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2009---Clauson claims NMDOTY title
               

Milwaukee, Wis., Nov.30---After 201 events at 82 different tracks in 24 states, Bryan Clauson's late season victories have earned him the 2009 National Midget Driver of the Year Championship.
            Clauson scored eleven midget feature victories with five sanctioning organizations, finishing 51 points ahead of two-time NMDOTY Champion Brad Kuhn, who led the point standings from late-June until the final weekend. Kuhn captured both the USAC  National Midget and POWRI Championships during the season.              
            Brad Loyet who won 19 midget features the most since Billy Boat in 1995, finished third, followed by Jerry Coons Jr.and Brad Sweet, with 567 drivers earning points during the season. 
            Kuhn's primary car owner RW Motorsports captured the Car Owners Championship finishing ahead of Loyet Motorsports and Wilke-PAK. Arizona's Alex Bowman captured two features during the season winning the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year.  Spike (Chassis), and Ford-Esslinger (engine) again won the Manufacturers Championship. 
            The top drivers and car owners along with Manufacturers Champions and Rookie of the Year will receive their point fund checks and trophies in the annual ceremony held during the final night of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Jan. 16, 2010. 
        
2009 Top 100 Drivers
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
  
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
1. Bryan Clauson

   1574

36/11

  51.  Brett Arndt

    245

 12/0

2. Brad Kuhn 1523 61/8   52.  Chad DeSelle  238 14/0
3. Brad Loyet 1259 63/19   53.  A.  Andruskevitch  236 11/1
4. Jerry Coons Jr. 1252 41/7   54.  Daniel Adler 231 17/0
 5. Brad Sweet 990 26/3   55.  Drew Heistand 231 12/3
6. Bobby East 986 32/3   56.  Aaron Fiscus 226 19/0
7. Darren Hagen 965 28/2   57.  Austin Brown 226 20/0
8. Tracy Hines 911 38/2   58.  Brandon Waelti 226 14/0
9. Cole Whitt 775 26/0   59. Travis Berryhill 223 15/0
10. Josh Wise 728 21/2   60.  Bubba Altig 214 18/0
11. Scott Hatton 663 25/6   61.  Billy Wease Jr. 212 10/1
12. Chad Boat 623 26/1   62.  Russ Stoehr 202 11/1
13. Garret Hansen 579 22/5   63. Sammy Swindell 200 2/2
14. Dave Darland 571 20/0   64.  Allison MacLeod 195 14/1
15. Alex Bowman 537 20/2   65.  Josh Ford   194 12/1
16. Dakota Armstrong 524 30/2   66.  P.J. Gargiulo 194 11/0
17. Mike Hess 511 26/3   67.  Adam Cantor 193 11/0
18. Kyle Hamilton 503 24/5   68.  Cody Brewer 185 13/0
19. Kody Swanson 471 19/2   69.  Jim Anderson 182 14/0
20. Steve Buckwalter 464 13/5   70.  Jonathan Beason 175 7/1
21. Caleb Armstrong 438 26/3   71.   Andrew Deal 175 13/0
22. Levi Roberts 411 16/1   72.  Chris Sheil 174 11/0
23. Zach Daum 400 39/0   73. Ricky Ehrgott  171 12/0
24. Kevin Swindell 390 17/1   74.  Chuck Gurney Jr. 167 3/1
25. J. J. Yeley 385 9/1   75.  Cory Kruseman 165 7/0
26. Evan Margeson 384 14/9   76. Stephanie Stevens 164 12/0
27. Andrew Felker 381 27/0   77. Bradley Galeridge 158 8/2
28. Matt Smith 373 25/0   78. Davey Ray 156 10/0
29. Jerome Rodela 361 20/1   79. Brett Anderson 154 5/1
30. Randy Cabral 344 11/5   80. Kellen Conover 154 10/1
31. Mario Marietta 344 19/3   81. Rick England 153 10/0
32. Alex Schuette 341 22/2   82. Shane Hmeil 154 15/0
33. Brian Olson 337 18/2   83.  Ryan Kaplan 153 8/0
34. Bobby Santos III 335 10/3   84. Randi Pankratz 152 13/0
35. Tanner Swanson 334 14/4   85. Greg Stoehr 151 10/1
36. Nick Knepper 333 18/1   86. Dusty Heistand 150 10/0
37. Tim Siner 326 20/0   87. Justin Grant 148 10/1
38. Frank Polimeda 317 13/1   88. Jeff Horn 148 7/1
39. Scott Pierovich 303 20/1   89. Nathan High 147 7/0
40. Brady Bacon 302 10/2   90. Nic Foster 145 17/0
41. Keith Rauch 284 16/8   91. Greg Robinson III 145 11/0
42. Levi Jones 272 16/0   92.  Mario Clouser 142 15/1
43. Daniel Robinson 272 19/0   93.  Billy Pauch 142 5/1
44. Matt Sherill 258 18/3   94.  Ryan Watt 142 7/0
45. Shannon McQueen 255 17/0   95.  Matt Westfall 142 9/0
46. Henry Clarke 253 21/0   96.  Daniel Bedford 140 8/0
47. David Prickett 253 24/0   97. Ryan Cole 140 12/0
48. Bruce Buckwalter 251 12/1   98. Tony Rossi 140 11/2
49. Noki Fornoro 249 10/2   99. Dereck King 139 12/0
50. Nick Wean 248 12/1   100. Thomas Meseruall 138 6/1

DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Alex Bowman 537
2. Caleb Armstrong 438
3. Andrew Felker 381
4. Alex Schuette 341
5. Tanner Swanson 334

TOP 5 MANUFACTURERS

              ENGINE                                       CHASSIS
1. Ford-Esslinger 565 1. Spike 523
2. Mopar 170 2.  Beast 308
3. Fontana 133 3. Stealth 155
4. Toyota 119 4. Drinan    49
5. Chevrolet    83 5. Buzzard    31

567 Drivers Scored Points In  201 Events  132 Events Were Run On Dirt And 94 On Pavement

82 Tracks Were Visited In 24 States Most Wins = Brad Loyet 19

Most Races = Brad Loyet 61

2009 SERIES CHAMPIONS

ARDC Frank Polimeda
AMRA R.J. Johnson
Badger Scott Hatton
BCRA David Prickett
NEMA Randy Cabral
POWRi Brad Kuhn
RMMRA Tony Rossi
USAC/SMRS Brad Loyet
SSMA Danny Burke
UMARA Aaron Andruskevitch
USAC Nat'l Brad Kuhn
USAC Reg Kyle Hamilton
USAC West Garrett Hansen
WOWMS Doug Dietsch
WMRA Ben Petter
 
2010

Clauson claims NMDOTY title#2
               

Milwaukee, Wis., Nov.27---Another brilliant season has earned Bryan Clauson the 2010 National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. Clauson becomes the third driver to win back-to-back titles. 
            Clauson scored eleven midget feature victories, including the Belleville Midget Nationals, Turkey Night Grand Prix and Hut Hundred easily outdistancing the field of 509 drivers. Brad Loyet led all drivers with 13 midget features and placed second in points followed by past NMDOTY Champions Brad Kuhn and Jerry Coons Jr.  ARDC Champion Steve Buckwalter also claimed eleven feature wins placing fifth.            
           Kuhn's car owner Corey Tucker captured the Car Owners Championship finishing ahead of Loyet Motorsports and RW Motorsports. Indiana's Dalton Armstrong captured seven features during the season winning the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year.  Spike (Chassis), and Ford-Esslinger (engine) again won the Manufacturers Championship. 
            The top drivers and car owners along with Manufacturers Champions and Rookie of the Year will receive their point fund checks and trophies in the annual ceremony held during the final night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Jan. 15, 2011. 
        
