General Tire is the proud Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, as well as the longtime supplier of tires for the ARCA Menards Series. Throughout the 2019 racing season, we’ll check in on the stock car series that feature General Tire worldwide, with race notes, previews, and driver profiles:
While General Tire’s stock car racing series weren’t in action last week, we did learn a little more about Hailie Deegan’s upcoming ARCA Menards Series program with Venturini Motorsports. Deegan will run the May 31 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway in a car backed by iK9, the same group that has supported Jeffrey Earnhardt and Kyle Busch in various NASCAR events this season.
Deegan is scheduled to make her ARCA debut at Toledo Speedway on May 19 in the Toledo ARCA 200. After that, she’ll compete at Madison International Speedway in June, Elko Speedway in July, and Lucas Oil Raceway and Kansas Speedway in October, alongside her existing NASCAR K&N Pro Series West program with Bill McAnally Racing.
Next weekend’s NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Irwindale Speedway is the second event of the 2019 season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Coming off of a season opener at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track won by Hailie Deegan, the KNPSW teams will be looking forward to their first pavement race of the season with General Tire as the series’ new Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier.
Of the drivers who competed in Las Vegas, Kody Vanderwal was the highest finisher who also raced at Irwindale in its last visit to the KNPSW schedule in 2017. Vanderwal, who finished fourth in the 2019 opener, finished 14th and 15th in the twin 100-mile races that Irwindale hosted two years ago. Todd Souza, who finished fifth in Las Vegas, also ran 11th and 10th in the dual Irwindale races.
Driver Profile: Brittney Zamora
Hailie Deegan isn’t the only young woman determined to make a name for herself in stock car racing through solid runs in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. In fact, she’s not even the only young woman on the Bill McAnally Racing squad. Zamora joined the team for the 2019 season after earning back-to-back Northwest Super Late Model Series titles in 2017 and 2018, and slotted into the #99 car that Cole Rouse ran to third in KNPSW points in 2018.
The Washington native made her debut with the East series at New Smyrna Speedway, where she finished 15th after a late-race crash, but rebounded to place 11th and on the lead lap in the KNPSW opener from Las Vegas despite boasting no previous dirt racing experience. Zamora will look to crack the top 10 for the first time next weekend in Irwindale, where she competed in a Super Late Model last September.