Mike Marini (Ontario, Canada, True North Racin’) was solid all race and pounced when the opportunity presented itself last night in the Canadian eMotorsports Network NASCAR Series All-Star Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Marini outlasted Jacob Nelson (Tennessee, USA, Red Dirt Racing), Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA, Kobra Kai Racing), Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA, Team !Hazzah!) and Darcy Ford (PEI, Canada, Atlantic Motorsports) who all finished in the top-five.
Peaden controlled most of the race, taking the lead on the opening lap and not relinquishing it until he had to serve a penalty with five laps to go after cutting the corner entering the chicane on the backstretch a little too tight. This allowed Marini and Nelson to eliminate the three-second lead that Peaden held at the time, passing him and battled for the win in the closing laps. Marini would stretch his lead and claim the victory.
The exhibition race featured 12 drivers qualifying through race wins and stage wins in 2020 and 2021, plus two drivers voted in through an online fan vote. Marini also won the fourth race of the season, the Cracked Device Co. 125 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Here is a look at the final results from Tuesday’s All-Star Race.
The series will now get back to regular season racing next Tuesday, March 30 at the Sonoma Raceway for the Lone Oak Brewing Co. 175; this is the second road course on the schedule and race eight of 14 in the regular season.
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Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021