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Kyle Larson wins his first midget race of 2020 in New Zealand

Kyle Larson

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 26: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Clover (42) during qualifying for the 71st annual First Data 500 on October 26, 2019 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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A few days after flipping multiple times in the first race of the United Truck Parts International Midget Series, Kyle Larson kicked off 2020 with his first dirt win of the year.

On Wednesday, Larson won the International Midget Series 40 Lapper at Huntly Speedway in New Zealand, the fourth race in the six-round series.

Larson, who is in the midst of a busy dirt racing schedule prior to the start of the NASCAR season, showed off a black eye during interviews after the race.

On Twitter, Larson called the win “one of my coolest victories after all I went through last week.”

The fifth round of the series is scheduled for Friday with the King of the Springs at Western Springs Speedway.