MWR/Bryan Clauson – Roller Coaster Weekend!
(Bill W) August 3, 2015 – It was another new racetrack for driver Bryan Clauson in the Wood Racing #17w car. This time, it was I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska and the FVP National Sprint League “Road to Knoxville” event. The team got faster and faster Thursday and Friday before a disappointing ending. Bryan bounced back Saturday, however, in Joe Dooling’s midget and won his third career Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks in Kansas.
Things started Thursday at I-80 with a seventh quick effort in qualifying. “It was a decent qualifying effort for us,” says Bryan. “It wasn’t where we wanted to be necessarily, but it was good enough for a shot at the redraw. It was a new place for me, so it was an o.k. start to the weekend.”
Bryan would start third in his heat, but finish fifth. “We just missed it in the heat on a lot of different fronts,” he says. “The car wasn’t the best, but I didn’t do a good job of getting where I needed to be on the racetrack fast enough. We just sort of missed.”
Starting ninth in the feature, he would checker seventh. “It wasn’t an earthshattering run by any means, but we definitely were better than we had been earlier in the night,” says Bryan. “We felt like at the end of...more