Larson Has One Hand On Midget Week Title

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Larson Has One Hand
Kyle Larson poses in victory lane at Lawrenceburg Speedway. (DB3 Inc. photo)

KOKOMO, Ind. – Kyle Larson’s path to securing the Indiana Midget Week championship on Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway is relatively straightforward.

Thanks to his four wins in five races, including three in a row to open the week at Paragon Speedway, Gas City I-69 Speedway and Lincoln Park Speedway, Larson has a nearly-insurmountable 57-point lead in the mini-series standings.

With a maximum of 84 points available during Sunday’s finale at Kokomo, Larson simply needs to transfer through his heat race or the B-main, and he will secure the crown no matter what any other driver does.

Larson’s Saturday win at Lawrenceburg tied him with the late Bryan Clauson for the most Indiana Midget Week wins in history with nine, while Buddy Kofoid jumped to second in IMW points behind Larson thanks to a runner-up finish.

Those two, along with third-placed Chris Windom, are the only three drivers remaining who are mathematically eligible for the title. Windom, Friday’s Lincoln Park winner, is 65 points back.

Should Larson pick up the Indiana Midget Week crown, it would be the first of his career.

Sunday at Kokomo, the closing round of Indiana Midget Week sees pits open at 3 p.m. ET, with grandstands following at 5 p.m. and hot laps rolling at 6 p.m.