Crandon braces itself for the world’s fastest off-road go-karts

The Trophy Karts are coming! The Trophy Karts are coming! Crandon braces itself for the world’s fastest off-road go-karts

CRANDON, Wis., (Aug. 23, 2013) - The popular west coast Trophy Kart (miniature single-seat race trucks) movement is jumping the Mississippi and making its inaugural full-gate race appearance at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway’s Labor Day Weekend off-road World Championship┬«.

Crandon Raceway
Trophy Kart SuspensionDriven by kids ages ten to 15 years old, the 450cc (four-stroke) Japanese motorcycle company-powered vehicles weighting 810-pound (w/ driver) are the latest way to transition younger kids to the PRO Buggy & PRO Lite divisions – filling a void for especially the younger kids to develop their racing skills.

“I’ll tell you what, these little karts get after it,” said Crandon’s Cliff Flannery. “They’re a wonderful way to introduce kids to short course off-road racing and are pretty darn exciting to watch. Everyone at Crandon’s pumped they’re making the trek out here from Nevada and will definitely be a fun added feature for our fans next weekend.”

List of confirmed drivers:

Broc Dickerson #523

Brock Heger #511

Eliott Watson #503

Cole Mamer #535

Gavin Harlien #555

Scotty Steele #548

Parker Steele #549

Darren Hardesty Jr. #599

Jimmy Weitzel lll #559

Jeff Hoffman #547

Ronnie Anderson #520

Myles Cheek #1

Trophy Kart Race

What: World Championship┬« of Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL – short course off-road truck racing – the world’s premier Baja-style off-road racing in a natural stadium setting!

Who: Off-road racers from Baja to the Wisconsin northwoods, the TORC Series showcases champion drivers like Ricky Johnson, Wisconsin’s own Johnny Greaves and son CJ Greaves, Rob MacCachren, Scott Douglas, FMX star Brian Deegan, Mike & Mark Jenkins, Bryce Menzies and, of course, Scott Taylor!

Where: Crandon International Off-Road Raceway

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30th to Sept. 1
Off-Road Parade on Lake Ave: Friday, Aug. 30. Trucks arrive at 9 a.m., parade begins at noon
Race Times: Gates open at 8 a.m., practice and qualifying begins at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies and racing begins at 10:50 a.m.

Tickets: Per Day $25, kids 12 + under/adults 75 and older are free! Three-Day Weekend Pass $40

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About Trophy Kart
Capable of speeds in excess of 100 mph, Trophy Karts are the brainchild of Californian Nestor Berardi. Developed for both racing and recreational use, Trophy Kart incorporate race proven proprietary suspension and drive train along with a full roll cage, five point harness, fuel cell and other features as necessary for reliability and driver safety (even in a roll over situation). Trophy Kart has created proprietary and race/safety proven product designs and has created relationships with sponsors and parts suppliers throughout the globe. First hitting the west coast racing scene about six years ago, Trophy Kart is unarguably and by far the largest and most successful off-road kart manufacturer in the world today.

About Crandon Raceway
With racers and trucks/buggies, crews and off-road fans converging from all points on the U.S. map, the small logging town of Crandon, Wisc., (population: 1,961) is awash in activity. And since 1970 the off-road phenomenon has played out in Crandon, making it the nation’s longest-running short course off-road competition.

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