 
2010 Top 100 Drivers
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
  
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
1. Bryan Clauson

   1564

39/11

  51.  Nic Foster Jr. 230 14/2
2. Brad Loyet 1359 51/13   52.  Robby Jossett  223 15/2
3. Brad Kuhn 1334 47/7   53.  Daniel Robinson 223 17/1
4. Jerry Coons Jr. 1214 42/3   54.  Dusty Heistand 222 19/0
 5. Steve Buckwalter 988 32/11   55.  Alex Schuette 220 15/0
6. Darren Hagen 958 34/6   56.  Brandon Waelti 219 14/0
7.Tracy Hines 937 33/5   57.  Shannon McQueen 215 10/2
8. Brad Sweet 886 20/5   58.  Scott Pierovich 210 13/2
9. Zach Daum 807 51/2   59. Tanner Swanson 209 6/2
10. Dave Darland 769 40/1   60.  Jim Siner 205 15/0
11. Mike Hess 717 33/4   61.  Matt Sherill 204 11/0
12. Bobby East 659 25/2   62.  Brett Anderson 200 8/0
13. Davey Ray 641 29/3   63. Shane Golobic 194 9/0
14. Ryan Smith 587 22/4   64.  David Prickett 191 16/0
15. Drew Heistand 562 22/1   65.  Greg Stoehr 191 11/0
16. Nick Knepper 506 20/1   66.  Levi Jones 187 18/0
17. Dalton Armstrong 494 24/7   67.  Chad Boat 185 12/0
18. Caleb Armstrong 460 22/0   68.  Bobby Santos III 184 6/1
19. Levi Roberts 437 35/2   69.  Jonathan Henry 181 7/2
20. Austin Brown 355 24/0   70.  Greg Bragg 173 8/3
21. Daniel Adler 387 23/0   71.   Randi Pankratz 172 13/0
22. Eric Heydenreich 363 20/1   72.  Matt Smith 171 9/2
23. Henry Clarke 360 28/0   73. Bill Wease Jr.  170 4/2
24. Cory Kruseman 344 19/3   74.  Cole Whitt 166 3/0
25. Andrew Felker 336 23/0   75.  Robbie Ray 165 14/0
26. Kody Swanson 318 15/3   76. Ryan Watt 165 11/0
27. Tim Buckwalter 310 22/2   77. Chris Windom 165 6/0
28. Shane Cottle 310 9/1   78. Dillon SIlverman 164 14/1
29. Brett Arndt 307 20/0   79.Adam Cantor 163 10/1
30. Bruce Buckwalter 304 20/2   80. Thomas Meseruall 161 7/0
31. Shane Hmeil 300 16/1   81. Courtney Erfurth 160 17/0
32. Travis Berryhill 297 24/0   82. Tracy Readinger 160 12/0
33. P.J. Gargiulo 294 20/0   83.  Tony Roney 159 7/0
34. Dereck King 292 15/0   84. Dakota Armstrong 158 5/0
35. Kyle Hamilton 291 18/1   85. Matt Fox 155 12/1
36. Alex Bright 286 20/0   86. Chris Phillips 153 14/0
37. Shane Cockrum 279 16/0   87. Phillip Heavelow 151 10/1
38. Kevin Swindell 274 6/2   88. Tyler Robbins 151 13/0
39. Frank Polimeda 271 15/0   89. Chris deRitis 150 11/1
40. Don Droud Jr. 265 12/0   90. Taylor Ferns 150 11/2
41. Trevor Kobylarz 263 21/0   91. Brent Beauchamp 149 6/0
42. Russ Stoehr 259 11/3   92.  Chris Gehrke 149 11/0
43. Mario Marietta 253 12/6   93.  Chad Nichols 148 8/5
44. Scott Hatton 252 20/2   94.  Gavin Galbraith 145 10/1
45. Randy Cabral 250 11/4   95.  Derrick Myers 145 10/0
46. Nick Wean 250 17/0   96.  Stephanie Stevens 144 14/0
47. Daniel Bedford 248 15/2   143 10/0  
48. Dillon Welch 239 15/3   98. Steve Drevicki 139 12/0
49. Mario Clouser 233 24/0   99. Steve Lenig 138 14/0
50. Billy Pauch Jr. 231 13/2   100. David Budres 134 11/0

101(tie). Ali Jackson & Steve Knepper 133; 103. Jim Anderson 131; 104. Bob Schreffler 129;  105. Bubba Altig 127; 106. Jake Swanson 125; 107. Dave Shirk 123; 108 (tie). Pete Davis & Evan Margeson 120; 110 (tie). Buddy Lowther & Kurt Mayhew 119; 112(tie). Grant Galloway & Matt Streeter 117; 114 (tie). Alex Bowman & David Gough 116; 116. Scott Nail 114; 117. Don Trent 113; 118(tie). Rich Camfield & Cale Conley 112; 120(tie). Ryan Kaplan & Richard Kriesel 111; 122 (tie). Brad Cox, Mike Horn, Jason Leffler & Danny Stratton 110; 126. Sammy Swindell 108; 127 (tie). Adam Kramer & Dan Parker 107;  129 (tie). Eric Johnson & Sean Dodenhoff 106;  131. Josh Lakatos 104; 132. Jeff Abold 103; 133. David Byrne 102; 134. Patrick Wilda Jr.101; 135(tie). Jimmy Coomack & Jason Dull 98; 137 (tie). Cody Swanson & NIck Wagner 97; 139(tie). Floyd Alvis & John Zych 94; 141. David Fuhrman 93; 142. Cody Wisensel 91; 143. Chris Zrinski 90; 144. Jimmy Sills 89; 145. Britton Bock 88; 146(tie). Chris Ennis & Chris Leonard 87; 148(tie).Lou Cicconi, Cody Brewer & Carey Becker 86.    

DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Dalton Armstrong 494
2. Tim Buckwalter 310
3. Alex Bright 286
4. Dillon Welch 239
5. Shane Golobic 194

TOP 5 MANUFACTURERS

              ENGINE                                       CHASSIS
1. Ford-Esslinger 565 1. Spike 448
2. Toyota 135 2.  Beast 184
3. Fontana   75 3. Stealth 89
4. Mopar   71 4. Buzzard 33
5. Gaerte   54 5. Bullet 27

509 Drivers Scored Points In  188 Events  112 Events Were Run On Dirt And 75 On Pavement

83 Tracks Were Visited In 21 States  Most Wins = Brad Loyet 13

Most Races = Loyet & Zach Daum 51

2010 SERIES CHAMPIONS

ARDC Steve Buckwalter
Badger Mike Hess
BCRA Nic Foster
NEMA Russ Stoehr
NWMT Evan Margeson
POWRi Brad Kuhn
RMMRA Keith Rauch
SMRS Chet Gehrke
UMARA Mario Marietta
USAC Nat'l Bryan Clauson
USAC Reg Dalton Armstrong
USAC West Alex Schuette
USAC/Wolverine Dalton Armstrong
USSA Mario Marietta
WMRA Mark Atkinson


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