Jason Hathaway Musters 8th Place Finish at GP3R
TROIS RIVIERES, QC-August 11, 2014- NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 veteran Jason Hathaway earned his 5th top-10 finish of the season on August 10th. Working his way from deep in the field after an early-race pit stop to finish 8th in the ‘JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours’ at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
After qualifying 12th, Hathaway employed a conservative strategy through the race’s early stages, before pitting on lap-5 to make the necessary fuel stop.
“This race was extended for 2014, and it really added an extra layer of strategy to our afternoon”, explained Hathaway. “We didn’t want to worry about fuel late in the going, so our Crew Chief Craig Masters made the call to pit early and get our fuel stop out of the way.”
The No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet exited the pit area in 25th under green flag conditions, and worked his way quickly back through the field.
“Coming from the back is never easy – especially on a course as tight as this, racing against some of the best road racers in the country”, said Hathaway, “but my guys gave me an awesome piece this afternoon, and we were making up ground after our stop.”
A series of cautions hampered the race’s flow, and put a halt to Hathaway’s late-race push.
“After the halfway point, it didn’t feel as though the race was able to really get into a rhythm. We seemed to spend quite a few laps under caution, and once we went green the pack was so tightly grouped it was difficult to stretch our legs and get racey”
The Ed Hakonson Racing representative ended up 8th in the final rundown, moving up to 4th in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series points in the process.
Jason and team will have a quick turnaround, returning to action with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, NS on August 16th.
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