CRANDON, Wis. – The final day of racing day Sunday at Crandon Int’l Raceway was all about the Red Bull Crandon World Cup.
The race was all about bragging rights, big checks, championship rings and redemption for some. An estimated 60,000 smiling fans filled the venue.
A lone truck did one lap around the track to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the passing Rick Huseman, a much beloved legend of short-course racing. His wife Michelle and young son were in the driver’s seat.
The Pro 4 category would start the racing action. Monster Energy driver Johnny Greaves would lead the race from start to finish, taking the win against a stacked field of racers, including his son C.J. Greaves and Red Bull action sports star Travis Pastrana.
Pro 2 would bring door-to-door bashing action. Mickey Thomas, from Atlanta, Ga., would battle with Crandon local Keegan Kincaid. In the end Thomas would be victorious.
The pro stock side-by-sides would race next, with series’ points champion Brock Heger and cousins Kyle and C.J. Greaves joining him on the podium.
The turbo charged pro mod side-by-side class would see Owen VanEperen take the victory. In pro buggy, Bradley Morris made it to victory lane.
The King of the Hammers cars contested their first Crandon Cup race. Loren Healy dominated in his purpose-built Ford Bronco. Class 11 Volkswagen’s brought cheers from the massive crowds as Cisco Bio earned his first Crandon championship.
Cole Mamer survived multiple caution flags to win the pro-lite feature.
The most anticipated and final race of the day, the Red Bull Crandon World Cup Challenge, followed with a special gun salute to honor the 13 service members that were lost overseas in Afghanistan. Motorsports icon Randy Herzog was also remembered.
The green flag would finally wave as Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks hit the track at the same. It features a staggered start, with Pro 2 leaving the line first. Keegan Kincaid would lead the charge. A short time later the Pro 4 class would follow in hot pursuit. The idea is for the Pro 4 class to catch up to the Pro 2 class as they are faster and have more horsepower.
At the time Johnny Greaves was out front of the Pro 4 field as they slowly caught up to the Pro 2 competitors. Nine seconds separated Greaves from Kincaid, who needed a few more laps to overtake Kincaid.
At the checkered the flag, Kincaid won another World Cup at Crandon Int’l Raceway in front of his hometown crowd.
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