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Bryan Clauson - USAC Driver

*** August 31, 2007:
Rookie Clauson Earns Career-First ARCA/Remax Victory at Gateway
MADISON IL (8-31-07) - Bryan Clauson, in Chip Ganassi's Memorex Dodge, drove away from Eddie Sharp Racing teammates' Josh Wise and Michael McDowell to earn his career first ARCA RE/MAX Series victory Friday night at Gateway Int'l Raceway. (read more...)

Bryan's Website
http://www.bryanclauson.com/

Bryan Clauson Fan Club
http://www.bryanclausonfans.com/

Photo gallery
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USAC's Website Search Page (just type in Bryan Clauson and read)
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Chip Ganassi Racing Tabs Rising USAC Star Bryan Clauson As Development Driver
INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2006) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today a partnership with up-and-coming USAC National Sprint Car and Midget Series standout Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. as part of the team's Driver Development Program. Clauson, son of former Sprint Car driver Tim Clauson, will contest an arduous race schedule comprised of USAC National Sprint Car and Midget Series events. This weekend's O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will start his season-long campaign, where he'll do battle with 269 other competitors from 31 different states inside the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma.
"I think what you have here is obviously a young and very talented driver in Bryan," said Ganassi. "We've been keeping close tabs on his progress over the past year or so, and were pleased to see him improve and realize continued success on the track. I think this program is a direct result of the promise he shows behind the wheel of a race car."
(read more...)


The Time is Now
By Danny Burton
October 10, 2005

Clauson at Columbus
A year or so ago, I vaguely recall writing that the USAC scene would soon be affected by a young driver who was biding his time and waiting---for his 16th birthday.
On October 8, 2005 it all came together. The 16 year old kid and his team showed up for a USAC National Midget Series event at the historic Columbus Motor Speedway. He then proceeded to set fast time. And, to top it off, Bryan Clauson moved to the front of the talented class of both youngsters and veterans to take the checkered flag first at the paved, slightly banked, quarter mile track on Columbus, Ohio's southeast side.
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2004 19th Annual Chili Bowl
#7c - Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)
After his second NAMARS Kenyon MidgetCar championship and Kokomo Speedway sprint car Rookie of the Year honors at just 14 years of age in 2003, Clauson made a full assault on the Indiana wingless Sprint Car scene in 2004, finishing among the top three more than half the time in 40 starts. (read more...)


Bryan Clauson Named As Official Spokesperson For Quarter Midgets Of America
Bryan Clauson, the 16 year old development driver for Chip Ganassi Racing and current United States Auto Club (USAC) stand-out, has been named as the official Spokesperson for the Quarter Midgets Of America (QMA) racing club.
"QMA is very fortunate to have such a great role model to represent our sport. We are all behind this young man 100%. We wish him the very best in his racing career and will always feel blessed to have had him as a part of our sport. Thank you Bryan for all you have done for QMA." says Charlie Cagle, QMA President 
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Clauson is USAC king in North Carolina
Concord, NC - May 22, 2006
By: USAC

Withstanding several mid-race challenges and dodging a plethora of incidents, Bryan Clauson broke a streak of eight different winners in as many races to open a season Sunday with his second victory of the 2006 season, winning a wild and long Mopar All Star Showcase USAC National Sprint Car Series race at Concord Motorsports Park.
Clauson, who earlier this season became the youngest driver in series history to win a USAC National Sprint race, made it two-for-three in pavement races after charging to the checkered flag with Mike Murgoitio and Dave Darland in tow. It marked the first time any one driver has won two races in 2006.  (read more...)


