Jonathon Gomez of Twin Falls Idaho making his first ever Rocky Mountain Challenge Series race also was doing double duty driving in the Pepsi Premier Late Model division at MVS where he is locked in a heated battle for the Championship. Gomez has all but locked up the Super Stock Championship. The 25 year old rookie competitor was the first qualifier for the RMCS Napa 150 and laid down a quick lap of 14:43 good enough to earn top qualifier honors. Gomez driving an in-house built car and chassis then started the feature from the 19th spot and steadily worked his way through the field with journeyman like ability to find himself in 3rd position having only 2 laps left, a green, white, checkered scenario. On the restart Gomez quickly cleared the second place driver and set his sights on leader John Dillon only to come up short at the finish line. "We had the fastest car tonight just needed more laps, but I had a blast" Gomez commented in a post race interview.
In 2007 Jonathon was competing at Magic Valley Speedway in the Pony Stock division where he won Rookie of the Year honors. During the winter he and his father John Gomez Sr.started Heritage Motorsports and put Jonathon on the fast track by hiring a veteran crew chief and car builder. Gomez has 12 feature wins, 29 top 10 and 25 top 5 this year at MVS in both the Super Stock and Late Model Series. Gomez also made two NASCAR Camping World West Series starts for noted car owner Rob Dixon of RTD Motorsports of Sacramento California gaining two top 10 finishes. Jonathon plans to compete full time next year in both the Camping World West and Rocky Mountain Challenge Series along with weekly duties at MVS.