Hathaway Tames Bull Ring At Barrie Speedway
September 8, 2013- Barrie, Ontario, –After a heartbreaking run at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last weekend, Hathaway and his team were excited to get back to the oval tracks. Although Barrie Speedway is infamous for it wrecks and beating and banging, Hathaway put on a great show for the crowd in his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge rallying to bring home his second win of the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season.
After rain postponed Saturday’s originally scheduled race, Hathaway and his team returned to the tight .333 mile oval to qualify and race the Hudco Electric Supply 300 Sunday. Showing once again how fast Hathaway he can be, he posted a 6th place starting position and readied his car for a grueling 300 lap run.
“The car feels pretty good here. Starting up front will help to keep us out of the chaos that happens at this track. We are looking forward to a good day today.” Said Hathaway during the on track autograph session.
When the race got underway, patience was the call of the day. Crew Chief Craig Masters and Car Chief Graham Annis worked their strategy and Hathaway made it happen on the track. By lap 43, Hathaway had his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Dodge nicely positioned in the 3rd spot on the track. Once Hathaway had cleared the considerable lapped traffic on the track he set his sights on the top spot. With some great driving, Hathaway took the lead on lap 79.
The crew topped off Hathaway’s race fuel up and made a quick chassis adjustment on lap 89, under caution and did a great job. Hathaway went back out in 2nd spot and it wasn’t 4 laps after the green flag flew that he was back leading the field.
Hathaway took tires on lap 145 and worked his way back from 8th place into the top 3. With a number of great restarts and some fabulous driving, Hathaway took command of the field for the last time on lap 284 until the checkered flag flew, bringing home his second win of the season.
“I am so proud of our team and of all of the support we get from our sponsors and families. We said we would battle back after the finish last weekend and that is exactly what we did. Graham and Craig made some great calls and I was happy with our car pretty much all day. We came here prepared to win and we did just that.” Said Hathaway in Victory Lane with his 2 daughters along side of him.
This win helped Hathaway earn back 3rd spot in the Championship battle and tighten up the points as they come down to the last race of the season, the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway in 2 weeks’ time; September 21, 2013.
The Hudco Electric Supply 300 will air on TSN on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, and on RDS on Friday, October 4th at 8 p.m EST.
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