Kyle Larson’s holiday dirt racing schedule
There’s no such thing as an offseason for Kyle Larson.
While other NASCAR drivers may go into racing hibernation once Champion’s Week is over, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver keeps his side gig going as he continues his passion in dirt racing.
Larson is once again in for a busy holiday season of racing and that begins Friday night when he takes part in his preliminary midget race in the Gateway Dirt Nationals.
Should he advance, the main event for the Nationals will be Saturday night.
After that, Larson will immediately fly nearly halfway around the world to New Zealand where he will again take part in the six-round United Truck Parts World Midget Series, which goes through the beginning of the new year.
Once he returns to the United States, Larson is scheduled to compete in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But then it will be back overseas for Larson as he takes part in four nights of sprint car racing in Australia.
After all that, Larson will be back in a stock car. His first NASCAR action of the year will be in practice for the Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 8.
Here’s Larson’s complete schedule for the next five-plus weeks:
Dec. 20: Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, Missouri (midget)
Dec. 26: Boxing Day Bash at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand (midget)
Dec. 28: Baypark Speedway in Tauranga for the 40 lap Gold Cup (midget)
Dec. 30: World 30 Lap Derby at Western Springs Speedway (midget)
Jan. 1: International Midget Series 40 Lapper at Huntly Speedway (midget)
Jan. 3: King of the Springs at Western Springs Speedway (midget)
Jan. 5: World 50 Lap Classic at Western Springs Speedway (midget)
Jan. 13 - 18: Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma (midget)
Jan. 22: President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia (sprint)
Jan 23: King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia (sprint)
Jan 24-26: Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia (sprint)