LAND OF THE KIWIS: Fresh off of sweeping the Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, Mo., NASCAR Cup Series star, Kyle Larson and family headed to New Zealand for their annual holiday racecation. Over the next two weeks, Larson will team up with Harley Taylor to pilot the No. 1USA and is set to compete in the six United Truck Parts International Midget Series events at three different tracks.

WESTERN SPRINGS SPEEDWAY: The 2019/2020 season will be Larson’s fifth visit to Western Springs Speedway in Auckland, NZ. In 2012/2013, the Elk Grove, Calif., native swept all four International Midget Series events at the quarter-mile circuit. In 2017/2018, despite the Boxing Day Bash raining out, Larson won the World 30 Lapper, King of the Springs and the World 50 Lapper and last season, he was victorious again in the World 30 Lapper and King of the Springs.

BAYPARK SPEEDWAY: Larson made his first visit to Baypark Speedway in Mount Maunganui, NZ last season. He finished sixth in his first heat race after starting ninth and won his second heat race from third. In the International Teams Race, Larson advanced three positions to finish third and followed that up with a top-five finish after starting ninth.

HUNTLY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Larson has two previous starts at Huntly International Speedway. In 2017, he was running in the runner-up spot but spun in the closing laps resulting in a DNF. Last year, Larson won his first heat race but finished 11th in his second heat, lining him up to start third in the B-Main. He won the B-Main to transfer into the feature event where he started 17th and finished ninth.

INTERNATIONAL MIDGET SERIES EVENTS:

  • December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day Bash | Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, NZ
  • December 28, 2019 – 40 Lap Gold Cup | Baypark Speedway, Mt. Maunganui, NZ
  • December 30, 2019 – World 30 Lap Derby | Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, NZ
  • January 1, 2020 – Int’l Midget Series 40 Lapper | Huntly Int’l Speedway, Huntly, NZ
  • January 3, 2020 – King of the Springs | Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, NZ
  • January 5, 2020 – World 50 Lapper | Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, NZ

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on any of the events at Western Springs Speedway, including tickets, please visit www.springsspeedway.com. For more information on the 40 Lapper at Baypark Speedway, please visit www.facebook.com/BayparkSpeedway. For more information on Huntly International Speedway, including tickets, please visit www.huntlyspeedway.co.nz.