Touring Series

Gdovic Earns First K&N East Triumph

Brandon Gdovic won Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Brandon Gdovic saved his best for last.

After starting ninth, the 21-year-old led the final 33 laps and won the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 presented by G-Clean in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action on Saturday night at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

It was Gdovic’s first series career win in 27 starts. His previous best finish was third in this event a year ago.

Jeremy Burns finished second in his series debut followed by Kenzie Ruston in third. The effort by Ruston was the best finish for a female driver in K&N Pro Series East history. Local favorite Coleman Pressley finished fourth after leading 52 laps followed by pole sitter Brett Moffitt, who led a race-high 61 laps, in fifth. It was the ninth career pole for Moffitt.

Sam Hunt, Daniel Suárez, Eddie MacDonald, Brandon McReynolds and Gray Gaulding completed the top 10.

The race slowed due to caution just three times for 12 laps and there were three lead changes among four drivers.

The finish:

1. (9) Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va., Toyota, 150 laps, 72.058 mph.

2. (15) Jeremy Burns, Simpsonville, S.C., Toyota, 150.

3. (17) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Chevrolet, 150.

4. (5) Coleman Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Toyota, 150.

5. (1) Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa, Toyota, 150.

6. (26) Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va., Toyota, 150.

7. (8) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 150.

8. (12) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass., Toyota, 149.

9. (6) Brandon McReynolds, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet, 149.

10. (4) Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, Va., Toyota, 149.

11. (13) CJ Faison, Seaford, Del., Chevrolet, 149.

12. (20) Austin Dyne, Malibu, Calif., Chevrolet, 149.

13. (16) Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn., Toyota, 149.

14. (14) Cale Conley, Vienna, W.V., Toyota, 149.

15. (11) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, Nev., Chevrolet, 149.

16. (3) Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C., Chevrolet, 148.

17. (2) Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla., Chevrolet, 148.

18. (7) Mackena Bell, Carson City, Ne., Toyota, 148.

19. (10) Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Chevrolet, 147.

20. (24) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 147.

21. (23) Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, Ohio, Toyota, 146.

22. (18) Enrique Contreras, III, Mexico City, Mexico, Toyota, 146.

23. (19) Nate Caruth, Ames, Iowa, Chevrolet, 145.

24. (22) Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Toyota, 144.

25. (21) Jordan Anderson, Forest Acres, S.C., Toyota, 61, brakes.

26. (25) Matthew Tifft,



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