The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series rolled into the legendary Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday night to contest one of its most lucrative and highly anticipated events of the year. When all was said and done, it was NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson who came away from the Illinois track with the much coveted trophy. The Elk Grove, California driver earned a hefty $50,000 for his efforts in a race shown live by DirtVision.com.
Larson recently took home $175,000 from the King’s Royal World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Eldora Speedway.
Qualifying and heat races were contested on Friday night.
As the laps clicked away, [Bobby] Pierce used the high line around the track to tighten the race for the lead while Larson remained in the middle of the track through the turns. At one point with 10 laps to go, Pierce appeared poised to make a move. However, Larson was able to use slower traffic to his advantage and drive away to the checkered flag.
It was the biggest Late Model win of Larson’s brief career in this form of racing and his first with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Dirt Series.
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