NHMS Notes: Kyle Larson Wins K&N East Race; Ray Parents Takes ACT Invitational

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson held off Corey LaJoie on the final lap to win the K&N Pro Series East G-Oil 100 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was the second series victory this season for Larson, a rookie from Elk Grove, Calif.

The 20-year old Larson passed LaJoie for the lead on lap 86. LaJoie got a run off turn four on the final lap but it was Larson winning the drag race to the checkered.

“I just had to make sure I didn’t spin my tires those last few laps,” Larson said. “He got to my inside but I held him off. I know he got to my inside coming to the checkered and he’s pretty good side drafting, I was definitely a little bit nervous. Thankfully we came out with the win.”

Larson, who drives for Rev Racing, part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative, also won this year at Gresham Motorsports Park on June 9 in Jefferson, Ga. Saturday was his 11th start in the K&N Pro Series East.

LaJoie, of Concord, N.C., held on for second and Darrell Wallace Jr. of Concord, N.C. was third.

Parent On Top

Ray Parent of Tiverton, R.I. won the 50-lap Bond Auto ACT Invitational.

It was the first career American-Canadian Tour victory for Parent.

Parent passed Joey Polewarzyk Jr. for the lead on lap 36 and never trailed again. Parent started 20th in the 42-car field.

Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec passed Polewarczyk, of Hudson, N.H. for second place on the final lap.

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