Larson, Bell, Stenhouse among 54 entered for USAC IMS event

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Larson, Bell, Stenhouse among 54 entered for USAC IMS event

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Larson, Bell, Stenhouse among 54 entered for USAC IMS event

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The entry list for the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39, a two-day event to honor late USAC champion and three-time Indy 500 starter Bryan Clauson, now stands at 54 drivers and cars for the September 5-6 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget race on the quarter-mile dirt oval inside turn three of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell lead a nine-car entry from Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team. Joining them are 2017 USAC National Midget champ Spencer Bayston, current National Midget point leader Logan Seavey and series regulars Tucker Klaasmeyer, Holly Shelton, Ryan Robinson, Tanner Carrick and Sam Johnson.

Clauson Marshall Racing has entered four drivers, including Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2018 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget feature winners Tyler Courtney and Justin Grant and  series rookie Zeb Wise.

Also entered are USAC Triple Crown champions Tracy Hines and Jerry Coons Jr., two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, series front-runner Tyler Thomas and 2012 USAC Western States Midget champ David Prickett.

Hines returns to the Leader Card Racers team which won the Indianapolis 500 three times in 1959 and 1962 with Rodger Ward and in 1968 with Bobby Unser.

The race, held in conjunction with NASCAR’s Brickyard 400, will feature a unique format that concludes with a 39-lap feature Sept. 6 in the richest Midget racing event in recent history. The event will feature more than $70,000 in purse and incentives, including a $15,000 winner’s purse — the largest in Midget racing.

The first night of action on Wednesday, September 5 will feature hot laps, heat races and a pursuit race. The public gates open at 3pm with cars set to get on track at 6:30pm.

On Thursday, September 6, on-track action will begin with hot laps, as all cars will practice with their respective qualifying races, before getting into the qualifying races and the alphabet mains, concluding with the A-Main event. The public gates open at 3pm with cars set to get on track at 6pm.

Tickets are now on sale for the event here or via phone at the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-8500.

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