Kraus takes 17th on Vegas dirt track
For Hub City Times
LAS VEGAS, NV – Stratford’s Derek Kraus, 17, was sidelined in a late-race incident and finished 17th, during the Sept. 13 Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Kraus’ teammate Hailie Deegan put her name in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West record books in setting the fast mark in qualifying for the Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Thursday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole award in the 64-year history of the series.
Deegan was one of four BMR drivers who ran up front in the event. She led the early laps, before Kraus got by in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry on Lap 20. He paced the field until spinning on Lap 44.
Kraus is fourth in points, seven markers behind Rouse. He has three wins, four poles, six top fives, and eight top 10s this season.
The Las Vegas race, won by Sheldon Creed, is slated to be televised on NBCSN on Sept. 21.
The next event on the K&N Pro Series West schedule will be the NAPA AUTO PARTS 208 at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway on Sept. 29.