Silver Crown and Midget Race Team RW Motorsports Remain Strong in 2012

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RW Motorsports holds soem great talent from  Jerry Coon Jr. to Billy Santos and evenBryan Clauson
RW Motorsports holds soem great talent from  Jerry Coon Jr. to Billy Santos and evenBryan Clauson
RW Motorsports and their #17 Race Team are having another great year in USAC Silver Crown and Midget competition. With just a few months left, the team has already won in both series and on both asphalt and dirt. Jerry Coons, Jr., who has one multiple USAC championships, finds himself third in the Silver Crown points. Coons and teammate, Bobby Santos III, have combined to win 4 of the 6 races run in the series this season.
Bobby Santos drives the #17 K&N sponsored midget car
Bobby Santos drives the #17 K&N sponsored midget car

"As a team we are very happy with the success we have had this year," said Darr Lawson, general manager of RW Motorsports. "To be able to win on both asphalt and dirt, and with two different drivers in Silver Crown, has been great."

The USAC Midget team has fared well too. Defending National Champion Bryan Clauson, who started the Indianapolis 500 this season, is third in points, while Mario Clouser is sixth. The all-star lineup that RW Motorsports brings to each track is fairytale-like for Lawson and his team.

"We are very fortunate to have such a talented group of drivers with us. The list of accomplishments these drivers have attained in their careers is staggering. All of our drivers work very well together, and communication is key to much of our success and the communication between drivers with such experience only makes our entire project stronger."

The team also has overcome adversity this year, specifically in the Silver Crown department.

"We had some large hurdles to jump with the implementation of a new ethanol-based fuel in Silver Crown. It has taken countless hours to rebuild our engine program to get us where we are now."

The team is gearing up for the major events that traditionally fall at the end of the USAC season, starting with the 4-crown at the famed Eldora Speedway, where the team will unload at least four cars on race day. RW Motorsports will be looking to repeat their success at other major races this year, including wins at the Hoosier Hundred, as well as, at the USAC race at Iowa Speedway.

"We were able to win the Hoosier Hundred for the second-straight year with Jerry Coons, Jr. in the Silver Crown car, and it marked three-in-a-row for the team with Shane Hmiel winning the event for us in 2010. That ranked right there with the Midget event at Iowa this year where we competed with three cars and swept the podium with Bobby Santos III winning, Mario Clouser second and Brad Kuhn taking third."

K&N Filters were happy to be on the RW Motorsports cars for all of those wins.

"K&N products are the best available today when it comes to air and oil filtration,” Lawson said. "We race in an extremely dusty and dirty environment and K&N products protect our engines from the dirt while providing the performance we need."

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