OSKALOOSA, Iowa — “Young Money” Kyle Larson lived up to his nickname again, roaring to a second Ultimate Challenge victory in a row on Tuesday night at Southern Iowa Speedway.
The 30-lap victory was worth a cool $15,000 to the Elk Grove, California native and the Hoffman Racing No. 69 sprint car team.
By virtue of his dash win, Justin Grant started on the pole and pulled away from the field in the early going. There was little movement in the running order before a caution with six laps in the books for Kevin Thomas Jr. Grant led Thomas Meseraull, Dave Darland, Jerry Coons Jr. and Chris Windom back to green.
Restarting sixth, Larson shot to the low side in turns one and two, and by the time the next lap was complete, had shot forward to second. A caution was soon displayed for a stopped Brady Bacon, stacking the field again.
Larson took advantage of another restart and slid in front of Grant when the green fell. Darland, who restarted fourth, followed him into second and pursued the leader the rest of the way.
With eight laps to go, Darland edged closer in traffic. With about five laps to go he showed a nose under Larson, but the youngster was undeterred and jetted on to the victory.
Darland followed, ahead of Grant, Windom and Coons.
Meseraull, Bryan Clauson, Tracy Hines, hard-charger Levi Jones and Jon Stanbrough rounded out the top 10.
Mike Van Haaften claimed the inaugural Hinchman 305 feature event.
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