After a restrictor plate race at Daytona to open the season (won by Darcy Ford) and a short-track race at Phoenix (won by Scott Bailey), this is the first visit to an intermediate track this season. The 1.5-mile tri-oval will allow drivers to spread out over multiple grooves on Tuesday night, with the majority of the lap being on the accelerator.
The race will consist of 134-laps in total and will be raced with cautions on. This is the first time for that this season, potentially creating some exciting pit-strategy opportunities, as tire-wear could be the difference maker. Stage lengths for Tuesday night are 39, 37 and 54.
Ford (PEI, Canada) and Bailey (Michigan, USA) are the two drivers that have clinched a playoff berth so far this season with their victories. Rounding out the top five in the driver standings are Ryan Gibson (West Virginia, USA), Jose Mercado (Florida, USA) with Ty Higginbotham (Missouri, USA) and Jonathan Peaden (Florida, USA) tied for fifth.
In the team standings, Kobra Kai Racing holds a 31-point advantage over Stars and Stripes Racing.
Last season in the Kansas playoff race, Ryan Gibson went to victory lane with the win, locking him into the championship four in the process. Rounding out the top-five was Ford, Mercado, Chad Hyder (Ohio, USA) and Bailey.
Check out the action on Tuesday night with the pre-race show beginning at 7:45pm eastern and the race to follow at 8pm. All coverage takes place at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.
Here is a full list of the driver standings entering week three.
Here is a full breakdown of the team standings entering week three.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021