Early Engine Issue Spoils Hathaway's Charge
September 1, 2013- Bowmanville, Ontario- Coming off his win at Riverside Speedway two weeks ago, Hathaway had a well prepared #3 Snap-on Tools/ Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge race car ready to run up front in the Pinty’s 200 Presents the Clarington 200 on Sunday morning at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The team practice well and Hathaway felt pretty comfortable with his race machine. “We have a great car here this weekend. We finished well here in the spring and we are looking forward to a good race.”
Hathaway scored his best qualifying effort on Saturday afternoon locking down a 5th place starting spot for the 51 lap main event.
Once the race got underway Hathaway got into his rhythm and showed the strength of his road course program. On lap 15 Hathaway radioed in to his crew chief that he had water on his windshield. The crew went to work on diagnosing the issue with Hathaway’s race motor on pit road, unfortunately going down 2 laps in the pits. When Hathaway got back on track he charged back from his 2 lap deficit and earned back both of his laps by lap 36. Unfortunately, the race was red flagged on lap 42 and a further decision was made by NASCAR officials to end the race due to time constraints.
A disappointed Hathaway climbed out of his racing machine finishing 25th. “We finally overcame our overheating issue and had earned our spot back on the lead lap. Not only that but, I still had 4 new tires in my pit stall waiting to be put on the car. I sure would have liked to see how many cars we could have passed after bolting new tires on. We are a strong team; we will battle back next weekend.”
The Team will get back to the oval track configurations next weekend as they continue their season at Barrie Speedway for the Hudco Electric Supply 300 on Saturday September 8, 2013.
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