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K&N Pro West News & Notes: Tucson

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Third-generation racer Todd Gilliland leads another talented field in his quest to repeat as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion when the 2017 season takes the green flag in the NAPA Auto Parts Tucson 150 at Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway on Saturday, March 18. > More

Rodgers Joins Jefferson Pitts Racing

Official Release

Naches, Wash. - Will Rodgers, sponsored in part by his own start-up company Craft Beer Racing, has signed with Jefferson Pitts Racing to pilot the No. 7 car for the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. Rodgers, the 2016 dark horse K&N West racer, has teamed up with the team prime for a championship in 2017.

Having never raced stock cars before 2016, The twenty-two-year-old made his stock car racing debut qualifying 9th place at Sonoma last year. He proceeded to earn four top ten finishes in his first six races.

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Behar Back In Action In the K&N Pro West

Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

SPOKANE, Wash. – Nicole Behar is making her return to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

After competing in only four events in 2016, Behar will return to full-time competition this year. The 19-year-old from Otis Orchards, Washington, recorded two top-five and four top-10 finishes to finish 20th in the K&N Pro Series West final standings.

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NAPA 500 Challenge: 4 Races In 8 Days

Official Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Three popular race tracks in the Southwest will host four races in eight days for NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams next month, with big bonuses up for grabs as part of the NAPA 500 Challenge.

To be eligible for the bonus money, which includes a giant $100,000 award if a driver can win all four races, drivers must pre-register by March 1 at BMRNAPA.com. There is no cost to register.

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Eggleston Back With BMR

Team Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing announced today that Chris Eggleston will be back in the No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota Camry for 2017, as he contends for a second championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

The Erie, Colorado driver is seeking another title to go with the one he won with BMR in 2015.

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Partridge Back To Chase K&N West Title

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Partridge will get another shot at winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.

The 28-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, will return to Sunrise Ford Racing for a third season in the K&N Pro Series West.

“I’m ecstatic to return to Sunrise Ford Racing,” Partridge said. “Sunrise Ford Racing is the best its ever been. At least since I’ve been there.”

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Kraus Named To Drive For BMR

Team Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing today announced that Derek Kraus will compete for BMR in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for 2017.

The 15-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin will contend for the Rookie of the Year Award and overall title as he runs the full schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, while also competing in select events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

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Perkins Returns To K&N Pro West

Team Release

BAKERSFILED, Calif. - Following a 2016 rookie season in which he tallied ten top-10 finishes in fourteen appearances, rising star Blaine Perkins has confirmed he will once again partner with Steve Portenga Racing for a fulltime return to NASCAR K&N Pro Series West competition in 2017.

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Landauer Signs With Bruncati For 2017 Season

Team Release

Two-time racing champion Julia Landauer has signed with Bob Bruncati's Sunrise Ford Racing Team for the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. This will be Landauer's second season in the K&N West series. 

"I'm really excited to take all I learned in 2016 and make a run for the championship in 2017 with Bob [Bruncati] and the Sunrise Team," Landauer said. "It was a privilege to race for Bill McAnally Racing last year and I'm grateful to get another opportunity to compete for a championship-winning team again in 2017."

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NAPA Challenge Set For K&N Pro West

Official Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – This year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season will get underway with NAPA AUTO PARTS sponsoring the biggest kickoff in the history of the series – featuring four races in eight days and more than $400,000 in posted awards, plus giant bonuses that include $50,000 to any driver who can win all four events.

The NAPA 500 Challenge will feature 500 laps of competition, involving four races at three tracks.

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