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Kyle Larson’s dirt winning streak continues at Indiana Midget Week

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Kyle Larson remained unbeatable on the dirt Tuesday night, setting a track qualifying record and winning at Paragon Speedway in Indiana.

Larson started sixth and won the 30-lap feature over Tanner Thorson. NASCAR Cup driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished third.

Larson now has won the past six feature races he’s started, including a sweep of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car weekend at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

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“I’ve been waiting a long to come here to Paragon to get my chance to race,” Larson said after winning in his track debut, according to Richie Murray of USACRacing.com.  “I’m glad I could add my name to the winner’s list here.”

The victory came in the opener of the 16th annual Indiana Midget Week, which will continue tonight at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

With his 20th career USAC National Midget Series victory, Larson tied the legendary A.J. Foyt on the all-time win list.

Larson, who has been focused on dirt racing while remaining on an indefinite suspension from NASCAR for using a racial slur during an iRacing event, also has eight consecutive Midget victories in the United States dating to last year (including his first Chili Bowl title in January).

Here’s a by the numbers breakdown of Larson’s streak of six victories in six feature starts over 10 nights since June 7:

–Two car types (sprint cars and Midgets).

–Three series (USAC, All-Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws).

–Five states (Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana).

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm

MotoGP Marc Marquez second surgery
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Defending MotoGP series champion Marc Marquez underwent a second surgery Monday after a titanium plate inserted in his fractured right arm sustained damage. The Repsol Honda Team said in a statement that it’ll be two days before the recovery period is determined.

Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.

The eight-time champion was cleared to race in the season’s second event Jerez. But Marquez decided to skip the July 26 race after experiencing discomfort while riding the No. 93 bike in a July 25 practice.

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He had planned to race in Sunday’s grand prix at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic in hopes of returning to defend his title. His status for Sunday apparently will be unclear until at least Wednesday.

In a statement Monday, the team said the titanium plate in Marquez’s right arm successfully was replaced after stress accumulation. Marquez will stay in the hospital for two days recovering.

Dr Xavier Mir, who performed the surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, said in the release that “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation.

“The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”