The latest addition to the Speed51 Super Select lineup has won races across the short track racing landscape throughout his young career.  With wins at the Super Late Model level, as well as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series level, 17-year-old Derek Kraus has accepted his invitation to compete in the $10,000 "Winner-Take-All" race this Saturday […]

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Photo finishes, big money races, and even some controversy. You name it and it happened during what was a wild weekend of short track racing around the country. If you missed any of it, just keep reading and we'll get you caught up.   1. Georgia Ace Claims Oxford 250 Prize in First Attempt For […]

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MADISON, Ill. -- Derek Kraus scored the biggest victory of his young career with a win over his Bill McAnally Racing teammate, Cole Rouse, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series made its inaugural visit to Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday for an East-West combination race.   It marked the third win of the year and […]

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MONROE, Wash. — Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.   Derek Thorn was both those things on Saturday night in the NAPA Auto Parts 175 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame at Evergreen Speedway, as he earned his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory of the season and […]

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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 one of the Midwest's biggest Super Late Model races being held Tuesday night, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, […]

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Since opening in 1990, “The Magic Mile” at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has garnered a reputation as being a difficult track to master.  The Wisconsin/California combination of 17-year-old Derek Kraus and long-time owner Bill McAnally Racing squashed that perception Friday evening.   Kraus laid down solid laps over the two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East […]

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Two 16-year-old NASCAR Next drivers from Bill McAnally Racing claimed the top two spots in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action at Douglas County Speedway on Saturday night, with Derek Kraus holding off Hailie Deegan in a two-lap dash to the finish to win the Clint Newell Toyota 150 presented by NAPA […]

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Nine up-and-coming drivers have been named to the 2018 NASCAR Next class. This year’s group includes five new drivers revealed Tuesday, joining four returning members from the previous year.   Since the inaugural class was unveiled in 2011, 38 of the 51 drivers who have participated in the program have gone on to compete at […]

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At a track such as Tucson Speedway, a competitor has the ability to fly in under the radar and surprise many of the fans in attendance.  Kody Vanderwal accomplished just that winning not one, but both of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Twin 100-lap features on Saturday night.   “I was pretty confident coming […]

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The 2018 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes ballot was completed by 61 short track insiders, including media members, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members, short track racing veterans and more.  The voters could select as few as 10 and as […]

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