for decades, the priority for Crandon International remains focused on fan safety and enjoyment. (Photo: Lauren Maciosek)
On Labor Day weekend (September 3rd – 6th) Crandon will celebrate its hosting of the 51st Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races®, which in 2020 will also mark the season finale for the new COR series. Last year, a record-shattering crowd of over 70,000 fans packed the “Big House” for the world’s largest short-course off-road event. In addition, unlimited 4-wheel drive ULTRA4 4400 class cars will take part in two special races, with one taking place Saturday night, September 5th as the day’s finale. Then on Sunday, the world’s best Pro short-course racer will compete for a Crandon World Championship title and a huge cash and prize purse on off-road racing’s biggest day — the fifth annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup.
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 2,200 grass camping sites, fans enjoy two big weekends of racing each year including June’s Brush Run event and Labor Day weekend’s Crandon International World Championship Off-Road Races. Both events feature Championship Off Road (COR) Series Pro and Sportsman divisions, as well as ULTRA4 series rock racing action. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.