K&N Pro Series Category

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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to action Saturday for the running of the NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, and its championship battle has heated up with only six races remaining. Bob Bruncati Racing drivers Derek Thorn and Ryan Partridge are tied in first. Both drivers have a win to their name, but Thorn owns the tiebreaker because of his four runner-up finishes to Partridge’s two. The 2013 series champion captured his latest runner-up effort in the combination raceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Second a year ago, winner this time around for 23-year-old Will Rodgers, who beat Aric Almirola by 4.420 seconds to score his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win of the season in Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway. On the final restart with 14 laps to go, the pole sitter made the pitch perfect move to get by Almirola in Turn 11, and dethroned the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars in the process. “That pass really came down to theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Last year’s road racer surprise in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has now become the fastest man in ‘Wine Country’ as Will Rodgers put up a flying run of 1:19.081 (90.591 mph), and will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway. Rodgers’s No. 7 Kelly & Assoc. Insurance Group Ford outperformed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie William Byron by 0.467 seconds (.532 mph), creating the “Will and Will Show” on Row 1. RodgersRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first five races of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West were all contested at tracks that are 1/2 mile or less. That’ll change Saturday as 31 cars are scheduled to compete in the Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. It’s the tour’s only road course of the season, and certainly a wild card on the series calendar. More so that five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are added into the mix. The five are Hendrick Motorsports drivers Alex Bowman and WilliamRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji. Lt. Iwuji is a 30-year-old that drives the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS in the ARCA Racing Series for Patriot Motorsports Group. He also competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West full-time and the East Division sporadically. Lt. Iwuji is also the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Lt. Jesse Iwuji: “Most of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Harrison Burton. Burton is a 16-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver that drives the No. 51 DEX Imaging Toyota Tundra. Burton competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series in the No. 8 Dex Imaging Toyota Camry for MDM Motorsports where he currently leads the standings by 22 points over Todd Gilliland. He also competes part-time in the No. 28 Dex Imaging Toyota Camry in theRead More