Another strong run by Ty Higginbotham (Missouri, USA, Stars and Stripes Racing) paired with some much-deserved luck was the recipe for success on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Fix Auto 300. This was the seventh-of-14 regular season races in the 2021 Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series.
With the win, Higginbotham secures his place in the post-season; in total, six drivers have clinched playoff spots with wins through the first seven races this season.
Higginbotham was able to avoid a wreck with 25 laps to go when Jacob Nelson (Tennessee, USA, Red Dirt Racing), Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) and Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports) made contact in the tri-oval that collected many of the top ten drivers. Higginbotham would eventually pass Nelson with ten laps to go to take the lead.
Rounding out the top-five on Tuesday was Nelson in second, Kevin Daigle in third (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’), Chase Beaty in fourth (Tennessee, USA, North Star Racing) and Matthew Patak in fifth (Ohio, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing).
The race was the longest on the schedule comprised of 200 laps around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway divided into four stages. Ryan Gibson, Scott Bailey (Michigan, USA, Midwest Elite E-Racing) and Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA, Kobra Kai Racing) were the stage winners on Tuesday night. Peaden was the pole-sitter for the race.
With the third-place finish, Kevin Daigle widens his lead for the 16th and final playoff position, now leading by 16-points over Andy Hertel (Ohio, USA, 519 E-Racing).
In the team championship, Kobra Kai Racing broke the tie atop the standings and now leads Midwest Elite E-Racing by 29-points.
With the win, Higginbotham receives an invite to next Tuesday’s Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series All-Star Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. He will join the 13-car field with two of those drivers yet to be named as fans can vote for their favorite driver to receive an invitation until this Sunday night.
The next regular season race on the calendar is the Lone Oak Brewing Co. 175 on Tuesday, March 30 at the Sonoma Raceway.
Tuesday was also the second race in the battle for the Fix Auto Cup. The Fix Auto Cup is awarded to the driver that accumulates the most points in the six Fix Auto-sponsored races this season. Jonathan Peaden now leads the standings by two points over Scott Bailey.
Here is a look at the full results from Tuesday night in the Fix Auto 300.
Here are the updated driver standings following Tuesday’s race at Charlotte.
Here are the official team championship standings through seven of 24 races.
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