CRANDON, Wisconsin (August 24, 2017) – Adding yet another colorful chapter to his 2017 retirement season, Californian Carl Renezeder and Crandon International Raceway today confirmed the former champion will return to Wisconsin for Labor Day weekend to compete in the 2017 Crandon World Cup, part of the prestigious Red Bull Signature Series.
Nicknamed “Crandon” Carl by this faithful Midwest fans, Renezeder, is the sport’s winningest driver with 123 short course national race victories while competing in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR), and World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) series. He has won nine short course off-road racing championships. Renezeder was also the first driver in short-course off-road racing history to win championships in both two wheel drive and four wheel drive trucks in the same season when he won the 2009 Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 divisions in LOORRS.
In addition, Renezeder has claimed three major titles at Crandon’s famed “Big House,” earning the Labor Day Borg Warner Cup crown in 2003, as well as two Forest County Potawatomi Chairman’s Cup Challenge victories in 2004 and 2007. All three Crandon Cup victories were claimed driving unlimited four-wheel drive PRO 4 trucks.
After a 10 year absence, Team Renezeder will be bringing their famed #17 Lucas Oil/BFGoodrich Ford PRO 4 to Crandon. The appearance in the Crandon World Cup, part of the Red Bull Signature Series, will represent a special stop in Renezeder’s final season of short-course off-road racing.
Part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the Crandon World Cup is an independent, non-denominational short-course off-road race open to all Pro-class racers from around the country. The Crandon World Cup will be part of a 48th annual Labor Day Crandon World Championship weekend that last year attracted 49,600 fans to the 400-acre facility over two days of racing.
Renezeder, who turned 53 on April 16, has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2017 season. As part of his “Legacy” tour, Carl will arrive in Crandon ready to compete on Sunday, September 3rd in the morning’s Crandon PRO 4 World Championship and later that afternoon as part of the 8th AMSOIL Challenge Cup, the richest race in the sport.
“Our race team and my family have wanted to return to Crandon for a very long time,” explained Renezeder. “Some of our best memories have come from racing there and enjoying some of the best fans the sport has to offer. The chance to return in our last year of full-time competition and the race in the independent Crandon World Cup was perfect timing and an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”
“We are looking forward to having Carl Renezeder join all the racers from the west coast for the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race weekend,” explained Crandon President Cliff Flanner. “Carl’s return is exactly why we created the “Superbowl” of short course racing via the Crandon World Cup. I know our fans are going to be very excited to see him back here as well.”
The intense, door-to-door combat of short-course off-road racing expected at the Crandon World Cup will be broadcasted to millions of households as part fo the Red Bull Signature Series as a special 90-minute broadcast highlight program scheduled for airing on Sat., Oct. 14th at 3:00pm (EDT) on NBC. Produced by Red Bull Media House, the show promises viewers a captivating mix of high-energy motorsports and the downhome American narrative only an organically unique place like Crandon can provide.
Fans from around the country are expected to invade Crandon’s immense facility, which now features expanded seating and food service thanks to the newly completed Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex. More than 2,000 all-grass campsites will gain offer the true “Crandon Experience,” with family and friends coming back year after year. While the Main Camp, Racer Camping, Camp 5 and most of Camp 2 is sold out, fans can still reserve remaining Camp 2 and Camp 3 sites on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting www.crandonoffraod.com.