VALLEE-JONCTION, QC- After timing in a career-best 3rd in time trials, Jason Hathaway led over 200 laps and survived a rousing late-race battle with veteran Mark Dilley to claim victory in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series’ rain-delayed inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere.
After dominating the afternoon’s two practice sessions, Hathaway’s No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink/HGC Chevrolet clocked in 3rd quickest in time trials with a time of 13.366 seconds and quickly went to work in battling for the lead.
“We were good right off of the trailer”, said Hathaway post-race, “it really is a testament to our program and the amount of work that goes into this car before it ever leaves our shop”
“I was able to pull to second place on lap-2, and we stayed within the top-2 all afternoon”, continued Hathaway. “It’s not often that you get a car that handles as well as ours did today, I really can’t say enough about it. This team is incredible”
The later stages of the race saw Hathaway and Dilley swap the lead six times, with Hathaway emerging from the battle with his fourth career win – third in his last four oval starts.
“Hats off to Mark Dilley – because that was an absolute blast”, reflected Hathaway. “I lost count how many times we went back and forth for the lead, it felt as though every time I thought I had him clear, he found a way to take another run at it. Mark’s a gamer, and he’s been doing this a long time, he’s a guy where you really feel as though you’ve done something when you can keep him behind you”
“It was an honour to put on a show like this for these fans. It’s our first time here, and I think every single racer in this paddock wanted to make sure we left a good impression. These fans were fantastic to wait an extra day for this show. I hope we made it worth the wait”
Jason Hathaway will be back in competition with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Circuit ICAR on July 6th for the Jiffy Lube 100 pres. by La Petite Bretonne.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)