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Cooke Insurance Group 200 at Dover preview

The competitors of the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series are set to challenge each other, and the Monster Mile, on Tuesday night for the Cooke Insurance Group 200 at the Dover International Speedway.  This is the fifth of 14 regular seasons races on the calendar.

The race will see 30-drivers complete 200 laps over three stages at the one-mile concrete oval known as one of the toughest of the season for its high speeds, high banking and narrow layout.

Jose Mercado (Florida, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing) outlasted all others in 2020 to claim the victory; he’ll be looking for his first win of the season coming off a 30th place finish last week at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park when starting from the pole-position, he suffered a DNF (mechanical failure) on the pace lap.

We’ve seen four different winners to begin the 2021 season, with Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports), Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing), Corbin MacAulay (PEI, Canada, Red Dirt Racing) and Mike Marini (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’) earning wins at Daytona, Phoenix, Kansas and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  They’ve claimed four of the 16 available places in the post-season.

In other news, Darcy Ford was named the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series February Driver of the Month.  Ford and his number 64 team accumulated 190 points in the four February races, leading the series standings.  He recorded one win (Holland College 250, Daytona) and an average finish of 3.75.  He started in second twice (Daytona/Canada) and averaged a 3.25 qualifying position.  With his victory at Daytona, he’s accumulated five playoff points to-date.

 

Here is a look at the driver standings entering the Cooke Insurance Group 200 on Tuesday.

 

Here are the team standings entering Tuesday’s race at the Dover International Speedway.

 

The Canadian eMotorsports Network competes using NASCAR Heat 5 on Playstation.  All drivers have qualified for the series through a variety of assessments and compete using high-end simulator equipment.

Connect with the Canadian eMotorsports Network at www.hollandcollege.com/eSportswww.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCANwww.twitter.com/eMotorsportsCAN and www.instagram.com/eMotorsportsCAN.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 2021