Students


Staff

Home > Athletics News > 2019 > Ford goes back-to-back with Fix Auto 300 victory at Charlotte

eSports

Ford goes back-to-back with Fix Auto 300 victory

Darcy Ford of Harrington, PEI, Canada, driver of the number 64, Suck It Up Septic, Ford Mustang for Atlantic Motorsports, picked up his second win in as many weeks on Tuesday, winning the Fix Auto 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

At 300-miles, this is the longest race on the schedule as the drivers tackled the 1.5-mile speedway over 200 laps.

The victory was Ford’s second of the season, moving him to the top of the driver standings through five of 16 races in the 2020 Canadian eMotorsports Series regular season. 

“We started with a pretty good package right off the bat,” shared Ford.  “We got the car where we wanted it to be midway through the third stage.  The wreck in stage one was hard to deal with but we fought back and put ourselves in position to win.  Speeding on pit road hurts you, fortunately, I knew we had a fast car and could make up time on the track to overcome our mistake.  Everyone knew the final restart was important to set up your run for the win.”

The following four drivers rounded out the top-five on Tuesday, while also being the only drivers on the lead lap. 

Finishing in second was Waylon Brown (#67, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Chevrolet), with Shane Cannon finishing third (#88, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, NBR Motorsports Chevrolet), Jacob Nelson finishing fourth (#9, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA, Chevrolet) and Kevin Fenech finishing fifth (#81, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Primary Engines Inc. Chevrolet).

The sixth race in the 2020 Canadian eMotorsports Series regular season takes place on Tuesday, June 30 at Sonoma Raceway, for the Pressed 4 Time 175; this will be the first road course race of the season.

 

Fix Auto 300 race recap

Pole sitter, Darcy Ford, led the field to green to begin the Fix Auto 300 on Tuesday night but was quickly overtaken by Jacob Nelson on lap three as the two drivers began to pull away from the rest of the field.

As the field spread themselves around the speedway following the first set of green flag pit stops, Ford found himself back at the front of the pack before getting tangled with the 55 car of Trent Neilson, who was not on the lead lap and had spun on the exit of turn two; also collected in the wreck was Ryan Gibson (#23, Morgantown, West Virgina, USA, Chevrolet). Ford dropped to 15th following the accident while Waylon Brown took over the lead as the first stage ended.

The second stage proved to be uneventful, as Brown would lead all 50 laps as we reached the halfway point in the race.

A frantic restart to start the second half of the race featured six cars battling for the lead as they separated themselves from the rest of the pack; Brown continued to hold the lead.

As the third stage progressed, Brown was pressured heavily by Ford and Gibson, eventually dropping to fifth as his car seemed to lack the speed on the long runs; Ford took over the lead.

As the green flag pit window opened, race-leader Darcy Ford was handed a pit road speeding penalty which dropped him down in the field during the third stage.  Waylon Brown would reshuffle to the front of the field to lead as the final stage began.

An incredible restart for Ford with 50-laps to go moved him from fifth to the front of the field as he immediately opened up a substantial lead over the rest of the field and would not look back.

There were three caution flags in the race.

 

Here are the official results from the Fix Auto 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MANUFACTURER

STATUS

QUALIFY

1

64

Darcy Ford

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P1

2

67

Waylon Brown

Alberta, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P11

3

88

Shane Cannon

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P6

4

9

Jacob Nelson

Tennessee, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P2

5

81

Kevin Fenech

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P3

6

41

Jose Mercado

Florida, USA

Ford

2 laps down

P4

7

23

Ryan Gibson

West Virginia, USA

Chevrolet

2 laps down

P5

8

17

Corbin MacAulay

PEI, Canada

Ford

2 laps down

P9

9

77

Eric Greer

Kentucky, USA

Toyota

2 laps down

P14

10

21

Chad Hyder

Ohio, USA

Ford

2 laps down

P17

11

6

Trevor Kinsey

Michigan, USA

Ford

2 laps down

P7

12

44

Dalton Simpson

Illinois, USA

Chevrolet

3 laps down

P18

13

15

Joseph Squatriglia

Pennsylvania, USA

Chevrolet

3 laps down

P20

14

2

Daniel Cudmore

PEI, Canada

Ford

4 laps down

P22

15

13

Kevin Daigle

Ontario, Canada

Toyota

4 laps down

P12

16

66

Jason MacQuarrie

PEI, Canada

Chevrolet

4 laps down

P16

17

47

Michael Robinson

PEI, Canada

Ford

5 laps down

P13

18

63

Bruce Webb

Nova Scotia, Canada

Toyota

5 laps down

P24

19

33

Jason Maluchnik

Pennsylvania, USA

Chevrolet

5 laps down

P15

20

10

Jason Butler

Ontario, Canada

Ford

5 laps down

P19

21

42

Mike Marini

Ontario, Canada

Toyota

6 laps down

P8

22

19

Michael Dimitroff

PEI, Canada

Ford

6 laps down

P26

23

98

Mark Cox

PEI, Canada

Ford

7 laps down

P23

24

60

Lee Campbell

New York, USA

Ford

7 laps down

P21

25

4

Scott Bailey

Michigan, USA

Chevrolet

140 laps down

P10

26

55

Trent Neilson

Indiana, USA

Ford

148 laps down

P25

27

48

Drew Bernard

PEI, Canada

Ford

186 laps down

P27

  

Watch the archived broadcast of the Fix Auto 300 at www.hollandcollege.com/esports.

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.

-30-


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020