Dohar Sixth, Gornick Eighth in eNASCAR Heat Pro League Scramble at Mid-Ohio

JR Motorsports | 5/22/2020

Brandt Good Humor Joe Gornick Mid-Ohio NASCAR Heat News Tyler Dohar

Tyler Dohar and Joe Gornick both scored top-10 finishes Thursday as the NASCAR Heat Pro League rolled into Mid-Ohio.

Track Specs: 2.258-mile oval / 20 laps
Dohar’s finish (XBOX): 6th      
Gornick’s finish (PS4): 8th           

XBox Point Standings: Dohar 6th (-22)
PS4 Point Standings: Gornick 8th (-24)
Team Point Standings: JRM 14th (-107)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2020) – The two-car JR Motorsports team of Tyler Dohar and Joe Gornick took on the twisty Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Thursday night in the opening round of Segment Two in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, earning a sixth-place finish in the Xbox event and an eighth-place result in the PS4 nightcap. Both drivers were in NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series machines.

Dohar led off for JRM in the 20-lap Xbox feature, starting his No. 88 Good Humor Chevrolet Silverado from the outside of the third row. In the opening flurry, Dohar held station until the fourth lap, when Luis Zaiter plowed off track and opened the door for Dohar and Slade Gravitt to get past. Dohar ran fourth through the first pit stop at lap 5 and held there in the top five until lap 13, when he bobbled into the Keyhole turn and gave two spots back.

With pit stops occurring every five laps, Dohar held serve and stayed sixth the rest of the way to earn a sixth-place result. Race winner Joey Buttafuoco led all the way.. Nick Walker, Zaiter, Matthew Selby and Brian Tedeschi rounded out the top five.

Gornick, driving his No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, was in the thick of the lead battle on the opening lap, having started fourth. As the Trucks turned down the straightaway leading to the Carousel, Brandon Hanna went wide and into the dirt just ahead of Gornick. Hanna veered across the track and into the front of Gornick’s beautiful BRANDT-red Chevrolet, sending him hard to the inside guard rail before a lap was completed.

Gornick got it going the right way and soldiered on from 13th. In just two laps he was up to 11th, and on the in lap to pit road for the first time he took 10th. With an extended stop to fix the damage from the opening-lap crash, the Pennsylvania driver came out 12th. On the first lap after stops, Gornick was the beneficiary of another scrum involving Hanna. Entering the Keyhole, Hanna made contact with Mike Braas and pushed both off track, allowing Gornick to advance to ninth. Gornick was able to pick up one more spot over the remaining distance to end up eighth at the checkered.

Kyle Arnold won the PS4 event, with Maxwell Castro, Josh Harbin, Brandyn Gritton and Joey Stone comprising the top five.

The finishes saw Dohar maintain sixth position in points among the XBox drivers, while Gornick moved to eighth in the PS4 standings.

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League returns to action on May 28 (Thursday) at Talladega Superspeedway. The teams will be making the start in Cup Series entries.

Tyler Dohar, XBOX driver No. 88 Good Humor Chevrolet team

Joe Gornick, PS4 driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet team



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2Austin Cindric (P)2093-17
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