Kyle Larson swept the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws two night show at Port Royal Speedway to claim his 12th World of Outlaws win of the season in just 24 starts. His 25th WoO Feature win of his career.
The Elk Grove, California driver had it all his own way on night on at the ½ mile clay oval winning his heat race from outside the front row and claiming victory in the 6-Lap dash from pole.
In the Night 1, 25-Lap Feature Larson led from start to finish comfortably ahead of 2nd place Danny Dietrich and Sheldon Haudenschild in 3rd.
With the $8000 cheque in the bank from night 1 Larson and the Paul Silva owned #57 dialled in the pairing claimed 2nd in his heat and climbed up to 4th from 6th in the dash. This put him on grid 4 for the 30-Lap $15000 to-win Feature.
Six time track champion Lance Dewease started on pole with Anthony Macri alongside and Gio Scelzi beside Larson. Dewease led early with Macri overtaken on the 1st lap by Larson. On lap 5 Dwease hit the wall and slowed giving Larson a chance to close the gap.
As they hit traffic Dewase caught and passed Dewase temporarily. With the track racing pole to wall Dwease fought back to retake first position but was unable to hold his momentum on the low side and Larson prevailed.
Larson used traffic to create some breathing room which was nullified by a caution period for Macri who blew a right rear tyre while in 6th place with 14 laps to go.
The field restarted with Larson able to pull away slightly as Brent Marks put moves on Dewase for second. Marks battled with a low-side running Dewease and got by on the high-side with a dozen laps remaining.
As he approached the rear of the field Marks had drawn close enough to be a threat with 3 laps left to make his move the opportunity came off of turn 2 after Larson went low and had his momentum broken by a lapped car. Marks used this to shoot by only to be returned to second place on a restart for a stranded car on the back straight.
The single file restart and lack of laps were too limiting for Marks to mount a serious second challenge on Larson and had to defend Dewases’ late race pace to keep 2nd.
Larson’s climbing on top of the wing to celebrate for the second time in 24 hours.
“I got lucky, and I’ll take it” Larson said with a smile of Marks pass for the lead as the caution flags flew.
Along with his winged Sprintcar racing Larson will compete in USAC’s Silver Crown Series on October 18th in the 57th running of the Bettenhausen 100 at the famed Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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