Greaves Raids Bark River; Pockets $13,600 for Weekend CRANDON, WI -- Three race weekends into the inaugural WSORR Tour 2007 and $350,000 in cash has been paid out to World Series racers. The latest payout is $100,000 from the recently completed...
Greaves Raids Bark River; Pockets $13,600 for Weekend
CRANDON, WI -- Three race weekends into the inaugural WSORR Tour 2007 and $350,000 in cash has been paid out to World Series racers. The latest payout is $100,000 from the recently completed race weekend at Bark River International Raceway. "What a great weekend for WSORR at Bark River where their experienced promoters and track personnel hit another home run," said Jake Flannery, chief race steward, WSORR, about the 32-year-old off-road track.
Racers also continue to reap major league benefits from the World Series $1.7 million posted contingency package for the year.
Topping the WSORR season money charts is Lucas Oil-Nissan-BF Goodrich-SoBe PRO 4x4 and PRO 2WD racer Carl Renezeder, (Newport Beach, CA) who earned $11,272.50 this past weekend during Rounds V & VI at Bark River International Raceway.In just two WSORR event weekends, including a major Chairman's Cup Challenge race win, Renezeder has earned at least $41,272.50. Amsoil Kumho Tire racer Michael Oberg, picked up $1,540 in a pair of PRO 2WD races at Bark River. Oberg, (Eagle River, WI) has earned more than $36,500 from WSORR this young racing season and more with personal and sponsor contingency.
The WSORR Tour 2007 season is not quite at the halfway point and already there are several racers in five figures including Potawatomi Toyo Super Truck racer Ben Wandahsega, ($16,502.50); Chevy Goodyear Stock Truck driver Scott Beauchamp ($10,038); Skyjacker BFG Ford PRO 2WD truck racer Scott Taylor, ($13,360); Simply Wow Chevy Toyo Tires PRO 2WD truck driver and points leader Kevin Probst, ($12,190); Monster Potawatomi BFG PRO 4x4 truck racer John Greaves ($23,230); Goodyear Chevy PRO 4x4 truck driver Kent Brascho ($13,127); as well as Boss Snowplows Nissan Lucas Oil Kumho Tires PRO Light Pickup points leader Chad Hord ($11,980).
Attending just two WSORR event weekends, Greaves (Abrams, WI) has earned well over $23,000 with contingency from Toyota, BF Goodrich, other sources and personal contingency. Beauchamp is the first Stock Truck class racer to ever earn a five figure season purse and there is still more than half the season to race. WSORR racing continues with three crucial rounds of PRO racing and two rounds of SRT Division action again at Bark River International Off-Road Raceway. The track hosts the Boss Snowplows U.P. Off-Road 100 Races presented by Island Resort Casino Friday through Sunday, August 10-12.JThe Friday races begin at 6 p.m. and feature one round each for the PRO 4x4, PRO 2WD and PRO Light Pickup classes.
"This is a huge opportunity for PRO racers to cash in on one big WSORR weekend," said Doug Davis, president and general manager, WSORR. "And while the cash is nice there will be 75 total first place points at stake in one monster triple-header weekend making the upcoming Bark River races a must for drivers, fans, sponsors and everyone who takes their off-road racing seriously," he said.Davis thanked the Forest County Potawatomi for helping to make the bulging WSORR racer purses a reality in 2007. "The Forest County Potawatomi stepped in as presenting sponsor and teamed with our title sponsor Lucas Oil Products to make this all happen and bring off-road racer payback into the 21st century," he said.
In addition to the Forest County Potawatomi, WSORR's $1.7 million contingency program, which includes such well-known tire makers as BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Kumho, Maxxis and Toyo Tires and many more companies, is having a dramatic impact on 2007 race purses. More information about the World Series is available at WSORR.com.