MID­GET SE­RIES HONOURS FALLEN DRIVER

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GETGET YOURYOUR DAILYDAILY NEWSNEWS FIXFIX ONLINE:ONLINE: the­mo­tor­hood.the­mo­tor­hood.com­com The Mo­tor­hood is the new online home for NZ Per­for­mance Car and its sis­ter pub­li­ca­tions, NZV8 and NewZealand Clas­sic Car. It’s the hub for all things au­to­mo­tive, from news and re­views to event cov­er­age and more. You can en­joy ar­ti­cles from the mag­a­zines at The Mo­tor­hood home page, the­mo­tor­hood. com, or if you want mod­i­fied per­for­mance im­port ve­hi­cles only, just head to our old web­site ad­dress — performancecar.co.nz — to be redi­rected straight to the NZ Per­for­mance Car side of the new site. The United Truck Parts In­ter­na­tional Mid­get Se­ries reg­u­lar race sched­ule has been amended for its four-night se­ries that runs at West­ern Springs and Bay Park, kick­ing off Box­ing Day, to hon­our one of its reg­u­lar Amer­i­can driv­ers, Bryan Clau­son, who trag­i­cally passed away after crash­ing his mid­get at Belleville High-Banks Speed­way in Belleville, Kansas, in the US, ear­lier this year.

On Jan­uary 1, the 40-lap race will be short­ened to 39 laps, the fig­ure pay­ing ho­mage to Clau­son’s race num­ber, 39, and pole po­si­tion will be left empty — a nod to his prow­ess in the se­ries that of­ten saw him claim the top spot on the grid — with the rest of the night ded­i­cated to him.

This will fol­low on from the De­cem­ber 28 start night, when US, Aus­tralian, and New Zealand teams will take cen­tre stage rac­ing for their coun­tries while also qual­i­fy­ing for the 25-lap fea­ture at night’s end.

The big 50-lap race will be on Jan­uary 3, and, with al­most $100K up for grabs, there’ll be a brawl over the prize money. Will it be one of our lo­cal guys, or will it head over­seas with one of the vis­it­ing Aus­tralian and US teams? You’ll have to be there to find out.

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