Crandon International Raceway is taking steps toward the future by making a substantial invest to preserve the past. The Crandon Historical Initiative includes an official partnership with the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The project is a joint partnership with ORMHOF that will convert the upstairs area of the iconic barn and turn it into a museum that will house vintage short course vehicles, driver and event memorabilia. A wall of fame will honor drivers and volunteers at Crandon. A “Walk of Fame” area is also set near the podium.
Crandon’s original board of directors donated $30,000 to get the rights to build the annex. The current ownership donated an additional $11,000.
“The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame is looking forward to partnering with Crandon International Raceway to celebrate the history of short course racing,” said ORMHOF executive administrator Barbara Rainey.
Crandon is also working on having vintage race vehicles compete on the track as part of the historical initiative. A vintage short course racing association will be created.