Video: NASCAR’s Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell ok after wild flips in New Zealand
Both forced out of feature
While most NASCAR drivers are on vacation relaxing and spending time with families, at least two drivers are halfway around the world racing in New Zealand.
Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell both cut their teeth racing midget cars on dirt and both headed to Western Springs Speedway in Auckland last week to play in the dirt. Larson was racing in his fourth race of the night when he lost control hit the outside wall and flipped several times down the backstretch. He later posted a tweet saying he was alright.
A short time later Bell went for a wild ride of his own, but he too walked away uninjured. Both drivers were forced out of the feature held later that evening.
Both drivers are competing in the United Truck Parts International Midget Series a five-event showdown between drivers from the United States, Australia and New Zealand, featuring the most talented dirt racing drivers from each country. The five races are held at three dirt tracks — Western Springs Speedway, Baypark Speedway and Huntly Speedway. The series finale will be held on Jan. 5 with the World 50 Lap Classic at Western Springs.