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First-Ever Crandon World Cup Set for Labor Day Weekend Showdown

Red Bull Signature Series heads to Crandon International Raceway

StaffPhotographerCorey SimoneWriter

Crandon International Raceway has partnered with Red Bull Media House to bring the first-ever Super Bowl of off-road racing to Crandon’s “Big House.” Hosted and sanctioned by Crandon International Raceway, the World Cup will have the world’s best off-road racers compete for the Crandon World Championship in several different PRO-level classes. The World Cup will bring racers from all sanctioning bodies together for a winner-takes-all-title, where racers can go door-to-door without worrying about points, standings, or season championships and keep the skinny pedal pinned.

With a weekend already packed with TORC Championship races, the 7th annual AMSOIL Cup, 45,000 spectators, and now the World Cup, the 400 acre facility will be the place to be this Labor Day weekend. Crandon President Cliff Flannery couldn’t be more excited for the inaugural World Cup, saying, “The Crandon World Cup is an event our sport has needed for decades. Every form of racing – and every major sport -- has its form of a ‘Super Bowl’ that decides who is the best in the world. After 46 years of our small Wisconsin town building-up the Labor Day weekend races, we have hosted the biggest short-course races anywhere. Now our fans and enthusiasts around the world can watch the ultimate competition with all the best drivers and teams, on the same track on the same day.”

With a packed weekend planned, the full schedule of events has yet to be finalized. On Saturday, the 2016 TORC Championship will be decided in the PRO-4WD, PRO-2WD, and PRO-Light classes before heading in to the World Cup action. Sunday will be the day where the PRO-4WD, PRO-2WD, PRO-Light, PRO Buggy, and PRO Modified Kart divisions, battle in the World Cup. The grand finale for the weekend of racing will be the 7th annual AMSOIL Cup, where 24 of the fastest PRO-2WD and PRO-4WD trucks go head to head on the same track at the same time after a staggered start. This action-packed race will only have one champion that will collect a $47,000 cash payout, a kickass gold-plated “Crandon Top Gun” Henry Rifle, and plenty more prizes.

Get your tickets now for this high-powered, dirt slinging race weekend now at crandonoffroad.com. If you can’t make it out to the huge raceway, all the action will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and ran as a special on NBC on October. 8.

Source: Crandon International Raceway, Red Bull