FRASERVILLE, ON- September 22, 2014– NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 fan favourite Jason Hathaway tallied his 5th podium finish of the season on Saturday, September 20th, finishing 3rd in the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway to close out the 11-round 2014 schedule.
“I’m proud of this team today”, said Hathaway post-race. “We didn’t have a great handling car early on, and really had to employ some strategy to be back in the conversation when the laps started to count.”
“My guys made some pretty crucial adjustments when we came in for our final tire stop and it woke the car right up”, continued Hathaway. “They’re the whole reason I was able to stand on the podium tonight.”
The Dutton, ON veteran qualified in the 12th position, and cruised deep within the top-10 for the majority of the race’s first half.
“We didn’t really have enough car to push the envelope early, which turned out to be a blessing”, admitted Hathaway. “By the time we had fixed our handling issues, we had more than enough equipment left to start picking some positions up late in the race. The guys picked us up some spots on pit road which really helped us to bring home this 3rd place.”
Hathaway charged into the top-5 late in the going, and upon reaching the top-3 appeared to be closing on the battle for the lead as the 250-lap event expired.
“It’s definitely a positive way to end our season, and now we can head back to the shop and decide what we can do to make this No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet faster for next season.”
Jason Hathaway closes out the 2014 campaign with a 5th place finish in series points, with a total of 2 wins, 5 top-5s and 7 top-10s.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)