April 9, 2018
"We appreciate the support of Chicago Pneumatic," said team owner Bill McAnally. "We rely on the quality of their power and air tools. It was great to have CP on board last year to share in our third consecutive series championship and eighth title overall."
The BMR team of Derek Kraus, Cole Rouse, and Hailie Deegan kicked off its season in March with strong finishes at the Bakersfield 175, in pursuit of BMR's fourth consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship and ninth series title overall. Kraus pulled past Rouse and the pace car driven by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick to take first in the race, while Rouse finished 3rd and Deegan took 7th.
Kraus, 16, won the series Rookie of the Year Award last year and finished third in overall standings. Rouse, 20, finished eighth in the championship standings as a rookie in 2016, and took a runner-up finish at New Smyrna in February, his first race with BMR. Deegan, 16, is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights NASCAR’s rising stars, and was awarded the 2017 NASCAR Diversity Young Racer award.
About Chicago Pneumatic
Chicago Pneumatic has a proud history in the automotive industry beginning in 1925 when it manufactured the Benz Diesel(R) engine used in European race cars. In 1969, Chicago Pneumatic introduced the world’s first speed ratchet, “CP728,” at the Ford Motor Company. Since then, Chicago Pneumatic tools have been the choice of automobile manufacturers and repair professionals worldwide.
Chicago Pneumatic is a global manufacturer of power tools, air compressors, generators, light towers, and hydraulic equipment for professional and industrial applications. With thousands of products available in more than 150 countries, Chicago Pneumatic, Inc. is held by the Swedish conglomerate Atlas Copco. Its U.S. Headquarters are located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
About Bill McAnally Racing
For more than 26 years, Bill McAnally Racing has brought to fans and partners a close-up NASCAR racing experience through its 8 championships in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. BMR has built successful promotions through ride car programs, show car and driver appearances, and event hospitality and sponsorships, for its partners and sponsors.