CRANDON, WISC. – With one of short course off-road racing largest and most prestigious event just under three weeks away, Crandon International Raceway has announced the return of its popular “Free Friday” promotion. Set for Friday, June 15th, the iconic Wisconsin track known as the “Big House” will swing open its massive steel gates to welcome fans for a complimentary day at the facility. The event will kick off the first Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League racing in history, and includes free track admission and parking.
Crandon’s “Free Friday” will open at noon on Friday with the first of the day’s Sportsman classes doing practice laps kicking off at 3:00 pm. The weekend’s five PRO classes will hit the track at approximately 4:30 pm. More than 200 Sportsman and PRO class racers are expected for the year’s first Midwest competition, kicking off a summer-long Lucas Oil schedule including races at Bark River in Michigan and ERX near Minneapolis.
In addition, Crandon International has announced that fans coming to the race track early Saturday morning have the chance to take home $1,000 in cash via a drawing held at 11:00am.
The 25th FCP Crandon Brush Run event will feature the annual “Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup” race. Pitting the unlimited PRO 2 and PRO 4 classes together on the same track with a staggered start, the intense annual race offers a total cash prize package of $25,000, with the winner picking up a healthy $15,000 pay day. In addition, the winner will receive valuable product bonuses from Lincoln Welders and MasterCraft Safety.
The upcoming Crandon Forest County Potawatomi weekend will also be the debut event of the newly established Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League, a four weekend, seven-race championship that represents the first step toward a national unified series for all Lucas Oil PRO short course competitors. The event will be highlighted via four hours of programming broadcast to 33 million homes on the MAVTV network, as well as professional live streaming of all PRO and most Sportsman classes of racing.
After this long winter the staff at Crandon can’t wait to kick off this new season and association with Lucas Oil,” said Cliff Flannery, president of Crandon International Raceway. “offering fans the chance to enjoy our hospitality and see some of the best off-road racers for free is a perfect way to celebrate our version of opening day.”
The 25th Crandon Forest County Potawatomi is comprised of a full-slate of Lucas Oil series PRO and Sportsman races, with more than 200 teams expected to kick-off their racing season in traditional Midwest style. Speaking of Crandon tradition, Saturday night will feature a festival-style concert free to fans camping at Crandon for the weekend or those attending Saturday’s races. Gates will open for concert-only attendees with a $10.00 charge.
Crandon International will open its gates to the public on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00 am. Race fans can enjoy watching practice on Friday, June 15th for free. Weekend admission is $45 for adults, with children 12 and under and seniors 75 and older getting in free. One-day admission is $25 for adults, children under 12 and senior 75 or older admitted free. All weekend, camping and concert tickets for the Crandon Brush Run races will be available when the gates open beginning at 12:00 noon Thursday, June 14th.
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