Three days after he won a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race at Placerville (California) Speedway and collected $32,000, Kyle Larson was back in victory lane.
Larson won Saturday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race at Bakersfield (California) Speedway. It marked the first time in 16 years that a driver won back-to-back national midget series races in California. J.J. Yeley last accomplished the feat in 2003. Saturday night’s victory was Larson’s 18th career USAC National Midget Series win.
Michael Pickens finished second. Rico Abreu was third.
Kyle Larson pocketed $32,000 as the winner of the richest event in USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget history on Wednesday night at Placerville (California) Speedway.
Larson collected $20,000 for winning the 100-lap feature and a $12,000 bonus as the points champion of the Hangtown 100.
Larson’s 17th career series win came in his own midget, built by crew chief Paul Silva.
Christopher Bell finished second. NBCSN broadcaster Dillon Welch placed sixth. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was 28th.
The Cup Series is taking the week off, but apparently Kyle Larson didn’t get the memo.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is still racing this week, albeit on dirt. Wednesday night Larson swept two dirt feature races he competed in at Placerville Speedway in Northern California.
He won in both a midget and a sprint car.
The midget win came in the Lucas Oil BCRA Midget Series and was his first win in his own midget car. The sprint car win was part of the King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Racing Series.