CJ Greaves takes Crandon World Cup; Leadbetter becomes first woman to win COR title, Healy on top in Ultra4
Monster Energy athletes CJ Greaves, Kyle LeDuc, and Johnny Greaves locked up the top three spots in Championship Off-Road season points after a thrilling weekend of racing at Wisconsin’s Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Greaves, who earned his seventh career Pro 4 class title with the win in Saturday’s points-paying finale, went three for three in the truck on the weekend, closing out the season with a victory in the mixed-class Crandon World Cup after chasing down the Pro 2 field.
Both LeDuc and CJ Greaves would spend time up front in Saturday’s COR season finale, with LeDuc running up front at the halfway point and Greaves clawing his way up from the back after hanging back on the start to protect his truck. When a mechanical issue slowed LeDuc down in the late stages, Greaves capitalized by climbing up to second, and he took over the lead after another competitor suffered a late flat tire. While he entered the race with a big enough advantage to essentially lock the championship up just by starting, Greaves’ sixth race win in 11 rounds put the icing on the cake of a dominant year—tying him with his father and LeDuc for the most titles in the history of the class.
The Pro 4 contingent would do battle twice more on Sunday, running their own Crandon World Championship race in the morning before lining up with the Pro 2s for the World Cup finale. Once again, it was all CJ on top in both, battling his father Johnny in the morning race for that victory before methodically cutting down the Pro 2 advantage in the World Cup and completing the hat trick. Johnny Greaves would settle for third in the Pro 4 World Championship, taking his second straight podium in that race after winning it last year.
Competing across multiple classes, CJ Greaves would add two more victories on top of his Pro 4 dominance, sweeping both Pro Stock SXS events. Saturday’s victory helped him finish second in COR class points, while Sunday’s win made him the only driver to win three races on World Championship day.
Also making history on the weekend was Pro Spec driver Gray Leadbetter, who scored finishes of first and third in her two races to lock up a hotly contested class championship. After becoming the first woman in COR history to win a race earlier this season, her championship was also the first by a woman in the three-year history of the series. The title came down to a single point as she entered the finale tied for first and scored a better finish.
Finally, Ultra4 teammates Loren Healy and Vaughn Gittin Jr. finished first and third in Sunday’s World Championship race to give Monster Energy its second double podium of the day. After the tragic passing of competitor Zandy Willems in Saturday’s event, which was then abandoned, Ultra4 and the competitors made the decision to rally together and race on Sunday in Zandy’s honor. It was Healy’s third straight Ultra4 win at Crandon after sweeping both races last year.