Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell place 1-2 in New Zealand midget race

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Kyle Larson bested Christopher Bell to win a 39-lap midget feature in Auckland, New Zealand, that paid tribute to the late Bryan Clauson.

Larson fended off Bell in a late shootout after a caution to win round five of the United Truck Parts International Midget Series.

It is Larson’s second win of the tour.

Bell started 19th and then flipped from contact with 32 laps to go while running 14th. After restarting 17th, the Xfinity Series driver fought his way back into second inside nine laps to go. A caution with six laps left set up the dash to the finish.

There is one 50-lap race left in the New Zealand tour.

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