NCATS: Hathaway Scores Back-To-Back Barrie Wins; Survives Green-White-Checkered Finish For Fifth Career Victory

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BARRIE, Ont. – By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — Matthew Murnaghan/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — It took a few extra laps, but Jason Hathaway left Barrie Speedway with a win Saturday night.

The Dutton, Ontario, native won the Wahta Springs 300 for the second year in a row. It marked Hathaway’s second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victory of the season and fifth of his career.

Pole winner J.R. Fitzpatrick finished second, followed by D.J. Kennington, L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich.

Joey McColm, Noel Dowler, Erica Thiering, Matthew Scannell and Alex Tagliani rounded out the top 10.

An accident on the frontstretch involving Tagliani on Lap 298 set up the green-white-checkered finish attempt. Fitzpatrick, looking for his first Barrie win and second oval victory, led by a nose at the white flag, but couldn’t find a way around Hathaway for the checkered.

Hathaway became the first back-to-back winner at the track since Scott Steckly won both series events at the .333-mile tri-oval in 2008.

With one race to go, Dumoulin now leads Fitzpatrick in the championship standings by a tally of 418-402.

The Wahta Springs 300 will air on TSN on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. ET, and on RDS2 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship will be decided in the season finale Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ont.

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