STOUFFVILLE, ON- AUGUST 27, 2014- More than 3 months removed from a frustrating engine failure in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season debut, championship contender Jason Hathaway is ready for a second chance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park glory.
“It felt like a punch to the stomach”, reminisces Hathaway when asked of his lap-36 blown engine in the 2014 lid lifter on May 18th.
“That was the best car we’d ever had at CTMP, it really felt like we had enough to be a factor”, continues the noted short-track specialist. “No amount of strategy can prepare you for a blown engine, though. We picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off and ended up carving out a great season so far”
“But I’m excited to have another chance at CTMP”, adds the driver of the No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Chevrolet.
Hathaway has 4 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victories, but has yet to earn one in road course competition.
“I feel as though this entire team has matured and evolved the last few seasons”, says Hathaway. “I see myself as a well-rounded racecar driver and we are a contender to win when we run road courses this season. A win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will do that”
Hathaway will enter the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on August 31st with his sights set on climbing into the top-3 in championship points.
“We’re at a pretty pivotal spot in the season, a lot can change this weekend”, explains Hathaway. “My guys are hungry, I’m hungry. Motivation is not a problem for us! “
“A strong run on Sunday would mean the world to us”, continues Hathaway. “Barrie and Kawartha are next, and we’re traditionally very strong at both of those tracks. A top-5 finish this weekend would provide the perfect spark for a late-season push”
The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled for August 31st at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Gate times and ticket prices can be found at www.CanadianTireMotorsportPark.com
T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with Pro.Point by Princess Auto , Rockstar Energy Drink, The Harman Group, Williamson’s GM & Dodge, Praxair, Mobil 1, Fast Eddie Racewear, Barn Door Brewing Company and Choko Motorsports.
Fans can keep up with Jason and the rest of T3R/EHR at their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, on Twitter @JasonHathaway3 or @EHRT3R and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates concerning the 2014 season. For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560- 6103. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)