Clauson, Lane and Mitchell Win At Winchester Speedway Season Opener
Winchester, IN (April 24, 2006) – A beautiful bright sunny spring day welcomed the standing room only crowd to the 2006 Winchester Speedway season opener as fans got there money’s worth with three exciting feature events. 16-year-old Bryan Clauson got the victory in the USAC National Sprint Car Series Rich Vogler Classic, Knightstown, Indiana’s Jeff Lane got his first CRA Super Series victory at Winchester Speedway in the Manning Service 100 and Beau Mitchell made his long haul from Owensboro, Kentucky worth it with a daring turns 3 & 4 outside pass to get the MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks victory in the MAX 40. The young Clauson showed no fear in grabbing the early lead from his pole position-starting place over outside started Levi Jones as Eleanor Vogler, mother of Rich Vogler, waved the green flag to start the race that honors her son. Clauson was in awe when he arrived at the track that is known for it’s High Banks and overall speed in a Sprint Car, but showed a steady hand in leading all 30 laps to get the victory in the Rich Vogler Classic. Clauson’s best friend young Darren Hagen finished in second holding off veteran open wheel racer Dave Steele who finished in third. New Castle, Indiana native Tracy Hines finished in fourth with Levi Jones, with car owner Tony Stewart in attendance, finished in fifth with teammate Josh Wise in sixth. Veteran Eric Gordon finished in seventh, Bud Kaeding was eighth, Marc Jessup in ninth with fast qualifier Jay Drake in tenth. Last years Rich Vogler Classic winner Dave Darland had “one of those days” losing a motor in practice and then suffered more mechanical problems in the race after charging into the top ten from his last place starting position. (read more...)


BRYAN CLAUSON has an amazing future ahead of him.
Clauson rose to stardom last season in the USAC National Sprint Car division when he took over the Keith Kunz Motorsports seat overseen by USAC staple Keith Kunz. With a win at Columbus Motor Speedway (Ohio), he became the youngest driver in the 50-year history of the sanctioning body to win a National Feature event at just 16 years, three months and 23 days. Over the past nine years, Clauson has won several championships on both dirt and pavement in a variety of cars. At the tender age of five he began cutting his teeth in a race car, and has won titles and races in every one of the biggest venues and series he's tried his hand at.
Like Sorenson, Bryan is part of the Ganassi Development program and is being touted as a true star in the making. While only sixteen, he has the poise and conduct of a driver far beyond his years. He's try it -- he's made it -- and he'll bring insight to every young hopeful at the clinic. (read more...)


2006 2ND ANNUAL "MANNING SERVICE 100"
Clauson, Lane and Mitchell Win At Winchester Speedway Season Opener
Winchester, IN (April 24, 2006) – A beautiful bright sunny spring day welcomed the standing room only crowd to the 2006 Winchester Speedway season opener as fans got there money’s worth with three exciting feature events. 16-year-old Bryan Clauson got the victory in the USAC National Sprint Car Series Rich Vogler Classic, Knightstown, Indiana’s Jeff Lane got his first CRA Super Series victory at Winchester Speedway in the "Manning Service 100" and Beau Mitchell made his long haul from Owensboro, Kentucky worth it with a daring turns 3 & 4 outside pass to get the MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks victory in the MAX 40.
The young Clauson showed no fear in grabbing the early lead from his pole position-starting place over outside started Levi Jones as Eleanor Vogler, mother of Rich Vogler, waved the green flag to start the race that honors her son. Clauson was in awe when he arrived at the track that is known for it’s High Banks and overall speed in a Sprint Car, but showed a steady hand in leading all 30 laps to get the victory in the Rich Vogler Classic. Clauson’s best friend young Darren Hagen finished in second holding off veteran open wheel racer Dave Steele who finished in third. New Castle, Indiana native Tracy Hines finished in fourth with Levi Jones, with car owner Tony Stewart in attendance, finished in fifth with teammate Josh Wise in sixth. Veteran Eric Gordon finished in seventh, Bud Kaeding was eighth, Marc Jessup in ninth with fast qualifier Jay Drake in tenth. Last years Rich Vogler Classic winner Dave Darland had “one of those days” losing a motor in practice and then suffered more mechanical problems in the race after charging into the top ten from his last place starting position. (read more...)


16-year-old Clauson Triumphs at Winchester
Winchester, IN - April 24, 2006
By: USAC

It only took Bryan Clauson 16 years, 10 months and eight days to reach Victory Lane at Winchester Speedway.
Not bad, considering that’s his age.
On Sunday, Clauson became the youngest driver ever to win a race in USAC National Sprint Car Series, leading green-to-checkered in one of the most thrilling races in the track’s history, the 2006 edition of the “Rich Vogler Classic.”
To add to it, Clauson’s victory came in his initial Winchester start. Clauson is also the youngest driver ever to win a USAC National Midget Car Series race, accomplishing the feat last year. (read more...)



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