The 52nd Crandon World Championship was an action packed weekend of door-to-door short course racing. The 55,000 strong crowd cheered on 400+ drivers including celebrity drivers like Travis Pastrana and Tanner Foust who both raced in the Pro 4 class. A special course was set up for the ULTRA4 classes which included technical rock sections in addition to the standard Crandon short course track. Ford Performance athletes, Loren Healy and Vaughn Gittin Jr., took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the 4400 class championship race. Christopher Polvoorde and the Pro Lite class did not disappoint all weekend with the best elbows up battling seen in short course all year!
Drone Photo of Crandon 2021
Pro Lite Qualifying (Thursday) Christopher paced around the track fastest on lap 1 of qualifying on Thursday and as the track was coming in and getting faster he got into some slower traffic which held him back on the 2 lap qualifier. His start position was 9th on the line for Saturday's Champ Off Road Race. Crandon Parade (Friday)
The Crandon parade was one of the biggest yet with tons of horsepower lining the street of downtown Crandon! Christopher had his Pro Lite Race truck as well as his 2-seat pro lite on display. He signed autographs and handed out goodies to hundreds of fans!
Champ Off Road Finale (Saturday)
Christopher started P9 on the line of the land rush start and settled into 7th after the madness of turn 1! The race was pretty clean with a some battling mid-pack as he worked up in position. His Ford Ranger Pro Lite ran flawlessly all race clicking off laps. He finished in 5th place out of 25 trucks.
Crandon Pro Lite World Championship (Sunday)
The Pro Lite Championship race was one of the craziest races of Christopher's Pro Lite career. Christopher started P5 and worked into the top 3, 3 separate times. He spun out twice and went to the pits for a tire swap with just two laps to go. The Pro Lite class started with 25 trucks and by lap 6 of 8 that number was less than half. The carnage on the track was so bad, they had cautions just to pull debris from the race course. Nonetheless, it was an exciting race that you can watch for yourself HERE on SpeedSportTV's YouTube Channel. "The championship race had to be one of the craziest short course race I've been a part of as a Pro Lite driver. We went mid pack up to 2nd then fell back multiple times. It was pure chaos out there, but this Ford Ranger is tough and we got a solid 2nd place finish out of it. It felt so good to be back in Crandon, and I cannot wait to get back here next year!" - Christopher Polvoorde
Next Race: Baja 400 in the 6100 Spec Trophy Truck
About Christopher Polvoorde & CP Racing Team
Christopher Polvoorde was born on July 28th, 2000 and raised in the Racing mecca of Southern, CA. From a young age, Christopher had an adventurous spirit and a passion for the outdoors and racing. That passion leads Christopher’s life to this day where you can find him chasing sunsets year around on the hills of Mammoth Mt or the waters of the Colorado River. Surrounded by a team of Experts including Christopher’s father, Chip Polvoorde, who handles anything and everything, Crew Chief Jimmy Davidson who provides the fastest truck on the course week in and week out and driving coach Cory Kruseman who works with Christopher on his race craft and as his race spotter. With Christopher’s natural speed and a team like this, expectations are high. Christopher found success in a challenging 2020 season taking 2nd in the LOORRS Pro Lite Championship showcasing the team's continued determination to strive for greatness each and every race. In 2019 the CP94 team raced in both, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League for where Christopher swept the whole series winning all 7 races and the additional Red Bull Pro Lite Championship race making it a perfect 8 for 8 in the Midwest. The future is bright for Christopher who takes it all in stride focusing on working hard and enjoying the ride.