2022 Crandon Ultra4 World Championships
Attention all Crandon Ultra4 racers!
For the second time in Crandon’s 53-year history we will be hosting the entire Ultra4 series of racers at the famous Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races® 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 nearly 425 race teams and 60,000-plus people expected for this year’s event.
With the support of Ultra4 management and enthusiastic corporate partners we have worked hard to make sure that all Ultra4 competitors enjoy their annual visit to “The Big House.” The largest race of its kind in the world, the weekend will provide Ultra4 teams several test sessions and two rounds of racing here at Crandon – not to mention participating in the iconic Lucas Oil Crandon Labor Day Parade (Friday, September 2nd)
Nothing stands still at the Big House, as we have been upgrading the Ultra4 “Rigid Ridge” spectator area for Saturday’s “Rage on the Rocks” night race with all five classes (three races) running in our updated UltraCross course. We will have a live band on the Vision Wheel stage, two bars, a big screen and audio to watch the professional livestream broadcast, fireworks and insane King of the Hammers-style lighting. Not to mention having the 4400 group showcased as a Pro class on Sunday’s Red Bull World Cup!
As was the case last year, we are also preparing a special new Ultra4 / Class 11 grass pit area that is an extension of the Crandon racer pits. Reservations for space and armbands can be made in the RACER section of our website at www.crandonoffroad.com.
We can’t wait to see all of you in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin for Labor Day weekend.
– Marty Fiolka
Wednesday, Aug. 31st (Noon)
Camp Crandon Ultra4 Pits Open
Thursday, Sept. 1st
- 7:00 AM Tech Inspection – Registration
- 8:00 AM Mandatory Drivers/Spotter’s Meeting
- 10 – 11:00 AM Ultra4 Practice Session 1 (all classes)
- 1 – 2:00 PM Ultra4 Practice Session 2 (all classes)
- 4:30 – 5:15PM Ultra4 Practice Session 3 (all classes)
Friday, Sept. 2nd
- 8:30 AM Race teams assemble for escort to Crandon Parade
- 9:00 PM Escort to downtown Crandon
- 9 – 12:00 Downtown Crandon race car show
- Noon Lucas Oil Labor Day Parade
- 6:25 PM Ultra4 SxS
- 7:00 PM Ultra4 EMC
Saturday, Sept. 3rd RIGID Ultra4 Rage on the Rocks (Night Race)
- 7:15 PM Ultra4 SxS
- 7:55 PM Ultra4 EMC
- 8:45 PM Ultra4 4400 Class
Sunday, Sept. 5th (6th annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup)
- 7:00 AM Chapel Service
- 8:00 AM Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
- 2:45 PM Crandon Ultra4 4400 World Championship (10 laps)
- 7-10 PM Lucas Oil World Cup Racer Party
(** subject to change)
Lucas Oil Barn
All Crandon Ultra4 World Championship 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 Ultra4 World Championship teams must pit within the designated new Ultra4 grass pit area. Pit reservations can be made online by visiting www.crandonoffroad.com starting Wednesday, August 10th at 5:00 pm (CST).
Official race entries will be done online via a link to our website at www.crandonoffroad.com starting on Wednesday, August 10th at 5:00 pm (CST).
Grass camping/pitting in the designated Ultra4 racer area will be subject to the same fee of $60.00 per site as other Crandon racers (with a maximum of two sites per team reservation), with each weekend wristbands available for $45.00 per person in advance ($70.00 at the door). Each race team will receive a weekend wristband for driver and co-driver at no cost. Racers can purchase wristbands in advance as part of their pit space reservations.
All Crandon Ultra4 race teams are invited to participate in all weekend related events including the Lucas Oil Parade, concerts and the Sunday night Lucas Oil World Cup Racer party.
All costs associated with racing at Crandon (transponders, raceivers, safety equipment, USAC licenses) are to be paid by each team.
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.
Prizes/Purse: Racers will complete for their 2022 season Ultra4 purse package. In addition, winners of their second races (SxS and EMC on Saturday, 4400 on Sunday) will earn coveted Crandon World Championship rings. For the Sunday Red Bull World Cup 4400 race an additional cash purse will be posted by Crandon International Raceway.
Livestreaming and Television: All of the Crandon Ultra4 class races will seen around the world via our top-tier livestreaming production, which will be streamed on various platforms such as Ultra4Racing.com CrandonOffRoad.com and SpeedSport.com
Big news! Sunday’s Ultra4/4400 World Championship race will also be broadcast with the Class 11 class as part of a one-hour package airing on the MAVTV cable network.
(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THESE WILL BE FULLY ENFORCED!)
- All Ultra4 entrants must adhere to the Ultra4-madated safety and rules package. All technical inspections and tech regulations are to be managed and implemented by the Ultra4 series.
- Crandon International Raceway will not be responsible for any rules or safety enforcement.
- All Ultra4 race teams must be prepared for night racing with off-road lights and rear-facing dust lights. Colored LED flag whips are allowed.
- All teams must provide at one (1) spotter for safety during each on-track session including Thursday practice. All race teams must utilize a raceiver system for communication with race officials.
- All cars must be equipped with a properly installed race radio and driver to co-driver intercom.
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.