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Fix Auto 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway preview

The Canadian eMotorsports Series is set to visit the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday for the longest race of the season, the Fix Auto 300.

The 200-lap race at the 1.5-mile speedway is the one race that features four stages, each 50-laps in length.

This is the fifth race of the 2020 regular season, and the first time the series has visited the Charlotte Motor Speedway; they will do so again on October 20 when they will compete on the Roval track (a combination of the oval and infield road course) in the final playoff race of the Round of 12.

We’ve had four different drivers secure their spots in the post-season so far in 2020, with Jacob Nelson (Daytona), Waylon Brown (Auto Club), Shane Cannon (Atlanta) and Darcy Ford (Homestead-Miami) each securing victories this season.

The push to the playoffs has already begun to heat up, with the 12th and 18th place drivers only separated by eight points; the top 16 drivers qualify for the post-season.

Of those drivers that have yet to earn a victory, Scott Bailey (#4 NBR Motorsports Chevrolet from Allendale, Michigan) leads the way as a favorite to win on Tuesday; nobody has earned more points this season than Bailey, who has averaged a 5.25 finishing position through the first four races.

 

Here is a look at the top ten in the 2020 Canadian eMotorsports Series driver standings entering the Fix Auto 300.

Rank

Car

Driver

Hometown

Manufacturer

Wins

Points

Avg. Finish

1

64

Darcy Ford

PEI, Canada

Ford

1

122

7.50

2

88

Shane Cannon

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

1

120

8.00

3

67

Waylon Brown

Alberta, Canada

Chevrolet

1

116

9.00

4

9

Jacob Nelson

Tennessee, USA

Chevrolet

1

111

10.25

5

4

Scott Bailey

Michigan, USA

Chevrolet

0

127

5.25

6

81

Kevin Fenech

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

0

111

9.25

7

42

Mike Marini

Ontario, Canada

Toyota

0

110

9.50

8

2

Daniel Cudmore

PEI, Canada

Ford

0

101

11.75

9

33

Jason Maluchnik

Pennsylvania, USA

Chevrolet

0

100

12.00

10

55

Trent Neilson

Indiana, USA

Ford

0

98

12.50

  

Here are the keys to success for Tuesday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Endurance/Consistency | The Fix Auto 300 is the longest race on the schedule, look for mental fatigue to come into play as drivers attempt to remain focused over the 300-mile race.  Drivers that can turn consistently fast lap times over the race will be near the front at the end.

 

Pit Strategy | The fuel window is about 30 laps at Charlotte, look for drivers to utilize unique pit-strategy to gain an advantage.  Green flag pit stops are a must; when will drivers pit, how many tires will they take, what car adjustments will be made?  These strategies will make for some interesting racing on Tuesday, especially when drivers could find themselves multiple laps down at times.

 

Being Aware/Lucky | Cautions will only be used at the end of the first three stages, so being able to stay out of wrecks will play a large role in Tuesdays race.  Being able to navigate lapped traffic, wrecks ahead of you and being in the right place at the right time are all a must if you want to be successful at Charlotte on Tuesday.

 

Be sure to tune in to the Fix Auto 300 on Tuesday, June 23 at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.  The pre-show begins at 7:45pm eastern, with the race following at 8pm.

For a full breakdown of the 2020 driver standings, please visit www.hollandcollege.com/esports.

For more information on Fix Auto Charlottetown, visit www.fixauto.com/charlottetown.

For more information on the Canadian eMotorsports Series, visit www.hollandcollege.com/esports, www.facebook.com/emotorsportsCAN, www.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: Monday, June 22, 2020