Formula 1
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
MotoGP
04 Oct
-
06 Oct
Event finished
18 Oct
-
20 Oct
FP3 in
07 Hours
:
18 Minutes
:
43 Seconds
NASCAR Cup
11 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
18 Oct
-
20 Oct
First Practice in
01 Hours
:
33 Minutes
:
43 Seconds
Kart IndyCar
30 Aug
-
01 Sep
Event finished
20 Sep
-
22 Sep
Event finished
WEC
04 Oct
-
06 Oct
Event finished
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
FP1 in
20 days
Supercars
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
R
Surfers Paradise
25 Oct
-
27 Oct
Next event in
6 days
Formula E
R
Ad Diriyah E-prix
22 Nov
-
23 Nov
Next event in
34 days
R
Santiago E-prix
17 Jan
-
18 Jan
Next event in
90 days

Young driver makes history in Columbus

shares
comments
Young driver makes history in Columbus
Oct 11, 2005, 12:22 AM

CLAUSON USAC'S YOUNGEST-EVER NATIONAL FEATURE WINNER! Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. became the youngest driver in USAC history to win a National feature race Saturday, leading the final nine laps of the "Open Wheel Oktoberfest" ...

CLAUSON USAC'S YOUNGEST-EVER NATIONAL FEATURE WINNER!

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. became the youngest driver in USAC history to win a National feature race Saturday, leading the final nine laps of the "Open Wheel Oktoberfest" Midget race at the Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.

At 16 years, three months and 23 days of age, he eclipses the previous record set by Bobby East, who was 16 years, seven months and 25 days old when he won a Midget race at Schereville, Ind. in 2001. The youngest driver ever to win a USAC feature in any series remains Dakoda Armstrong, who won a Kenyon Midget feature last year at the age of 13 years and 26 days!

Clauson trailed Tracy Hines for 31 laps in his Vital Express/Fontana Automotive Beast/Fontana, then led the remaining nine laps at Columbus for the win. Series point leader Josh Wise put a virtual lock on the 2005 National Championship with his second-place finish, ahead of Cole Carter, Teddy Beach and Ron Gregory.

Clauson also posted the fastest qualifying time at Columbus, erasing Rich Vogler's 27-year-old track mark. It has been 27 years since the USAC National Midgets last competed at the 1/3-mile paved oval.

The National Midget Car Series concludes November 24 with the annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Josh Wise-1,000
2.-Jerry Coons, Jr.-822
3.-Brad Kuhn-687
4.-Ron Gregory-640
5.-Tom Hessert III-612
6.-Teddy Beach-591
7.-Cole Carter-570
8.-Darren Hagen-563
9.-Bobby East-475
10.-Jay Drake-449

-usac-

Next article
Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-10-10

Previous article

Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-10-10

Next article

Both series to race at Iowa Speedway in 2006

Both series to race at Iowa Speedway in 2006
Load comments