ENEOS-Sponsored BMR Drivers Seek Elusive Win at Sonoma
Sonoma Raceway in California is the only track on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule where Bill McAnally Racing has not been to Victory Lane – yet!
The ENEOS-sponsored BMR drivers hope to change that this week when the series makes its annual visit to the road course in Northern California’s wine country for the Procore 200 on Saturday.
The prestigious race is part of a big NASCAR weekend, which also features the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday.
Derek Kraus, driver of BMR’s #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, has two series starts at Sonoma. He finished fifth there as a rookie in 2017, and 10th in last year’s race. The 17 year-old from Stratford, WI heads into this year’s race leading the championship standings – with two wins, three top-five, and five top-ten finishes in five starts this year.
As well as leading the title chase in the K&N West, Kraus also leads the standings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – where he also has two wins this season.
In addition, he already made headlines this week at Sonoma Raceway, while competing in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. In preparation for the K&N West race, he entered the Trans Am race there on Sunday and grabbed the overall win in his first race in that series.
Series rookie Brittney Zamora, behind the wheel of BMR’s #99 NAPA Belts & Hoses / ENEOS Toyota Camry, will be making her first start at Sonoma in a K&N West race. The 20 year-old, second-generation driver from Kennewick, WA is second in rookie points and fifth in the overall standings. She has one pole, three top-five and four top-ten finishes.
BMR is based in Roseville, CA – about 90 miles from Sonoma – and has yet to win at the twisting road course, although their drivers have come close on several occasions. The team is hoping one of its drivers will finally stand on the top step this weekend.
WATCH THE RACE
The Sonoma race will air live to a national audience on NBCSN on June 27 at 3pm PT. It can also be seen on FansChoice.TV – the streaming digital platform is airing the entire NASCAR regional series calendar live this year.