- Date of Birth:
- June 15, 1989
Bryan Clauson (born Bryan Clauson on June 15, 1989 in Sacramento, CA) was a prodigy sprint car driver who began racing, and winning, at just 14 years-old. In 2005, when he was just 16, he won the Open Wheel Oktoberfest Midget race at Columbus Motor Speedway, in Ohio, becoming the youngest driver in USAC history to win a national event. He was incredibly accomplished in dirt-track racing, and raced for NASCAR, as well. After years of racing against, and beating drivers nearly twice his age, Bryan was making it to the big leagues. He joined the Tony Stewart Racing Silver Crown team in USAC 2010, and became close friends with Tony over the years. From 2012 to 2015, he won over 20 races per year! While he usually competed in 150 races in a normal year, he aimed to compete in 200 during 2016, in what was billed as “The Chasing 200 Tour, Circular Insanity”.
Best Known For:
Bryan Clauson is best known for being an extremely accomplished sprint car driver.
Bryan is survived by his father, former sprint car driver Tim Clauson, his mother, Diana Clauson, sister Taylor Clauson, and fiancée Lauren Stewart; they were getting married in February 2017. He had a beloved dog named Chevy who has her own Twitter account. He died on August 7, 2016, just one day after getting in a horrific crash at the Belleville Midget Nationals race in Kansas on August 6.