Kraus Scores Wire-to-Wire Win in K&N West Race at Roseburg
Derek Kraus led flag to flag in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action at Douglas County Speedway on Saturday night to win the Clint Newell Auto Group/Toyota 150 presented by ENEOS and NAPA AUTO PARTS for a second straight year.
It marked the third victory this year and eighth career series win by the 17-year-old driver of the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry.
The victory extended BMR’s dominance at the fairgrounds track in Roseburg, Oregon – with eight wins in the past nine K&N West races there. All three BMR drivers finished in the top five on Saturday, with Hailie Deegan taking third in the No. 19 Monster Energy / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry and series rookie Brittney Zamora grabbing fifth in the No. 99 ENEOS / NAPA Filters Toyota Camry.
With the dominant win, Kraus was able to build on the slim, one-point lead he held in the championship standings coming into the event. The NASCAR Next driver from Stratford, Wisconsin, leads his BMR teammate, Deegan, by eight points. Along with his three wins, he has four top-five and six top-ten finishes in seven starts this season. In addition to leading the points in the K&N West, Kraus leads the championship standings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Deegan, also a 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver, hails from Temecula, California. She has two victories, two poles, five top-five, and six top-ten finishes in seven starts.
Zamora – a 20-year-old from Kennewick, Washington – is second in rookie points and sixth in the overall standings. She has one pole, four top-five and five top-ten finishes.
Completion of the Roseburg race, which was the seventh event on this year’s series schedule, marked the halfway point of the season. BMR has won five of the seven races.
The race will be televised to a national audience on NBCSN on July 4 at 3 p.m. PST.
Start / Finish: 1 / 1
Points Earned: 48
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 289 pts.
Start / Finish: 2 / 3
Points Earned: 41
Points Standing / Total: 2nd / 281 pts.
Start / Finish: 6 / 5
Points Earned: 39
Points Standing / Total: 6th / 244 pts.
Next Race: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 20
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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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