Tough Luck at ICAR for Hathaway
Mirabel, Quebec, July 3, 2016 – Jason Hathaway and his #3 Raybestos/DSI Chevrolet returned to the province of Quebec for the 2nd road course event on the 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule this weekend at Circuit ICAR.
Hathaway did well in the first practice and the 2nd practice was rained out. Qualifying in the tight field Hathaway landed an 11th place starting spot. The 30 lap event got underway midafternoon and Hathaway found his rhythm and set to work moving up to 10th on the first corner.
The teams luck came to a halt on lap 4 when Hathaway reported in that he had a broken axle and had to come down to the pit road under green flag conditions for repairs. The Team worked hard and got him back out onto the track. Hathaway laid down some great laps; good enough for 6th spot, for the rest of the race, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to get his laps back as the race only had 1 caution.
“We had a tough day today. We have a great maintenance program with our equipment, but parts can break. The boys did a god job of repairing the car. This race historically doesn’t have many cautions and today was no different. It is hard to get laps back here,” said Hathaway.
The Team have a few weeks off before the 5th race of the season at the Honda Indy Toronto. The event takes place on the temporary road course through the streets of Toronto July 16th.