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2021 All-Star Race preview

The inaugural Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series All-Star Race takes place on Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.  The race features 13 of the top drivers in the series battling for the win over 31-laps at the 2.4-mile road course. 

Drivers qualified for the race using the following criteria.

  • Win a series championship.
  • Win a race during the 2021 season.
  • Win a race during the 2020 season.
  • Win a stage during the 2021 season.
  • Win a stage during the 2020 season.
  • Finish as one of the top-two drivers with the most fan votes.

The race will be divided into three stages of nine laps, nine laps and 13 laps. The field has been ranked and inverted to make up the starting grid.  Here is a breakdown of all 13-drivers, where they will start, and how they qualified for the race.

 

 

10, Jason Butler, 519 E-Racing Chevrolet (Starting 1st)

London, Ontario, Canada

Qualified by winning the second fan vote.

 

47, Michael Robinson, Atlantic Motorsports Ford (Starting 2nd)

Harringon, PEI, Canada

Qualified by winning the first fan vote.

 

55, Trent Neilson, Atlantic Motorsports Ford (Starting 3rd)

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Qualified by winning a stage in 2020.

 

37, Chad Hyder, Team !Hazzah! Ford (Starting 4th)

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Qualified by winning a stage in 2020.

 

53, Jonathan Peaden, Kobra Kai Racing Chevrolet (Starting 5th)

Pensacola, Florida, USA

Qualified by winning a stage in 2021.

 

97, Ty Higginbotham, Stars and Stripes Racing Toyota (Starting 6th)

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Qualified by winning a race in 2021.

 

12, Mike Marini, True North Racin’ Toyota (Starting 7th)

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Qualified by winning a race in 2021, a race in 2020 and a stage in 2020.

 

9, Jacob Nelson, Red Dirt Racing Chevrolet (Starting 8th)

Clarksville, Tennessee, USA

Qualified by winning a race in 2021, a race in 2020 and a stage in 2020.

 

41, Jose Mercado, Stars and Stripes Racing Ford (Starting 9th)

Kissimmee, Florida, USA

Qualified by winning a race in 2020, a stage in 2021 and a stage in 2020.

 

17, Corbin MacAulay, Red Dirt Racing Chevrolet (Starting 10th)

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Qualified by winning a race in 2021, a race in 2020 and a stage in 2020.

 

64, Darcy Ford, Atlantic Motorsports Ford (Starting 11th)

Harrington, PEI, Canada

Qualified by winning a race in 2021, a race in 2020, a stage in 2021 and a stage in 2020.

 

11, Scott Bailey, Midwest Elite E-Racing Ford (Starting 12th)

Allendale, Michigan, USA

Qualified by winning a race in 2021, a race in 2020, a stage in 2021 and a stage in 2020.

 

23, Ryan Gibson, Kobra Kai Racing Chevrolet (Starting 13th)

Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Qualified by winning the series championship in 2020, a race in 2020, a stage in 2021, and a stage in 2020.

 

This is an exhibition race and not part of the 2021 regular season.  The next regular season event for the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series is the Lone Oak Brewing Co. 175 at the Sonoma Raceway on March 30.  This will be race eight of the 14-race regular season schedule.

Watch the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series All-Star Race live this Tuesday at 7:45pm eastern at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.

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.

Connect with the Canadian eMotorsports Network at www.hollandcollege.com/eSportswww.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCANwww.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, March 22, 2021