Nobody Stops MacCachren at Crandon Raceway CRANDON, WI -- Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, NV, successfully defended his Governor's Cup crown at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway this past weekend at the 2001 Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run ...
Nobody Stops MacCachren at Crandon Raceway
CRANDON, WI -- Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, NV, successfully defended his Governor's Cup crown at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway this past weekend at the 2001 Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races. MacCachren stormed to victory in a 4x4 Ford F-1 50 against a field of 14 race trucks. One of the largest Brush Run crowds in recent history watched him take the checkered flag.
The race for the 8th annual Governor's Cup pitted high performance 4x4 and 2-wheel drive (2WD) race pickups in a 10 lap show down event for the coveted Cup and a first place record purse of $18,500. MacCachren and other 4x4 competitors took the starting line under new rules. The 4x4 race machines have an advantage over the 2WD trucks. The race provided a two second lead advantage at the start to the 2WD pickups. Crandon fan favorite Scott Taylor took advantage of the rule change and at the race start had his 2WD Ford first into Crandon's famous turn one. He was quickly followed by Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, CA, driving a 2WD Chevrolet. Despite the time advantage, MacCachren had one of his greatest starts ever at Crandon and out-gunned the balance of the field into turn one where he took over third position. He passed Renezeder on lap two.
Taylor looked strong and drove valiantly in an attempt to keep MacCachren's 4x4 truck behind his bumper. On lap 3, MacCachren passed Taylor and completed the final seven laps uncontested. He accepted the Governor's Cup in Crandon's Victory Circle from Moose Speros, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, a check for $18,500 from Gus Frank, chairman, Forest County Potawatomi, and well wishes from Mark Hansen, Ford Truck Motorsports, and Cliff Flannery, president of Crandon Raceway. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA, finished second in a 4x4 Ford, while Renezeder finished third. Renezeder received a cash bonus for being the first 2WD pickup to finish the race. A great performance was turned in by Ben Wandahsega, Bark River, MI, in a 2WD Sportman pickup. He won $1,750 for being the top truck in his class to finish the race and the second 2WD truck to finish overall.
Taylor and MacCachren also dominated their respective classes during Championship Off-Road Racing action during the weekend.
Each driver won two events over the weekend. Jeff Kincaid, Argonne, WI, also won two Pro Lite class races in his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma. Racers competed in more than 20 races over the weekend. MacCachren is the first racer in history to win back-to-back Governor's Cup races. He also won the race in 1995 and is the only driver to have three Governor's Cups. He has won over $100,000 in prize money at Crandon since September of 1999.
Next up at Crandon will be the annual Borg Warner World Championship Off-Road Races this coming Labor Day weekend, August 31- September 2.