KINCAID, TAYLOR, MULDER AND RUPPEL SWEEP LABOR DAY RACES AT CRANDON; WSORR CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL COME DOWN TO THE WIRE CRANDON, Wisc. - Jeff Kincaid has had many big weekends at his hometown Crandon Raceway track, but none bigger than...
KINCAID, TAYLOR, MULDER AND RUPPEL SWEEP LABOR DAY RACES AT CRANDON; WSORR CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL COME DOWN TO THE WIRE
CRANDON, Wisc. - Jeff Kincaid has had many big weekends at his hometown Crandon Raceway track, but none bigger than the 38th annual BorgWarner World Championships© at Crandon Raceway over Labor Day weekend. Kincaid won both Rounds X and XI in the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing PRO Light Pickup class and also won off-road's first ever PRO Light Pickup Challenge Cup title by leading flag-to-flag in the Forest County Potawatomi "Decision at Sundown" on Friday night. Kincaid had his Potawatomi BFG Toyota in the lead all weekend long and his back-to-back wins have propelled him to the top of the WSORR point standings.
Kincaid now has a three-point lead over rival Chad Hord in the Lucas Oil Boss Kumho Nissan with only one weekend of racing to go. The WSORR season concludes September 22-23 at the Nissan "Showdown in the Show-Me State" at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.
Kincaid once again grabbed the hole shot in Sunday's race by swinging far to the outside of Crandon's famous Potawatomi Turn One and then powering past the rest of the strong PRO Light field to the delight of the huge Crandon Labor Day crowd. Art Schmitt was second in his Goodyear Nissan followed by Steve Federico in the Invisible Glass PF Chang's Sticker Dude Hankook Toyota. It was Kincaid's fourth WSORR win in a row and sixth of the season.
Scott Taylor knows all about winning championships and he has proven it again as his back-to-back wins have put him in the driver's seat in securing the inaugural World Series PRO 2WD class title. Taylor drove his Skyjacker BFG Ford to WSORR Rounds X and XI victories and he has a 13-point lead over Mike Oberg in the Amsoil Kumho Chevrolet with Kevin Probst in the Simply WOW Toyo Chevrolet another six points back in the class standings. It was Taylor's third WSORR win in a row and fifth of the season. Taylor chased Oberg in the early stages of Sunday's PRO 2WD race before powering by him. Oberg finished second and Carl Renezeder, in the Lucas Oil Sobe BFG Nissan, was third. Taylor capped off his big weekend by leading most of the BorgWarner Shootout Challenge Cup race before finally settling for second overall behind Johnny Greaves in a PRO 4x4 truck; Taylor was first of the PRO 2WD class participants.
Greaves has his Potawatomi Monster BFG Toyota in first in the WSORR PRO 4x4 class title chase but the points race tightened a bit following his fifth place finish in both rounds. Sunday's race was dominated by Carl Renezeder in the Lucas Oil Sobe BFG Nissan. He was followed by Josh Baldwin in the Baldwin Racing Toyo Ford and Kent Brascho in the Goodyear Chevrolet. Brascho has now moved up to a second-place tie in the points with Al Drews in the Kumho Ford as both drivers are still well within striking distance of a WSORR class title.
In the World Series SRT Division, Ryan Mulder took his Nokian Tires Super Buggy to a pair of wins in Rounds IX and X and is now in third in that class points chase. Mulder won the prestigious World Championship ring on Saturday and then followed it up Sunday with a victory over points leader Gary Nierop on Goodyear's and Scott Schwalbe on BFG's. Nierop leads Aaron Hawley on Goodyea'rs by only eight points going into the final weekend of racing.
Eric Ruppel was the other SRT driver to match Mulder's performance by driving his BFG Ford to back-to-back wins in the Stock Truck class at Crandon. In Sunday's action, he was followed by Mark Kleiman in a BFG Ford and points leader Scott Beauchamp in a Goodyear Chevrolet.
Dan Baudoux took his Mole Lake Casino BFG Ford to the winner's circle on Sunday in the Super Stock Truck class. He was followed by Ben Wandahsega in the Potawatomi Toyo Chevrolet and Dave Waldvogel in the Bendix Toyo Chevrolet. Wandahsega leads Waldvogel by a single point in the Super Truck class points race.
The WSORR 1600 Buggy points race will also come down to the wire as John Fitzgerald on Goodyear Tires is battling Mark Steinhardt on BFG tires and has just a four point lead after his victory on Sunday. Steinhardt was second and Mark Krueger on BFGs was third. In the 1600 Light Buggy title chase, Craig Metz on BFG Tires leads Jaime Kleikamp on Goodyears by only two points after their second and third place finishes in Round X respectively. Sunday's winner was Mike Vanden Heuvel on Toyo Tires who won his third race of the season.
In the Formula 4x4 class, points leader Bob Sayers in a Goodyear Ford has a 6-point margin over Dave DeMaegd in a Goodyear Jeep after their one- two finish in Round X. Jim Ridderbush, in a Maxxis Chevrolet was third. In the WSORR Grassroots Division, Rob Weiland capped off his Classix championship with his eighth win of the season in his Goodyear Chevrolet followed by Kurt Schuch in the Kumho Chevrolet and John Kondzela in the Goodyear Chevrolet. Larry Manske, in a Goodyear Ford, won the Enduro Truck title and celebrated with his third win of the season over Ben Wierzba in a Chevrolet and Marc Rogaczewski in a Goodyear Ford.
The WSORR season for PRO and SRT racers concludes September 22-23 at the Nissan "Showdown in the Show-Me State" at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Key sponsors for the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing include the Forest County Potawatomi, Nissan, United Trailers, BorgWarner, Toyo Tires, KC HiLites, Skyjacker, ATX Wheels and Sunoco among others.