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Clauson’s Circular Insanity Win Count Climbs to Eight


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Clausons Circular Insanity Win Count Climbs to Eight


Lonnie Wheatley, BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (March 31, 2016) Bryan Clausons 2016 win count climbed to eight as the Circular Insanity Tour pursuit of 200 races climbed to 34 over the past weekend.


A week that included four races kicked off last Wednesday, March 23, with a double dip of World of Outlaws Sprint Car action and Midget competition at Californias Placerville Speedway, where Clauson added another WoO top ten aboard Matt Woods Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car and had a potential victory in sight at the wheel of Jerome Rodelas No. 25k Midget before mechanical gremlins cut the run short.


Action continued on Friday night with a Civil War Sprint Car go at Chico, Californias Silver Dollar Speedway where a mid-race tussle resulted in a 15th place finish.


The past weekends action wrapped up with Clauson picking up the $7,500 winners share at Brownstown Speedways No Way Out 40 on Saturday in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrds Restaurant and Hospitality Group No. 63 Sprint Car.


Circular Insanity continues with a pair of events this weekend beginning with a $7,500-to-win NSL 360 tilt at Moberly, Missouris Randolph County Speedway on Saturday in the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car.


This weekends action wraps up with Sundays season-opening USAC Silver Crown event at the Terre Haute Action Track with Clauson driving the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrds Restaurant entry.


Race 31


The first half of a Placerville double-dip last Wednesday found Clauson wheeling Jerome Rodelas No. 25 Midget. Clauson worked forward through the pack and was contending for the win just as engine woes cut his race short.


Its always fun to go race with Jerome, he has one of the nicest cars out west for sure. We were in position to win that one, but engine troubles put a stop to that. It was fun though, Placerville is a really cool Midget track, theyre a lot of fun to race there.


Race 32


Clauson put together another strong night of World of Outlaws competition, crossing the stripe ninth for his fifth top-ten WoO run of the year.


We qualified okay, we were 12th which was mostly a product of going out early. We were pretty good in the heat, we were challenging Brady (Bacon) for a Dash position but the track was still just a little narrow so we couldnt work our way by. We started 12th in the feature and had a really good car, we worked up to about fifth or sixth at one point and then got knocked off the track and fell back to tenth or so. We worked back up there but then got held up on a late restart and finished up ninth. Overall, it was a good run, I feel like we had a top five car but just had some circumstances that didnt work our way. We feel good about it though, we keep getting better and better every time out.


Race 33


Some winged 360-ci action with the Civil War Sprint Car series was up next at Chico, Californias Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night. Clauson battled among the top five until a tangle put a quick stop to that one.


We went out late and qualified sixth, so that was a good qualifying effort for us. We went from third to second in the heat, then started the feature in ninth. We were battling for fifth with (Andy) Forsberg late, I made a mistake and hung the car in the middle of the track. There was some contact and it knocked the bead off the left rear, so that pretty much finished it.


Race 34


It was back to Indiana on Saturday night for Brownstown Speedways No Way Out 40 where Clauson battled into the lead in the late stages to take the $7,500 triumph. It was Clausons eighth victory of the year and second No Way Out 40 triumph in the past three years.


Im not sure that we were the fastest car. I was able to manage the race and stay within striking distance. With about ten laps to go we were in position, I was fortunate to make the right moves in traffic. We got the lead from (Kyle) Cummins around lap 34 or 35 and then traded a few sliders with (Robert) Ballou before we kinda slipped away.




An early cancellation of this weekends I-80 Speedway double in Nebraska cuts this weekends Circular Insanity festivities to just two nights. Both will be firsts of 2016 with Clausons initial NSL 360 event at Moberly on Saturday and then the first USAC Silver Crown card of the year at Terre Haute on Sunday.


2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 34 races, 8 wins, 15 top-fives, 24 top-tens.


Up Next:


Saturday NSL 360 Sprint Cars at Moberly, Missouris Randolph County Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w)


Sunday USAC Silver Crown season opener at Indianas Terre Haute Action Track (Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrds Silver Crown car)


Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clausons 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.


If you would like Bryan Clauson Circular Insanity Tour press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.


Penning the recurring series of The Wheatley Chronicles articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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