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BMR Drivers Perform Strongly in K&N West Competition at Sonoma Raceway

Derek Kraus NAPA AUTO PARTS 16 KN West Sonoma 2018 feat

Bill McAnally Racing’s trio of drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West are third, fourth, and fifth in the championship standings following their strong performance at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.

Sixteen-year-old Hailie Deegan, driver of the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry, finished highest of the three BMR competitors, battling her way to a seventh-place finish in her first race on a road course.

Her teammate, Cole Rouse, had a top-five finish go away due to contact from another car less than four laps from the finish. Rouse had charged from 14th on the grid to run as high as second in the No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota Camry. He was closing in on fourth place late in the race when he got tagged from behind.

The third BMR driver, Derek Kraus, had a solid day in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry – starting eighth and coming home 10th. Kraus is a 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Stratford, Wisconsin.

Derek Kraus

Start / Finish: 8 / 10
Points Earned: 37
Points Standing / Total: 3rd / 237 pts.

Next Race: Douglas County Speedway, Roseburg, Ore., June 30
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN

Derek Kraus: @derek9kraus
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Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.

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