The world of racing is mourning the loss of Bryan Clauson. The racer succumbed to death on Aug. 7 after a car crash during the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas. He was only 27.
His untimely death was confirmed by his family and friends through Facebook after sustaining severe injuries from the tragic incident. The details about his funeral are written as well.
"Last night, the 7th of August, we said goodbye to our son, my fiancé, our friend, Bryan Clauson. He was surrounded by family and friends and we were grateful that we could experience his final moments with him."
Soon after the fatal accident, USAC President Kevin Miller immediately released a statement to remember Clauson. He said that Bryan Clauson is a great loss to the industry. "We have lost a true ambassador for all of the motorsports."
According to the New York Times, the young racer was taking the lead but he was pushed into a fence after overtaking on his rival. Then, his car flipped several times before landing on its side. After that, an incoming car hit his car hard at high speed.
Fox Sports reported that his body was airlifted and taken to Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska. However, he died hours after the accident.
During the time of the crash, Clauson was trying to finish "The Chasing 200 Tour, Circular Insanity." The series consisting of 200 races. This was his 116th start of the season wherein he aims to reach his 28th feature win of the year.
His death is a great loss to the sports, indeed. But let us remember him as the passionate and high-spirited man who aimed to take a great leap in his career. Allow us to pay a tribute by citing the achievements of Bryan Clauson throughout his racing journey.
- 3-time USAC National MidgetSeries Champion (2010, 2011, 2015)
- 3-time USAC National Drivers Champion (2010, 2011, 2012)
- 2-time Turkey Night Grand PrixWinner (2009, 2010)
- 2-time USAC National Sprint Car Series Champion (2012, 2013)
- Non-winged Driver of the Year (2013) and Chili Bowl winner (2014)
Rest in peace, Bryan Clauson.