Friday, January 27, 2023

Video: Kyle Larson in Collision During Battle With Bobby Pierce; Jessen Goes Flipping

Trenten Jessen went for a flip after a crash with Kyle Larson and Bobby Pierce at in Heat 6 Friday night at Vado Speedway Park. Screengrab from FloRacing broadcast.

UPDATE: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 12:25 AM ET —

Kyle Larson battled back from the crash at the end of Heat 6 Friday night in the Wild West Shootout to score the win in his B-Main event. By winning the B-Main, Larson advanced to Friday night’s A-Main.

The A-Main was won by Bobby Pierce and Larson was able to rally to fourth from the 20th starting spot.

Jonathan Davenport finished second, Garrett Alberson was third and Brandon Sheppard capped off the top-five finishers.

ORIGINAL STORY: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:23 PM ET —

Kyle Larson is out West in New Mexico driving in the Wild West Shootout at Vado Speedway Park. And on Friday night, Larson found himself in a fierce battle with Bobby Pierce for the win in Heat 6.

However, with a couple of laps to go, Pierce decided to thread the needle on the lapped car of Trenton Jessen. However, Pierce made contact with Jessen, which slowed the two cars up.

As that happened, Larson had nowhere to go and got tangled up with Jessen. As the two drivers spun out, Jessen’s car dug into the dirt and went for a wild flip.

Here is video of the incident:

Pierce would go on to win Heat 6, while Larson would not finish the race due to damage.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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