CRANDON, Wis. — The stars of off-road racing and action sports will collide during this weekend’s 52nd Polaris Crandon World Championships at the legendary Crandon Int’l Raceway.
Yokohama Tire, which is the official tire partner of Crandon, is sending an all-star team of competitors that includes Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust and Andrew Carlson.
Pastrana, Foust and Carlson, as well as Mia Chapman, Zach Szymik and John Holtger, are all Team Yokohama members and will be campaigning in different divisions.
Pastrana will be making his Pro-4 class debut at Crandon.
“Crandon is the biggest off-road event in the world and I couldn’t be more excited to send it into the first turn with the best on the dirt and see what happens,” Pastrana said. “I had an amazing experience driving the Pro-2 class at Crandon last year but with my all-wheel drive rally background, I’ve always wanted to drive the Pro-4 class. Andrew is a great friend and has helped me get up to speed as quickly as possible.”
Carlson will also compete in the Pro-4 category while defending his title in the Pro Mod SxS division.
“There is more hype for Crandon this year than any year prior,” said Carlson. “Adding Tanner and Travis to the roster is making it the biggest off-road race I have ever been a part of. I am excited to defend the world title in the Pro-Mod and looking to put my name on the list of Cup Race winners in the Pro-4. Team Yokohama is ready.”
Foust, a multi-champion driver in Rallycross and Formula Drift, will make his Crandon debut in the Pro-2 class on X-ATs.
“Crandon has always been one of those bucket-list races for me,” said Foust. “Yokohama was kind enough to offer up this opportunity, and with the help of Andrew Carlson’s truck and crew, how can you pass that up? It’s a super-stacked field in Pro-2 and, from what I’ve seen, an insane track! So, I’ll be drawing on Andrew and Travis’ experience to get up to speed as fast as I can.”
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