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Domino’s 200 at Michigan International Speedway preview

The Domino’s 200, race six of the 2021 Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series, takes place this Tuesday, March 9, from the Michigan International Speedway.  There are 14 races in total during the regular season.

Drivers will take on one of the fastest speedways on the schedule in the two-mile Michigan International Speedway where drivers will use little brake, a lot of throttle and many different grooves over the course of the race.

Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) has led the way this season with two wins thus far (Phoenix, Dover) while Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports), Corbin MacAulay (PEI, Canada, Red Dirt Racing) and Mike Marini (Thunder Bay, Ontario, True North Racin’) have also won at Daytona, Kansas and Canada to join Bailey as the four drivers who have secured playoff spots so far this season.

Tuesday’s race will consist of 100 laps over three stages using the low draft setting as used at Daytona and Kansas so far this season.  Caution flags will also be enabled which can create unique strategy depending on when cautions take place, similar to what we saw at Kansas when MacAulay won after a late caution forced overtime.

Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) will look for his first win of the season at Michigan; he won the Domino’s 200 last season on his way to winning the 2020 series championship.

While the top-four drivers in the standings are locked in for the playoffs with race wins, Gibson and Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) sit in a tie for fifth place.  Rounding out the top-ten are Matthew Patak (Ohio, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing), Jose Mercado (Florida, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing), Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA, Team !Hazzah!) and Ty Higginbotham (Missouri, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing).

With drivers in eighth through 12th only separated by 12-points, there is also a close battle for the final playoff positions.

Jacob Nelson (Tennessee, USA, Red Dirt Racing) sits in 15th with Andy Hertel (Ohio, USA, 519 E-Racing) currently occupying the final playoff spot, trailing by only five points.  Jason Butler (London, Ontario, 519 E-Racing) is the first driver sitting outside the playoff bubble, trailing Hertel by just a point.

In the team championship, Midwest Elite E-Racing took the lead in the standings last week now leading by 43-points over Kobra Kai Racing.

 

Here are the full driver standings entering round six of the season.

 

Here are the team standings entering the Domino’s 200 on Tuesday.

 

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.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, March 08, 2021