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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.
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
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.
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.
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