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Team: Sunrise Ford Racing-6-KNPSW
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/25/1986

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In winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West championship, Derek Thorn (No. 6 Ford) relied on a consistent performance throughout the season.
He registered three wins, three poles, 12 top-fives and 14 top-10s. In addition to his victories, he finished as the runner-up in four races. He was out front in nine of the 15 events, leading 627 laps for the year. Thorn scored his first career road course win with a victory at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. He also had wins on two short tracks – Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway and Colorado National Speedway in Dacono.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West Mon, Dec 30, 2013 04:27:00 PM

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Derek Thorn, from Lakeport, Calif., earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship with a 15th-place finish which was enough to hold off a trio of contenders.

Thorn carried a 16-point advantage over 2011 series champion Greg Pursley into the night with Cameron Hayley and Michael Self right there, as well. Thorn and NASCAR’s other 2013 touring champions will be honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Derek Thorn (6 Ford) remains in contention for the NKNPS-West championship heading into the series finale at Phoenix International Raceway.

Thorn of Lakeport, Calif., can capture the crown by finishing 11th or better, regardless where the other three contenders finish. In five series starts at PIR, Thorn has four top-five finishes – with a best finish of third in 2011. He has a 16-point margin over second-place Greg Pursley.-NASCAR PR
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:57:00 AM

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is at Kern County Raceway Park for the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Derek Thorn (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford) has five wins, three poles, 26 top fives, 29 top 10s in 34 career series starts. He has three wins this season; has led series high 626 laps this year; has an average finish this season of 5.0 and leads the championship standings.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 08:52:00 PM

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is in Bakersfield, CA for the inaugural series visit to Kern County Raceway Park for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday, Oct. 26.

A local driver in the event, Derek Thorn, leads the championship standings as the series heads into its 14th event of a 15-race schedule. Thorn, originally from Lakeport in Northern California, leads the series with 554 points and has the inside track for his first series title with just two races remaining. He drives the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford for championship car owner Bob Bruncati, with veteran crew chief Bill Sedgwick calling the shots.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Derek Thorn set the fast mark in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West qualifying at All American Speedway on Saturday to take the Coors Light Pole for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150.

A lap of 13.675 seconds (87.664 mph) on the third-mile oval earned the driver of the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford his third pole this season and fourth of his career. Cameron Hayley, who has a series high six poles this season, was second quickest at a lap of 13.774 seconds (87.034 mph). Eric Holmes was third fastest, followed by local driver Jason Romero, making his series debut. Greg Pursley was fifth quickest. Rounding out the top 10 in qualifying were Dylan Lupton, Michael Waltrip, Dylan Hutchison, Travis Milburn and Patrick Staropoli.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Derek Thorn (No. 6 Ford) leads the first practice for the K&NPS-West Series Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway in Roseville, California.

A lap of 86.257 mph was the quickest of the 23 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 16 Eric Holmes, No. 55 Michael Waltrip, No. 24 Cameron Hayley and No. 21 Michael Self are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 2 Carl Harr was the slowest.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Derek Thorn (6 Ford) earned his third career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coors Light Pole Award Saturday at NAPA Speedway in advance of the NAPA Auto Parts 150 By NAPA AutoCare Centers.

Thorn, from Lakeport, Calif., recorded a fast lap of 20.055 seconds (89.753 mph) to edge Greg Pursley for the pole. Pursley, who topped the speed charts during both practice sessions earlier in the day, finished with a fast lap of 20.084 (89.624).
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 09:29:00 PM

Derek Thorn, who won the inaugural NKNPS-West series visit to NAPA Speedway last year, holds a 19-point lead in the championship standings – with four races remaining.

He led 67 of the 150 lap event. In 2013, he has three wins, has led series high 447 laps and has an average finish this season of 5.54.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Series points leader Derek Thorn (6 Ford) led practice for the iOn Camera Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park Saturday as he looks for his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win of the season.

He had a lap of 1 minute, 35.199 seconds (83.194 mph) around the 2.2-mile road course outside of Salt Lake City. Cameron Hayley, winner of six 21 Means 21 Pole Award by Coors Brewing Co., was second fastest with a lap of 1:35.338 (83.073), followed by three-time event winner Greg Pursley at 1:35.378 (83.038). Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion Andrew Ranger was fourth, followed by Matt Tifft in fifth.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Derek Thorn (No. 6 Ford) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the K&NPS-West Series Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Spokane County Raceway in Airway Heights, Washington.

He put up a 96.210 mph lap in the final practice. No. 24 Cameron Hayley, No. 12 Giles Thornton, No. 26 Greg Pursley and No. 21 Michael Self are the rest of the top five and No. 62 Joshua Schoonover was the slowest of the 20 cars running in this final session.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Derek Thorn held off all challengers en route to winning the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday night.

He dominated the action, leading 148 of 150 laps en route to his second consecutive victory, third win of the season and fifth career series win. With the win, Thorn increased his lead in the championship standings to 13 points over Michael Self.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:14:00 AM

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West leader Derek Thorn broke up the Gene Price Motorsports lock on the Coors Light Pole Awards this season, grabbing the honor Saturday at Colorado National Speedway.

Thorn put in a lap of 16.609 seconds (80.197 mph) around the .375-mile track just north of Denver in qualifying for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 to earn his second award of his career. His first career pole came last year at Havasu.-NASCAR PR
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Derek Thorn charged to the lead late in the event and held on in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Carneros 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.

The victory on the 1.99-mile, 10-turn track marked the second win this season, fourth career victory and first on a road course for the driver from Lakeport, Calif. His No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford crossed the finish line 1.493 seconds ahead of Cameron Hayley.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 08:15:00 PM