Three Local Team Drivers Chosen to NASCAR NEXT Program
By Linda Harper
NEXT Driver Brandon McReynolds in the BMR (Bill McAnally Racing) #16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota.
Photos courtesy Bill McAnally Racing, Roseville
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento region has long been a popular racing venue, showcasing tracks like the All American Speedway in Roseville who host NASCAR’s Whelen All – American Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Sacramento Raceway where fans cheer on their favorite NHRA drag racers, Big Time Motocross Raceway and All Star Karting in Rancho Cordova. Over the last few years, our Capital City and surrounding areas has exploded from its “sleeper” status, into a highly respected and recognized racing Mecca that attracts events, teams and individual participants from all over the nation. Like other celebrated racing cities, the Sacramento area proudly fosters young drivers, bringing them up the ranks, preparing them for careers in Stock Car, Sprint, Formula, Karting and Motorcycle sports.
On April 25th, at Richmond International Speedway, NASCAR named 12 promising young drivers to its NEXT program, an action taken by the industry giant for the last four years, designed to spotlight NASCAR’s rising stars.