• 4 Drivers To Compete In NASCAR K&N Pro Series
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Bill McAnally Racing’s lineup of drivers who will compete this year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series were formally introduced and their cars were unveiled during a special open house at the BMR facility in Roseville, California on Thursday.
Chris Eggleston, Todd Gilliland, Julia Landauer, and Riley Herbst were front and center as sponsor representatives, the media and race fans were invited out for the festivities.
The BMR drivers are slated to race the full schedule in the K&N Pro Series West this year and compete in select events in the K&N Pro Series East.
Eggleston – the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion from Erie, Colorado – returns to defend his title in the BMR Toyota Camry with sponsorship from NAPA Filters and H2O Fire Protection. His entry will change, however, from No. 99 to No. 50, as part of a special paint scheme to promote and celebrate the 50th anniversary since NAPA Filters introduced its first-ever NAPA-branded product.
Champion crew chief Ty Joiner, combined with team manager Bryan Tasnady, will lead the charge for the team in 2016.
Gilliland will drive the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry as he embarks on his rookie season in the series. The 15-year-old from Sherrils Ford, North Carolina captured the spotlight in November when he won at Phoenix in his series debut.
Crew chief Chris Lawson will join with team manager John Camilleri in calling the strategy and coordinating the work for the team this season.
Landauer is set to make her series debut as she begins her rookie season in the No. 54 Toyota Camry. The New York City native, who scored a championship in the Skip Barber Racing series at the age of 14, won a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship this past season in the Limited Late Model division at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia.
Champion crew chief Mario Isola and team manager Jake Koens will head up the effort for this year for the team.
Herbst will also be making his series debut as he launches his rookie season in the No. 19 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry. The 16-year-old from Las Vegas is coming off a successful year of competition as a newcomer in two divisions at Irwindale (California) Speedway – winning the championship in the Irwindale Speed Trucks, and finishing fifth in the final standings of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late models at Irwindale.
Veteran crew chief Duane Knorr and team manager Joe Draper will join forces in leading the team in the 2016 campaign.
The K&N Pro Series West opens its 2016 season with the Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Irwindale Speedway on March 19.