Derek Kraus 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

Kraus Wins 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship

Derek Kraus captured the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in the season finale on Saturday at ISM Raceway, driving the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry to a third place finish in the Arizona Lottery 100.

The 18-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Stratford, Wisconsin, secured the title by just taking the green flag. He wrapped up his season with a 49-point lead in the standings; the largest margin since the series adopted its current point system in 2012.

 

Derek Kraus 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

 

BMR’s Hailie Deegan – an 18-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Temecula, California – finished just behind Kraus in fourth, driving the No. 19 Monster Energy / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry. She ended the season third in the championship standings, the highest ranking by a female driver in the final standings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East or West.

Series rookie Brittney Zamora – a 20-year-old from Kennewick, Washington – added to BMR’s success by finishing sixth in the No. 99 NAPA Filters / ENEOS Toyota Camry on Saturday and wrapping up her freshman effort fifth in points; putting all three BMR drivers in the top five of the final championship standings for 2019.

Kraus and Deegan faced a big challenge in Saturday’s race after their qualifying times were disallowed due to a technical issue in post-qualifying inspection. Zamora started seventh, while Kraus rolled off 16th and Deegan 17th.

Kraus wrapped up his year with five wins, 11 top-five and 13 top-ten finishes in 14 series starts. In addition, he also scored two wins earlier in the year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and led the standings in both divisions in the first half of the season.

 

Derek Kraus 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

 

Deegan, who earlier this season became the first woman to lead the championship standings of a series at the regional or national levels of NASCAR, finished her second year in K&N West with two wins, eight top-five, and 11 top-ten finishes in 14 starts.

Zamora, with a runner-up finish in the rookie points, concluded her freshman year with six top-five and ten top-ten finishes in 14 starts.

The Arizona Lottery 100, which was won by Ty Gibbs, will be televised to a national audience on NBCSN on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. PT.

 

Derek Kraus

Final 2019 K&N West Series Championship: 1st
Race Start / Finish: 16 / 3
Points Earned: 41

 

Hailie Deegan

Final 2019 K&N West Series Championship: 3rd
Race Start / Finish: 17 / 4
Points Earned: 40

 

Brittney Zamora

Final 2019 K&N West Series Championship: 5th
Race Start / Finish: 7 / 6
Points Earned: 38

 

Derek Kraus: @derek9kraus
Hailie Deegan: @HailieDeegan
Brittney Zamora: @BrittneyZ52
NAPA Racing: @NAPARacing
Bill McAnally Racing: @BMR_NASCAR

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