Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Kyle Larson finishes fifth in second New Zealand midget feature

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500

DARLINGTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 02: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 DC Solar Chevrolet, reacts after the conclusion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 2, 2018 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell’s New Zealand dirt racing tour continued Friday as the NASCAR drivers took part in midget races at Baypark Family Speedway in Mount Maunganui.

The main event was the South Pacific 40 Lapper.

Larson, who is competing in New Zealand for the second offseason in a row, placed fifth in the feature. It was his second top five of the tour after he finished second Wednesday at Western Springs Speedway. Michael Pickens finished first Wednesday and Friday.

Bell had a disappointing outing after his sprint feature win on Wednesday.

He won his midget heat race over Tyler Courtney and Larson, but his night ended early in the feature when he lost his left rear tire.

Larson and Bell’s New Zealand adventure continues Sunday back at Western Springs Speedway with the World Midget 30-lap Derby.

Follow @DanielMcFadin and on Facebook