MWR/Bryan Clauson – First NSL Win Comes in the Knick of Time!
(Bill W) October 5, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team have been on the edge of their first FVP National Sprint League series win all season. Everything came together in the series’ final weekend when the Noblesville, Indiana driver led all 25 laps on Friday at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. A top five finish in Saturday’s finale also secured the third place standing in owner points for the team. Bryan will compete in POWRi midget action Friday in Jacksonville, Illinois, before the #17w team moves on to the All Stars season finale at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. An open show on Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio is also planned.
Despite coming out 23rd, Bryan timed in fifth quick Friday. “The track was really fast on Friday,” he says. “Going out late didn’t seem to hurt us. I think we were only six or seven hundredths off quick time. It was a pretty tight field. It put us in a good position for the redraw.”
He would move from fifth to fourth in his heat, qualifying for the feature redraw. “You can really never let up with the NSL format,” says Bryan. “With the invert of six, they were only giving points to five for the redraw. We got a decent start...more