BMR Announces Expansion For 2015 As It Builds On Success
BMR is expanding its program this year in the K&N West, meanwhile, to feature two full-time teams – with Brandon McReynolds back behind the wheel of the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota for a second season and Chris Eggleston driving the No. 99 NAPA Filters/ H2O Fire Protection Toyota in his rookie season in the series.
Eggleston – making just his second series start, his first with BMR – grabbed the headlines last year by winning the K&N West race at his home track, Colorado National Speedway. The 25-year-old from nearby Erie is a graduate of Colorado State University.
“We’re very excited to have Chris coming on board full time for 2015,” McAnally said. “He captured a lot of attention with his win at Colorado last year and we expect to see his talent continue to develop as he becomes a regular in the series.”
Eggleston was one of four first-time winners in BMR’s No. 99 entry last season. Drake was also in the No. 99 when he won at Phoenix. In addition, Patrick Staropoli drove the No. 99 to his first win at Irwindale (California) Speedway and Christian PaHud scored a win in the No. 99 in his series debut at All American Speedway in Roseville, California. During the season, the BMR entry will carry a special logo to commemorate the team’s 25th anniversary with NAPA and its associates.
“I’m super excited and very thankful to be working with such a great team as Bill McAnally Racing,” said Eggleston. “I’m thankful that we were able to put something together with NAPA Filters, NAPA Batteries and NAPA AutoCare Centers.
“This is a dream come true,” he continued. “I thought it was a dream come true just to run that one race last year at Colorado in front of a hometown crowd and for us to come out of there with a victory. To put something together for the full season this year, gives us a momentum swing.
“I’m also excited to be able to work with Brandon,” Eggleston said. “I think he’s a great driver. I’m looking forward to working with him and learning from him. I think between the (car No.) 16 and (car No.) 99 that we can rack up a bunch of wins this year and hopefully be one-two in the championship at the end of the year.