WS: Iowa: Jonathon Gomez preview

Jonathon Gomez Poised for Iowa Success in Special NASCAR K&N Pro Series Event Gomez to Attend Fan/Media Event at Bass Pro Shops This Friday Night in Altoona, Iowa TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (May 18, 2010) In the world of racing you put a lot of miles...

Jonathon Gomez Poised for Iowa Success in Special NASCAR K&N Pro Series Event

Gomez to Attend Fan/Media Event at Bass Pro Shops This Friday Night in Altoona, Iowa

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (May 18, 2010) In the world of racing you put a lot of miles in just to earn your stripes. For Jonathon Gomez those miles are often doubled as he not only wields his 3,400 stock car around the track, he often drives the team transporter to and from the events. The 26-year farmer and successful entrepreneur from Twin Falls, Idaho is only in his fourth year of racing and is steadily making a name for himself in NASCAR both on and off the track.

This weekend, Gomez will travel to Newton, Iowa for the third race of the season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and compete in the wildly popular Goodyear Dealers of Iowa 200 East/West Challenge at Iowa Speedway which brings together the top racing talent from across the country who compete in NASCAR's top developmental series.

"Racing is such a thrill and competing at facilities like Iowa Speedway is real special," stated Gomez. "Racing on the short tracks is fun but coming to a place like Iowa Speedway where we can race three-wide at high speeds if pretty cool. My finishes at Iowa have not reflected how good we have been there past. We have a new car and we think we will be one of the cars to beat."

Gomez will debut a brand new KHI built car this weekend and also have in reserve the car that he finished fourth in at Phoenix last month. "We have really good equipment and the guys at the shop have been working countless hours in order to ensure we can compete for the win."

Junior Joiner will act as the interim crew chief for Gomez this weekend while regular crew chief Craig Raudman is out. Raudman, Joiner, and car chief Lane Bergmen have been working overtime preparing for this event. Through two races this season, Gomez had had on-track finishes of second and fourth and he feels a win is right around the corner.

"We have been fast at each race so far this season," Gomez said. "Our focus is to qualify up front, race up front, and make no mistakes. The laps click off pretty fast at Iowa and typically there have not been that many cautions so if you are the least bit off it can make for a long day. I am feeling really confident about our chances and I can't wait to get on-track this weekend."

Gomez will also participate in a Fan/Media event this Friday night starting at 6:30pm CT at the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa. Gomez will be teamed with a driver from the East Series, a lucky fan, and a member of the local media in a bowling tournament competing against other teams. The event is open to the public.

Gomez currently sits tenth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West standings after two races and is in search of his first career win. Each driver competing in this event will earn championship points in his/her respective series.

-source: jonathon gomez racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Craig Raudman , Jonathon Gomez