Crandon International Raceway Announces Event Schedule For 2024 Season
CRANDON, Wisconsin (December 8, 2023) — After posting another historic season defined by record crowds, racers and corporate partnerships, Crandon International International today released official event and reservation dates for its upcoming 2024 season.
Named “Facility of the Year” exactly one year ago at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show, Crandon International Raceway hosted more than 85,000 guests at its two massive off-road races in 2023 — a season that including a KISS “End of the Road” tour concert at the Labor Day weekend Polaris Crandon World Championships. Event attendance records were set at both June’s 30th anniversary Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run and September’s Polaris Crandon World Championships and Red Bud World Cup Sunday.
The new 2024 schedule also reflects a reunification with the Minnesota-based Championship Off-Road series after operations of a newly-formed national Pro short course series unexpectedly ceased operation a few short weeks ago. Crandon International has signed a new, three-year contract with the Championship Off-Road Series to exclusively bring short-course off-road racing to the facility known by fans as the “Big House.”
The 2024 Crandon schedule will kick-off with the 31st Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run races, taking place Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Gates of Camp Crandon will opening for weekend camping at 12:00 noon (CST) on Thursday, June 20. The popular weekend will feature practice and qualifying sessions, as well as two full rounds of racing for all Pro and Sportsman categories that make up the AMSOIL Champ Off-Road series presented by Air Force.
Race fans can expect large and highly competitive fields of truck, buggy and SxS classes, including the spectacular Pro 4 and Pro 2 unlimited trucks. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with the prestigious Crandon Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup race, an all-out competition for Pro 2 and Pro 4 racers on the track at the same time with a time staggered start.
In the world of motorsports, Labor Day weekend is synonymous with just one thing — the annual Polaris Crandon World Championships. Next year’s 55th running of the sport’s biggest and best off-road race returns for a four-day schedule of on-track competition, concerts, camping and more from Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 1. Comprised of 2,300 sites, the massive Camp Crandon is expected to be sold-out early again this year, with gates opening to racers and the public at 12:00 noon (CST) on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.
A record event crowd of just under 60,000 people enjoyed more than 425 teams from across America competing in more than 50 races spread over four days and nights. The massive race weekend is the largest, oldest and most prestigious short-course off-road race in the world, and includes a complete schedule of Pro and Sportman AMSOIL Champ Off-Road series racers going all-out to win both season championships and Crandon World Champion title and rings for all classes.
Also confirmed for the fourth consecutive year will be the Crandon Class 11 World Championships, a fan favorite featuring nearly stock vintage Volkswagen Beetles.
Capping off the weekend on Sunday, September 1 will be the 9th annual Red Bull World Cup, with the sport’s best Pro drivers earning coveted Crandon World Championship titles in a variety of classes. The World Championship weekend ends with the biggest prize of all — the annual Red Bull Cup race finale. In 2023, local favorite Keegan Kincaid took home the Red Bull Cup with a Ford Pro 2 unlimited truck, along with a Crandon “Top Gun” engraved Henry rifle.
The race track today also released event on-sale dates for Camp Crandon campsite and Grandstand seat reservations. Last year, reservation for Camp Crandon on Labor Day weekend were sold-out six months in advance — also a new Crandon record. All reservations for 2024 can be made online by visiting www.crandonoffroad.com.
Pre-event reservations will open Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12:00 noon (CST) for the 2024 Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run. Fans with Brush Run camp reservations will be allowed to reserve Camp Crandon sites and grandstands seats for the Polaris Crandon World Championships/Red Bull Cup from Monday, March 18 at 12:00 noon (CST) through Sunday, March 24. On Monday, April 25 at 12:00 noon (CST) reservations for the World Championship weekend will be open to all.
Teams can purchase racer camping for either or both Crandon race weekends beginning on Monday, April 1 at 12:00 noon (CST).
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