Clauson Seeking More USAC Success
PEORIA, Ariz. – Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park plays host to the 13th annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic this weekend as the AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car tours compete in back-to-back Friday and Saturday night programs.
Bryan Clauson and Damion Gardner will try to protect their respective point leads as they look forward to the Nov. 1-2 series finales at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
Clauson’s National lead is a tenuous 13 points over Dave Darland, while Gardner has a somewhat comfortable 99-point lead over Nic Faas in the USCA/CRA standings.
Clauson has a half-dozen feature wins, three seconds and two thirds, while Darland also has a half-dozen wins, three seconds and three thirds. Gardner’s season has yielded five wins, five thirds and two seconds. Faas has three wins, three seconds and four thirds.
Clauson is in the midst of one of USAC’s most successful seasons. His 18 wins in various series rank fifth all-time in USAC single-season history. J.J. Yeley has the record of 24 from 2003, while Sleepy Tripp had 20 in 1988. A.J. Foyt (1961) and Jay Drake (2000) each logged 19 total wins.