Race Against the Clock at Crandon to Beat the Rain

Race Against the Clock at Crandon to Beat the Rain

The skies opened up over Crandon early Sunday morning to bring rain and soggy track conditions. Officials pushed back the schedule by an hour to get a busy day of racing in. It was decided that the track crew would work quickly, and podium celebrations would be eliminated to keep racing on schedule and get ahead of another rain storm that threatened Crandon all day.

Both Pro-2 and Pro-4 races would be run early in the day to accommodate the Cup race late in the afternoon. Saturday’s winner, Keegan Kincaid opted not to run the Pro-2 event in order to save his truck. Unfortunately, per the rules, Kincaid would also not be allowed to run in the afternoon’s Cup event. While track conditions were slick and muddy, Ryan Beat found the momentum he needed to claim the victory. Over in Pro-4, the battle brewed once again with CJ Greaves and Jimmy Henderson. This time things got heated. Greaves made contact with Henderson sending him into the wall with a flat tire. Greaves went on to finish in the top spot. Officials reviewed video of the incident and determined the contact was excessive and as a result, Greaves was docked three positions, knocking him off the podium entirely.

The Pro-Lite class saw a new winner. Kyle Greaves was out front for most of the race until he got a rear flat. That allowed Trey Gibbs to claim the victory. Chad Rayford came away with his third victory in the Pro Spec class.

The rain held off long enough for officials to hold the final event of the day, the Potawatami Cup race, pitting Pro-2 against Pro-4. Ricky Gutierrez came away with the holeshot until Johnny Holtger took over the lead. Several laps later, Pro-4 driver CJ Greaves caught Holtger and made a pass for the lead. Greaves was behind the wheel of his dad’s Pro-4, a truck he had never driven before. Greaves own truck suffered mechanical issues earlier in the day. Greaves went on to win his second back to back Cup event. His dad, Johnny took home back to back victories in 2017 and 2018. Just thirty minutes after the final podium celebrations, the skies opened up and Crandon International Raceway became soaked leaving crews to pack up in the rain.

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