BMR Drivers Look To Finish Season Strong

• K&N West Visits Meridian Speedway On Saturday

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Bill McAnally Racing’s trio of drivers look to finish the season strong as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads into its final three events of the year.

The series heads to Idaho this week for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway on Saturday.

BMR drivers Cole Rouse and Derek Kraus are third and fourth in the championship standings, respectively, and aim to gain points on their competition as the season winds down. Their BMR teammate, Hailie Deegan, is sixth in the standings and wants to build on her momentum to finish in the top five for the season and capture this year’s Rookie of the Year Award.

Rouse, who drives the No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota Camry, has turned in a very consistent performance this year – with five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 11 starts. The 21-year-old from Fort Smith, Arkansas is coming off a sixth-place finish on the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Rouse finished fourth at Meridian in 2016, in his only previous series start at the quarter-mile oval.

Kraus – a 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver who wheels the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry – leads the series in terms of most wins so far this year, with three victories, and also has the most pole awards, with four. The Stratford, Wisconsin teenager is seven points behind Rouse in the standings. Overall this season, Kraus has six top fives and eight top 10s. He finished fifth as a rookie last year at Meridian.

Deegan, also a 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver, heads to Idaho with momentum on her side as she prepares to make her 12th career start in the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry. At Las Vegas, she became the first female driver to win a pole award in the history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, and then went on to win her heat race and finish second in the feature event. The Temecula, California resident – who transitioned from off-road racing to full-bodied stock cars – has registered four top-five and nine top-10 series finishes.

In advance of this week’s race, the BMR team will make a special appearance for the Dyson Group at a store front sales event at the NAPA AUTO PARTS Store in Meridian on Friday.

A large turnout of NAPA guests is expected for a VIP Hospitality at the track on Saturday. NAPA’s role as event sponsor, meanwhile, will provide the opportunity to be part of the pre-race and post-race ceremonies.

The Meridian event, the 12th of a 14-race schedule, is scheduled to be televised on NBCSN on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. PT.

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