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One-two finish for NBR Motorsports in series debut

The Canadian eMotorsports Series travelled to the virtual-Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday night for their third stop in the 2020 season, the Darcy Allan PR 250.

After last weeks race at Auto Club Speedway, which included only four cautions over the 200-mile race, Tuesday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway was quite the opposite.

Shane Cannon, of Cambridge, Ontario, outlasted all others in a caution-filled race as he took his number 88 Chevrolet Camaro to victory lane for his first win of the season.  It was announced earlier this week that Cannon would be joining the newly formed NBR Motorsports.

Cannon’s teammate, Scott Bailey, of Allendale, Michigan, completed the storybook debut for NBR Motorsports on Tuesday as he finished in the runner-up position.

With the victory, for Cannon joins Jacob Nelson and Waylon Brown as the three drivers currently locked into the playoffs.  A total of 16 drivers will participate in the playoffs this fall.

It’s been an incredible start for Chevrolet to kick off the 2020 season, as they’ve taken the victory in all three regular-season races so far.

Completing the top five on Tuesday night was Trent Neilson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in his number 55, Neilson Photography and Design, Ford Mustang finishing third, Daniel Cudmore of Stanchel, PEI, in his number 2, Fix Auto Charlottetown/D. Alex MacDonald Ford Mustang for Hurricanes eMotorsports finishing fourth, and Jacob Nelson of Clarksville, Tennessee, in his number 9, Chevrolet Camaro finishing fifth.

The fourth stop in the series takes place on Tuesday, June 16 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Sports Centre Physiotherapy 200.

 

Darcy Allan PR 250 race recap

Mike Marini (Thunder Bay, Ontario, 42 True North Racin Toyota) opened up the race as the pole-sitter for the second straight week with Chad Hyder (Dayton, Ohio, 21 Youtube.com/DHammiam Buckeye Emotorsports Ford) on the outside of row one.

It was proven early in the race that the inside line would be the preferred path for the field as cars on the outside would continue to be shuffled back in the pack.

Trevor Kinsey (Midland, Michigan, 6 Ford) took over the lead on lap two, prior to the first caution of the race with Ryan Gibson (Morgantown, West Virginia, 23 Chevrolet) moving to the front on lap 10, until a caution on lap 18 set up the first series of pit stops.

Hyder elected not to pit during the caution, opting to improve track position as he led the field on the restart on lap 21, but would pit just four laps later under caution.

As the field continued to reshuffle through the first series of pit stops, Gibson found his way to the front of the pack on lap 25, where he would remain through a series of cautions until Jose Mercado (Kissimmee, Florida, 41 Ford) became the leader of the race on lap 45.

After a series of full field pit stops on lap 64, Waylon Brown (Grande Prairie, Alberta, 67 Chevrolet) took the lead on the restart and would remain in front until lap 94, when Corbin MacAulay (Charlottetown, PEI, 17 Fix Auto Charlottetown/D. Alex MacDonald Hurricanes eMotorsports Ford) took the lead during a pit cycle under caution.

Into lap 107, Mike Marini would return to the front of the field before being overtaken by Brown on lap 109, with Gibson moving to the front on lap 113.

Marini, Kevin Fenech (Toronto, Ontario, 81 Primary Engines Inc. Chevrolet), MacAulay and Mercado would exchange leads over the course of the final series of pit stops

With Mercado in the lead in the final 15 laps of the race, the NBR Motorsports drivers of Cannon and Bailey hooked up in second and third place, pushing themselves towards the front of the pack before taking the lead when Mercado retired from the race with a malfunction with ten laps to go.

With the race going into overtime, Cannon would remain up front, with his teammate, Bailey, in his rear view mirror as the race came to a close.

There were a total of 34 cautions in the race.

 

Here are the official results from the Darcy Allan PR 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MANUFACTURER

STATUS

QUALIFY

1

88

Shane Cannon

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P18

2

4

Scott Bailey

Michigan, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P16

3

55

Trent Neilson

Indiana, USA

Ford

Complete

P22

4

2

Daniel Cudmore

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P13

5

9

Jacob Nelson

Tennessee, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P8

6

64

Darcy Ford

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P6

7

10

Jason Butler

Ontario, Canada

Ford

Complete

P21

8

33

Jason Maluchnik

Pennsylvania, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P10

9

67

Waylon Brown

Alberta, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P5

10

23

Ryan Gibson

West Virginia, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P7

11

63

Bruce Webb

Nova Scotia, Canada

Toyota

Complete

P25

12

81

Kevin Fenech

Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P14

13

15

Joseph Squatriglia

Pennsylvania, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P11

14

66

Jason MacQuarrie

PEI, Canada

Chevrolet

Complete

P19

15

21

Chad Hyder

Ohio, USA

Ford

Complete

P2

16

0 5

Rhon-Paul Lecky

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P29

17

77

Eric Greer

Kentucky, USA

Toyota

Complete

P9

18

60

Lee Campbell

New York, USA

Ford

Complete

P17

19

47

Michael Robinson

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P12

20

19

Michael Dimitroff

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P23

21

38

Jayce Swint

Alabama, USA

Toyota

Complete

P30

22

17

Corbin MacAulay

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P26

23

98

Mark Cox

PEI, Canada

Ford

Complete

P31

24

18

Blake Bernard

PEI, Canada

Toyota

Complete

P27

25

0 9

Jason Laube

Minnesota, USA

Chevrolet

Complete

P24

26

43

Rafael Delossantos

Connecticut, USA

Ford

Complete

P28

27

6

Trevor Kinsey

Michigan, USA

Ford

1 lap down

P3

28

13

Kevin Daigle

Ontario, Canada

Toyota

21 laps down

P15

29

41

Jose Mercado

Florida, USA

Ford

25 laps down

P4

30

8

Sterling Ford

PEI, Canada

Chevrolet

27 laps down

P20

31

42

Mike Marini

Ontario, Canada

Toyota

32 laps down

P1

 

Watch the archived broadcast of the Darcy Allan PR 250 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

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020