Disappointment for ENEOS-Sponsored Drivers at Sonoma Procore 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Race
The recent run of good fortune ended for the ENEOS-sponsored drivers from Bill McAnally Racing at the Procore 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event at Sonoma Raceway last Saturday.
Derek Kraus, the 17 year-old NASCAR Next driver, started seventh in the #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry. He was battling to break into the top five when he coasted to the pits with fuel pump issues on Lap 18. He returned to competition three laps down and spent much of the remaining race working to get on the lead lap. However, he was caught up in an incident and sent off course on the final lap, eventually finishing 19th.
In making her first series start at Sonoma, Brittney Zamora qualified her #99 NAPA Belts & Hose / ENEOS Toyota Camry in 24th. She gained spots in the first ten laps, before being sidelined with electrical trouble. She was credited in 29th place at the end of the race.
Despite the misfortune at Sonoma, Kraus maintains his lead in the championship. He is one point ahead of BMR teammate, Hailie Deegan, who took pole position in qualifying and finished the race in 8th. Zamora is second in rookie points and sixth overall. The race was won by Noah Gragson
The Sonoma race will be televised on NBCSN on June 27 at 3pm PT.
The next event on the K&N West schedule will be the Clint Newell Auto Group/Toyota 150 presented by ENEOS and NAPA AUTO PARTS at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, June 29.