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Jonathon Gomez Eyes Miller Prize Gomez Takes Point Lead in SRL; Looking for Top Finish at Miller TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (September 12, 2010) Jonathon Gomez of Twin Falls, Idaho is looking for his first career win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and...

Jonathon Gomez Eyes Miller Prize
Gomez Takes Point Lead in SRL; Looking for Top Finish at Miller

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (September 12, 2010) Jonathon Gomez of Twin Falls, Idaho is looking for his first career win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and that win can come today at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. Gomez has been solid in two previous roadcourse events this season and has had success at Miller in the past.

Earlier this year in preparation for the NASCAR roadcourse events, Gomez participated in the Mustang Challenge at Miller scoring finishes of first and second in the two race format. That success can certainly translate over the NASCAR K&N Pro Series even though the cars are completely different.

"The biggest difference is the braking," Gomez said. "The layout at Miller is very challenging and fast. The Mustang cars are a lot of fun to drive but the West cars are harder on brakes and have a lot more power. The guys at the school taught me a lot and I feel we have learned a great deal about road racing in the last two events."

While winning is always the goal of a racer, sometimes mastering the layout can be a victory. "Realistically we have a top five car and that is where I want to finish," Gomez stated.

If momentum is any indicator of success then Gomez is primed for a top finish at Miller. Last Saturday, the 27-year racer finished fourth at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA to record his fifth consecutive top five finish in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour. He also scored is his first series Pole Award and more importantly, he took over the season point lead by 24-points in search of his first series title.

Gomez sits in the fifth position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West standings, 4-points out of fourth place and 228-points behind the series leader. After nine races this season he has scored three top five and five top ten performances with his best finish this season of second place at Iowa Speedway back in May. Gomez has completed 1,240 laps in competition this season to lead all competitors.

Jonathon Gomez is in his fourth year of competitive racing having won local track titles at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls and competed in various Late Model events the past couple of seasons. He has started 17 NASCAR K&N Pro Series races since 2008 scoring nine top ten finishes and is in his first full-time season in the NKNPS. Gomez is currently the point leader in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour where he has two wins and five top five finishes this season.

-source: jonathon gomez PR

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