MWR/Bryan Clauson – New Start Yields Great Results with FVP NSL!
(Bill W) April 14, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team had a new look, a new car, and a new crew chief when they pulled into the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the FVP National Sprint League opener last Saturday night. At night’s end, they had a new respect from everyone in attendance. The Noblesville, Indiana driver checkered a fourth place finish amongst the stout 40-car field. This weekend the team plans on MOWA action at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois before heading north for the season opener at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
Bryan and the team spent several events on the west coast with the World of Outlaws in March. “(Running with the Outlaws) helped us a little bit, but at 34 Raceway we had a totally different car (GF1 chassis), a different shock package and a new crew chief in Shane Bowers,” he says. “We had a totally new team, but getting laps early in the year didn’t hurt either.”
The qualifying draw saw the #17w hit the track 25th in the order. “You always worry about the qualifying order, but I felt like in hot laps, the track was getting faster and faster,” says Bryan. “Looking at times from when the Outlaws were there, it seemed like the track...more