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USAC Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Class
August 14, 2019
Johnny Capels, Bryan Clauson, Dick Jordan and Dave Steele will be formally inducted September 4, during the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
USAC Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

USAC’s newest Hall of Fame class members have been named for 2019 with Johnny Capels, Bryan Clauson, Dick Jordan and Dave Steele making up the eighth class of inductees, who will be formally inducted Wednesday, September 4, during the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

Capels, a New Mexico native, is a five-time National Championship-winning chief mechanic, as well as a car owner and driver for a brief period. He also spent time employed by USAC, served as the USAC Senior VP and Director of Competition in 1992, USAC President and COO from 1997 to 2001, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for USAC from 2002 to 2010.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Indiana, won 112 USAC races as a driver between 2004 and his 2016 passing and is one of just six drivers to reach the 100-win mark during his career with the club. Clauson ranks seventh on both the USAC National Sprint Car and USAC National Midget wins list with 41 and 38 wins, respectively, in each division.

Jordan, of Brownsburg, Indiana, was USAC’s public/media relations man for over half a century from 1968 until his recent passing in 2019. Jordan devoted his entire working life to publicizing the USAC’s drivers and events, working with the media, as well as preserving the club’s rich history with his thorough race reports, statistics and record-keeping.

Steele, from Tampa, Florida, became a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion in 2004 and 2005. He also earned 60 USAC National pavement victories, including 16 Silver Crown, 26 National Sprint Car and 18 Midget wins. Steele passed away in 2017 following a crash on the opening lap of a Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series event at Florida’s Desoto Speedway.

For more on USAC and each of the inductees, visit usacracing.com.