30 drivers from across North America are set to do-battle as the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series returns for its second season. The action is set to begin this weekend at the virtual-Daytona International Speedway with a trio of events.
On Sunday, an exclusive field of ten competitors will hit the high-banks for an exhibition race titled the Daytona Shootout. Drivers qualified for this event by winning a series championship in the past, at least one race or pole position in 2020, or finished as the “best of the rest”; the driver who finished highest in the standings of those that did not make the playoffs.
The action continues on Monday with The Clash at Daytona. This full-field race is a qualifying race to determine the front-row starting positions in Tuesday’s season-opener, the Holland College 250. All three races are broadcasted at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN beginning at 7:45pm eastern.
The 2021 season is comprised of 14 regular season races and 10 playoff races. There is also a total of three exhibition races scheduled. The series was capped at 30 drivers, all having to earn their way into the series by completing several tests which evaluated their skill level. In total there are 19 American drivers and 11 from the Canada; seven of those 11 are from Prince Edward Island. There are 11 drivers each using the Ford and Chevrolet manufacturer, with eight driving for Toyota.
The field will be competing for both the individual drivers’ championship and the newly formed team championship. The ten teams of three will combine their total points from each of the races as they challenge for the title.
The top-14 drivers from 2020 are back, including series champion, Ryan Gibson (Morgantown, West Virginia, USA). Darcy Ford (Harrington, PEI, Canada) has been dominant in pre-season testing, winning both races leading up to the series opener.
The Canadian eMotorsports Network is organized by the Hurricanes Athletics Department at Holland College in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
For more information on the 2021 Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series, including a race schedule and profiles of all 30-drivers, visit www.hollandcollege.com/eSports.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021