CORR: Crandon: Race report

Johnny Greaves (Pro-4) and Scott Taylor (Pro-2) sweep Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2004 CORR Lucas Oil Series Crandon, Wisconsin (June 27, 2004)--The Crandon International Off Road Raceway celebrated 35 years of off-road racing during the Forest ...

Johnny Greaves (Pro-4) and Scott Taylor (Pro-2) sweep Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2004 CORR Lucas Oil Series

Crandon, Wisconsin (June 27, 2004)--The Crandon International Off Road Raceway celebrated 35 years of off-road racing during the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run. As is the custom for the celebrated facility, the racing was fast, with Johnny Greaves and Scott Taylor continuing their success at the track.

Carl Renezeder, the defending BorgWarner Manufacturer's Challenge Shootout champion, can now put the Forest County Potawatomi Governor's Cup Trophy along side his BorgWarner Trophy. The Governor's Cup Challenge is a 10-lap shootout with the Pro-4, Pro-2 and Sportsman 2 trucks battling each other at the same time. Renezeder, competing in his 4-wheel drive truck, held off Curt LeDuc (second-place) and Scott Douglas (third-place) for the coveted trophy.

Johnny Greaves' Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Pro-4 led every lap in Rounds 4 and 5, moving him from 7th place in the Pro-4 standings to 4th with 68 points. Jason Baldwin had a third straight second-place finish in Round 4, and a 4th place finish in Round 5, giving him the overall lead in the division. In five starts, Baldwin has five top-four finishes, including three second-place finishes.

Carl Renezeder's Lucas Oil Chevrolet Pro-4 placed 4th in Round 4 and 2nd in Round 5, moving him into second with 72 points. Coming off two straight wins in Rounds 2 and 3 in Antigo, Scott Douglas' RANCHO Ford finished 3rd in Round 5, following a 9th place finish in Round 4. Douglas is in third place after the first five rounds of the season with 70 points, only four behind Baldwin. Ten points separate Jason Baldwin with Curt LeDuc, the fifth place driver.

Attempting to win an extraordinary sixth consecutive Pro-2 championship, Scott Taylor has opened the 2004 season with 3 wins and two second-place finishes in five starts. In Rounds 4 and 5, Taylor had to chase down Evan Evans' Forest County Potawatomi Chevrolet to take the lead.

Renezeder's Lucas Oil Chevrolet had a pair of second-place finishes in Rounds 4 and 5, and trails Taylor 87-72. Dan Vanden Heuvel placed third in Round 4 and 10th in Round 5, giving him 61 points, and sole possession of third place in the point standings.

In the Pro-Lite division, Rick Huseman and Jeff Kincaid won for the first time in 2004. Huseman's Fabtech Ford earned his first win of the season by holding off Steve Federico and Chad Hord in the final laps of Round 4. Although the Crandon track has not been kind to Huseman in the past, he took the lead from the land rush start. Kincaid's Forest County Potawatomi Toyota took the lead away from Huseman on the third lap, but mechanical troubles forced Kincaid to pull off the track with six laps remaining. Steven Federico finished 2nd, the best finish of the season for his Invisible Glass/P.F. Changs Toyota.

Kincaid's bad luck came to an abrupt halt in Round 5, where he won for the first time in 2004. From start to finish, Kincaid dominated the race. Chad Hord's BOSS Snowplow Nissan Frontier challenged Kincaid for the lead, but ran out of laps. Federico finished 3rd, and Rick Huseman 4th.

In the Pro-Lite standings, the gap is narrowing for the top-five drivers. Currently, Hord has the lead over Kyle LeDuc, 67-65. Huseman moved into 3rd with 62 points, with Mark Krueger in 4th place with 55 points. Art Schmitt's Nissan Frontier and Federico's Toyota are tied for 5th in the standings (54 points).

In the Sportsman 2 division, defending champion Dan Baudoux swept Rounds 4 and 5 to take an 87-69 lead over Mike Oberg. Baudoux is on a three-race winning streak, dating back to Round 3 in Antigo. In his Sportsman 2 career, Baudoux now has 19 career wins in 72 starts. With two more wins, Baudoux will become the all-time leader in Sportsman 2 wins.

Mark Kleiman broke a three way tie with Keith Steele and Rhonda Konitzer in the Stock division with his second win of the season in Round 5. Kleiman had a second-place finish in Round 4. Dave Waldvogel picked up his second career win in Round 4, where he held off Kleiman. Steele finished third in Round 4 and second in Round 5. Kleiman's lead over Steele is 79-73. Rhonda Konitzer now sits in third with 69 points.

Corry Heynen stretched his lead in the Super Buggy division to 22 points by sweeping Rounds 4 and 5. In five starts, Heynen has 3 wins and 5 top-four finishes. Heynen's career total of Super Buggy wins is 13 in 49 starts. Ryan Mulder finished third (Round 4) and second (Round 5), and is currently second in the standings (64 points).

In the Single Buggy division, defending champion Michael Seefeldt and the 2001 champion Mark Steinhardt continue their jostling. Seefeldt won his first race of the year in Round 5, and finished third in Round 4. Steve Socha took the checkers in Round 4, his first win of 2004. Steinhardt remains close to Seefeldt with the help of two second-place finishes in both rounds. Seefeldt leads Steinhardt 80 to 73. John Fitzgerald is in third with 55 points.

Craig Metz swept both rounds in the Light Buggy division, which gives him a 76 to 70 lead over Greg Stingle. Stingle finished second in Round 5. Ben O'Connell is third in the point standings with 67.

The 2004 CORR Lucas Oil Series will visit Heartland Park Topeka July 9-11 for the next three rounds of competition. For more information on the event, visit www.corracing.com or www.hpt.com.

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Series Offroad
Drivers Scott Douglas , Curt LeDuc , Scott Taylor , Rick Huseman , Jason Baldwin , Johnny Greaves , Steve Federico , Mark Stein , Jeff Kincaid , Chad Hord