Racing world reacts to the death of Bryan Clauson

(From left) Joey Logano and Bryan Clauson seen in the garage area at Atlanta Motor Speedway in October 2008.

Tyler Barrick/© 2008 / LAT South USA

Bryan Clauson’s death from injuries suffered in a crash at Saturday night’s Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals USAC midget race stunned the racing community.

Clauson, 27, was one of the nation’s best open-wheel racers and a fan favorite as well.

Monday morning, after Clauson’s death was announced, tributes and condolences from friends and fellow racers began to roll in.