It seems harder and harder to do every year, but defending Championship Off-Road Pro 4 champion CJ Greaves found something he hadn’t won yet on Sunday and took it for the first time. That “something” was the Pro 2 versus Pro 4 Community Cup race at Crandon International Raceway, the closing event of the 29th Annual Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run, and he joined his perennial title rival Kyle LeDuc and his father Johnny Greaves in locking out the podium for the all-wheel drive racers.
The Community Cup win was Greaves’ second of the day after taking home the Championship Off-Road points-paying Pro 4 race earlier that morning, avenging a fifth place finish the day before. It also marked his second straight multi-podium day after finishing second in both Pro SXS classes on Saturday, coming home behind Kyle Chaney in the Pro Turbo division and fellow multi-class title threat Brock Heger in Pro Stock. Chaney would post the only Pro class sweep of the weekend, holding off another father-son duo in Rodney and Owen VanEperen on Sunday to complete the feat. Their consolation prize would be first and second in the standings, thanks to Chaney’s DNF in the opener from Antigo.
Heger, meanwhile, didn’t look completely untouchable for the first time in a long time in both of his classes, with only one win between them on the weekend. He’d still finish second to Owen VanEperen in Pro Stock SXS on Sunday, but Kyle Greaves and Christopher Polvoorde would split the two Pro Lite class victories, with Heger finishing second on Saturday and scored a disappointing 16th on Sunday. The latter result dropped him to fourth in Pro Lite points, with Greaves currently holding a 12-point lead over the consistent Trey Gibbs.
RJ Anderson would join CJ Greaves as the other Pro 4 weekend winner, and would trade spots with him on Sunday with a fifth place finish of his own; only Jimmy Henderson would earn two podiums with a 3-2 weekend. Pro 2, meanwhile, continued to be one of the most competitive classes in the sport, once again producing two different winners on the weekend in Cory Winner and Mickey Thomas. Both Winner and Jerett Brooks would stand on the podium twice, with Brooks taking a one-point advantage out of the weekend, while Thomas would also post the best finish among Pro 2 drivers in the Community Cup race in fourth.
Championship Off-Road’s summer tour continues with two more events in July, hitting ERX Motor Park in Minnesota on July 15-16 and Dirt City Motorplex in Wisconsin on July 30-31. From there, it’s off to Bark River International Raceway on August 13-14 for the penultimate event of the year, while the season wraps up in Crandon as per tradition on Labor Day weekend with the World Championship.
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