Derek Kraus and Bill McAnally making CWTS debut.
The 17 year old from Wisconsin will make his NASCAR Touring Series debut in the Camping World Truck Series (CWTS) event at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend.
Kraus has 5 NASCAR K&N Pro Series victories to his credit, all coming on the West tour. Kraus ended the 2017 K&N West (KNPSW) campaign in third place for the total points standings after 1 win in the season finale at Bakersfield. The 2018 tour saw more success, 4 wins including both Bakersfield events, a Gateway combination of East and West drivers, plus a win at Douglas County. Despite the four victories to his name, a season high, Kraus ended up 4th in the championship. Kraus also won the pole a total of 5 times, the next best was Hailie Deegan's two.
All KNPSW starts for Kraus have come in Bill McAnally's Toyotas, which have won 8 West championships. Kraus has made 7 (non-combination) K&N East (KNPSE) starts in his young career, two of which, at David Gilliland Racing-CROSLEY, where he finished the KNPSE tour with a second in New Hampshire, and a third at Dover.
Kraus will likely need to qualify in on time at ISM Raceway. Qualifying in Phoenix begins Friday at 5:35PM EST on FS1, with the Lucas Oil 150, Friday at 8:30PM EST on FS1.