CRANDON, WI -- Crandon International Off-Road Raceway -- already home to the annual World Championship Off-Road Races, the legendary Brush Run Races, the prestigious Potawatomi Governor's Cup Race and the $100,000 BorgWarner Shootout -- has added...
CRANDON, WI -- Crandon International Off-Road Raceway -- already home to the annual World Championship Off-Road Races, the legendary Brush Run Races, the prestigious Potawatomi Governor's Cup Race and the $100,000 BorgWarner Shootout -- has added additional entertainment to its event schedule in 2003. The track has announced the inaugural "Thunder Valley Biker Rally" presented by the Forest County Potawatomi to be held July 10-13, 2003 on track grounds.
Headlining the Motorcycle Rally is biker rock legend David Allan Coe. A famed performer at Biker Rally's over the years from Sturgis to Daytona, Coe will bring his pumped up amplifiers and kick out the jams with a live concert Saturday evening, July 12 on the Crandon Raceway stage. Joining Coe during the four-day biker festival are the Vic Ferrari Band, Pork & the Havana Ducks, Johnny Wad, Roadhead and other live acts.
Sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi, Miller Lite, Indian Springs Lodge and Johnsonville Foods, the Thunder Valley Biker Rally kicks off Thursday, July 10, in downtown Crandon. The town will close its main drag from 8 p.m. to midnight to welcome bikers. Biker rodeos, featuring various skill events, will be held all weekend long. The weekend also features a swap meet, exhibits, bike drop, brat bite contest, golden globes contest and other entertainment. A "Four Corner's Poker Run" will also be held for $1,000 with the winning hand dealt Saturday night at the Raceway. Included in the Poker Run, sponsored by Potawatomi Northern Lights Casino, are Crandon's "Four Corner's Taverns" which include Duck's, Pack'em Inn, Shovelhead's and Sparky's Niteclub.
Crandon Raceway is located on 400 acres and features dedicated campgrounds with facilities, including showers and a paved exhibit area. The actual Crandon off-road race track is situated in a natural valley provided outstanding spectator viewing -- hence the name "Thunder in the Valley".
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway also announced dates for two key Championship Off-Road Racing events this year. The season officially opens at Crandon with the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races on June 21-22. Then, on Labor Day Weekend, Crandon will again host the BorgWarner World Championship Off-Road Races. Dates for the off-road World Championships are August 29-31. The weekend includes the popular Potawatomi Friday Night X-treme Thunderfest, beginning at 7 p.m. on August 29. .
The Brush Run Races feature a "heavy metal shootout" for the Forest County Potawatomi "Governor's Cup". The race will be the highlight of a weekend of professional off-road racing featuring high performance 800 hp trucks as well as off-road buggies. Also featured will the sixth annual Fan Appreciation Give-Away, featuring $1,000 cash to one lucky race fan.
The 2003 BorgWarner World Championship Off-Road Races will be the 34th annual for Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. The highlight of the World Championships is the BorgWarner Shootout, an identical event to the heavy metal Governor's Cup race but includes the Trail Master Time Trials to enter the race. The 10-lap Shootout features the biggest purse in off-road track racing and the $100,000 BorgWarner off-road cup.
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is located in Crandon, WI, approximately 25 minutes from Rhinelander, 35 minutes from Eagle River, 80 minutes from Wausau and 90 minutes northwest of Green Bay.
<pre> Crandon 2003 events schedule below:
Crandon Raceway Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races June 21-22, 2003 Crandon Raceway FCP Thunder Valley Biker Rally w/ David Allan Coe July 10-13, 2003 Crandon Raceway BorgWarner Shootout Trail Master Time Trials August 29, 2003, 1 p.m. Crandon Raceway Potawatomi Friday Night X-Treme Thunderfest August 29, 2003, 7 p.m. Crandon Raceway BorgWarner World Championship Off-Road Races August 30-31, 2003