Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BMR and Bruncati Teams Will Once Again Do Battle at CNR

Via NASCAR Media

The rivalry between Bill McAnally Racing and Bruncati Racing will once again be tested this weekend at Colorado National Raceway. It will be the 12th straight season and the 16th visit of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

CNR has held the Pro Series West every year since 2007. Drivers for McAnally's team since then have won six times. Their chief rival, BBR have two total wins at the speedway, one by Derek Thorn in 2013 and one by Ryan Partridge in 2015. It's quite possible that the winner of Saturday's race could come from either team.

Last year, McAnally's team finished in the top three positions at Colorado National RacewayFormer BMR driver Chris Eggleston won three times out of the last for seasons. NASCAR Next Driver Cole Rouse now drives for the same team Eggleston raced for.

The battle for the championship is tight with Partridge holds a lead of only three points over Thorn. Derek Kraus is only 12 markers behind Partridge while Rouse is 14 points in arrears to Partridge.

2018 has been a surprising year thus far. Kody Vanderwal swept both races at Tucson Speedway and is a title contender. Hailie Deegan is a BMR driver who ran well and led laps in the East Series event at Memphis International Raceway. Trevor Huddleston has posted three top 10 finishes in four starts in his Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaign and could be a big factor in the upcoming event.


PLACE Colorado National Speedway
DATE Saturday, June 9
TIME 8:30 p.m. MT
TELEVISION NBCSN, Thursday, June 14 – 6 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT .375-mile oval
2017 WINNER Chris Eggleston
2017 POLE Chris Eggleston


Saturday — Garage opens: 11 a.m. MT; Practice: 2:15-3 p.m.; Final practice: 3:15-3:154 p.m.; Group qualifying: 6 p.m.; Driver Autograph Session: 7:30 p.m.; NAPA Auto Parts 175: 8:30 p.m. (approx.)

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