Crandon native Jeff Kincaid continues winning streak
Crandon, Wis. (June 25, 2000)-The most thrilling weekend in off-road racing took place at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway as fans flooded the hillside to experience off-road racing at its finest.
Crandon native Jeff Kincaid, sponsored by nearby Forest County Potawatomi and powered by the Toyota Tacoma, has won each of the four rounds this year to remain perfect in the Pro-Lite division. Art Schmitt, who is second in points, continued his strong driving in his Nissan, finishing third and second in each round. Prior to this season, Kincaid had 2 victories in 32 races.
"It means a lot to win here. I've never missed a race here-I've been to every race (growing up). It means a lot to win in front of the home crowd," said Kincaid.
Rounds 3 and 4 of the CORR EXXON Superflo Series also featured Rob MacCachren winning Rounds 3 of the Pro-4 division and the exclusive Governor's Cup, Rod Millen capturing his first victory in CORR in Pro-4, and Evan Evans winning for the first time at Crandon as a professional.
MacCachren, in his BFG/Trailmaster Ford, capped the weekend with his second Governor's Cup trophy. MacCachren, who won Round 3, and finished fourth in Round 4, leads by fourteen points over Curt LeDuc. Rod Millen had the early lead in Round 3 before he broke his U-joint in his rear drive shaft, causing him to finish twelfth.
Millen, who is known for his success in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, won his first CORR race in Round 4.
"The Tundra ran great. It was a lot of fun to drive. We started here at Crandon a year ago and the extra effort from the team helped develop the Tundra into a winning machine," said Millen.
In the Pro-2 division, Carl Renezeder now has the points lead over Scott Taylor following a consistent weekend in which he finished second in both rounds.
In Round 3, Evan Evans' strong start enabled him to claim an impressive victory for the first time in 2000. Renezeder closed in on Evans toward the end of the race after Evans' spark plug wire was knocked off, causing him to run on seven cylinders. John Greaves had a strong weekend in his Toyota, finishing sixth in Round 3 and third in Round 4.
"To come out here and race in front of these fans-these fans are the greatest off-road fans around," said Evans.
In the Sportsman Series, Jeff Virnig maintains his lead in the Light Buggy division. In the Single Buggy division, Steven Federico finished first for the third time in a row after Round 3, but the Steinhardt/Kreuger team won in Round 4, taking over the points lead by five points. The team of Chad Hord and Richie Ault lead in the Super Buggy division. They won in Round 4, while Scott Schwalbe won in Round 3.
Mark Kleiman swept the Sportsman Stock at Crandon, but trails leader Keith Steele by 18 points. Tommy Bradley continued his dominance in the Sportsman 2 division, following a third place finish in Round 3 and a win in Round 4. Mike Oberg won his first race in Round 3.
The next event for the CORR EXXON Superflo Series takes place July 15-16 in Luxemburg, Wis. For ticket information, contact Lynn Stahl at (920) 845-2411 or (920) 845-5795.
<pre> CORR Point Standings (After 4 Rounds)
Sportsman Light Buggy Sportsman Single Buggy 1. Jeff Virnig-Oregon, Wis. 1. M. Steinhardt/Mark Kreuger-Rhinelander, Mich. 2. Greg Stingle-Black Creek, Wis. 2. Steven Federico-Wilmette, Ill. 3. Gary Behrens-La Crosse, Wis. 3. Michael E. Seefeldt-Sussex, Wis.
Sportsman Super Buggy Sportsman Stock 1. Chad Hord/Richie Ault-Iron Mountain, Mich 1. Keith Steele-Madison, Wis. 2. Scott Schwalbe-Rhinelander, Wis 2 R. Konitzer/S. Konitzer-Oconto Falls, Wis. 3. Larry Gourlie/Joe Mayberry-Mountlake, Wash. 3. Jerry Edgerton-Indian River, Mich.
Sportsman 2 Pro-Lite 1. Tommy Bradley-Las Vegas, Nev. 1. Jeff Kincaid-Argonne, Wis. 2. George/John Schultz-Park City, Ill. 2. Art Schmitt-Pittsburg, Pa. 3. Mike Oberg-Eagle River, Wis. 3. Chris Brandt-Council Bluffs, Id 4. Stevie Foster-San Antonio, Tx. 5. J. R. Wheeler-Martinsville, Ind. Pro-2 1. Carl Renezeder-Laguna Beach, Calif. Pro-4 2. Scott Taylor-Belvidere, Ill 1. Rob MacCachren-Las Vegas, Nev. 3. Evan Evans-Riverside, Calif. 2. Curt LeDuc-Cherry Valley, Calif. 4. Kevin Probst-New Lenox, Ill 3. Scott Douglas-El Cajon, Calif. 5. R.J. Flanagan-Hartland, Wisc. 4. Rod Millen-Huntington Beach, Calif. 5. Dan Vanden Heuvel-Appleton, Wisc. 5. Adrian Cenni-New York, N.Y.