DOWN UNDER TOUR: Fresh off of his big Chili Bowl Midget Nationals victory, NASCAR Star Kyle Larson hopped on a plane to head for Australia to compete in four nights of racing over five days. Larson will be piloting the No. USA99 Sprint Car and teaming up with his Kyle Larson Racing driver Carson Macedo, who will drive the N99 Sprint Car for Dyson Motorsports. Starting tonight, the duo will be competing at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria for the President’s Cup followed up by the King’s Challenge at Borderline Raceway in Mount Gambier, South Australia. The Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria gets underway with preliminary events Friday and Saturday with the big finale on Sunday.
PRESIDENT’S CUP: Macedo has made four starts at Avalon Raceway for the President’s Cup and made the feature event every year. In 2017, the Lemoore, Calif., native qualified second in the opening round of qualifying, finished sixth in his opening heat race before winning Heat 4 en route to claiming the President’s Cup title. In 2012, Larson attempted to start at Avalon Raceway but crashed in qualifying, ending his night.
KING’S CHALLENGE: Macedo has made three starts for the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway, finishing ninth in 2016, followed up by a pair of third-place scores in 2017 and 2018. Larson has made one start at Borderline Speedway and finished in the runner-up spot.
GRAND ANNUAL CLASSIC: In his four starts during the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway, Macedo’s best finishes came the previous two seasons. In 2018, he finished third in his preliminary night before earning the runner-up spot in the finale. Last year, the pilot of the Dyson Motorsports N99 was victorious in preliminary night action and finished 11th in the finale. Larson’s only start during The Classic came in 2012, where his night ended early with an accident on the opening lap of the feature.
RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway, please visit www.avalonraceway.com.au. For more information on the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway, please visit www.borderlinespeedway.com.au. For more information on the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic at Premier Speedway, please visit www.premierspeedway.com.au. Live streaming is not available for the President’s Cup or the King’s Challenge but the Grand Annual Classic will be available on DIRTVision.