WSORR: Crandon: Chairman's Cup post-race notes

Brascho First Off-Road Racer from Dixie to Win Chairman's Cup! "When you win at Crandon it makes all the rest look easy," So said the legendary Walker Evans, now retired from professional off-road racing. The man that acquired his powerful ...

Brascho First Off-Road Racer from Dixie to Win Chairman's Cup!

"When you win at Crandon it makes all the rest look easy," So said the legendary Walker Evans, now retired from professional off-road racing. The man that acquired his powerful Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 and put it in Victory Circle at Crandon this past weekend by winning the 15th annual Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's Cup race -- Kent Brascho -- is the latest off-road racing hero in the nation.

Kent is one of the quality guys in off-road racing and a true gentleman for the sport but he knows it takes a team effort to get to the checkers first. Kent,of Pell City, Alabama, is pictured here in the foreground accepting the traditional Miller Electric Welder presented to every winner of the Chairman's Cup. Making the presentation is Doug Davis of Crandon Raceway and the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing.

Pictured on top of the hood is the famous Potawatomi Cup, Brascho's muddy race helmet and the Crandon Victory Circle check. At left holding the check is Kent's son -- Jonathon (John) Brascho. Big John helps in the pits and drives the rig. Brascho won $20,000 of the posted purse of $50,000. In the background, holding a highly-prized Traxxas radio controlled race truck -- a new addition to Victory Circle this year -- is Gaynon Brascho, nephew and crew member.

At right is Steve Anderson, the Team Brascho engine wizard and radio spotter. Anderson is well-known at Crandon and off-road racing circles and hails from Riverside, Calif. Not pictured but clapping loudly off-camera is Irene Brascho, Kent's wife and hospitality hostess and she also handles all the paperwork for the team. Backing up the entire team is David Lee and his wife Julianna and both are also part of "Mr. Chevy Thunder's" Big Red Lucas Oil Goodyear Team out of the Great State of Alabama. "We wouldn't be sitting for this photo without all these folks," said Kent. 'Nuff said.

-credit: wsorr

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