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6/9/2011 Bryan Clauson beats Kyle Larson in Lincoln Park Indiana Midget Week Thriller

CLAUSON BEATS LARSON IN LINCOLN PARK ISW THRILLER

Putnamville, IN………Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. took the checkered flag first Thursday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, but not before a thrilling battle for the victory with Kyle Larson in round two of the 2011 “Indiana Midget Week.” Clauson passed Larson on the final lap for the win in his Corey Tucker Racing/BCI/Curb-Agajanian Parker Stone Spike/Esslinger Ford, ending a duel which included six lead changes in the 30 laps. Larson took second after leading a total of 13 laps, finishing ahead of Brad Kuhn, fast qualifier Bobby East and Jerry Coons Jr. Clauson emerged with a five-point Indiana Midget Week lead over East going into Friday night’s scheduled race at Bloomington, Ind. East leads Hagen by two points in the new Mopar National Midget standings.

USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 9, 2011 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-12.809; 2. Brad Kuhn, 17B, RW-12.852; 3. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-12.876; 4. Kyle Larson, 67, Kunz-12.892; 5. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-12.928; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 3nz, JCJ-12.934; 7. Matt Smith, 13, Smith-13.010; 8. Shane Cottle, 1st, Saucier-13.019; 9. Levi Roberts, 2D, Roberts-13.019; 10. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-13.020; 11. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-13.031; 12. Tanner Swanson, 19, Team 6R/TK-13.037; 13. Caleb Armstrong, 71, Kunz-13.090; 14. Dalton Armstrong, 71k, Kunz-13.111; 15. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-13.141; 16. Shane Hollingsworth, 85, Hollingsworth-13.154; 17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Rock Steady-13.173; 18. Chase Barber, 91, Barber-13.206; 19. Mario Clouser, 06, MCM-13.210; 20. Chris Windom, 11, Wilke-Pak-13.216; 21. Danny Stratton, 77, Hampton-13.232; 22. Alex Bright, 77A, Hemler-13.234; 23. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-13.314; 24. Trevor Kobylarz, 49, Two Dogs Racing-13.326; 25. Jimmy Simpson, 21, Race Pro-13.339; 26. Nick Wean, 78, Wean-13.375; 27. Michael Pickens, 29, Berry-13.441; 28. Ryan Smith, 33, Steward-13.449; 29. Dillon Welch, 51, DMS-13.535; 30. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-13.590; 31. Jacob Wilson, 10, Moore-13.613; 32. Justin Grosz, 99, Grosz-13.797; 33. Billy Pauch Jr., 54, Burke-13.998; 34. Michael Koontz, 17k, Koontz-14.057; 35. Jimmy Glenn, 07, Glenn-14.193.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. East, 4. Roberts, 5. C.Armstrong, 6. Simpson, 7. Pauch, 8. Welch. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Coons, 3. Kuhn. 4. Barber, 5. Bright, 6. Meseraull, 7. Wean, 8. D.Armstrong, 9. Koontz. 1:46.62

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1.Buckwalter, 2. Jones, 3. Daum, 4. Hines, 5. M.Smith, 6. Clouser, 7. Pickens, 8. Glenn, 9. Wilson. 1:48.40

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Larson, 3. Cottle, 4. Kobylarz, 5. T.Swanson, 6. R.Smith, 7. Grosz, 8. Hollingsworth. 1:47.60

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. M.Smith, 2. Hollingsworth, 3. Meseraull, 4. Clouser, 5. R.Smith, 6. Pickens, 7. T.Swanson, 8. Stratton, 9. C.Armstrong, 10. Wilson, 11. Wean, 12. Welch, 13. Koontz, 14. Bright,15. D.Armstrong, 16. Glenn, 17. Simpson, 18. Grosz, 19. Pauch. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Brad Kuhn, 4. Bobby East, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Darren Hagen, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Matt Smith, 12. Levi Jones, 13. Zach Daum, 14. Levi Roberts, 15. Mario Clouser, 16. Ryan Smith, 17. Tanner Swanson, 18. Caleb Armstrong, 19. Shane Hollingsworth, 20. Michael Pickens, 21. Chris Windom, 22. Trevor Kobylarz, 23. Chase Barber, 24. Hunter Schuerenberg. NT

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**Schuerenberg flipped on lap 3 of the feature. Hollingsworth flipped on lap 10 of the feature. Barber flipped on lap 19 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Clauson, Laps 14-18 Larson, Lap 19 Clauson, Laps 20-26 Larson, Laps 27-28 Clauson, Lap 29 Larson, Lap 30 Clauson.

NEW USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1-East-355; 2-Hagen-353; 3-Clauson-337; 4-Hines-284; 5-Larson-272; 6-Daum-272; 7-Kuhn-248; 8-Coons-236; 9-Roberts-206; 10-C.Armstrong-181.

NEW USAC “INDIANA MIDGET WEEK” POINTS: 1-Clauson-128; 2-East-123; 3-Hagen-118; 4-Larson-114; 5-Hines-111.

NEXT USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: June 10 – Bloomington (IN) Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week” 


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