Packed Racing Schedule Includes 5th Annual World Cup Sunday
CRANDON, Wisconsin (August 26, 2020) It has been almost a full year since Crandon International Raceway fans have been able to enjoy the visceral excitement of world class off-road racing at the sport’s most celebrated and historic track. Thankfully for many, that wait will end in a major way just in time for next weekend’s Labor Day holiday weekend.
Crandon’s massive golden gates are set to finally open for excited guests on Wednesday, September 2nd for the 51st annual Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races. The news comes just weeks after the track announced that both of its upcoming September off-road racing events will take place in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. June’s rescheduled 27th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run weekend, normally the traditional Midwest off-road season kick-off, is set for the Crandon “Big House” September 25th – 27th.
Off-road racing’s oldest and most historic short-course event, the Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races will see its grass-filled Camp Crandon open on noon, Wednesday, September 2nd. A full day of practice on Thursday will be the perfect prelude to a packed weekend of 26 Champ Off-Road Pro and Sportsman class races as well as two feature events for Ultra4’s King of the Hammers stars on Saturday night and Sunday.
POWER AND PRIDE: Great racing will once again be the focal point for fans as part of their traditional Labor Day “Crandon Experience,” including the highly competitive Pro-LIte category (top). In addition, Friday’s schedule includes the 51st annual Crandon Labor Day parade in nearby downtown Crandon beginning at 12:00 noon CST.
For the fifth time since its inaugural running in 2016, on September 6th Crandon International Raceway will once again host its annual “World Cup Sunday.” Created as a non-denominational “Super Bowl” of short-course off-road racing, the Crandon World Cup has been instrumental in bringing together the world’s best Pro category racers from the west coast and Midwest for one special day of all-out, no points competition. 2020’s Crandon World Cup will feature eight races to crown Crandon World Champions in Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro-Lite, Pro Buggy, Ultra4, Pro Mod SxS, Pro Stock SxS and Pro 450 Mod Kart categories.
The weekend will culminate in the always dramatic Crandon Cup race, an all-out competition that pits unlimited Pro 2 versus Pro 4 trucks in a staggered time start. Last year California short-course phenom RJ Anderson took home a whopping $50,000 first place cash prize as well as a custom engraved Henry rifle as the Crandon Cup’s big winner.
Another crowd favorite is sure to be Saturday night’s one hour Ultra4 race. Held at Crandon’s revised Ultra Cross Course (located just east of Camp Crandon), last year’s inaugural event was an unexpected success as the highly modified all-wheel drive unlimited Ultra 4 vehicles took on massive rock obstacles, twisting forest trails and parts of Crandon’s legendary short-course track all under the lights.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: The sights and sounds of unlimited Ultra4 all-wheel drive machines will thrill fans as part of the 51st Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race weekend in 2020. The one-hour spectacle will take place on Saturday, September 5th from 8:00 – 9:00 PM on Crandon’s updated “Ultra Cross Course.”
“In so many ways this year has been challenging to our racers, fans and corporate sponsors…and that’s an understatement,” explained Crandon International Raceway President Cliff Flannery. “All we can do now is to go racing Crandon style come Labor Day weekend. Sure, there will be some changes here at the track, but the bottom line is that we are going to hosts our guests the best way we possibly can — just like we have for the last 51 years. It’s time for all of us to enjoy some fun with family and friends.”
Crandon International Raceway released a comprehensive 2020 COVID-19 operational plan to local law enforcement and health officials, as well as fans, racers and corporate partners, on its new website at www.crandonoffroad.com. Series officials in the Champ Off-Road and Ultra4 series will also be working closely with Crandon officials to ensure that all phases of the race weekend protocols are executed in an integrated manner.
The staff at Crandon International would like to again extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Forest County Sheriff John Dennee and Health Director Jacee Shepard for helping make the 2020 season at Crandon possible.
Crandon International race fans and team will retain all of their original 2020 World Championship and Brush Run event camping, pitting admission and grandstand reservations.There is no refund policy, but reservation holders can transfer their admittance and Camp Crandon tickets to other fans if desired. Those seeking help or assistance can contact the Crandon office directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission ticket, camping and grandstand reservations are still available for either or both 2020 races by visiting www.crandonoffroad.com.