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Crandon International Raceway sold

Crandon International Raceway
Crandon International Raceway
Crandon International Raceway

Crandon International Raceway management has announced the historic facility and all its assets have been sold.

It’s been purchased by longtime track President Cliff Flannery.

In the past, the track has been operated as a non-profit.

It will now be run by the newly formed Crandon Off-Road Entertainment LCC, while all Crandon events at the facility will be managed by the recently formed Crandon Motorsports LLC.

Details of the historic purchase were finalized on Monday.

The 400-plus acre track located in Crandon has hosted the largest off-road races in the sport since first opening in 1984.

The track plays host to two major race events each year, including June’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run and Labor Day’s Polaris World Championship Off-Road Races.

That event drew a record crowd of just under 65,000 people at its 52nd anniversary running in 2021.

"The road to today's announcement has been a long one that required us to overcome some bumps along the way," explained Cliff Flannery. “This small but very faithful community, and our hard-working staff, have spent the better part of our collective lives building Crandon International literally by hand. After 53 years it was time to make a change on how we operate and do business. I am proud of where we have come, and also what we have achieved. Considering the success of the past six or seven years, our future looks better than ever.”

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.
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