Hathaway wins Wahta Springs 300 at BarrieBARRIE, Ontario (Sept. 8, 2014) – Jason Hathaway has figured out how to drive at Barrie Speedway.
Hathaway won the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Wahta Springs 300 at Barrie for the second straight year. It was Hathaway’s second victory of 2014 and his fifth career win in Series competition.
Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Series, supplying tires from the same line the tiremaker manufactures for NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East and Pro Series West. The bias-ply Eagles are grouped for competition based upon each specific track application, just as Goodyear does for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.
Hathaway beat second finisher J.R. Fitzpatrick by a nose at the finish in a green-white-checkers finish. The official margin of victory was .121 of a second. D.J. Kennington took third, followed by L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich.
Because of a crash near the finished of the scheduled 300 laps, the race was extended by seven laps. The resulting average speed for the race distance was 56.171 mph.
Fitzpatrick started on the pole with a lap averaging 84.304 mph. There were eight lead changes. Hathaway led four times for a total of 131 laps.
With one race remaining on the 2014 schedule, Dumoulin leads the championship standings with 418 points. Fitzpatrick is next with 402.
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