This Week In AMSOIL Champ Off-Road: Brush Run Preview

June 20, 2024
Kilian Hamlin

About Crandon International Raceway
A staple to the AMSOIL Championship Off-Road national tour, visits to Crandon International Raceway are always highly-anticipated. The 2024 Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run will once again feature two action-packed days of Pro and Sportsman racing plus the 31st annual Forest County Potawatomi Cup Race which pits PRO2 up against PRO4.

Carved out of an old farm and Northwoods timber, the place known by many as “The Big House” has been cut, shaped and polished thanks to decades of hard work, sweat, and vision. Grass camping. Skyboxes. Dozens of Jumbotrons and television monitors. Really comfortable seats. A racing surface that’s coddled and nurtured like a newborn Golden Retriever.

Welcome to 400 acres of rockin’ hospitality deep in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Grass, forest, and a huge granite pit surround the most revered dirt track in the world. There is simply no other place like it on earth.

Here Crandon world champions are crowned as part biggest off-road races in the world. More than 60,000 fans gather to cheer for their favorite drivers as they race on the longest and the fastest short-course track anywhere. It’s 1.75-miles long that can see unlimited trucks hit speeds exceeding 100 miles an hour. See it all from the Vision Wheel Hospitality Complex grandstand or the great hillside grass seating if you want to spread out.

The Crandon Raceway is also famous as a family-friendly, all off-road entertainment destination. There are more than 2,300 designated grass camping sites in Camp Crandon, along with numerous food stands, restrooms, merchandise stands and bars. There is also our 100-acre Crandon off-road park and 300 miles of ATV/UTV trails accessible from the race track.


Pro Truck Storylines:


After sweeping the weekend at Antigo and remaining undefeated at the venue in the PRO4, CJ Greaves has found familiar ground at the top of the leaderboard. This time, tied with Adrian Cenni. Is it too soon to be keeping close tabs on the points? Never.

To make things even more exciting, Johnny Greaves is just three points back. This same seven-time PRO4 Champion Johnny Greaves that has a record six Forest County Potawatomi Cup wins. Not only is Johnny Greaves great at Crandon, but he is also gleaming with confidence. In a recent interview, he told the Champ Off-Road audience, “I feel the confidence coming back!” Since his crash in June of 2023 that him sidelined for nearly half of the season, he’s progressively had to rebuild that credence. In the first four rounds, fans have witnessed a resurgence of the #22.

Running a partial schedule in 2024 is Cole Mamer, who will make his season debut this weekend.


All four rounds thus far have been evenly split between Mickey Thomas and Ryan Beat. While drivers didn’t earn ACOR points for the inaugural Kyle LeDuc cup race held on Sunday at Antigo, Kyle Greaves earned his first career PRO2 win ahead of cousin CJ Greaves (2nd) and Keegan Kincaid (3rd).

Mega additions to the PRO2 field this weekend include the 2023 Champion Cory Winner as well as proven-PRO2 winner, Ronnie Anderson. Jacob Rosales and Brody Eggleston are slated to make their PRO2 debuts after having previously raced the Pro Lite division last season. For the full entry list, click here.


Pro SxS and Buggy Storylines:


Elk River’s Andrew Carlson brought his broom to Antigo where he swept the last two rounds. The last round included a mighty battle between AC and CJ Greaves, who ultimately finished 2nd.

Pro Buggy:

Lorenzo Bonacci = the man. The newcomer to AMSOIL Champ Off-Road now tops the standings after setting an impressive three-race win streak. The California racer is considered by his competitors to be one to elevate the competition of the already fierce division.

Between Bonacci, Jordan Bernloehr, Billy Buth, Mark Steinhardt and Cole Bernloehr, you never know who is going to win on any given afternoon. If you have an appetite for parity, look no further than the Pro Buggy class.

9:45AM: Sportsman Opening Ceremonies

3:30PM: Pro Opening Ceremonies
3:45PM: Pro Buggy
4:15PM: Pro Spec
4:45PM: Pro Stock SxS
5:15PM: Pro Lite
5:45PM: AMSOIL Pro SxS
6:15PM: PRO2
6:45PM: PRO4

8:45AM: Sportsman Opening Ceremonies

11:35PM: PRO2
12:05PM: PRO4

3:30PM: Pro Opening Ceremonies
3:45PM: Pro Buggy
4:15PM: Pro Spec
4:45PM: Pro Stock SxS
5:15PM: Pro Lite
5:45PM: AMSOIL Pro SxS
6:15PM: Forest County Potawatomi Cup