Crandon Hosts Londerville Steel "Super Challenge" Event

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June 4, 2015
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This Weekend's Londerville Super Challenge
Off-Road Event Kicks Off Summer Racing Season At Crandon International
-- Variety of Racers To Compete For $32,500 In Guaranteed Purses --
-- Sportsman Off-Road Series To Debut New "Light Truck Class"
CRANDON, WISC. -- Winter is now a distant memory in the Wisconsin Northwoods, with the promise of warm sunny days and carefree fun now the focus of conversation throughout this picturesque part of America. Nowhere is that more apparent than at Crandon International Raceway, as the 400-acre facility gets set to open its gates for the first time this season as the 3rd annual Londerville Super Challenge weekend has arrived.

The unique event brings together four separate types of motorsports disciplines including MORR Sportsman class short-course racing, mud competition thanks to West Michigan Mud Runs, W.E. Rock-sanctioned 4x4 rock and UTV (side-by-side) racing. Nearly 200 competitors from around the country will provide fans a non-stop schedule of intense racing throughout the two days of competition. Not only is there a race record $32,500 of guaranteed prize money on the table for these racers, but a new truck class for the MORR Sportsman Off-Road Series is also set to make its debut.

Fans can expect the unexpected as the West Michigan Mud Runs organization will host an incredible array of specialized equipment designed to take on a specially-made Crandon mud pit. Kids of all ages will enjoy the sites and sounds of this distinctively American form of motorsports, with a $10,000 guaranteed purse for Saturday’s round of competition sure to sweeten the action.

From nearly stock to highly unlimited, six classes of mud racers will make their way to Crandon International Off-Road Raceway as for the Londerville Super Challenge. Organized by the enthusiastic group of racers running under the "West Michigan Mud Runs" banner, these guys and gals know how to have a muddy good time. (West Michigan Mud Runs photo)
The MidStates 2nd Round of W.E. Rock Dirt Riot races will also be a big part of the Londerville Super Challenge event, with a $10,000 guaranteed Pro Class purse for these 4x4 racers. For the second consecutive year, Branik Motorsports has sweetened the pot again by providing $5,000 to that purse and will have the rotating Branik Cup on display for the winner of the 4400 Pro 4x4 class. W.E. Rock will also organize a special UTV race for today’s ultra-high performance side-by-side machines that will also enjoy the benefits of a $5,000 guaranteed purse.

“It is great to be back at the Big House and have Branik Motorsports here presenting the 2nd Annual Branik Cup. It is going to be an awesome weekend of racing and the atmosphere here is already buzzing,” said W.E. Rock Events President Rich Klein. "There’s a lot of money at stake, which guarantees that racing will be epic from the green flag to the checkered.”
Highly modified W.E. Rock race vehicle like this one will be a feature race on both days of the 2015 Londerville Super Challenge weekend. Blessed with high horsepower, rugged suspension and unique four-wheel drive systems, these racers can climb nearly any off-road obstacle and are always a crowd favorite. (W.E.Rock image)
A backbone of off-road racing in the American Midwest, the Sportsman Off-Road Series will host 10 unique classes of unique short-course machinery at the Super Challenge event. The two days of racing will be the first race of their season, and features a $7,500 guaranteed purse. Classes include racing 1600 Light Buggy, Classix, Stock Truck, 1600 Buggy, Super Buggy, Short Course Karts, Limited 4, Formula 4x4, Super Stock Truck and Super Truck.

The Sportsman Off-Road Series will also launch the Sportsman Light Truck class for the 2015 race season. The class is based off the popular mid-size tube frame truck PRO class, but with some limitations that will ensure a true "level playing field," as well minimizing the overall cost of the race truck. The concept of this Sportsman class began as a project of Flying Dutchman Off-Road Racing nearly two years ago, and will make its on-track debut this weekend.

"This class is really needed in our series," noted Crandon's Cliff Flannery. "There are PRO truck teams that don't have the support needed to travel back and forth across the country, but want to race. The Sportsman Off-Road Series will give them that opportunity. We went a step further and with the support of several vendors, we have an engine and drivetrain package that will keep costs under control as well. This class will grow by leaps and bounds in the next three years."
All of the Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) classes will be competing in the Sportsman Off-Road Series this weekend at Crandon. One of the most popular new classes is the Short Course Karts category for kids looking to enjoy the thrill of racing. Shown here is the #77 of 2014 series champions Carter Vanden Heuvel in the Flying Dutchman-supported Kart. (Jeffery Keeble image)
Crandon International will open its gates to the public both days beginning at 8:00 AM.
Two-day admission is $25 for adults, with children 12 and under and seniors 75 and older getting in free. One-day admission is $15 for adults, children under 12 and senior 75 or older admitted free. Crandon will also offer Saturday night-only admission for music fans to enjoy the Geoff Landon and the Wolfpack band for just $10.

All weekend and concert tickets are available at the gate.

Crandon track officials expect to attract a crowd of 5,000 or more enthusiasts at the Londerville Super Challenge, with gates opening at 12:00pm noon on Thursday for weekend camping. In addition, the track will provide Condon’s “people movers” (open trailers with bench seating) around the facility to the designated viewing areas for W.E. ROCK racing, MORR short course competition from and the West Michigan Mud Runs.

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2015 Londerville Super Challenge Schedule
Saturday, June 6

8:00 AM Spectator Parking and General Admission Gate Opens
8:00-9:00 AM Sportsman Tech and Registration
8:00 AM Mandatory Safety Meeting for all track workers
8:00 AM Mandatory Dirt Riot Drivers Meeting
9:00-10:00 AM W.E. Rock/Dirt Riot Practice
9:00 AM Mandatory Sportsman Drivers Meeting- Tech Shed
10:00 AM 1600 Light Buggy
10:20 AM Classix & Stock Truck
10:40 AM 1600 Buggy & Super Buggy
11:00 AM Short Course Karts
11:20 AM Limited 4 & Formula 4×4
11:40 AM Super Stock Truck
12:00 PM Super Truck
12:30-3:00 PM W.E. Rock / Dirt Riot Rounds
3:30 PM West Michigan Mud Runs

Sunday, June 7

8:00 AM Spectator Parking and General Admission Gate Opens
8:00 AM “Racin for Christ” Church Service in Barn
9:00 AM Mandatory Sportsman Drivers Meeting- Tech Shed
10:00 AM 1600 Light Buggy
10:20 AM Classix & Stock Truck
10:40 AM 1600 Buggy & Super Buggy
11:00 AM Short Course Karts
11:20 AM Limited 4 & Formula 4×4
11:40 AM Super Stock Truck
12:00 PM Super Truck
12:30 PM W.E. Rock / Dirt Riot Rounds
3:00 PM Mud Drags

*Schedule Subject to Change*
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On Saturday night, June 6th Wisconsin's own Geoff Landon and the Wolfpack band will entertain race and music fans at the 2nd annual Londerville Super Challenge Off Road Weekend. Featuring powerful vocals and award-winning musicians, the popular band will provide fans with one of the Midwest's most exciting and entertaining Top 40 country music shows.The concert is free to Saturday race ticket holders or just $10 for the concert only. (Geoff Landon image)
 

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