NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 8, 2016) – While the
Clauson-Marshall Racing team will showcase some of the sport’s
elite on the biggest of stages, it is also a goal of the team to
groom young racers in the grassroots stages of the sport.
With that comes
the announcement of the Clauson-Marshall Quarter Midget Racing
Development program in partnership with Garrett Andrews and his
CSI Factory team.
racing has always been special to the Clauson family,
as it is
the venue where young racers begin to cultivate their love for
racing. Bryan’s love for the sport and the
kids and families participating in it was apparent by his
frequent visits to events all over the country when his schedule
“Bryan and I had
discussed trying to figure out a way to incorporate a Quarter
Midget program in our development program in the past, with
Bryan even sponsoring a car for a family over the last two
years, but we never found the right fit to bring it in as part
of our program,” Tim Clauson explains.
Andrews, who has been a part of the Clauson team for several
years with CSI Shocks.
“When he started
his Quarter Midget team, Bryan and Garrett started to talk about
how he could be involved from a mentor perspective to share his
love of the sport with not only Garrett’s drivers, but the
community as a whole,” Tim Clauson says.
That fit right in
with the Clauson-Marshall Racing mission.
“When we started
CMR, our long term plan was to have a presence in the Quarter
Midget community and getting to partner with Garrett and CSI
accelerated that time frame,” Clauson explains.
“We are looking at
this as an opportunity to share our experience with drivers and
families who are looking for guidance as they race their way up
the motorsports ladder and also as a way to identify drivers for
our soon to be announced 600 and National Midget programs,”
Clauson says. “Creating an environment within
our teams where a driver can learn, love and respect the sport
all the while spending time with their family is what we are
trying to build and having Garrett and his team as the
foundation for that is a perfect fit.”
shares in the enthusiasm for the Racing Development program.
“Tim and I formed
Clauson-Marshall Racing with Bryan’s goals in the forefront,”
Marshall comments. “Since then, the
Clauson-Marshall Development Program concept has grown via Tim’s
relentless hard work.”
Marshall goes on
to say that, “His ability to see talent in the seat is like none
other I have seen. Can we find and develop
another Bryan Clauson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Jeff Gordon or Tony
Stewart? That is the challenge that Tim and I
embrace and want to tackle with our shared passion for this
Marshall wraps up,
saying that, “Time will tell, but this is how we keep our
passion and this sport alive and well, developing for the next
sees a strong future for the Clauson-Marshall Racing Development
program as well.
excited to partner with CMR, we know the resources and knowledge
they bring will help us prepare our junior drivers for the next
level,” Andrews says.
“The Clausons have
been close family friends for a long time and have always had a
behind-the-scenes role with our Quarter Midget program,” Andrews
explains. “This new opportunity is going to
allow our young drivers first-hand access to a professional race
team that they can someday be a part of.”
familiar with the challenges of Quarter Midget racing and moving
on to the next levels.
“Moving on after
Quarter Midgets is an intimidating step,” Andrews explains.
“It is our goal to help bridge the gap and make sure
drivers and family are ready for what lies ahead.”
information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and
Racing Development programs will be available in the coming