Jones Brings Home Solid Seventh-Place Finish at Virginia
ALTON, Va. (August 17, 2014) – Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) came into the second and final road course event of the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) season at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), looking to end the day in victory lane. TSM started the day by qualifying all five cars inside the top 12, with Scott Heckert capturing the pole award, the third for the 20-year-old of the season. Heckert would end the evening where he began, capturing his second-career NKNPSE victory and second win in a row in a caution-filled Biscuitville 125. Hayley followed suit, bringing home a runner-up finish. Kaz Grala was able to finish in the top five, with Brandon Jones and Ben Rhodes bringing home top 10s. The victory for Heckert marked the eighth win overall for TSM in 2014 through 14 events.
Jones came into this weekend’s Biscuitville 125 looking to build from a strong top-10 finish one week ago at Watkins Glen. The 17-year-old used that momentum to qualify for the race in the eighth position. Jones held his own, running inside the top 10 and gaining valuable experience as every lap ticked away. Jones remained in the top 10 in the late stages of the race, when the No. 33 Wolf Pack Energy Services Chevrolet was caught up in an incident on the track. Under caution, the TSM team went to work fixing the damage and getting the Chevy back on track. Jones used the late-race restarts to his advantage, gaining positions in the race’s closing laps and bringing home a solid seventh-place finish. Jones leaves VIR remaining third in the NKNPSE Driver Point Standings.
Another solid top 10 for this No. 33 team. We didn’t let the damage we suffered in the race affect our overall finish, and that’s a testament to this whole Turner Scott Motorsports team. When we were caught up in an incident, the team went to work getting me back on track and able to finish the race strong with a solid finish. I’m looking forward to the final two races of our season in the next few weeks. – Brandon Jones
About Turner Scott Motorsports
Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 by Texas businessman Steve Turner, who was joined by partner Harry Scott Jr. as co-owner in 2013. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.turnerscottmotorsports.com.