Lawless Alan Set For K&N West Debut

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Lawless Alan, seen here last season, will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. (Steve Himelstein Photo)
Lawless Alan, seen here last season, will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. (Steve Himelstein Photo)

SONOMA, Calif. – Lawless Alan will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut this Saturday driving for Bill McAnally Racing at Sonoma Raceway.

Alan, who is racing full-time in the Trans-Am Series, will drive the No. 12 AUTOParkit Toyota Camry on Saturday. It will be the first of a handful of starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West this year for the 19-year-old.

Alan has made a name for himself on the west coast by racing late models at tracks such as Irwindale Speedway and Kern County Raceway Park. Alan posted eight wins across both tracks last season on his way to winning the Irwindale Speedway track championship.

Alan is running a full schedule in the Trans-Am Series TA2 division piloting the AUTOParkit No. 52 Ford Mustang for Mike Cope Racing. He’s currently the points leader in the Wilwood Brake Rookie of the Year standings and sits sixth overall in the race for the championship.

“I’m really excited to make my NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut this weekend at Sonoma in the AUTOParkit Camry,” Alan said. “With the experience I’ve gained through Late Models and running TA2, I feel like we have a legitimate shot at running well here. My main goal is to run all of the laps and gain as much experience as possible, but my BMR guys have put together a good car that we think is capable of running in the Top 10. It should be a fun race, I’m excited.”

Alan is adriving for one of the most successful car owners in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West garage. Bill McAnally has fielded cars in the series since 1990, and in his time as car owner, he has won the championship a record eight times.

“We’re very excited to welcome Lawless to the team, after seeing how he tested our car earlier, along with his winning ways in both super late model and Trans-Am competition, we have big hopes for his debut race,” said McAnally. “As far as expectations go, I would really like to see him finish on the lead lap. If he is able to position himself on the lead lap near the end of the race, regardless of where he is running, we will be content, because you never really know what can happen at Sonoma. I think if he plays it smart, he will be able to come home and cash out with a really good day.”