• K&N Pro Series West Visit To The Rockies
DACONO, Colo. (June 9, 2018) – All three Bill McAnally Racing drivers turned in a strong performance in the NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 175 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday night.
The trio finished fourth, fifth, and sixth in the tightly contested battle on the 3/8-mile short track just north of Denver.
Derek Kraus, who in qualifying won his third pole of the year and fourth of his career, led early in the race and came away with a fourth-place finish in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry.
Series rookie Hailie Deegan finished fifth in the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry, giving her a second straight top-five finish.
Finishing sixth was Cole Rouse, who had the No. 99 NAPA Belts & Hoses Toyota Camry in the lead early after starting fourth.
Kraus – a 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Stratford, Wisconsin – remains third in the championship standings, 14 points out of the lead. He has one win and four top-five finishes in five starts this season.
Rouse is just behind him – fourth in the standings, 18 points out of first. The 20-year-old Fort Smith, Arkansas driver has three top-five and five top-10 finishes this year.
Deegan, who was coming off a best finish of fourth in the most recent series event, is second in rookie points and seventh in the overall standings. The 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Temecula, California has two top-five and five top-10 finishes.
The NAPA Hospitality event at Colorado National Speedway was a big draw again this year. NAPA guests were treated to a special pit tour, a meet-and-greet with the BMR drivers, and a chance to attend the pre-race drivers meeting.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS / Toyota 175, which was won by Derek Thorn, is slated to be televised on NBCSN on June 14 at 3 p.m. PT. It was the fifth event on a 14-race series schedule.
The next event on tap for the K&N Pro Series West will be the Carneros 200 on the road course at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California on June 23.