Top 15 for Hathaway in First NCWTS Start
STOUFFVILLE, ONTARIO- September 5, 2017– This past Labour Day weekend was a busy one for Jason Hathaway as he competed in two NASCAR Series races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Hathaway made his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start as well competing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Total Quartz 200.
Practice for the truck race was first up on Saturday morning and Hathaway used that first practice to sort the truck out and get some laps under his belt. The second practice allowed the team to make some adjustments to the truck and get Hathaway comfortable. In his first ever truck race Hathaway qualified his #66 Choko/Kubota Chevrolet 22nd in the field of 32 trucks.
A solid practice session in his #3 Kubota/HGC Pinty’s Series car on Saturday was backed up with a 9th place qualifying effort by Hathaway for the 51-lap event on Sunday morning.
The skies over CTMP opened up Saturday night and greeted the teams with wet track conditions for the Sunday morning start of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Total Quartz 200 in Hathaway #3 Kubota/HGC Chevrolet Pinty’s Series race machine.
The race started in the rain and the Team struggled with the set up and got behind early in the run. The Team was hoping for a caution, but with the entire race running under green the Team’s ability to bring in their race car in for tires and adjustments was limited. This relegated the team to a 13th place finish.
Hathaway climbed out of this car and climbed in his #66 NCTWS truck and settled in for the 64-lap, live event, with coverage on FOX SPORTS 1 and MRN Radio, on Sunday afternoon.
The race was divided in 3 segments and by the end of the 2nd segment Hathaway was up to the 7th spot in the running order. The truck was serviced by Hathaway’s NASCAR Pinty’s crew and they did a fine job on 2 pit stops for new tires and filling his truck full of fuel during the event.
The finish of the race saw Hathaway take the checkered flag 15th in the finishing order.
“We had a great day in the truck today.” said Hathaway. “This was a great opportunity for not only me, but also our crew guys and 15th place isn’t too bad at all. I sat in the truck for the first time last Monday with the Bolen Motorsports team and we made some pretty good progress today on track. The crew did a solid job on their first ever truck pit stops. To be honest the way that our Team and sponsors pulled together for this weekend was truly a cool thing to be a part of and I think everyone was happy with what we accomplished today. I really need to thank our Team owner Ed Hakonson for allowing us this huge opportunity,” said a pretty happy Hathaway as he met with his family and friends after the race.
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