Wednesday Sept 5th                  Stoops Pursuit Race - 20 Laps
Thursday Sept 6th                      BC39 - 39 Laps                USAC Midget Main Feature
2018 BC39 RACE
The BC39 is a midget car race held on a 1/4-mile dirt oval
in the 3rd Turn Infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The race attracts some Nascar and IndyCar drivers who
compete with USAC Midget National Championship Drivers.

The race is named in honor of Bryan Clausen, an American
dirt-track
champion who raced in the 2012, 2015 and 2016
Indy 500s.

On August 6, 2016, Clauson was involved in a midget car
crash at Belleville High-Banks Speedway in Kansas, and
died the following night
at age 27.
4-10 p.m. - Public Gates Open
5 p.m.      - Hot Lap Sessions
7:15 p.m. - Heat Races
9 p.m.     - Stoops Pursuit Race
Sept 5 - Wednesday - $35
4-10 p.m. - Public Gates Open
5 p.m.      - Hot Lap Sessions (Eight groups)
6 p.m.      - Qualifying Races (Eight races)
7:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
7:45 p.m. - Main Races (Six races)
9:30 p.m. - Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by NOS Energy Drink Feature Race
Sept 6 - Thursday - $45
2018 BC39 SCHEDULE
RACE RESULTS
Zeb Wise
Alex Bright
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
J.J. Yeley
Jerry Coons, Jr.
Tucker Klaasmeyer
Brayton Lynch
Matt Westfall
Shane Cottle
Chad Boat
Corey Weyant
Travis Young
Matt Lux
Chase Jones
Ryan Robinson
Brady Bacon
Tyler Thomas
Brian Karraker
Terry Babb
Maria Cofer
Steve Buckwalter
Christopher Bell
Justin Grant
Tyler Courtney
Kevin Thomas, Jr.
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Zeb Wise, the 15-year-old protégé of race namesake Bryan
Clauson
, used a classic "slide job" on the second-to-last lap to
win the Stoops Pursuit race Wednesday on the opening night of
action for the BC39 at the dirt track at IMS.

Wise, from Angola, Indiana, drove on the upper "cushion" of clay
on the quarter-mile oval and slid past leader
Alex Bright in Turn
4 with the white flag in the air. Wise, who started 18th, then
stayed in the high groove and powered his way through the final
lap to the checkered.

The Stoops Pursuit race featured 24 starters - the top 10 in
qualifying points, the 12 heat race winners and two promoter
option spots. A competition caution was thrown every four laps,
and cars that were involved in incidents or lost more spots than
gained exited the track.

Brayton Lynch led most of the early stages in his No. 1K car
fielded by Rusty Kunz Racing, hugging the low line. Bright and
Wise stayed dogged in their commitment to the high line while
running second and third, respectively.

Then with four laps to go, Bright and Wise powered in tandem
past Lynch in the high groove.  Wise then dove under Bright
between Turns 3 and 4 on the second-to-last lap and slid up in
front of Bright for the lead exiting Turn 4.
The Innaugural BC39
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Finish
Driver
Start
Brady Bacon
Chad Boat
Kevin Thomas, Jr.
Tyler Courtney
Christopher Bell
Alex Bright
Justin Grant
Holly Shelton
Jerry Coons, Jr.
Ryan Robinson
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Chris Windom
Logan Seavey
Zeb Wise
Shane Cottle
Jason McDougal
Maria Cofer
Terry Babb
Brayton Lynch
David Budres
Brian Karraker
Tyler Thomas
Tucker Klaasmeyer
Jake Neuman
Dillon Welch
Dave Darland
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LAP LEADERS:

Laps 1-30      Kevin Thomas, Jr.
Laps 31-39    Brady Bacon.
Finish
Driver
Brady Bacon passed pole sitter Kevin Thomas with seven
laps to go and hung on to win the inaugural BC39.

Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, earned $15,000 for
the win in the 39-lap USAC National Midget Championship
A-Main feature in the No. 76M car fielded by FMR Racing.
It was the first USAC Midget victory of the season for Bacon,
28, a two-time USAC Sprint Car National Champion.

Afternoon rain forced a four-hour delay before heat races
could start during the first-ever event on the new quarter-mile
clay oval inside Turn 3 of the famed IMS asphalt oval. A
capacity crowd, which included retired NASCAR superstar
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Cup Series standout Ryan Blaney,
witnessed history as Bacon added his name to a list of
inaugural featured race winners at IMS.

Chad Boat, the son of 1998 Indianapolis 500 pole winner
Billy Boat, finished second. Thomas was third, with Tyler
Courtney of Indianapolis finishing fourth in a car fielded by
Clauson-Marshall Racing. Tim Clauson, father of race
namesake Bryan Clauson, co-owns Courtney's car.

Thomas led the first 32 laps in the No. 63 car fielded by Joe
Dooling. Bacon started seventh but climbed to second just
before a six-car pileup in Turn 4 triggered a caution with 28
laps to go. Boat had jumped to fourth, behind Courtney, by
that point after starting 10th.

With 19 laps remaining, Boat passed Courtney for third as
the race stayed caution-free until the end.

Thomas, Bacon and Boat then reached a dense thicket of
traffic with 13 laps to go, but Thomas stayed out front
despite multiple attempts by Bacon to take the lead on the
fast, tacky track, which featured a wide cushion of dirt on
the high line.

Bacon made his decisive move in Turn 4 with seven laps
remaining, passing Thomas for the lead with a powerful
move in the low groove. Boat jumped to second one lap later
and set his sights on Bacon but never pulled even with the
"Macho Man" over the last five laps.

Robert Dalby, from Anaheim, California, was transported
to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with non-
life-threatening injuries after his No. 4D flipped into the air
and rolled end over end after landing in an incident in the
fourth qualifying race. Dalby was awake and alert.
Brady Bacon
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