WS: Utah: Jonathon Gomez race report

Flat Tire Derails Top Ten Finish at Miller for Jonathon Gomez Gomez Leads Points in SRL but Drops in NASCAR TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (September 14, 2010) Jonathon Gomez from Twin Falls, Idaho had worked his way through the field in the NASCAR K&N Pro...

Flat Tire Derails Top Ten Finish at Miller for Jonathon Gomez
Gomez Leads Points in SRL but Drops in NASCAR

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (September 14, 2010) Jonathon Gomez from Twin Falls, Idaho had worked his way through the field in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Miller Motorsports Park this past weekend only to have a flat tire with two laps to go and derail his top ten run. Gomez finished a disappointing 21st after running as high as seventh in the final stages of the NAPA Bonus Challenge at the marquee racing facility in Tooele, UT.

Gomez qualified 22nd after touring to 3.1-mile roadcourse layout. By the first round of pit stops, Gomez had moved to within sight of the top ten and after a well executed stop by the Heritage Motorsports crew, Gomez moved inside the top ten where he ran most of the race.

As the field crossed the start/finish line with two laps to go, Gomez was waging a fierce battle for position in the top five when he and a trio of drivers entered turn one. When Gomez made the hard left turn a cut tire derailed his run and he had to limp around the entire circuit. He made it back to the pit area and changed the damage tire losing a lap to the field.

The finish drops Gomez to the sixth position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West standings, 10-points out of fifth place and 278-points behind the series leader with two races left to go on the schedule. After ten 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 1,275 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 18 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 consecutive top five finishes this season.

Gomez will be back in action this weekend in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series finale at his home race track of Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho.

-source: jonathon gomez PR

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