Renezeder Wins '04 Governor's Cup Off-Road Race at Crandon Raceway CRANDON, WI -- Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, CA, won his first Governor's Cup crown at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway this past weekend at the 2004 Forest County...
Renezeder Wins '04 Governor's Cup Off-Road Race at Crandon Raceway
CRANDON, WI -- Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, CA, won his first Governor's Cup crown at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway this past weekend at the 2004 Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races. Renezeder, up against one of the strongest fields in the 11-year history of the big event at Crandon Raceway, stormed to victory in his Lucas Oil/BF Goodrich Chevrolet 4x4 against a field of 18 race trucks. Among the huge crowd at the Brush Run to witness the race was Wisconsin State Senator Roger Breske, among other dignitaries.
Renezeder, who also won his first BorgWarner Shootout at Crandon's 2003 off-road World Championship's last year, took home $16,000 for the win including a $2,000 Miller Electric Welders Millermatic 210 MIG welder, among other prizes. Renezeder was presented the special Governor's Cup signifying the 35th Anniversary of Crandon Raceway by Gus Frank, chairman, Forest County Potawatomi. Representing the office of the Governor of Wisconsin was Jim Holperin, Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism and Senator Breske.
There were five race leaders during the battle for the 2004 Governor's Cup including Kevin Probst (Chevrolet), Scott Taylor (Ford), Jason Baldwin (Ford) and Curt LeDuc (Ford). Renezeder took the lead on lap seven and recorded a winning time of 17:17 for the 10 lap race over Crandon's famous 1.75-mile course.
2nd Place: Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, CA, Ford 4x4, BF Goodrich
3rd Place: Scott Douglas, El Cajon, CA, Ford 4x4, BF Goodrich
Weather and track conditions: A bit of everything, include clouds, rain and sunshine. Track was firm and fast on straight-aways, loose in corners. Race began in a drizzle and finished in bright sunshine.
TV: The 2004 Precision Gear/Potawatomi Governor's Cup race will be televised on Speed Channel later this fall. The event is part of the Lucas Oil Championship Off-Road Racing Series.
Other events: There were a total of 25 class races at Crandon over the weekend. For more information and results, visit www.corracing.com.