The playoffs continue on Tuesday with the Round-of-12 for the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series. The first of three races in this round takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) 200.
The top eight finishers from this round will advance, with the bottom four being eliminated from contention for the 2020 championship.
All 12-drivers have been reset to 3000 points, with playoff points being added to their totals. Playoff points have been accumulated throughout the regular season, with five points being earned for a race win, while a single point is added for winning a stage. Additional playoff points were awarded for finishing inside the top-ten in the regular season standings.
Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada) sits in the strongest position entering the round, holding a 34-point cushion on ninth place; Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA) also sits comfortably with a 30-point cushion while Jose Mercado (Florida, USA) is currently safe by 25-points.
Jacob Nelson (Tennessee, USA, 16), Corbin MacAulay (PEI, Canada, 15) and Mike Marini (Ontario, Canada, 10) all have double-digit cushions entering Tuesday’s race while Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA) is in seventh, nine-points up.
Kevin Daigle (Ontario, Canada) holds the eighth and final advancing spot with 3003 points, while Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA) sits two-points back in ninth. Jason MacQuarrie (PEI, Canada), Daniel Cudmore (PEI, Canada) and Trevor Kinsey (Michigan, USA) all sit three-points back from eighth place.
In total, there are six American and six Canadian drivers remaining in the hunt for the championship. Six of the remaining drivers rely on Ford as a manufacturer with Chevrolet producing four and two for Toyota.
On Tuesday we will see the field make 134-laps, divided into three stages, around the 1.5-mile speedway. If a playoff contender goes to victory-lane, they will lock-in their place in the Round-of-8. The other two races in the Round-of-12 take place at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, and the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 20.
This is the 20th race on the schedule; the season concludes on November 17th at the Phoenix Raceway.
All races can be seen live at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN, with the pre-race show beginning at 7:45pm eastern.
Playoff drivers that have won on 1.5-mile tracks this season include Darcy Ford (twice) and Ryan Gibson.
Here is a look at the playoff standings entering Tuesday’s race.
For more information on the Amalgamated Dairies Limited, visit www.adl.ca.
For more information on the Canadian eMotorsports Network, visit www.hollandcollege.com/esports, www.facebook.com/emotorsportsCAN, www.twitter.com/emotorsportsCAN and www.instagram.com/emotorsportsCAN.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, October 05, 2020