Derek Kraus Tag

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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Cool, calm and extremely focused is 18-year-old Derek Kraus, who is set to run double duty in both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and K&N Pro Series West at ISM Raceway. The Stratford, Wisconsin native will be making his fourth Truck Series start of 2019 for Bill McAnally Racing’s No. 19 ENEOS Toyota Tundra. A year ago, Kraus made his series debut at Phoenix where he started and finished eighth. Kraus said there are things that he’ll be able to carry fromRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – You can call him the Dover Dominator. With a No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford that was strongest at the end of Saturday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway, Johnny Sauter beat pole winner Brett Moffitt to the finish line after a late restart to win his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season and his third straight the Monster Mile. The former series champion, who returned to ThorSport this season after a less-than-amicable split with GMS Racing, couldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two weeks off, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is back in action at Martinsville Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch has won the last two races. Drivers playing catch up, a huge rookie contingent, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers in the field once again are some of the storylines heading into the Martinsville 250. Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Busch are the only Cup drivers enter in Saturday’s race. Coverage for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Bill McAnally Racing will once again field an entry in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Derek Kraus. The 17-year-old will compete in four races for the West Coast-based team. Kraus will make his 2019 Truck Series debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 19 ENEOS Motor Oil / NAPA Filters Toyota Tundra. He will then return at Dover International Speedway on May 3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 13, after he turns 18 on September 1,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Derek Kraus announced Sunday that he’ll make his debut in the Camping World Truck Series at ISM Raceway in Phoenix for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150, driving the No. 19 NAPA Know How Toyota Tundra for Bill McAnally Racing. It’ll be McAnally’s return on the national tour since Austin Cameron drove for him in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Sonoma Raceway in 2004. As far as Trucks, it’ll be McAnally’s first crack in the series since 2001 at PhoenixRead 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