Bill McAnally Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After scoring a historic ARCA Menards Series West victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring last Saturday, 19-year-old Gracie Trotter has had a crazy few days following a performance which showcased female drivers could go out there and dominate the competition with ease. “It’s been a wild ride. Pretty crazy, talking to a lot of people. Social media has been going insane. But it’s good to be back home,” said Trotter. “I’m on the East Coast getting to celebrate with my family and friends backRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Derek Kraus scored his best career finish in Sunday’s South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway, reducing the playoff cutoff gap on Todd Gilliland down to 10 points. Kraus, who drove a throwback of Ron Hornaday’s NAPA scheme, appeared was going to have a modest 147-lap race, battling his former Bill McAnally Racing teammate for the seventh spot. Up to that point, Kraus said his afternoon wasn’t great as track position was hard to come by up until the final stage when his McAnally-Hilgemann RacingRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service With the three drivers in front of him opting to pit just before an overtime restart, Ben Rhodes chose to stay on track in the fourth position and held off rookie Derek Kraus, winning Sunday’s South Carolina Education Lottery 200. It was the third NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win of the 23-year old Kentucky native’s career; the first since 2018. He is the seventh different winner of 2020. “Gosh, that was such a tough win,’’ Rhodes said. “We weren’t the best truck allRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New high school graduate Derek Kraus put on his best overall performance of his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series campaign, finishing fifth in Friday’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 at Kansas Speedway. The Wisconsin racer had to miss his Stratford High School graduation ceremony to compete in the Kansas doubleheader as he entered the first of two 134-lap races outside the top-10 in points after eight races. “I feel like tonight we had a really good run, and it was a special night, forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in nearly 20 years, Bill McAnally will field a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entry as it was announced Monday that he and businessman Bill Hilgemann formed McAnally-Hilgemann Racing with K&N West champion Derek Kraus running the No. 19 Toyota Tundra on a full-time basis. Kraus ruled the regional level where in 2019 alone, he scored seven Pro Series wins (five in the West) and brought McAnally its ninth series title. Calling the shots for the Stratford, Wisconsin native willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On the track, Brittney Zamora is one of the top racing talents from the Northwest. Off the track, education highlights her sheer determination and selfless care of others. The Kennewick, Washington native wrapped up her first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West campaign with Bill McAnally Racing, scoring two poles and two-third place finishes in 14 starts. It only took four rounds into the season where Zamora made a name for herself during the second Tucson race where she led the field to the green flag afterRead More