McAnally won five championships in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series West. The first series championship was in 1999 with driver Sean Woodside in Motegi, Japan (the only NASCAR championship ever clinched outside the United States) in which McAnally gave race partner, NAPA AUTO PARTS their first championship in the West Series. That was followed by back to back championships with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan in 2000 and 2001. A fourth series championship was won in 2008 with driver Eric Holmes piloting the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry. It was the first series championship for Toyota. Holmes and the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS team gave BMR’s race partners a fifth series championship in 2010. BMR took home top honors in the Inaugural Toyota All-Star Showdown in 2003 with driver Austin Cameron piloting the West Series NAPA AUTO PARTS entry.
Alumni of BMR include NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers Jim Inglebright and Steve Portenga, IRL driver Sarah Fisher and Brian Herta, NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Clint Bowyer and Kerry Earnhardt, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion now NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Peyton Sellers and NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Brian Ickler and NASCAR Camping World driver Paulie Harraka. BMR also began a driver development program in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series in association with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Initiative. BMR brought D4D their first win in 2005 with driver Allison Duncan. She was also the first female ever to win a feature event at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway. NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driver Paulie Harraka returned in 2008 for his second season with BMR and his third season with D4D. Harraka went on to give BMR and D4D eleven wins in the series competing at All American Speedway; winning the track championship, the first championship for Drive for Diversity. This made seventeen features wins for D4D with BMR. BMR and Harraka went on to give D4D its first and second Touring Series wins with podium finishes during Harraka’s rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Returning to BMR in 2012 piloting the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry is the 2006, 2008 and 2010 NASCAR K & N Pro Series West Champion, Eric Holmes. He finished the 2009 and 2011 seasons 2nd in the series championship points race. Holmes is ninth on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Career Victories record book which dates back to 1954. Completing the BMR grid in the West Series will be Cameron Hayley piloting the No. 24 Cabinets by Hayley/NAPA Batteries Toyota Camry. Fifteen-year-old Cameron Hayley made four starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West last season. He made an impression on fans and racers alike as he finished in second at Montana Raceway Park in his first start. He recorded two top-fives in those four starts and has set his sights on not only the rookie of the year title but also on being a contender in the chase for his first series championship all while juggling his high school class schedule back in Canada. BMR will have several drivers driving select races during the 2012 season. This season will include NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennigton and from the GASS Series driver Chris Evans. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver/owner Michael Waltrip drove a BMR prepared car in previous seasons as well as the current NASCAR Mexico Series Champion German Quiroga. BMR is headquartered in the heartland of California, just 20 miles from the State Capitol, in Roseville. Housing state of the art technology and a stable of race cars, BMR is able to handle all aspects of race car preparation. Along with the race shop, BMR is also the home of BMR NAPA AutoCare Center where customers get top-notch car care by NASCAR championship winning mechanics.
Bill McAnally Racing is one of the most respected race teams on the west coast. It will stay the course as it seeks a sixth NASCAR K & N Pro Series West Championship title.