Driver: Derek Kraus

Car: No. 9 Seubert Calf Ranches Inc. Super Late Model

Race: Marathon County Tavern League 60

Track: State Park Speedway

Track Description: .25-mile asphalt oval

Date/Time: Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 7:00pm CST

Race Length: 60 Laps


After a successful month of June, 14-year old racer Derek Kraus is ready to kick off the Fourth of July weekend at State Park Speedway, where he hopes to repeat the results of his most recent visit to the legendary quarter-mile oval. Just two weeks ago theStratford, Wisconsin native took the lead with 20 laps to go in the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial, then went on to capture his second career Super Late Model win and first Super Late Model win at State Park.

Among Derek’s other highlights in June are a pair of 7th place finishes, coming at State Park on June 2nd and Rockford Speedway on June 11th, as well as a fifth place finish last weekend at the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park.

“After my win at State Park on the 16th and my 5th place finish at Gateway, I’m really excited to keep the momentum going back on the track at State Park on Thursday,” Derek stated. “The fans in Wausau are always awesome, and racing there to kick off the 4th of July weekend will be really special.”

Qualifying for the 60-lap race is scheduled for 6:00pm Thursday evening, with racing beginning at 7:00pm. To celebrate the 4th of July, there will be fireworks after all races on the schedule are complete. (All times CST)

To find out more about Derek, visit his website at You can also keep up with him on Facebook at /DerekKrausRacing, Instagram at @derekkraus9, and on Twitter at @Derek9kraus.


Credit: Richard Slifkin