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Is this the year Larson brings home the Golden Driller?

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Kyle Larson’s New Zealand racing adventure was the perfect precursor to the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals.

After winning three of four races Down Under, Larson feels he’s in the best shape to tackle the Super Bowl of midget racing. 

The experience sharpened a skill set the 25-year-old Elk Grove, Californian doesn’t use as much as he’d like.

“I got to stare at Sunshine’s rear bumper a lot,” Larson said of Tyler Courtney, whom he raced against in New Zealand and who finished third in Tuesday night’s A-main preliminary feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. “Then he would have bad luck and then I would win. That was good. Just getting laps. I don’t race a lot of midget stuff throughout the year. Obviously, I have my NASCAR stuff. I fill in most of my other racing with sprint cars. I run a few midget races…

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