WSORR: Crandon: Pre-race notes

BIGGEST NAMES, NEW FACES PART OF STARTING FIELD FOR 2007 FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP RACE CRANDON, WI -- Crandon Raceway has announced the official entry list for the 2007 Potawatomi Chairman's Cup Race, Sunday, June 24. Off-road racing's biggest names...

BIGGEST NAMES, NEW FACES PART OF STARTING FIELD FOR 2007 FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP RACE

CRANDON, WI -- Crandon Raceway has announced the official entry list for the 2007 Potawatomi Chairman's Cup Race, Sunday, June 24. Off-road racing's biggest names and most popular stars as well as newcomers are part of the 14th running for the FCP Chairman's Cup.

With a total race purse of more than $50,000 for the 15-minute "heavy metal challenge dash" between 4x4 and 2-wheel drive pickups, the 14th annual race promises to be explosive. It is the feature event at a weekend of off-road racing at Crandon's Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races presented by Herculiner June 23-24.

This coming weekend also features Crandon's annual $1,000 fan appreciation drawing. One lucky fan will win $1,000 drawn from paid admissions on Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

A bevy of veteran WSORR drivers and past Chairman's Cup champs will face off in the high speed romp including past champions Johnny Greaves, Curt LeDuc, Carl Renezeder and Scott Taylor. Adrian Cenni returns seeking a Chairman's Cup win and hoping to improve on his 2nd place finish in last year's BorgWarner Shootout. San Diego racer John Marking will enter the event for the first time, moving up to PRO 4x4 from the PRO Light class he raced last year. Scott Douglas, defending BorgWarner Shootout champion, and Kent Brascho, who finished a strong 5th in last year's BorgWarner race, will be seeking their first Chairman's Cup win.The winner is guaranteed a minimum of $20,000 plus the traditional Miller Electric Welder. An ample contingency purse is also available from truck makers, tire OEMs and more (see WSORR.com details).First PRO 2WD in the race wins $7,500. Charging for the prize money will be such well-known racers as Taylor, Evan Evans, Todd LeDuc. Mike Oberg, Kevin Probst, Dan VandenHeuvel and Ross Hoek. It will be Hoek's first time at the starting line for the event in PRO 2WD truck. Hoek moves up from the Sportsman' Super Truck class this season and debuts a new Herculiner Toyo Tires race truck.

"All these great racers have a very strong fan following at Crandon and throughout the Midwest," said Cliff Flannery, president, Crandon Raceway. "We have reinvested thousands into our track for this opening weekend of racing and will be paying out more than $150,000 this coming weekend," he said.

Besides on track improvements to the famous Potawatomi Turn One, Crandon has a new American Racing ATX Wheels Starting Tower, a new Boss Snowplows Jump, an enormous new overhead Land Rush Starting Line sign, new exterior privacy fencing, and new custom entrance gates.The purse for the first Sportsman Super Truck racer to take the checkers is $2,000. A competititve battle between racers Dan Baudoux, Ben Wandahsega and newcomers Jace Schubert, Keith Steele and Dave Waldvogel is sure to thrill the Crandon crowd.Every entry in the race receives a record minimum payout of $750.2007 FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP RACE OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST

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Series Offroad
Drivers Scott Douglas , Evan Evans , Scott Taylor , Kevin Probst , Johnny Greaves , Adrian Cenni