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Ford kicks off season in victory lane at Daytona

The 2021 Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series got off to an exciting start on Tuesday night when the 30-car field visited the virtual-Daytona International Speedway.

This was the third straight night of racing at Daytona, following the invitation-only Daytona Shootout on Sunday (race and pole winners only from the 2020 season), and The Clash on Monday (a front-row qualifying race).  Jose Mercado would win the Shootout with Ryan Gibson winning The Clash, earning the pole-position in Tuesday’s Holland College 250; Darcy Ford would finish second and complete the front row.

The race saw excellent pack-racing action and pit-strategy for 100-laps, eventually won by Darcy Ford in his Atlantic Motorsports Ford Mustang.  With the win, Ford locks himself into the playoffs.

Rounding out the top-five was Jonathan Warr (New York, USA - True North Racin’), Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA – Kobra Kai Racing), Jason Butler (Ontario, Canada – 519 E-Racing) and Jose Mercado (Florida, USA - Stars and Stripes Racing).

Gibson and Mercado were the stage winners in the race, each earning a playoff point, while Ford earns five playoff points for the race win.

The series will travel to the virtual-Phoenix Raceway next Tuesday, February 9 for the Fix Auto Charlottetown 250.


Here are the official results from the 2021 Holland College 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.


Here are the official driver standings following race one of the 2021 season. 


Here are the official team standings following race one of the 2021 season.


For more information on the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series, visit www.hollandcollege.com/eSports.

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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, February 03, 2021