Clauson-Marshall Racing Enters Driven2SaveLives Chevy for Pippa at 103rd Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS (February 27, 2019) – Clauson-Marshall Racing, the United States Auto Club National sprint car champion team, has announced they are partnering with Ross Motorsports, Indiana Donor Network and their Driven2SaveLives campaign to field an entry for Pippa Mann at the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26, 2019.
This is the first year Clauson-Marshall Racing will participate in the Indianapolis 500. The team was founded in 2016 in memory of beloved IndyCar driver and USAC champion Bryan Clauson by his father, Tim Clauson, and Richard Marshall. Bryan died in 2016 in a racing accident and as a registered organ and tissue donor, he saved five lives and healed countless others. Pippa, who will pilot the #39 Driven2SaveLives Chevy, was a former teammate of Bryan’s.
“I am so thankful for this opportunity to join Clauson-Marshall Racing for their first Indianapolis 500. This is more than just a car entry to me and the journey has been an emotional one. Carrying the #39 on my Chevy entry is an honor that I don’t take lightly, and I’m grateful to Tim Clauson, Richard Marshall and Stanley Ross for believing in me,” said Pippa.
Tim Clauson, co-owner of Clauson-Marshal Racing commented, “In 2012, it was a privilege to come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a dad to a driver who was competing in his first Indy 500. Now, we are honored to have an entry in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. We are especially honored to partner with Driven2SaveLives, after organ and tissue donation became an important part of our lives in 2016. Merging our dirt programs with the Indy 500 program is very important to our future, and we are fortunate to have Pippa Mann behind the wheel. After watching the way she handled the circumstances of last year with such grace, we were sure that if we could help her return to the speedway, we would.”
Driven2SaveLives is an Indiana Donor Network campaign to raise awareness around the need for organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Nationwide, more than 114,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Tragically, 20 patients die each day because the organ they needed did not become available in time.
One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal up to 75 people through tissue and cornea donation. Registering as a donor takes less than 30 seconds at the BMV or at RegisterMe.org.
“Over the past four years, Driven2SaveLives has become a beacon of hope for patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. We are excited to partner with Clauson-Marshall Racing this year to spread the donation message far and wide,” said Kellie Hanner, Indiana Donor Network president and chief executive officer.
“We’re pleased to see Indiana Donor Network continue its involvement in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, especially after our successful partnership last year in the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at the dirt track,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “It’s even more gratifying to see Indiana Donor Network’s relationship with Clauson-Marshall Racing grow into support that is helping one of USAC’s best race teams climb to the Indy 500 and continue the legacy of Bryan Clauson both on short tracks and at the Speedway.”
Pippa Mann will take to the track for the first time in her Driven2SaveLives Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevy on May 14th, Opening Day for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
About Clauson-Marshall Racing
Bryan and Tim Clauson initiated Bryan Clauson Racing in 2008 with the idea of providing their knowledge and experience with drivers and families attempting to navigate their way through the sport while at the same time providing Bryan with an outlet to pursue the venue of motorsports that he loved most, Midget and Sprint Car racing. Along the way, the team met many of its goals including a pair of USAC National Midget championships and a USAC Sprint Car title along with three USAC Driver of the Year awards while also helping in the development of many younger drivers making their way through the ranks.
Richard and Jennifer Marshall have been more than sponsors to Bryan and the teams over the years, they have become family and now partners. Bryan and his teams have represented the Marshall Family through Priority Aviation from the small dirt tracks of the Midwest to the Indianapolis 500. Tim Clauson could not be prouder to partner with Richard and Jennifer to continue on Bryan’s legacy in the sport with Clauson-Marshall Racing, knowing that BC will guide their every move.
Now, Clauson-Marshall Racing is expanding from its roots in dirt track racing to the asphalt with its first IndyCar entry in the Indianapolis 500. Learn more at www.ClausonMarshallRacing.com.
About Ross Motorsports
Ross Motorsports is owned by Stanley Ross. They were a part owner of the Tasman Motorsports Group, which included Indy Lights and IndyCar teams. Ross Motorsports was involved with Bobby Rahal in bringing Danica Patrick into Formula Atlantic and IndyCar racing. Stanley Ross then donated the car, in which Patrick led the Indy 500, to the IMS museum. Ross is a longtime vintage racer and is listed in The Road Racing Drivers Club. Ross is highly philanthropic and has supported large charities in Indianapolis, including Indiana University Health LifeLine and Indiana Donor Network Foundation.
Indiana Donor Network launched the Driven2SaveLives racing campaign in April 2016 to elevate the conversation about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through motorsports by honoring IndyCar donor hero Justin Wilson. Today, the campaign also honors IndyCar and USAC driver donor hero Bryan Clauson. Both drivers died in racing accidents and as registered organ donors, were each able to save five lives. Learn more about our lifesaving efforts at Driven2SaveLives.org.
About Indiana Donor Network
Indiana Donor Network is one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state. Indiana Donor Network is devoted to public education about donation and transplantation with the goal of saving and enhancing more lives. For more information about Indiana Donor Network, or to register your decision to become a donor, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.
Indiana Donor Network® and Driven2SaveLives® are federally registered trademarks.