BMR, NAPA To Host Drivers Expo In Calif.


ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Eleven talented young drivers with diverse racing backgrounds will participate in a first-ever NAPA Filters Drivers Expo powered by Toyota in Roseville, Calif. on Thursday and Friday.

The event – a driver combine and racing seminar packaged together – will be held at BMR’s facilities and at nearby All American Speedway, a challenging track where BMR has a winning record.

“We’re very excited about this opportunity to bring together such a great group of talented young drivers with such diverse racing backgrounds,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “We have put together a great staff of veteran personnel to work with them as we run them through their paces for two days of on-track and off-track activities and provide some engaging classroom presentations.”

Drivers scheduled to participate include Amber Balcaen, 23, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Ariel Biggs, 20, of Hoquiam, Wash.; Eddie Cheever III, 22, of Italy; Todd Gilliland, 15, of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; Brock Heger, 15, of El Centro, Calif.; Riley Herbst, 16, of Las Vegas; Mariah McGriff of 20, Vail, Ariz.; Kyle Plott, 19, Marietta, Ga.; Vanessa Robinson, 25, of Las Cruces, N.M.; Blaine Rocha, 17, of Oakdale, Calif.; and Zane Smith, 16, of Mooresville, N.C.

“These drivers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of our NAPA Toyotas and see first-hand what it’s like to drive a NASCAR K&N Pro Series car,” McAnally said. “All American Speedway is a tough track to master, with each end of the track being distinctly different. So, it will be a good opportunity to evaluate how each driver adapts to the challenge.”

The drivers will be paired with a coach from among a group of championship and race-winning veteran drivers and crew chiefs. On-track action is scheduled both afternoons.