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Larson is King of the Springs - Western Springs Speedway

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Larson is King of the Springs

Young American sensation Kyle Larson has continued his winning ways in the International Midget Series held at Western Springs Speedway with his third win in as many starts seeing him crowned ‘King of the Springs’ as the winner of the 40 Lap feature race.

Earlier in the night another American, Bryan Clauson, and top Kiwi hope Michael Pickens were equal top qualifiers from the heat racing but Larson stormed through the opposition in the spectator friendly Pole Shuffle to start the feature race from the front of the grid.

Once the feature race got underway, Larson moved into an early and comfortable lead as most drivers set about conserving tyres on a slick race track whilst also jostling for position. As the leaders approached lapped traffic, Clauson began to close down the gap and at one point sat side by side with his fellow countryman. Meanwhile Pickens was battling with another American, Dave Darland, until Darland succumbed to tyre issues and was forced to the infield.

But in the end, no-one could stop Larson who extends his lead in the International Midget Series with a perfect score to date.

Other action saw Jonathan Allard survive a spectacular battle with Peter Murphy to win the Sprintcar feature.

Racing continues on January 3 with the final round of the International Midget Series, the Crowne Plaza Auckland World 50 Lapper, before the Koken Tools New Zealand Sprintcar championship on January 5.

Race day sees gates open at 5pm with the first race getting underway at 6.30. Adults are $30 with kids under the age of 16 free with a paying adult. For more information, check out


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