MWR/Bryan Clauson – Dog Days of Racing!
(Bill W) June 29, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Elk Grove Ford Matt Wood Racing #17w are in the midst of a busy racing schedule that saw them in Ohio and Knoxville, Iowa last weekend. It will be another busy week, as the team will compete with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas Wednesday before a big $5,000 to win event at the Huset’s Speedway with the FVP National Sprint League on Friday. The NSL will also be back at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday.
A week ago, the team competed during Ohio Speedweek with the All Stars at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville. “We went out fairly early and that helped,” says Bryan of his qualifying effort (19th overall). “It wasn’t horrible, but we didn’t catch the invert in our group. It was another place we hadn’t seen, and we only had one lap of qualifying. That left us some work.”
Starting sixth in his heat, he wasn’t able to make the fifth and final transfer. “We were three-wide coming to the line for the transfer in the heat…we just didn’t get it done,” says Bryan. “In the B, we were able to run up into a transfer spot and had a flat. We weren’t spectacular, but we were going to be good enough to get in the show. That made it frustrating.”