Crandon, WI (Sept 3, 2017)--Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Labor Day weekend can be referred to as the “Super Bowl of Off-Road Racing”. With the crowning of Crandon World Champions, fans are sure to enjoy an action-packed weekend of racing topped off with the Amsoil Cup Challenge race featuring Pro-2WD and Pro-4WD trucks Sunday evening.

The Hord Racing crew could thoroughly inspect the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis Pro-4WD after traveling to Wheatland, MO just over a month prior. Making a change to the engine and dialing in some final mechanical issues, the prepping was complete for Crandon and the crew was anxiously awaiting race time. Hoping to excite over 50,000 fans, Chad was looking forward to making an impression in his final race weekend of the year. Practice rounds went good for Chad and the crew on Thursday. With the truck dialed in, Chad had his sights set on another podium finish, could the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis Pro-4WD be crowned World Champion?


Mother Nature had different ideas for race fans on Saturday, heavy rainfall in the morning caused racing delays. It was finally time to go green flag racing and Chad would start in the very inside position on the line. Going around the legendary “turn one” Chad was in the second-place position and running fast. On the inside turn on lap one Chad got caught in the greasy corner causing him to lose a position. Chad would battle to maintain the third-place position in a tight battle. As Chad went around the backside of the track he judged the corner wrong and went too tight causing him to go around and back up traffic. Coming out of the congestion, Chad was running in the fourth-place position. Chad continued to fight hard and would give up one more position before the mandatory caution. Off the caution, Chad was running tight with second, third, and fourth place positions.

The Maxxis tires were holding up and giving Chad the speed needed to continue to battle. Chad and the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis Pro-4WD would finish in the fifth-place position. Not the finish Chad and the crew were hoping for, they would be making some changes for Sunday racing. Sunday Chad would be busy as the World Championship race would be held in the morning and the Amsoil Cup Challange race in the evening.

Chad stated, “It was unbelievable how much fun that race was. I can’t thank my sponsors: Lucas Oil, Ponnse,and Maxxis enough and the Bark River crew who did an outstanding job on the track. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”


Hord Racing 2017 Schedule

Date Track / Location
June 24-25 Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway, Crandon, WI
  TORC Series Event
July 15-16 Bark River Intl Raceway, Bark River, MI
  TORC Series Event
July 22-23 Lucas Oil Raceway, Wheatland, MO
  Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series Event
Sept 2-3 Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway, Crandon, WI
  TORC Series Event

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