Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports) started the playoffs the same way he began his regular season, in victory lane. This time he won the U.S. Navy 250 at the Texas Motor Speedway, the first race in the Round-of-16 of the 2021 Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series playoffs.
The victory locks Ford into the Round-of-12 while the other 15 playoff drivers will continue to battle for the remaining 11 advancing spots; race two of the Round-of-16 takes place on Tuesday at Road America.
Ford started the race in second place, and would win both stages, capping off a dominating performance. Corbin MacAulay (PEI, Canada, Red Dirt Racing) was the pole-sitter.
Rounding out the top-five was Jose Mercado (Florida, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing), MacAulay, Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) and Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA, Kobra Kai Racing).
Andy Hertel (Ohio, USA, 519 E-Racing) currently holds the final advancing position; he sits two-points up on Daniel Cudmore (PEI, Canada, Winston Racing Group), five-points up on Kevin Daigle (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’), six-points up on Michael Woolford (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) and 26-points up on Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA, Team !Hazzah!).
Race three in the Round-of-16 takes place on June 1 at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Here are the official results from Tuesdays U.S. Navy 250 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Here are the playoff standings after race one of the Round-of-16.
Here are the updated team standings after the U.S. Navy 250.
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Date: Friday, May 21, 2021