New Egypt Speedway Will Honor Bryan Clauson During Saturday, August 13th Event; Fans Wearing Clauson T-shirts Will Help Donate $6.30 to USAC Benevolent Funderik158@gmail.com
New Egypt, NJ– The dirt racing community was shocked at the passing of one of its most likable and recognizable names when USAC driver Bryan Clauson succumbed to injuries he sustained while leading the Belleville Midget National event on Saturday, August 6th. Clauson was a fan favorite and USAC feature winner at New Jersey’s New Egypt Speedway and during their event on Saturday, August 13th the Speedway will celebrate Clauson’s legacy.
The Speedway is asking its fans who attend to wear green and black, the colors of most of Clauson’s rides during his “Chasing 200” tour of 2016, and in addition anyone who wears a Bryan Clauson t-shirt to the race, the Speedway along with General Manager Allyse Wolfinger will donate $6.30 to the USAC Benevolent Fund, the designated charity of the Clauson family to accept donations in Bryan’s name. The Speedway will also be selling pins, paper fans, and stickers with all proceeds also being donated to the USAC Benevolent Fund. There will also be a moment of silence prior to the start of racing.
“Bryan Clauson was a fierce competitor, a fan favorite, but more importantly an amazing person who always had time to talk to everyone waiting to meet him. We would like to honor the driver, champion, and person Bryan was by helping others the way his family has requested. Saturday night will be a celebration of a driver who gave so much to our sport and its fans in the most respectful way we can,” said New Egypt Speedway General Manager Allyse Wolfinger.
Clauson was a two time USAC feature winner at New Egypt Speedway once in 2012 on his way to the USAC championship and again in 2014. This past season he fought through the field to finish an impressive third on his way to claiming the 2016 USAC Eastern Storm Championship.
Saturday, August 13th is Beach Party Night sponsored by Hammer Electric. Racing will be the 358 Modifieds, NEWS Sprints presented by Burlington Overhead Door, and Street Stocks. The first 100 kids will receive a free beach ball courtesy of Physical Therapy Associates of Mercer County and the first 100 adults will receive a free beach towel courtesy of Hammer Electric. Pit gates open at 4 pm, grandstands open at 5 pm, hot laps begin at 6 pm, and racing starts at 7 pm. Adults are $20, seniors 65 and older are $18, teens 12-15 and military and their spouses with ID are $10, and children 11 and under are FREE.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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