CRANDON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s famed Crandon Int’l Raceway announced that both of its upcoming September off-road racing events will take place as scheduled.
The state has already seen a host of race facilities open their doors to live audiences, including several large IndyCar and IMSA events at Wisconsin’s famed Road America.
The 51st World Championship Off-Road Races will be run Sept. 3-5, with the fifth annual Crandon World Cup scheduled Sept. The 27th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run weekend, which was postponed in June, will take place Sept. 25-27.
Crandon officials will be releasing a final 2020 COVID-19 operational plan to local law enforcement and health officials later this week, as well as sharing the comprehensive plans with fans, racers and corporate partners.
Series officials in the Champ Off-Road and Ultra4 series will also be working closely with Crandon officials to ensure a solid safety plan is in place to execute all phases of the race weekends in an integrated manner.
Champ Off-Road racers have completed a pair of race weekends at ERX Motor Park near Minneapolis and Dirt City Motor Plex in Lena, Wis.
“We have taken time this summer to study how race tracks around the Midwest have been able to successfully host fans,” said Crandon Int’l Raceway President Cliff Flannery. “They do it by being creative and proactive. Our goal is to execute our 2020 races in a safe way, and we want to especially thank Champ Off-Road, ERX and Dirt City for leading the way back to racing this season.”
“Frankly, it’s an understatement to say that 2020 is difficult year to be an event promotor in today’s constantly shifting environment,” added Crandon International’s Marty Fiolka. “However, it’s the enthusiasm of our racers, fans and corporate partners that fuels our efforts and passion. Success in off-road racing is always about being persistent and never, ever giving up. The management at Crandon International shares that philosophy, and we have a solid plan to make our races a reality.”
Crandon’s forthcoming COVID-19 event plan includes numerous safety procedures and facility upgrades for fans and campers, along with comprehensive operational plans for racers and officials provided by the Champ Off-Road and Ultra4 series.