On New Year’s Day, Kyle Larson was back at it on the dirt in New Zealand — this time at Huntley International Speedway — In his first event back since his wild flip on Christmas.
Larson would continue his winning ways, as he took the checkered flag in the 40-lap event. Speed Shift TV posted video of the final lap on Twitter:
— Speed Shift TV 🎥🏁 (@SpeedShiftTV) January 1, 2020
Following the race, Larson called his win in New Zealand one of the coolest of his career after the tumultuous week he had following a wild crash on Christmas.
Started 2020 off with a win last night at Huntly! One of my coolest victories after all I went through last week 👍🏼. Hope to get a couple more wins during this trip.
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) January 1, 2020
When Larson climbed from his race car though, he was sporting quite the black eye. Larson’s eye was also blood-red as well.
The United Truck Parts International Midget Series continues on January 3rd at Western Springs Speedway in New Zealand — the site of Larson’s wild crash a week ago. The Series is a six-race test of drivers. Friday’s event will be the fifth of six in the series.
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