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Crandon & Bark River Creating Sportsman Off-Road Series

Abrams, Wisc. (December 19, 2014) - This past Wednesday evening representatives from Crandon and Bark River met with the MORR Board to discuss the upcoming 2015 Sportsman race season. At the meeting the two race facilities announced the formation of the Sportsman Off-Road Series. With both iconic off-road race facilities operating the series and with the support of MORR, Sportsman short-course off-road racing in the Upper Midwest will continue to be some of the best racing in the nation. 

A variety of subjects were covered during the meeting including class rules updates, the combining of certain classes, race administration on and off the track, safety regulations, the actual race series, marketing partners, and other topics pertaining to Sportsman short-course off-road racing.

"Sportsman competitors are the backbone of our racing community," noted Cliff Flannery. "The Sportsman group really embraces the off-road lifestyle. They come to Crandon and Bark River not only to race, but to enjoy the weekend with family and friends. The tracks and MORR met to ensure all the people and equipment will be in place to ensure fair and competitive racing in all of our classes."

As in the past MORR will continue to represent the  needs of its Sportsman racer membership, while Crandon and Bark River work to create a five weekend, ten round Sportsman race series.   

"MORR was formed to ensure that Sportsman off-road racers had a place to race," remarks MORR vice-president Don Demeny. "Thanks to Crandon and Bark River, our sport will continue to grow, not only this year, but for many years to come."

The opening weekend of  Sportsman racing will be included in Crandon's Off-Road Super Challenge held during the first week of June. The weekend festivities includes all ten classes of Sportsman Short-Course off-road racing as well as high horsepower mud bog racing and rock racing from Rich Klein's W.E. Rock group.


The schedule will also see the Sportsman Off-Road Series compete at Crandon and Bark River the same weekends when TORC is racing at the venues. An additional Sportsman only event will be held tentatively in July at Bark River.

The Sportsman Off-Road Series schedule is:  

May (weather permitting) - MORR Test Day - Crandon, WI


Rds. 1-2     June 6-7                   Crandon, WI

Rds. 3-4     June 27-28               Crandon, WI**

Rds. 5-6     July                             Bark River, MI*

Rds. 7-8     August 15-16           Bark River, MI**

Rds. 9-10   September 5-6      Crandon, WI** 


January 9, 2016 - Sportsman Awards Banquet - Bark River, MI*


*tentative date

** TORC weekend

In regards to all race competitors, the final updates to the various rules and regulations will be announced along with any other pertinent information, by the weekend of the MORR Sportsman banquet.


The Sportsman Off-Road Series is actively seeking marketing partners and all interested parties can contact Mike Reusche @ 847.343.4658


Currently all other inquiries about the Sportsman Off-Road Series can be directed to:



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