QUEBEC CITY, QC - Just one week after CASCAR CARQUEST Series racer Jason Hathaway won his first-ever CARQUEST Series race, the Appin, ON racer returned to victory lane on Saturday night at Circuit Ste-Croix. The CARQUEST 100 was the third...
QUEBEC CITY, QC - Just one week after CASCAR CARQUEST Series racer Jason Hathaway won his first-ever CARQUEST Series race, the Appin, ON racer returned to victory lane on Saturday night at Circuit Ste-Croix.
The CARQUEST 100 was the third CARQUEST Series race of the season and took place at the 5/8-mile oval on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, near Quebec City. Hathaway's E.L. Fordham Motors / TSC Stores Chevy started fourth in the 100 lap race and moved past race leader Brad Graham on lap 56 to become the fourth and final leader of the event.
Finishing second to Hathaway at Ste-Croix was St-Jerome, QC racer Andre Coursol. The CARQUEST Chevy driver has been on the podium following all three CARQUEST Series races this season. Coursol set the fastest time during time trials and led the first 10 laps before Carp, ON racer Steve Munro took the top spot; a position he would hold until lap 22.
Munro, who would eventually finish third at Circuit Ste-Croix, has also finished no worse than third so far in '04. Brad Graham, the winner of Race #1 at Cayuga on June 5, led laps 23 -55 before giving way to Hathaway. NEXT RACE: The fourth CARQUEST Series race of the season is part of a doubleheader CASCAR race weekend at Cayuga 2000 Speedway. The CARQUEST Series teams will be in action on Saturday, July 3, in advance of the 'Canada Day Shootout' finale, featuring the CASCAR Super Series on Sunday, July 4.
<pre> RESULTS: CARQUEST 100 Round #3 June 26, 2004 Circuit Ste-Croix Quebec City, QC 100 Laps 5/8-mile oval
FIN. ST. # DRIVER (HOMETOWN) MAKE LAPS 1 4 76 Jason Hathaway (Appin, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 100 2 1 18 Andre Coursol (St-Jerome, QC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 100 3 3 00 Steve Munro (Carp, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 100 4 8 36 Ken Grubb (Walkerton, ON) Ford Taurus 100 5 5 80 Mike Hryniuk (LaSalle, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 100 6 9 09 Kent Nuhn (Williamsford, ON) R Pontiac Grand Prix 100 7 6 16 Paul DeJong (Pembroke, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 8 7 7 Jerry Marinuk (Scotland, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 9 11 12 Mark Patrick (Delaware, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 97 10 12 02 Scott O'Connor (Delaware, ON) Oldsmobile 97 11 10 66 Josh Wood (London, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 86 12 2 6 Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) Dodge 75 13 13 8 Michael Wagner (Campbellford, ON) R Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12
R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.
TIME OF RACE: 51 minutes and 41 seconds MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.861 seconds CAUTIONS: 6 for a total of 25 laps LAP LEADERS: #18 Andre Coursol (1-10), #00 Steve Munro (11-22), #6 Brad Graham (23-55), #76 Jason Hathaway (56-100).