MWR/Bryan Clauson – Strong Finish in Charlotte!
(Bill W) November 11, 2015 – The Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Bryan Clauson had a strong showing in their final event of 2016 last weekend at The Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday, the Noblesville, Indiana driver recorded a top five finish in the prelim. Sunday, he was poised to do the same before he had nowhere to go when a car spun in front of him. While the year came to a close for the #17w team, Bryan will head for Perris, California and this weekend’s Oval Nationals driving for Joe Dooling.
Thursday in Charlotte saw qualifying. Bryan would time in fourth quick for both Friday and Sunday (postponed from Saturday) programs. “Thursday was obviously very important for us,” he says. “With the group of cars that were there, and the quality of the field, we did well. Setting ourselves up for the weekend was great. We were able to time in fourth quick in our group for both nights and that was perfect for the way the format was. We were able to put some things that we learned with the Outlaws last time to use.”
Staring outside row one of his heat Friday, he would win on a heavy, rutty track, and put himself into the Dash. “We were able to get the jump from the outside, which wasn’t necessarily the...more