ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Derrick Doering will race for Billy McAnally Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West NAPA Auto Parts/ENEOS 150 at All American Speedway on Oct. 12.
Doering races the No. 46 NASCAR Limited Modified in weekly competition at All American Speedway. He was one of a dozen drivers eligible to receive the opportunity from the late model and modified divisions, by virtue of competing full-time at the track. Doering won the award during the driver’s meeting on Sept. 14, then went on to win his first main event of the season later that night in a 30-lap contest.
“Normally I race in the Limited Modified Series at All American Speedway,” he said. “We just got fitted in one of the (K&N) cars, see how I like it and how they like me, and run on the 12th.
“What’s the same (about the Modified and the K&N car)? Nothing! They’re full blown race cars and the real thing. Impressive work. These cars are beautiful.”
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West effort is a stark contrast to his Modified campaign, where he is the only crew member who prepares the car on a weekly basis.
“At home (with the Modified) it’s just me and my girlfriend Danielle,” Doering said. “She puts up with a lot with me out there working on it. Fortunately, on race days I do have help that come out and do what they can. Hopefully we’ll continue to be successful and possibly run both the Modified and the K&N car this next race out there.”
The NAPA Auto Parts/ENEOS 150 is the biggest race of the year at the speedway, with a large fan turnout expected and the only nationally televised race in the region on NBCSN. More than $100,000 in cash and prizes are awarded during the event. Doering – like many of the drivers at the speedway – knows the importance of the event and the excitement level it brings to Roseville.
“I can’t even explain it. Incredible,” Doering said. “The amount of people in the stands and the amount of people that are going to come to watch me. It’s a dream come true.”