The City of Noblesville and the Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA) have teamed up with the Clauson family to erect a historical marker honoring Bryan Clauson, a Noblesville racecar driver, who died Aug. 7, 2016.
Clauson traveled the country and the world in his Sprint Car and Midget racing adventures, including the Indianapolis 500 three times.
“We are so honored that IRMA came to us with this idea. Being able to put Bryan’s historical marker in Noblesville makes it even better,” said Lauren Stewart, Clauson’s fiancé. “Bryan proudly called Noblesville home and loved everything about the community – from Courtney’s Kitchen spaghetti dinners on Tuesdays to his Noblesville Millers. We are all really excited for Bryan to have a permanent mark in Noblesville.
At 1:30 p.m. April 8, the Bryan Clauson historical marker will be unveiled in Forest Park Shelter 5, 701 Cicero Rd., as a lasting memory of Noblesville’s talented driver. The event is open to the public and coincides with the finale of the USAC Midget Kokomo Grand Prix event, which will take place later that day. Indianapolis 500 broadcaster Howdy Bell will serve as the master of ceremonies. Speakers include Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Bob Jenkins, former chief announcer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Network, and Clauson’s father, Tim, and fiancé, Lauren Stewart. The event also includes several USAC drivers, Clauson’s Dale Coyne Racing teammate Pippa Mann and the Winchester Speedway Barber Shop Quartet.
“The world knew Bryan as a talented driver but off the track he was an even better person. He represented our city well whenever he was away and brought so much joy to our community as we watched him grow through the driving ranks and participate in some of the sport’s biggest races,” Ditslear said. “This marker will be a way for everyone Bryan touched to remember him and to serve as a model to the coming generations.”
The Indiana Racing Memorial Association is a nonprofit organization with the mission to recognize historically significant individuals, events, locations and race tracks that have made Indiana the “Racing Capital of the World.” For more, visit indianaracing.org.
Submitted press release.