Kraus sets track record in New Hampshire
For Hub City Times
LOUDON, N.H. – Sixteen-year-old Derek Kraus set a track record in qualifying to win his first K&N East pole award and followed that up with a top-five finish in the United Site Services 70 on July 21.
Kraus led the way among Bill McAnally Racing’s drivers as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The race, which was won by Tyler Ankrum, marked the fourth K&N East start this year for Kraus, who is running the full 14-race schedule in the West division of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season – while competing in select events in the East division.
Kraus, of Stratford, is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights rising stars.
The K&N East race at the track – known as the Magic Mile – will be televised on NBCSN on July 25.
Kraus now prepares for the Casey’s General Stores 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA, on July 27.