Welcome to 400 acres of rockin’ hospitality deep in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Grass, forest and a huge granite pit surround the most revered dirt track in the world. There is simply no other place like it on earth.
Here Crandon world champions are crowned as part biggest off-road races in the world. More than 60,000 fans gather to cheer for their favorite drivers as they race on the longest and the fastest short-course track anywhere. It’s 1.75-miles long that can see unlimited trucks hit speeds exceeding 100 miles an hour. See it all from the Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex grandstand or the great hillside grass seating if you want to spread out.
The Crandon Raceway is also famous as a family-friendly, all off-road entertainment destination. There are more than 2,100 designated grass camping sites in Camp Crandon, along with numerous food stands, restrooms, merchandise stands and bars.
WELCOME TO OUR FIELD OF DREAMS
One smitten journalist once commented upon his first visit to our world-class facility:
“Driving up to the massive gates of Crandon International Raceway I swear, it feels like I walked into the set of “Field of Dreams.”
Carved out of an old farm and Northwoods timber, the place known by many as “The Big House” has been cut, shaped and polished thanks to decades of hard work, sweat and vision. Grass camping. Skyboxes. Dozens of Jumbotrons and television monitors. Really comfortable seats. A racing surface that’s coddled and nurtured like a newborn Golden Retriever.
Like the movie, you will ask yourself: “Hey is this heaven?”
No, it’s Crandon.
Camping at Crandon
A big secret to enjoying the legendary “Crandon Experience” is our beautifully maintained grass camping sites that comprise “Camp Crandon.” There are more than 2,100 designated sites at Crandon International Raceway that have been enjoyed by groups of friends and families for generations. Each site can accommodate RVs, trailers or even multiple tents. Camp Crandon also features a limited number of permanent showers, a well-stocked store for drinks and food, waste disposal and water services as well as transportation to the spectator areas for all guests including the physically challenged.
For our fans and race teams, Camp Crandon is the heart and soul of each race weekend.
No matter where your journey to Crandon starts, we can guarantee your adventure to Wisconsin’s legendary Northwoods will include some of the most beautiful landscape in America. Crandon International Raceway is located in Forest County just a mile from downtown Crandon. Our facility is a picturesque two-hour drive northwest from Green Bay and approximately four hours from Minneapolis or Milwaukee.
Another option is flying into our local airport in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, home to many hotels and just a short 30-minute drive from the track.
Parking at Crandon
For many of our fans, a weekend at Crandon International Raceway is all about camping. Coming for the day? No worries, we have extensive on and off-site parking locations. Please click button below for more information and new online pre-event parking reservations.
TOUR CRANDON’S TRACK WITH THE “BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE”
This is a great Crandon tradition, and one no other motorsports facility in the world has the nerve to offer.
Want to see our world-famous, 1.75-mile track – including the legendary Forest County Potawatomi Turn One – from a totally unique perspective? Take a ride in our huge construction dump truck converted to the ultimate people mover.
Outfitted with Mastercraft off-road racing seats and belts, your tour starts at the famous Lucas Oil Barn. Once you’re comfortably buckled in what we call “The Best Seat in The House,” our trusty driver takes off for a fun and not-so-slow lap of the world’s most iconic off-road short course track. It’s awesome for kids of all ages!
The best part of this beloved Crandon tradition is that it only costs $6.00 per person — a bargain at double that price. Want a seat? Simply head to the Lucas Oil barn’s east-facing patio and get in line. Tours are given between rounds of racing and last late into the night thanks to our illuminated track.
Ride around “The Big House” in a full-size dump truck? You betcha’…and only in Crandon!
CRANDON LABOR DAY PARADE
Our Annual Slice of Americana
Since our very first race in Crandon way back in 1970, our Labor Day weekend World Championship Off-Road Races® have featured an all-American parade unlike anything else in motorsports.
A hugely popular part of the “Crandon Experience,” the annual Friday morning tradition is, if anything, reaffirming. It’s a Mayberry main street scene come to life, our country at its very best. It’s all of the weekend’s race cars and drivers set-up near Crandon’s historic town square to meet fans, take pictures and sign autographs. It’s locally made floats, the World Cup Driver’s Meeting and the Pit Stop Competition. It’s the backdrop to a professionally produced live stream for the first time ever in 2020.
And, it only happens in Crandon.
The fact that our annual Labor Day Parade occurs in a tiny Midwest town in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is only fitting. The only other race that seeps red, white and blue like this is the Indianapolis 500.
Since 1970, Crandon International Raceway has held a unique and constantly evolving space within the American motorsports environment. Since 2015, we have built solid, long-term relationships with our current family of top-tier brands and manufacturers, a list that includes Red Bull, Lucas Oil, MAVTV, Polaris, Yokohama Tire, Fox Shox and many others.
From vendor display space to onsite branding to advertising within a world-class live stream package to luxury skyboxes, all of our partnerships are customized to help achieve specific event activation goals.
As a not-for-profit organization, Crandon International’s top priority is building on a 50-year foundation with active corporate partners on all levels to continue our rich legacy. We will do so by continuing to provide a place for brands to define and expand their message in a place unlike any other in the extreme sports world.