Joins Hailie Deegan & Derek Kraus For 2019
ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) is set to make history again, this time with two female competitors behind the wheel of its Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2019. Brittney Zamora has joined BMR for the 2019 season, competing in the No. 99 ENEOS/NAPA Filters Toyota Camry.
“We are lucky to have the opportunity to add a quality driver of Brittney’s prestige to our team for 2019,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “We are already looking forward to the competition meetings because this may be as talented of a group as we have ever had on this team.”
Zamora, a TRD development driver, is a 19-year-old, second-generation driver from Kennewick Washington. In 2018, Zamora won the Washington State NASCAR Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and captured her second consecutive championship in the Northwest Super Late Model Series. She also earned NASCAR’s 2018 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award.
Zamora is looking forward to joining BMR and adding to the championship legacy.
“Bill McAnally Racing is an elite NASCAR K&N Pro Series team who has won multiple championships and I’m proud to drive for them,” said Zamora. “This is a dream opportunity for me and I’m here to win races and compete at the highest level every day.”
ENEOS, a new sponsor for BMR, will split time with NAPA Filters in sponsoring Zamora.
“We proudly welcome ENEOS to the BMR family and look forward to displaying their brand on Brittney’s Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series,” McAnally said.
The 2019 BMR NASCAR K&N Pro Series West lineup consists of Zamora, fellow Toyota Racing development driver and NASCAR Next alumni Hailie Deegan, and third-year driver Derek Kraus, also part of the most recent NASCAR Next class. Each driver will compete in select NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events in 2019. All three will be behind the wheel of their BMR Camrys at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 10.
Kraus will return for a third season at Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) in 2019 where he will pilot the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Kraus will also make a jump to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and compete in BMR’s No. 19 ENEOS Toyota Tundra in select events.
Kraus led the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2018 in victories (four), poles (five) and laps-led (717).
“Derek has quickly developed into a contender in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “It’s been great to be a part of his development and we look forward to continuing that role with him.”
The 17-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin, is ready for an exciting 2019 season and is looking forward to competing for a championship.
“While we won four races last year, we came up a little bit short in our ultimate goal to win a championship and I want to change that this year,” said Kraus. “Being a part of Bill McAnally Racing has been a dream for me and I am thankful for the opportunity to run in a few NASCAR national series races this year.”
Deegan finished fifth in the NASCAR K&N West championship standings last season – earning one win, two poles, five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in 14 starts. She was recently named to Forbes’ list of “Women In Sports To Watch In 2019.”
BMR has won a record eight series championships, as well as earning 90 overall victories between the East and West divisions of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Zamora will attempt to be the fourth-consecutive BMR driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie title – following Deegan in 2018, Kraus in 2017, and Todd Gilliland in 2016.