Crandon Hosts First Ever Night Race

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Crandon Spring Brush Run in June. The race was originally set to be the opening round of the newly formed Championship Off Road Series. In a Crandon first, the Brush Run was held at night under the lights. Of course, things are never easy in Crandon especially in the fall. Officials dodged rain that would make the track a muddy mess.

In the Pro-Light race, John Holtger was out front early, but by the second lap, Zach Szymik had stolen the lead. Points leader Kyle Greaves had to be towed off the track with a tie rod issue. When the race restarted, Holtger was back to the lead. Szymik didn’t waste any time stealing the right back. Szymik would get his second career win at Crandon with John Holtger finishing 2nd place.

During the Pro-2 race, Mickey Thomas wasted no time making a pass for the lead. Ryan Beat and Kyle Kleiman made contact with each other in a battle for second just before the mandatory caution. Light rain began falling, making conditions even more slick on the track. Thomas went on to win the victory.

Officials wasted no time starting the Pro-4 race as rain continued to fall on the track. Andrew Carlson grabbed the holeshot. Johnny Greaves made an early pass to take over the lead from Carlson. A couple of laps later there was plenty of door banging as CJ Greaves moved into second creating a Greaves vs. Greaves situation. Carlson wasn’t having any of it and pushed his way back to second. CJ made it past Carlson as did Kyle Leduc. Leduc continued battling hard with both Greaves, finally taking over the lead.

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Photos: Amanda Fonferek