The Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series makes its first ever trip to the Iowa Speedway this Tuesday for the Rampage Coffee Co. 125. This is the ninth of 14 regular-season races in the 2021 season.
The Iowa Speedway, a 0.875-mile track, will see the 30 drivers in the series complete 140 laps on Tuesday as they battle bumper-to-bumper for the win. Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) enters the race as the heavy favorite having won both short-track races so far this season (Phoenix, Dover). Stage lengths will consist of 34 laps, 31 laps and 67 laps.
All eyes will be focused on the playoff picture with just six races remaining in the regular season. Currently there are six drivers locked in after winning races earlier this season, with ten remaining positions up for grabs.
Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA, Kobra Kai Racing), Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA, Kobra Kai Racing), Jose Mercado (Florida, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing) and Matthew Patak (Ohio, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) are all sitting comfortably in seventh through tenth in the standings. Patak is safe by 122-points and Peaden is up by 154 with Gibson and Mercado in between.
The four drivers fighting for 11th through 14th are also in a strong position, albeit not quite as safe. Daniel Cudmore (PEI, Canada, Winston Racing Group), Reggie Keim (Oklahoma, USA, Kobra Kai Racing), Michael Woolford (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) and Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA, Team !Hazzah!) are separated by just four-points; Hyder holds a 60-point advantage over the 17th place driver.
The real battle is for the final two playoff positions.
Kevin Daigle (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’) holds the 15th place and is currently safe by 15-points, while Andy Hertel (Ohio, USA, 519 E-Racing) holds a one-point advantage over Trevor Kinsey (Michigan, USA, Team !Hazzah!) for the last playoff spot. Jason Butler (Ontario, Canada, 519 E-Racing) sits in 18th, just six-points out of the playoffs.
There are several others within striking distance and with six regular season races remaining, anything can happen.
In the team championship, Kobra Kai Racing (878-points) has begun to separate themselves from Midwest Elite E-Racing in recent weeks, now leading by 23-points, with Stars and Stripes Racing sitting a further 165-points back in third place.
Red Dirt Racing sits in fourth with 617-points, with True North Racin’ trailing them by 21-points.
The battle for sixth is a tight one with Atlantic Motorsports (552-points) leading Team !Hazzah! by two-points, and 519 E-Racing sitting a further nine-points back. The Winston Racing Group sits in ninth with 469-points and North Star Racing is in tenth with 385-points.
Don’t miss the action this Tuesday at the Rampage Coffee Co. 125 at Iowa Speedway, live coverage begins at 7:45pm eastern at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.
Here is a look at the complete driver standings entering race nine of the season.
Here are how the team standings look entering Tuesday’s race.
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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Date: Thursday, April 01, 2021