NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Clauson-Marshall Racing stable for next week’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is complete with the addition of Shane Golobic to the star-studded lineup.
Golobic joins a team that includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson and recent Junior Knepper 55 winner Tyler Courtney.
“We have assembled one heck of a team, and I’m sure Bryan is looking down with a smile on his face knowing that we are all doing this with him in our hearts,” Golobic said. “There is no doubt this year’s Chili Bowl will be an emotional one, but I think we are all more driven than ever to ‘Park It’ for BC.”
Golobic, a past World of Outlaws feature winner, comes off a season that included a National USAC Midget win in last March’s Shamrock Classic along with a Queens Royal triumph in Farmington, Mo., and the Trophy Cup title in Tulare, Calif., among a number of Sprint Car wins.
“It is hard to explain how excited and honored I am to be teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing/Matt Wood Racing for the Chili Bowl,” Golobic said. “I have been lucky enough to drive for Matt for a little over a year now and I couldn’t ask for a better person to drive for. His passion for the sport of Midget racing is unbelievable, and it’s people like himself, Tim and Richard that make our sport so great.”
The relationship between Golobic and Clauson goes back to the early years of the Fremont, Calif., racer’s career.
“This one might be the most personal entry I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with,” Tim Clauson said. “His on track diversity reminds me of the person we are building this team in honor of.
“I have known Shane since he was five years old and have been involved in his racing since that time,” Clauson sad. “We have shared victory lane together since he was eight years old, winning at Gasoline Alley in a Quarter Midget. For whatever reason, we just click when we’re together. We have parked it in Quarter Midgets, Midgets and Sprint Cars and in our two attempts together at Chili Bowl we have landed in the Saturday night A Main two times.”
The Clauson-Marshall Racing team will join forces with Matt Wood Racing on Golobic’s Chili Bowl effort.
“Getting to partner with Matt Wood on Shane’s entry just adds to the personal component of this entry,” Clauson said. “Matt was Bryan’s winged car owner, but became so much more in not only Bryan’s life but our family’s life as well. Matt has become a very dear friend and might be the one guy I know who has more passion for the sport than what I think I have. It will be fun to see who can get to the Tulsa Expo Center the earliest every morning to start unloading cars.”