Kraus grabs fifth pole of season
For Hub City Times
MERIDIAN, ID – Stratford native Derek Kraus captured his fifth pole of the season and sixth of his career during the Sept. 29 NAPA AUTO PARTS Idaho 208 at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway
Kraus, a 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver, dominated the Meridian race – leading from the pole in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry and pacing the field for 190 circuits of the 208-lap event. He lost the lead when he took evasive action to avoid a lapped car that spun.
Kraus is fourth in standings – seven points behind BMR teammate Cole Rouse. He leads the series with three wins and has seven top fives and nine top 10s.
The Meridian race is slated to be televised on NBCSN on Oct. 5.
The next event on the K&N Pro Series West schedule will be the NAPA AutoCare / Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA, on Oct. 13.