Trois-Rivieres: Ryan Hunter-Reay race report

Hunter-Reay charges through the field to finish seventh at Trois Rivieres After a very frustrating weekend for Hunter-Reay and his Atlantic Championship winning crew, he once again demonstrated his natural yet aggressive ability to pass on a ...

Hunter-Reay charges through the field to finish seventh at Trois Rivieres

After a very frustrating weekend for Hunter-Reay and his Atlantic Championship winning crew, he once again demonstrated his natural yet aggressive ability to pass on a circuit that is notorious for it's tight corners and lack of overtaking. Hunter-Reay started the race a disappointing 15th, after an accident in final qualifying yesterday; it was his worst starting position of the season. However, Hunter-Reay did what he does best, from the drop of the green flag, he started his hunt, he made his first pass on the first lap and collected a total of eight positions in the 45-lap event. Hunter-Reay set the third fastest lap of the race and broke the track existing race lap record. With his sights on the championship, he drove a mature race to collect as many points as possible, despite his starting position. He earned a total of nine points toward the championship points standings. He sits in third place with 102 points, just two points behind John Fogarty who is ranked second.

Hunter-Reay on the Race:

"Finally we got close to a car that we have been looking for all weekend. We turned the third fastest race lap and we ran consistently among the quickest throughout the race. The shame is that they displayed a standing yellow at turn-one, which identifies a full course yellow, so I slowed and relinquished my position to Lavin, which I had just passed him for. From that point forward, he blocked me and I had to make a desperate pass to get by him. If that hadn't happened, it might have been a different day for us. I drove my heart out to get by Coronas for seventh and with just a few more laps, I could have passed Lavin for sixth, but we just ran out of time. My goal for today was to just collect as many points as we could for the championship and we did a good job of that. Now, we will turn our focus to Road America and search for another victory."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay