Racing World Mourns Bryan Clauson’s Death
It’s sad that today, we must say goodbye to one of the winningest drivers in ...
It’s sad that today, we must say goodbye to one of the winningest drivers in all of USAC history. Bryan Clauson passed away after injuries sustained at the Belleville Midget Nationals Saturday night. Bryan grew up in northern California racing quarter midgets, until his family moved out to Indiana to pursue his aspiring racing career.
Bryan is easily one of the most successful racers in all of USAC history. At the young age of 27, he became one of six to ever get over 100 wins and he was also he youngest to do it. He has won 4 USAC championships and 112 USAC features total. Only 5 people have managed to do this in the 60+ years of USAC.
Even though he was young, he was one of the most respected drivers in the country. In this years 100th running of the Indy 500, Bryan piloted the #88 car and was in the lead for 3 laps during the middle of the race. It’s terrible to see such a talented individual pass so early, but Bryan will be remembered well by his fans, friends and family.