#19 Carlyle Tools Toyota Camry

Derek Kraus
#19 Carlyle Tools Toyota Camry

Derek Kraus graduated to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for 2017, driving BMR’s No. 19 Carlyle Tools Toyota Camry as he contends for the Rookie of the Year Award and the overall title.

The 15-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin has quickly progressed up the racing ranks - from karting to a Bandolero Series, to the Midwest Truck Series, and eventually super late models.

Kraus competed in super late models at multiple tracks in 2016. He finished as the runner-up in championship points at State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin and also finished second in the Yellow River Race Series at Marshfield (Wisconsin) Super Speedway. In addition, he finished fourth last year in season championship points in the ARCA Midwest Tour Series.

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