Jason Hathaway and Team 3 Red have had a rough go of it so far this season; although their performance has been stellar, influences beyond their control have dealt them setback after setback. The season opener was disappointing for the team, where, after leading for most of the race, Jason finished 9th after a spin-out caused by another driver with just two laps to go.
Next came Sunset Speedway, on June 18. Qualifying 12th, Jason worked his way up to the 9th spot within just 11 laps, but an accident on his front door on lap 63 was too close for him to escape unscathed. With some heavy damage to the front end, it was a while before the car was track ready again, and Hathaway could only focus on regaining a bit of ground before the end of the race by the time he hit the pavement again. Hathaway finished 17th at Sunset Speedway. You can watch some of the action from Hathaway’s dash camera during the Sunset Speedway race here:
Check out Hathaway’s interview with CANrace here, shot between the second and third races of the season:
Optimism was high when Hathaway headed to the Autodrome Chaudiere on June 24th, as he was going in as the defending 2-time winner at the track. Starting 13th, Hathaway made it made it to 6th within just 10 laps. He rocketed up to 4th in the second half of the race, but within the final laps Hathaway slid back to 7th as the track cooled and handling on the #3 car tightened up.
Heading into the 4th race of the season this weekend at Circuit ICAR, the team is really looking for some points to try to remain in contention for the season championship. You can catch all the Pinty’s Series racing action all summer long on TSN; be sure to cheer Jason on! Here’s the full race schedule for the 2016 season.Check out Jason’s full Pinty Series stats here and check out his NASCAR Home Tracks video here.