RENEZEDER CLAIMS FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP IN NEW NISSAN TITAN PLUS MULTIPLE "DOUBLE WINNERS" IN WSORR ROUNDS III & IV AT CRANDON RACEWAY CRANDON, Wisc. -- Carl Renezeder successfully debuted his new PRO 4x4 Nissan Titan by driving to three podium ...
RENEZEDER CLAIMS FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP IN NEW NISSAN TITAN PLUS MULTIPLE "DOUBLE WINNERS" IN WSORR ROUNDS III & IV AT CRANDON RACEWAY
CRANDON, Wisc. -- Carl Renezeder successfully debuted his new PRO 4x4 Nissan Titan by driving to three podium finishes in Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) action in front of a large crowd at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway for Rounds III & IV of the Series.
The featured event of the weekend was the 14th Annual Potawatomi Chairman's Cup Race and it was a thrilling battle all the way to the final lap. The challenge race features both 4x4 and 2-wheel drive high-horsepower trucks with the two-wheel drive vehicles provided a handicap advantage at the start. Mike Oberg, in his Amsoil Kumho Chevrolet, put that head start in front of the crowd to good use sprinting out to a big lead and then holding off the new Lucas Oil BFG Nissan Titan of Renezeder until an exciting pass on the last lap. Kent Brascho, in a Goodyear Chevrolet 4x4 truck finished third. It was Renezeder's second Chairman's Cup title as he also was a winner of the prestigious event in 2004.
The Series racing was highlighted by the PRO 2WD race in Saturday's WSORR Round III, one of the most exciting in Crandon Raceway history, with the Amsoil Kumho Super Team duo of Mike Oberg and Dan Vanden Heuvel both in Chevrolet's, battling the Skyjacker BFG Ford of Scott Taylor from green flag to checkers. The trio rubbed fenders and battled ferociously nose-to-tail lap after lap. Oberg came across the finish line first with Taylor and Vanden Heuvel crashing into each other as they came across the line locked together and pinned along the safety fence at the feet of the flagman.
After reviewing tape of the photo finish, race officials awarded Taylor second and Vanden Heuvel third. Round IV was won by Series veteran Kevin Probst in his Simply Wow Toyo Chevrolet as he held off the charge of Oberg and Vanden Heuvel. Oberg leads the Pro 2WD season points race by a single point over Taylor with Probst in third.
All of the WSORR PRO class races have tightened up after Rounds III & IV, led by the PRO Light Pickup class where the top three racers are separated now by only two points. Marty Hart in his Maxxis Ford continues to lead the pack but by virtue of Jeff Kincaid's win on Saturday in his Potawatomi sponsored BFG Toyota followed by Chad Hord's victory on Sunday in his Lucas Oil Boss Snowplows Kumho Nissan, the former class champions sit tied for second place only two points behind Hart.
The PRO Light podiums were claimed by racers familiar with historic Crandon Raceway. In Round III, Crandon native Jeff Kincaid enjoyed the ride around his home track finishing ahead of the Nissan's of Hord and another series veteran, Art Schmitt. In Round IV, Hord took the checkers and Schmitt finished second in his Goodyear Nissan. Randy Eller, another veteran of Crandon Raceway action, grabbed the third spot in his Maxxis Ford.
In PRO 4x4 action, veterans again finished out front as Scott Douglas won his fourth race in a row at Crandon Raceway dating back to the 2006 season as he grabbed the WSORR Round III win in his Amsoil Kumho Ford. He was followed by another racer who has made a career out of dominating at Crandon, Johnny Greaves in his Monster Potawatomi BFG Toyota.JRenezeder debuted his new Lucas Oil Nissan Titan with a third place finish. In Round IV, Greaves finished first, followed by Kent Brascho in a Goodyear Chevrolet and Renezeder in the Nissan. Brascho leads the class points race with his three second place finishes on the season.
Five WSORR drivers celebrated a big weekend at the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races by pulling off back-to-back victories in their respective class led by Aaron Hawley in Super Buggy, Dave Waldvogel in Super Stock Truck and John Fitzgerald in the 1600 Buggy division.
In the SRT division of WSORR, Aaron Hawley has taken a commanding lead in the Super Buggy race by sweeping Rounds III & IV in his Goodyear sponsored machine. Hawley has won three of the four races and finished second in the other. Gary Nierop, also racing Goodyear's, trails Hawley in the points finishing second and third during the weekend. Ryan Mulder, on Nokian Tyres, swapped podium spots with Nierop with a third place finish followed by a second in Round IV.
Dave Waldvogel was a double winner in the Super Stock Truck division in his Bendix Toyo Chevrolet. Series points leader Ben Wandahsega, piloted his Potawatomi Toyo Chevrolet to a pair of second place finishes. Keith Steele debuted his Monster Goodyear Chevrolet truck in third place in both rounds of racing.
John Fitzgerald rode his Goodyear's to a pair of victories to take the top spot in the 1600 Buggy class by a single point over Mark Steinhardt on BFG's who finished second both days. Brad Erickson and Michael Seefeldt, both on BFG's, finished third respectively in Rounds III & IV.
Scott Beauchamp continued to dominate the Stock Truck class with his third win in a row in a Goodyear Chevrolet, before settling for a second in Round IV. Eric Ruppel, in a BFG Ford got the breakthrough win. Al Konitzer in a Goodyear Dodge was second with Ruppel third in Round III with Don Demeny in a Goodyear Dodge claiming the third spot in Round IV.
Todd Lemke on BFG's has moved to the top of the 1600 Light Buggy standings with his victory in Round IV. Josh Hintz on Toyo's was the Round III winner. Craig Metz on Kumho's was second and Wes Frehse on BFG's third on Saturday with Frehse second and Greg Stingle on Goodyear's third on Sunday.
Larry Maciosek was a double winner in the Formula 4x4 class in his Goodyear Ford. Tim Moeller, also in a Goodyear Ford finished second both days. Dave DeMaegd in a Jeep was third in Round III with class points leader Bob Sayers in a Goodyear Ford claiming that spot in Round IV.
In Grassroots Division racing, Classix points leader Rob Weiland swept both rounds in a Goodyear Chevrolet. Larry Manske in a Ford and Craig Rogaczewski in a Goodyear Ford split the Enduro Truck wins in Rounds III and IV. Full class results are available at www.wsorr.com.
WSORR racing resumes July 14-15 in Bark River, Mich., as Island Resort and Casino and Boss Snowplows sponsors the action at Bark River International Raceway. The two-day weekend is a crucial stepping stone for off-road racers seeking inaugural WSORR Series Championship titles.