The 55-lap race around the 2.5-mile track will be divided into three stages, with additional points being awarded to the top ten finishers in the first two stages.
This is the eighth of 14 races in the regular season; the series is coming off a bye week while the top stars competed in the All-Star Race on Tuesday night at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Last season, Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) edged out Jacob Nelson (Tennessee, USA, Red Dirt Racing) for the win, with Mike Marini (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’), Jason MacQuarrie (PEI, Canada, 519 E-Racing) and Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports) completing the top-five.
With the second half of the regular season comes some desperation for drivers as they look ahead to the playoffs; the top 16-drivers will qualify for the post-season and for some drivers, the opportunity to solidify their position is slipping away.
The series has had six different winners through the opening seven races, with Scott Bailey leading the way as the only two-time winner thus far. All six winners are locked into the post-season with their race victories.
The ten remaining playoff positions are being competed for closely.
Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) sits in sixth and is the top driver without a win this season with 290 points. His teammate, rookie Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) is in a battle with another rookie, Matthew Patak (Ohio, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) and Jose Mercado (Florida, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing) who are all within 12-points and sitting eighth through tenth.
The next battle features rookies Michael Woolford (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing), and Reggie Keim (Oklahoma, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) along with second-year drivers, Daniel Cudmore (PEI, Canada, Winston Racing Group) and Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA, Team !Hazzah!) , who all sit within 11-points in 11th through 14th.
Trevor Kinsey (Michigan, USA, Team !Hazzah!) and Kevin Daigle (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’) hold the 15th and 16th positions, with the 17th place driver 16-points back. Both drivers will be looking over their shoulders as a winner that is not currently in the playoffs could bump these drivers out down the stretch of the regular season.
Drivers within 20-points of the 16th position include the 519 E-Racing drivers of Andy Hertel (Ohio, USA), Jason Butler (Ontario, Canada) and Jason MacQuarrie, sitting 17th through 19th.
The team championship has turned into a battle between two teams – Kobra Kai Racing and Midwest Elite E-Racing. Kobra Kai has charged ahead in recent weeks, currently holding a 29-point lead while the third place team of Stars and Stripes Racing is a further 152-points back.
Don’t miss the action this Tuesday at the Lone Oak Brewing Co. 175 at Sonoma Raceway, live coverage begins at 7:45pm eastern at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.
Here is a look at the complete driver standings entering race eight of the season.
Here is a look at the full team standings entering Tuesday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway.
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Date: Monday, March 29, 2021