WSORR: Rookie first to enter FCP Chairman's Cup event

"DANGEROUS DAVE" FIRST TO REGISTER FOR 2K8 FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP BLOWOUT CRANDON, Wisc. -- A rookie Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing PRO 2WD racer has the jump on the competition for the upcoming 2008 Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's...

"DANGEROUS DAVE" FIRST TO REGISTER FOR 2K8 FCP CHAIRMAN'S CUP BLOWOUT

CRANDON, Wisc. -- A rookie Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing PRO 2WD racer has the jump on the competition for the upcoming 2008 Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's Cup Race at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway the weekend of June 21-22. Dave Waldvogel, Fond du Lac, Wisc., is primed and ready as the first racer to officially enter one of racing's biggest events.

The annual FCP Chairman's Cup race at Crandon Raceway -- the longest running clash of its type in the nation -- is part of a huge weekend of off-road thrills and spills as the "Big House" hosts the two-day Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races.

"The heavy metal Potawatomi Chairman's Cup is one of the most anticipated events in all of racing -- not just off-road," said Waldvogel. He has entered a high performance, high horsepower PRO 2WD Chevrolet race pickup in the event, sponsored by Bendix Brakes and also Toyo Tires. "Our team is delighted to be the first to register," said Waldvogel, who has earned the moniker "Dangerous Dave -- The Human Highlight Reel" for his explosive style of off-road racing and his fan-appealing attacks on track jumps. "We are particularly happy to get this recognition for all our sponsors and our team before we even hit the Crandon track," he said.

Top off-road truck racers nationwide will descend on Crandon for the event. Waldvogel's entry was quickly followed by that of Dan "The Flying Dutchman" Vanden Heuvel, also registering a PRO 2WD. The Appleton, Wisc., native is in his 30th year of racing at Crandon.

"There is no doubt that Crandon Raceway is the greatest off-road track in the country," said Waldvogel. bI have a lot of fans who attend the Crandon races and maybe this is the year a PRO rookie driver wins this big race," he said. "I will give it all I have every yard of this 10-lap shootout," he said.

"I'd like to bring the Cup back to Wisconsin," said Waldvogel, referring to defending champion Carl Renezeder. Renezeder, Newport Beach, Calif., won the Chairman's Cup last year in the most exciting version of the race in history. Campaigning a brand new race truck for the first time, Renezeder went from last place to first place in the course of the 15 mile race to take the win.

Off-road race fans can witness Waldvogel's run for his first Potawatomi Chairman's Cup win at the FCP Brush Run Races. The venerable off-road raceway achieved the second largest crowd in history last year at the Brush Run Races under new sanctioning body, the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing.

The FCP Chairman's Cup race will be tape-delayed broadcast on SPEED TV Network later this year as part of WSORR's highly rated off-road programming on the network.

-credit: wsorr

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