Cranden Brush Run is coming

Crandon International Raceway Looks Toward June’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races

— Racing Tradition and Record Purse to Highlight Summer Kick Off —

CRANDON, Wisconsin (May 23, 2024): For the off-road racing community of teams and loyal fans, if it feels like summer, it must be time for legendary Crandon International Raceway to come alive for the 2024 season. 

After posting the most successful season in a storied 55 year-history last year, Crandon International Raceway is preparing to host the first major weekend of two this year with June’s 31st Forest County Potawatomi Crandon Brush Run races. Named “Facility of the Year” at the 2022 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show, Crandon will open the gates to its 400-acre facility June 21 – 23, for three days of action-packed practice, qualifying and racing as part of the 2024 AMSOIL Champ Off-Road Series. 

Last year’s FCP Crandon Brush Run attracted the largest crowd in event history, and track officials expect to host even more spectators, campers and race teams in 2024. Grass sites in Camp Crandon are still available, as are a limited number of grandstands seats. All ticket information and reservations can be made directly by visiting

RETURNING CRANDON CHAMPS: Fans attending the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run can expect the largest Pro 2 and Pro 4 fields of the 2024 season. Returning racers include 2023 Crandon Pro 2 World Champion Cory Winner (top) and last year’s Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup winner CJ Greaves. (Photos: Champ Off-Road)

In keeping with a long-held Crandon tradition, on Friday, June 21 enthusiasts young and old are encouraged to help kick-off the season with “Free Friday.” Beginning at 9:00am parking and admission gates will be open for the entire day at no cost, courtesy of the Forest County Potawatomi community. The entrance gates for Camp Crandon for attendees and racers opens on Thursday, June 20 at 12:00pm noon (CST). 

Part of the seven race 2024 Champ Off-Road series, the Crandon Brush Run is expected to host more than 250 racers competing in 36 rounds of competition for all Pro and Sportsman categories. A combination of the track’s prestige and the largest season cash purse in Crandon history will provide race fans with a highly competitive field in all truck, buggy and UTV classes, including the spectacular Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite and Pro Spec category trucks.

Pro and Sportsman racers will be competing for a Crandon Brush Run weekend record cash purse of $95,000, including $30,000 for the weekend’s big Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup finale. Now in its 31st year, this prestigious tradition is an all-out brawl that pits Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers on the track at the same time with a staggered start. These special Cup races were invented at Crandon International Raceway and offer fans a heart-stopping spectacle. Last year Pro 4 champion racer CJ Greaves took home his second consecutive Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup driving the #33 Monster Energy Toyota Tundra. 

BRUSH RUN’S BIGGEST PURSE: With a reputation for giving back to the sport and its racers for 55 years, in 2024 Crandon International Raceway is again resetting the bar with the largest cash purse in June Brush Run history. Racers will have shot at taking home a piece of the $95,000 prize fund, including a $15,000 collective weekend purse for Sportsmen drivers like Mike Seefeldt Jr. of Hartland, Wis. in the 1600 Single Buggy class (Photo: Champ Off-Road)

In the world of motorsports, the Crandon International Raceway and Forest County Potawatomi Community partnership is wholly unique. Both entities work to serve the local population and economy of Wisconsin’s picturesque Forest County, located in the state’s popular Northwoods region — a growing tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2023 that relationship was extended to include the rapidly expanding Potawatomi Casino Hotel located in Milwaukee. 

In addition to its relationship with the Forest County Potawatomi community, Crandon International Raceway also enjoys long-term partnerships with a distinguished list of top-tier brands including Red Bull, Polaris, Lucas Oil, MAVTV, Yokohama Tire, Fox Shox, Eibach Springs, Vision Wheel, Steel-It, Ponsse, Rugged Radio, Boxo Tools, McCoy and others.

In addition to racing, the weekend schedule includes a free concert Saturday night, June 22, for racers, campers and fans with music courtesy of Whiskey Ditch, one of Wisconsin’s favorite party bands. The party starts promptly at 8:30pm at the Crandon Clubhouse pavilion and bar, located adjacent to Crandon’s historic Lucas Oil Barn.

ENTERTAINMENT GALORE: Besides offering fans free admission on Friday, June 21, Crandon’s 31st Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run weekend is packed with the world’s best off-road drivers  competing in 33 races in two days. Saturday night all guests are invited to the Crandon Clubhouse to enjoy Whiskey Ditch — one of Wisconsin’s premier party bands (top). 

“The family of staff and volunteers at Crandon look forward to opening the gates in four weeks to our extended family of racers and fans,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “Every year at the Brush Run is a celebration of speed, fun and the beginning of summer in Wisconsin. Thanks to the support of everyone — especially our partners at Forest County Potawatomi and the Potawatomi Casino Hotel — we can continue to raise the bar and share our good fortune with guests and racers alike.”  

Crandon’s major 2024 second event will take place over Labor Day weekend (August 30th – September 1) for the 55th Polaris Crandon Off-Road World Championship Races® and 9th annual Red Bull Crandon World Cup. The world’s largest short-course off-road event will host an expected crowd of nearly 70,000 people, with more than 450 race teams from around the country, Canada and Mexico expected to put it all on the line to earn coveted Crandon World Champion titles. 

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