The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West travels this week to one of the most historic and picturesque tracks on the circuit – Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 presented by ENEOS on Saturday will mark the 59th series race hosted by the fairgrounds track, dating back to 1964.
Six drivers account for seven wins by Bill McAnally Racing at the .646-mile oval. Brendan Gaughan captured two wins at Monroe; while Austin Cameron, Brian Ickler, Eric Holmes, Todd Gilliland, and Chris Eggleston each scored one victory there with BMR.
The three drivers who comprise this year’s lineup at BMR hope to add their name to that list. Derek Kraus drives the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, while Hailie Deegan wheels the No. 19 Monster Energy/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry, and Brittney Zamora is in the No. 99 ENEOS/NAPA Filters Toyota Camry.
Saturday’s event will mark a homecoming for Zamora – a 20-year-old series rookie from Kennewick, Washington. She will be making her first K&N West start at her home track, where she finished fifth in the standings of the Super Late Model division last year. Her performance won her the Washington State Rookie of the Year Award last year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In addition, she was honored with NASCAR’s 2018 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award.
Zamora is second in rookie points and is fifth in the overall K&N West standings. She has one pole, four top-five and five top-10 finishes in eight series starts this year.
Kraus and Deegan are 1-2 in the championship standings, meanwhile, with Kraus holding a 16-point advantage over his teammate. He has three wins, one pole, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in eight K&N West starts this season.
Kraus – a 17-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin – has two previous series starts at Evergreen Speedway, resulting in a ninth-place finish last year and an 11th-place finish as a rookie in 2017.
Deegan, 18, of Temecula, California has one series start at the Washington track. She finished seventh there last season in her rookie season. In K&N West competition this year; she has registered two wins, two poles, five top-five and six top-10 finishes in eight starts.
Kraus and Deegan are both members of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights NASCAR’s emerging stars.
The K&N West race at Monroe will air live on FansChoice.TV – the streaming digital platform that’s airing the entire NASCAR regional series schedule live this year. In addition, it will be broadcast to a national audience on NBCSN on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. PT.
Guests from NAPA and ENEOS will be treated to a special hospitality area at the track on Saturday, part of the VIP experience BMR has lined up. The VIP treatment will also include rides in BMR’s two-seater No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry and a special pit tour.