Salem – National Midgets – August 12, 2006
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. has his hat securely in the ring for the title after winning Saturday’s 30-lap race at Salem (Ind.) Speedway, part of the track’s 49th Jasper Engines & Transmissions “Joe James/Pat O’Connor Classic.” Clauson led the final 21 laps in his Advanced Racing Beast/Fontana, taking the lead when teammate Darren Hagen suffered mechanical problems after pacing the first nine laps. Dave Steele finished second, ahead of Bobby Santos III, Jerry Coons Jr. and Josh Wise.