Crandon Set To Host World Championship Off-Road Races

Crandon Int'l Raceway will host the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races on Sept. 2-6.
Crandon Int'l Raceway will host the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races on Sept. 2-6.

CRANDON, Wis. – Crandon Int’l Raceway’s will open for business on Sept. 2 as the venue plays host to the 51st annual Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races from Sept. 4-6.

The Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races is off-road racing’s oldest and most historic short-course event.

Crandon Int’l Raceway will open its grass-filled Camp Crandon at Noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2. A full day of practice on Thursday, Sept. 3 will serve as a prelude to a busy weekend featuring 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.

For the fifth time since its inaugural running in 2016, on Sept. 6 Crandon Int’l 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.

The 2020 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 with the Crandon Cup race, an all-out competition that pits unlimited Pro 2 versus Pro 4 trucks in a staggered time start. Last year R.J. 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 Saturday night’s one hour Ultra4 race. Held on 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.

“In so many ways this year has been challenging to our racers, fans and corporate sponsors…and that’s an understatement,” said Crandon Int’l 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 Int’l Raceway released a comprehensive COVID-19 operational plan to local law enforcement and health officials, as well as fans, racers and corporate partners, on its new website at 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.