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Jonathon Gomez Focused on Future After All American Decision

Jonathon Gomez left the season-opening NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event in Roseville, Calif. with a top-3 run. After post race inspection results were reported and posted the Twin Falls, Idaho driver found himself moved to the last place position with a daunting event at Phoenix International Raceway set for April 8.


Courtesy: Jonathon Gomez Racing Media Relations

TWIN FALLS, Id.-Jonathon Gomez, driver of the Heritage Cattle
Co./Century Boatland Chevrolet from Twin Falls, Idaho is looking for redemption at
Phoenix International Raceway this weekend after a second place on-track performance
at All American was nullified. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation “100” is round two of
the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 12-race campaign and marks the first of two visits by the
series to the famed one-mile oval at Phoenix.

Gomez finished 19th in last year’s event at Phoenix. While he finished on the lead
lap last season, he knows this year is a much different race. “Last year we were
really new and still trying to figure a lot of things out,” Gomez said. “This season
we are much further ahead in terms of equipment, personnel, and attitude. We have
great cars and we know we are fast.”

“Since the race is only 100-laps, we will need to qualify well and maintain track
position,” Gomez continued. “I have a lot of confidence in the setup that Craig
(Raudman, crew chief) gives me, so it will really come down to me being smart on
track and the crew delivering a good pitstop.”

Idaho has been well represented at Phoenix in the past by Eddy McKean, Scott Lynch,
and Brett Thompson. Gomez is ready to etch his name in the record books at Phoenix.
“I like my chances,” Gomez offered. “Racing is always about the next race and we
have a great team of dedicated people who are all focused on winning. Phoenix is a
race we want to win.”

Jonathon Gomez is in his fifth 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 nine NASCAR K&N Pro Series races
since 2008 scoring three top ten finishes. Gomez will also be behind the wheel of
the Bob Strandwold SRL Southwest Tour car,  and make selective starts in the CarbonX
Rocky Mountain Challenge Series this season.

Jonathon Gomez is sponsored by Heritage Cattle Company, Century Boatland, J&C Custom
Harvesting, United Oil, Modern Machinery, DJ Safety, and Gomez Farms.   The race at
Phoenix Int’l Raceway will be broadcast on SPEED Channel on Thursday, April 22 at 3
PM PT. For more information on Jonathon Gomez, please log onto his website at
www.jonathongomez.com. To stay informed about all things racing on the West coast,
log onto www.racingwest.com.


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