CONCORD, N.C. -- Sam Morris earned another runner-up finish in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Series this year after he finished second at Road America Thursday night, matching his season-best finish for Hendrick Motorsports Gaming Club.
The Xbox One player has been strong over the past couple of weeks and was poised to earn his first win of the year before a competitor slipped past him in the last leg of the final lap.
Teammate Nick Jobes took home 13th place on the PlayStation 4 in the 14-lap event.
Morris started in 12th and was quick to move up to ninth within the first lap. Two laps in, Morris edged up to seventh place.
He took advantage of the first caution and restarted in fifth place. Five laps in, he fell to sixth. Morris jockeyed for fifth place again but was unable to reclaimed the position and settled back in to sixth.
A second caution came out on the sixth lap, which caused Morris to fall to eighth. He was quick to move up to seventh with five laps to go.
The field got aggressive and allowed Morris to slip through and surge to first place. He kept the race close and rode in first until the final lap, when a competitor gave Morris a run for his money.
In the last few hundred feet, Morris was edged to second place, which is how he finished the race.
Jobes rolled off the grid in 13th. By the second lap, he edged up to 12th place. With 10 laps to go, Jobes opted not to pit with the first group and moved up to seventh place.
Five laps in, Jobes decided to pit. He came off pit road in 12th. A caution came out due to an accident one lap later and allowed Jobes to restart in 10th.
By the ninth lap, Jobes edged up another position to ninth. However, he fell to 11th a few seconds later.
A second caution came out with a couple of laps to go and shuffled Jobes back to 12th. He pushed his way up the field on lap 12 and was riding in eighth before another yellow flag came out.
Jobes was back in 10th for that restart but it wasn’t long before another caution came out on the 12th lap due to an accident. Jobes took advantage of the yellow flag and restarted in fifth place.
He and another driver made contact and he fell to seventh with less than two laps to go. He slipped to 10th in the final lap and crossed the finish line in that position.