Derek Kraus #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry

Derek Kraus
#16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry

In his second year of competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for BMR, Derek Kraus is piloting the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry for 2018.

The 16-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin is following up his successful freshman season - in which he won the Rookie of the Year Award and was third in the overall standings, as BMR drivers dominated the competition in winning 11 of 14 races and finished 1-2-3 in points.

Along with scoring a win and pole award, he had nine top-five and 10 top-10 finishes last year.

Kraus, a successful wrestler in school, has a racing resume that includes competition in karting, a Bandolero Series, the Midwest Truck Series, and super late models.

Born: Sept. 1, 2001
Hometown: Stratford, Wisconsin
Hobbies: Riding snowmobile, iRacing
Favorite Sports: Multi-time regional qualifier for youth state wrestling; also played football, baseball