Kraus Battles Back for Fourth at Iowa Speedway
The ENEOS-sponsored drivers at Bill McAnally Racing had an exciting weekend at the Casey’s General Store 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway. Derek Kraus battled his way back from an early racing incident to take a fourth-place finish after another car made contact with Kraus, puncturing his left rear tire. This sent the #16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry facing backwards into the wall at Turn 4.
Kraus immediately pitted for repairs, then got back on the lead lap when the yellow flag flew on Lap 52 for the first of two scheduled breaks. He restarted in 20th and, over the next ten laps, was able to reach 10th. He then worked his way up to fourth when the checkered flag was waved.
Despite his fourth place finish, Kraus remains in the lead of the K&N West championship points standings, 16 points over teammate Hailie Deegan. However, he slipped to second in the K&N Pro Series East standings, six points behind race winner Sam Mayer.
Unfortunately, his BMR teammate also encountered problems, as series rookie Brittney Zamora experienced mechanical issues on Lap 102, sidelining her until she was able to return and land 20th place in her #99 NAPA Filters / ENEOS Toyota Camry.
Zamora remains second in rookie points and fifth in the overall K&N West standings with one pole, four top-five and five top-ten finishes in her eight series starts.
The next event on the K&N West schedule will be at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on August 17.
The Iowa Speedway race will be televised on NBCSN on July 31 at 4pm EST.