BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (June 19, 2018) – NASCAR
K&N Pro Series, West points leader Derek Thorn of Bakersfield, CA
will carry a different sponsor, Saturday, on the hood of his Bob Bruncati-owned
Sunrise Ford #6 Fusion at Sonoma Raceway. Thorn’s hood will be
adorned with local company S&S Insulation of Middletown, CA.
Thorn won the 2013 visit at Sonoma en route to the 2013 NASCAR K&N
Pro Series, West championship driving for Sunrise Ford. He has
surrounded that effort with four SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour
victories. A pair of wins last weekend at Kern County Raceway Park
in Late Model competition has propelled Thorn to 79 total asphalt
wins. He heads into Sonoma Raceway with a perfect slate of five
consecutive podiums in the West Series, highlighted by a victory at
Colorado National Speedway where Bob Bruncati’s entries
swept the podium.
A victory in 2018 could spark another championship run and having
long time friend Sal Martinez and S&S Insulation on board would make
the wine in victory lane even that much sweeter.
“Sonoma is the closest track we race at to my hometown of Lakeport
so I find it fitting to get to represent my good friend right in our
backyard,” Thorn said. “I really hope we can carry the momentum
we’ve had so far this year into this weekend and do S and S
Insulation, Sunrise Ford and all our partners proud in front of some
Sal Martinez’ company has deep ties in the Sonoma and Napa areas,
going to work during the “Sonoma Rising” initative to
rebuild after devastating wildfires last year damaged many homes and
businesses around the region. The Santa Rosa-area based company is
making its first foray into motorsports with the sponsorship.
“Its an honor to be sponsoring Derek and we’re glad that Bob gave us
the opportunity,” Martinez said. “We are beyond fortunate. Glad to
have a champion like Derek driving for us with his talent and
Activities get underway on Friday with practice from 1:05 to 2:25
p.m. on the 1.99 mile road course. Saturday will see group
qualifying at 10:15 a.m. with the Carneros 200 going green at 1:30
p.m. The race is part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
weekend and will be televised on NBCSN for airing on Thursday June
3 p.m. Pacific time as well.
Race fans can learn more about Derek Thorn at www.DerekThorn.com or
on Facebook and Twitter. S&S Insulation can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SSInsulationservices/