USAC midget race returns to IMS for 2019
Indianapolis Motor Speedway has confirmed that its USAC Nationwide Midget Championship race — the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Power Drink, which debuted this September — will return for its second operating on Wednesday, Sept. four and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Speedway’s new dust monitor, forward of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR weekend.
The occasion will proceed to honor late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and enhance consciousness of and participation within the Indiana Donor Community and Driven2SaveLives.
“The Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Power Drink was a spectacular occasion for everybody concerned, placing gifted short-track racers and groups from throughout America right into a hard-earned highlight,” stated IMS President Doug Boles. “We’re particularly grateful that the BC39 raised a lot consciousness for the Driven2SaveLives marketing campaign and honored the reminiscence of Bryan Clauson, a rare race driver who was a fair higher individual. We’ll proceed to work arduous to make sure this occasion carries on the unimaginable legacy of BC via the Indiana Donor Community.”
<h2 class="related__header">Associated</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2018/11/28/daly-set-for-chili-bowl-run/"><h2 class="block__title">Daly set for Chili Bowl run</h2><h2 class="block__title">Bacon wins Thursday midget race at Indy</h2></apart> <p>Two-time USAC nationwide champion Brady Bacon (pictured) received the 39-lap function race on Sept. 6 to earn the richest purse in latest Midget racing historical past. The inaugural occasion opened Sept. 5 with a victory by 15-year-old Indiana native Zeb Clever — a protégé of Clauson — underneath the lights within the Stoops Pursuit race.</p> <p>Filth and asphalt racers from across the nation competed within the inaugural occasion at IMS, with an all-time document entry of 118 Midget automobiles. Opponents included NASCAR stars Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Christopher Bell, IndyCar Sequence driver Conor Daly and eight former USAC Midget nationwide champions.</p> <p>The Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Power Drink additionally marked the debut of the IMS dust monitor, situated inside Flip three of the oval. The occasion additionally began a brand new chapter within the longstanding relationship between USAC and IMS, which had been synonymous for a few years after the sanctioning physique was shaped in 1956 by IMS proprietor Tony Hulman. USAC was the sanctioning physique for the Indianapolis 500 from 1956 via 1997.</p> <p>“We had been so happy to see the longtime relationship between the USA Auto Membership and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway enter a brand new period via the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Power Drink final September,” USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller stated. “Each nights of racing had been among the many excessive factors of our season this 12 months, with nice motion on the new venue producing extremely optimistic response from groups, drivers, followers and media. We are able to’t wait to see who will grasp The Filth Observe subsequent September, and we recognize the continued partnership with IMS, Driven2SaveLives and NOS to help the legacy of Bryan Clauson.”</p> <p>Indiana Donor Community, which oversees and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state, launched Driven2SaveLives in April 2016 with Verizon IndyCar Sequence driver Stefan Wilson to advertise donation and transplantation consciousness across the 100th Working of the Indianapolis 500. On the time, the marketing campaign honored Stefan’s late brother, IndyCar race winner Justin Wilson, who died in August 2015 from accidents he sustained in a race crash and saved 5 lives as an organ donor.</p> <p>Three-time USAC Midget and two-time USAC Dash Automotive nationwide champion Clauson died in August 2016 following a race accident. As a registered donor, he went on to avoid wasting 5 lives as an organ donor and continues to heal the lives of numerous others as a tissue donor. In January 2017, Indiana Donor Community partnered with Clauson-Marshall Racing and expanded Driven2SaveLives into dust monitor racing in honor of Clauson.</p> <p>“Proper now, greater than 115,000 males, ladies and youngsters watch for a life-saving organ transplant,” stated Kellie Hanner, Indiana Donor Community president and CEO. “Every day, 22 sufferers die as a result of the organ they wanted didn't turn into accessible in time. Our Driven2SaveLives marketing campaign raises consciousness round those that wait and honors donor heroes like Bryan Clauson who saved lives. All of us at Indiana Donor Community are proud to be part of the BC39 once more.”</p>