Derek Kraus #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry

Derek Kraus
#16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry

In his second year driving for BMR in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, 16-year-old Derek Kraus of Stratford, Wisconsin is piloting the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry.

He had an outstanding freshman season in 2017, winning the Rookie of the Year Award and finishing third in the overall standings of the K&N West. He was part of a trio of BMR drivers who dominated the competition in 2017, winning 11 of 14 races and finishing first, second, and third in points.

Along with scoring a win and pole award, he had nine top-five and 10 top-10 finishes last year.

Kraus, also a successful youth state wrestler, has competed in karting, a Bandolero Series, the Midwest Truck Series, and super late models.

Born: Sept. 1, 2001
Hometown: Stratford, Wisconsin
Hobbies: Riding snowmobile, iRacing
Favorite Sports: Multi-time regional qualifier for youth state wrestling; also played football, baseball