Derek Kraus played his cards right over and over again Monday night at New Smyrna Speedway.  After starting the race back in the 16th position, Kraus used a perfect mixture of patience and aggressiveness to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener.   Driving for Bill McAnally Racing, the Wisconsin native took the […]

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Click the Button Below to Watch the Show [button link="https://speed51.com/player-the-morning-bullring/" size="xl" color="green" shape="round"]Click Here to Watch On-Demand[/button]   The Morning Bullring, a morning talk show devoted to short track racing, returned Monday morning with an on-location broadcast from New Smyrna Speedway .   Monday morning's show was jam-packed with another impressive guest list and loads of Florida […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With the biggest Super Late Model race on the west coast being held this weekend, we challenged our staff once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, "Who […]

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Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California may have been built with Derek Kraus in mind.  The 17-year-old Stratford, Wisconsin high school student has won the last three NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events at the high speed, half-mile tri-oval.  Kraus will return to Bakersfield on February 1-2 to participate in the $30,000-to-win 5th Annual Winter […]

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The entry list for the 5th Annual SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park continues to grow as the field gets set to compete in just over two weeks. With 42 Super Late Model drivers set to head to Bakersfield, the race is shaping up to be a preverbial who’s who of the […]

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The path of Derek Kraus’ racing career has led to a primarily NASCAR heavy schedule for 2018, most notably in the K&N Pro Series West, where the 17-year-old Wisconsin driver accumulated four victories for Bill McAnally Racing in the NAPA No. 16.   In between his Stock Car appearances, Kraus and his No. 9K Super […]

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Mother Nature tried to dampen the fun this weekend, but the short track racing world persevered and had a big weekend of racing. Check out the top 10 stories from this past weekend right now.   1. Worst to First: Hoffman's Unique Strategy Pays Off at Seekonk Matt Hirschman drove from worst to first on […]

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The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season came to an end at Kern County Raceway Park Saturday night during day one of the October Classic. It was a tale of the two Derek’s in the series finale. Young Derek Kraus scored his third straight series victory at Kern County, while Derek Thorn just […]

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Full Throttle Fall Weekend got off to a vigorous start on Friday with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East all completing their practice and qualifying ahead of Saturday’s racing only program.   The pressure is on, especially for the Modified drivers as they get ready for the […]

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