K&N Pro Series Category

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just hours removed from her second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory, Hailie Deegan broke the news that she will make her ARCA Menards Series debut with Venturini Motorsports later this season at Toledo Speedway. In total, Deegan will make six starts in ARCA competition. Deegan is running full-time for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 19 Monster / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry in the K&N Pro Series West with selected starts in the East division. The 17-year-old made her NASCAR debut lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Many female drivers have come and go in NASCAR’s touring series, but for NASCAR K&N Pro Series West’s young star Hailie Deegan, her first full season in the sport has been a goal setting dream. After wrapping up Rookie of the Year honors last Saturday at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California, the 17-year-old from Temecula has her eyes set on next season, hoping to run another season in K&N West and win the series championship. “This has been my dream season,” Deegan told the pressRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest batch of fresh faces in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers competing in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 27 will now include K&N Pro Series East champion Tyler Ankrum. DGR-Crosley announced its 10th driver to race in the No. 54 Toyota Tundra Tuesday after the 17 year-old raced for the David Gilliland owned team in K&N East this season, where he racked up four wins and finished inside the top-10 in all but two races to score the seriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first set of major news since NASCAR’s announcement of taking over ARCA in 2020 on April 27 was set in stone at Dover International Speedway in Delaware Saturday, and it mostly impacts the K&N Pro Series. Starting in 2020, a framework between ARCA and NASCAR’s regional series indicated that it’ll have a four-series model that’ll not only keep its series roots, but also an all-star type series which drivers can compete. Both K&N East and West will downsize from 14 races to 6-8, competing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MERIDIAN, Idaho — “God, this is the happiest day of my life,” said the trailblazing 17-year-old Hailie Deegan of Temecula, California, who made NASCAR history Saturday in the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway, becoming the first female to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. Not only did she accomplish that feat, Deegan also becomes the first female to win a major NASCAR touring race since three-time Dash Series winner Shawna Robinson last won at Myrtle Beach in 1989. The historic winning passRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MERIDIAN, Idaho – The fastest man of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour continues to be Bill McAnally Racing’s Derek Kraus, who scored his fifth pole Saturday at Meridian Speedway, setting a blistering time of 12.243 seconds. Not only he accomplished this feat, but it’ll be his fourth straight KNPSW front row start as he’ll look to gain ground on points leader Derek Thorn, who will start fifth in the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208. Kraus told Motorsports Tribune that running 208 laps on theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From the rugged dust bowl that was the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt circuit to the narrow, flat quarter-mile bullring known as Meridian Speedway in Idaho will be the 12th stop for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour as the championship battle has narrowed down to just a few contenders with three rounds remaining. History was made in the last round on Sept. 13 when rookie Hailie Deegan became the first female driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole, where she led 13Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. — After multiple weather delays, two red flags, tempers flaring, and fuel problems from pole sitter Derek Kraus, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader Derek Thorn capitalized through all obstacles, and was the only driver smiling, scoring his second win of the season in Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway, beating Cole Rouse by 1.629 seconds. For 115 laps, it was all Kraus as he had a comfortable lead over Thorn, Coe Rouse, Ryan Partridge, and Kody Vanderwal until heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. — Mother Nature favored the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West drivers, as they were able to get qualifying completed, and when it was all set and done, NASCAR NEXT driver Derek Kraus (23.459 seconds) scored his third pole of the season. Kraus told Motorsports Tribune that tire conservation is crucial to be in the race-winning battle and he hopes to be in contention. “It’s definitely a good thing to start the day with the pole, but the race is what counts,” said Kraus. “Qualifying isRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. – The goal is simple for Armani Williams of Detroit, getting to compete in as many races as he can, and pursuing his dream as the first NASCAR driver on the autism spectrum. Hours before making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at Evergreen Speedway, the pilot of the No. 34 Race4Autism.com Ford said he’s been trying to get as many opportunities to race since his East debut at Memphis International Raceway back in June. In that race, he started 19th andRead More