Kraus takes sixth in season opener
For Hub City Times
LAS VEGAS, NV – Stratford’s Derek Kraus took sixth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, on Feb. 28.
Kraus, 17, started second on the grid and put the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry into the lead early. He paced the field until a restart with just over 30 laps to go. Kraus slipped back, but was able to come away with a sixth-place finish.
Thursday’s race, which marked the first time for the K&N West and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to race at the same track on the same day. It will be televised on NBCSN on March 5.
The next race on the K&N Pro Series West schedule will be the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Southern California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 30.