Crandon International Off-Road Raceway


Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
Location U.S. Route 8 1 mile west of Crandon, Wisconsin, USA
Major events

WSORR BorgWarner World Championship Off-Road Races

WSORR Spring Brush Run
Dirt Road Course
Surface dirt
Length 2.5 km (1.5 mi)
Banking varies
Lap record 1:24.121 [1] (Carl Renezeder, Renezeder Racing, 2006, CORR)
2WD trucks lined up to start the 2008 BorgWarner
Scott Taylor's 2008 Borg-Warner winning truck

The Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is an off-road racing racetrack that has hosts the "World Championship Off-Road Races".

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Location

The track is located 1-mile (1.6 km) west of Crandon, Wisconsin on U.S. Route 8.

Track layout

The track started out as a 1.75-mile (2.82 km) long off-road track. The track was shortened to 1.5 miles (2.4 km). In 2002, a shortcut through the track was installed to allow a 1.25-mile (2.01 km) long lap. This allowed spectators to see the entire track, and it is utilized for selected events.

Races are started with a "land rush" start. The vehicles are started side by side in a standing start.

World Championship Off-Road Races

The "World Championship Off-Road Races" were first held in a 101-mile (163 km) race on a 25 1/4 mile course in 1970.[1] The event takes place on Labor Day weekend. Numerous sanctioning bodies have sanctioned the event. It was sanctioned by SODA (series) until CORR took over the sanction until 2007. WSORR sanctioned in 2008, and after it folded, the Traxxas TORC Series sanctioned the 2009 event. The race pitted 2 wheel-drive (2WD) Trophy Trucks against 4x4 trucks until 2008, with the 2WD trucks starting a half lap ahead of the 4x4 trucks. Scott Taylor piloted the only 2WD truck to victory, with victories in 2002 and 2008.[1] In 2010, AMSOIL took over title sponsorship of the shootout race.

In some years of the 1970s, the prize money was split between all finishers or all division winners, on those years the driver with the fastest time is listed.[2] Winners of the AMSOIL Cup World Championship:

  • 2011 Chad Hord (2WD) (AMS Oil Cup)
  • 2010 Scott Douglas (AMSOIL Cup)
  • 2009 Kyle LeDuc (Borg-Warner Challenge)[3]
  • 2008 Scott Taylor (2WD) (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2007 Johnny Greaves (Borg-Warner Challenge)[1]
  • 2006 Scott Douglas (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2005 Jason Baldwin (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2004 Johnny Greaves (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2003 Carl Renezeder (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2002 Scott Taylor (2WD) (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2001 Rob MacCachren (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 2000 Rob MacCachren (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1999 Rob MacCachren (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1998 Curt LeDuc (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1997 Scott Douglas (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1996 Jack Flannery (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1995 Steve Kelley (Borg-Warner Challenge)
  • 1994 Scott Taylor (heavy metal: Class 2x4 & 4x4 production challenge) [2]
  • 1993 Geoff Dorr (heavy metal)
  • 1992 Jack Flannery (heavy metal)
  • 1991 Walker Evans (heavy metal)
  • 1990 Walker Evans (heavy metal)
  • 1989 Brad Mihalko (heavy metal)
  • 1988 Jack Flannery (heavy metal)
  • 1987 Jack Flannery (heavy metal)
  • 1986 Jeff Probst (rear)
  • 1985 Curt LeDuc (front engine) and Art Schmidt (rear engine)
  • 1984 Mark Seidler (front engine) and Scott Taylor (rear engine)
  • 1983 Geoff Dorr (front) and Kevin Probst (rear)
  • 1982 John Heidtman (front) and Dave Vandermissen (rear)
  • 1981 John Witt (front) and Scott Taylor (rear)
  • 1980 Geoff Dorr (front) and Dale Woddard (rear)
  • 1979 Larry Statezny
  • 1978 Jack Flannery
  • 1977 Jack Flannery
  • 1976 Gary Slack
  • 1975 Jeff Smith
  • 1974 Jerry Blaszek
  • 1973 Bob Warren
  • 1972 Bob Warren
  • 1971 Louis Flohr and Geoffrey Dorr
  • 1970 Jim Zbella and Wally Schauer

Brush run races

The Brush Run races are held in June. The event used to be called the Spring Brush Run. Featured at the Brush Run is the heavy-metal shootout race, now called the "Crandon Cup". The trophy had been known as the "Governor's Cup".

Winners:

  • 2009 Ricky Johnson
  • 2008 Kent Brascho[1]
  • 2007 Carl Renezeder
  • 2006 Johnny Greaves
  • 2005 Josh Baldwin
  • 2004 Carl Renezeder
  • 2003 Johnny Greaves
  • 2002 Scott Taylor (only 2-wheel drive winner)
  • 2001 Rob MacCachren
  • 2000 Rob MacCachren
  • 1999 Jack Flannery
  • 1998 Jamey Flannery
  • 1997 Jack Flannery
  • 1996 Curt LeDuc
  • 1995 Rob MacCachren
  • 1994 Curt LeDuc

Images

References

  1. ^ a b c d e 2008 World Championship Off-Road Races program. Crandon, Wisconsin: Potawatomi Traveling Times. 2008. pp. 26, 27. 
  2. ^ a b "40 Years Brush Run". Crandon, Wisconsin: The Forest Republican. September 2009. pp. 1–21. 
  3. ^ "Crandon Borg-Warner Champ ROCKSTAR - #99 Kyle LEDUC!". DIRTnewz. 2009-09-06. http://www.dirtnewz.com/events-09/torc6-crandon/live.shtml?altcast_code=b097eaa4cb. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 

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