Kraus and Zamora Take Top 3 at NAPA 150
What a wild weekend it was for the ENEOS-sponsored Bill McAnally Racing drivers at the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 presented by ENEOS, part of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In Brittney Zamora’s case, it was a true homecoming, matching her career-best mark with a third place finish, leading a third of the laps after qualifying on the pole in her #99 ENEOS/NAPA Filters Toyota Camry. Teammate Derek Kraus, who qualified third, worked to the front, leading laps 81 through 100, and managed to finish second overall.
Zamora set the pace for the first 46 laps, was pushed back to fifth on a later restart, but pushed hard after making adjustments at the midway break, giving her fans plenty to cheer for as she chased teammate Derek Kraus for second place.
“After leading for 40 laps, the car took a big fall off,” Zamora explained. “It was good and all of a sudden it was bad. I told the crew what it was doing at every spot on the track and they made adjustments that helped us a lot. I thought I was going to get Derek, but I didn’t have everything I needed to get by.”
Zamora remains second in rookie points and fifth in the overall championship points standings. She has five top-five and six top-10 finishes, along with two poles, in nine starts this season.
Kraus, pilot of the #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry and overall runner-up, battled hard the entire race against winner Trevor Huddleston. He says, “That was one of the tightest race cars I’ve ever had. We fought all night, but overall it was a good points night.”
With this second place finish, Kraus maintains his lead in the championship standings by 18 points. He currently has three wins, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes in nine starts this year.
Catch these exciting Bill McAnally Racing drivers next at the Monaco Cocktails 125 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, a NASCAR Pro Series East/West combination race, held August 24th at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis.