By Lance Jennings
AUGUST 9, 2016… Officials with the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series have announced that the upcoming races at Watsonville and Hanford will be dedicated to Bryan Clauson. To honor his memory, there will be 63 laps of green flag racing at both race tracks. With a typical format of three 10-lap heat races (30 laps), the main events on Friday and Saturday will be 33 laps. The 63 total laps pays tribute to a great racer, competitor, and friend to the racing community.
According to Competition Director Doug Lockwood, “Spending time with Bryan on the road with the Outlaws last season and running with us at USAC this year, he always had a smile even when he was serious. He never yelled or got mad. He was happy to be racing and I hope that we can remember a USAC legend this weekend with 63 laps of great green flag racing.”
As this writing goes to press, Bryan Clauson ranks fourth on the USAC West Coast Series win list with 10 victories. The Noblesville, Indiana racer claimed four wins this year, with three triumphs during the “Winter Challenge” in Peoria, Arizona. His last series victory came at the Las Vegas “Sin City Showdown” on March 4th, an event that he also won in 2013.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, BR Motorsports, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, DJ Safety, Diversified Machine Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Stand 21 Racer Goes Safer Foundation, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, and www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC West Coast Facebook and Twitter pages.
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USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig Stidham, 2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Danny Faria Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria Jr.
2016 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS:
4-Bryan Clauson, 2-Josh Hodges, 2-D.J. Johnson, 2-Brody Roa, 2-Troy Rutherford, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
- Brody Roa-774, 2. D.J. Johnson-682, 3. Jace Vander Weerd-660, 4. Richard Vander Weerd-574, 5. Danny Faria Jr.-544, 6. Max Adams-534, 7. Tristan Guardino-475, 8. Austin Liggett-469, 9. Ryan Timmons-465, 10. Trey Marcham-457, 11. Troy Rutherford-401, 12. Cody Majors-377, 3. Jeff Sibley-365, 14. Shannon McQueen-357, 15. Kyle Smith-302, 16. Kevin Barnes-249, 17. Landon Hurst-192, 18. Danny Sheridan-175, 19. Ricky Kirkbride-162, 20. Colton Slack-154.