Short Course Off-Road racers and race fans grab a pen and paper. Now write down, Bucket List; Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Labor Day weekend a must attend.
Having recently experienced The 52nd Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race weekend this Labor Day I am sure you will want to share in this experience. The racing was fast and furious with large classes dominating the track at The Big House. Part of the experience is the fact the community is behind this event offering their time as volunteers to put the show on, and turn out for all the festivities held during the weekend. The event is the final event of the year for the Championship Off-Road COR series where World Championship titles are earned. To cap the racing off on Sunday was the annual Red Bull Shoot Out pitting Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes together. This year Pro 2 pilot Keegan Kincaid took home the lion’s share of the purse while Pro 4 Johnny Greaves was second. Ryan Beat third in a Pro 2. Not to be over shadowed by the Shoot Out the Pro-lite race on Sunday was a real slug fest that kept the fans on their feet before they watched Cole Mamer take the checkers. A hard charging, Christopher Poolverde, was second and Jason Plouf third.
The small town of Crandon eagerly invites racers and fans down for live entertainment, even offering free shuttles. The downtown parade on Friday had over 400 race vehicles line the street while local floats add to the party atmosphere. After the parade racing begins at the track and goes on late in the evening under the track lights.
Words alone can’t capture this weekend so I’ll post various photos in an attempt to give one a visualization of the event.