Clauson Controls Canyon’s High Groove
PEORIA, Ariz. — Bryan Clauson captured the non-winged sprint car portion of the 45th FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park.
Winning the coin toss at the start of the night to determine inside/outside for the lock-in drivers Casey Shuman would wheel the Hockett No. 77 to the lead to start the night’s 25-lap feature. Working the inside line to begin with, Shuman surrendered the lead on the fourth lap to the high-riding Clauson.
Slowing for a caution on lap six for the No. 51 of R.J. Johnson, the race resumed with the field stuck to the cushion. Running into slower traffic within the first 10 laps, Clauson rarely moved off the top groove as the rubber began going down.
Steadily moving away, Clauson finished 4.155 seconds ahead of Shuman for the $5,000 payday with Tracy Hines, Charles Davis Jr. and Josh Pelkey making up the top five.
Bryan Clauson, Casey Shuman, Tracy Hines, Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Mike Martin, Dave Darland, Jerry Coons Jr., Mike Spencer, Michael Bonneau, Dustin Morgan, Rick Ziehl, Shane Cottle, Andrew Reinbold, Joshua Hodges, Josh Shipley, Justin Quinn, Brian Hosford, R.J. Johnson, Kyle Hirst, Brady Bacon, Jon Stanbrough.