It was the perfect start to the playoffs for Ryan Gibson of Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, on Tuesday night when he won the Fix Auto 250 at Darlington Raceway; it was the first of three playoff races in the Round-of-16 for the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series.
Gibson started on the pole position in the win, which secures his spot in the Round-of-12 beginning on October 6 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This was his fourth victory of the season.
Rounding out the top five was Darcy Ford, Chad Hyder, Scott Bailey and Jose Mercado.
Jose Mercado would win the first stage, while Gibson claimed the win in stage two; the top ten drivers at the end of the first and second stages earned additional points during the night, as they will for the duration of the playoffs.
The fight to advance to round two is interesting with only 23-points separating seventh and fifteenth positions. Currently, Michael Robinson holds the twelfth position with Daniel Cudmore trailing by two-points, Lee Campbell by four-points and Jason Maluchnik by six-points.
The second playoff race in the Round-of-16 is the Hurricanes Physiotherapy 200 at Richmond Raceway taking place on Tuesday, September 22.
Here is a look at the playoff standings after the Fix Auto 250 at Darlington Raceway.
Watch the archived broadcast of the Fix Auto 250 at www.hollandcollege.com/esports.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020