For the Antigo Times
TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL heads to the legendary Crandon International Raceway this weekend for Big House Brawl, Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2016 national championship.
The doubleheader weekend features pro racing in three classes: the powerful, four-wheel drive PRO 4WD trucks, the 900 horsepower rear-wheel drive PRO 2WD machines, and the fiercely competitive Atturo Tire PRO Lights. The TORC Series races are part of the 23rd annual Forest County Potawatomi Community Brush Run event, which also features Crandon Sportsman Off-Road Series running 10 unique classes of unique short-course machinery.
At the top of the standings in the TORC Series after four races this season are Johnny Greaves in PRO 4WD, Crandon local Keegan Kincaid in PRO 2WD, and Kyle Hart in Atturo Tire PRO Light. Greaves hails from nearby Abrams, Wisconsin, while hart is from Kelly, Louisiana.
In addition to three days of TORC PRO and Crandon Sportsman competition, the Forest County Potawatomi Community Brush Run event weekend features camping and concerts. Thousands of fans are expected to load into the facility, which includes 2,500 groomed grass campsites. Wisconsin’s own Zac Matthews Band plays Saturday night in a concert that is free to fans camping on-site.
“2016 will be the best race season in our history, and it all starts with the upcoming Forest County Brush Run weekend,” said Crandon President Cliff Flannery. “Our schedule is packed from Friday afternoon through Sunday, and we know our fans will have a great time.”
This weekend’s event is the first of two major TORC Series stops at Crandon International Raceway this year: the stars of the series return to the legendary venue in the heart of Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods for the season-ender in September.
Crandon International opens its gates to the public all three days beginning at 8:00am. Weekend admission is $45 for adults, and free for children 12 and under and seniors 75 and older. One-day admission is $25 for adults and free for children under 12 and seniors 75 or older. Saturday night-only admission to enjoy the Zac Matthews Band concert is $10.
The PRO Series races from Crandon are televised nationally on FS2 July 14 (8:30 p.m. CT) and July 21 (8:00 p.m. CT). Check local listings. High definition coverage is available from the weekend live on the TORC Series livestream at torcseries.com.
About Crandon International Raceway
Off-road racing begin in Crandon, Wisconsin, in 1970 with the inaugural Brush Run 101 race through the forest surrounding the small town. The event grew so large that in the 1980s track officials added a spring race — renamed the Brush Run — to augment the hugely popular fall World Championship Off-Road Races that attract up to 45,000 fans each Labor Day holiday weekend.
About TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL
TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL is the nation’s premier short-course, off-road truck racing series. A collision between action sport and motorsport, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-plus horsepower race trucks competing to win the TORC National Championship. Action-adventure sports events company Mountain Sports International acquired ownership of the TORC Series at the end of 2015 and brings its core strengths in HD digital broadcast production and event management to the growing series. Full television coverage of the 2016 TORC National Championship is carried on the FS2 television network with HD digital broadcasts available live and on demand on www.torcseries.com.