BARRIE, ON-SEPTEMBER 7, 2104- Ed Hakonson Racing’s Jason Hathaway earned his second straight Barrie Speedway victory on September 6th, dominating the Wahta Springs 300 in Round 10 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
Hathaway’s No. 3 /Rockstar Energy Drink/Choko Authentic Apparel Chevrolet led a total of 182-laps – more than any other car on the racetrack – for his second win of the 2014 season.
“This team gave me a phenomenal car tonight”, smiled Hathaway post-race. “I didn’t have to push it until the last restart. We were able to cruise at the front of the field for about 130-laps just saving our rear tires.”
“That was our game plan heading into this race, and my guys made sure we were able to implement it perfectly.”
A Green-White-Checkered finish set Hathaway up for a two-lap drag race with longtime friend JR Fitzpatrick that brought the capacity Barrie Speedway crowd to their feet late in the event.
“Anytime you put JR and I beside one another on a racetrack, you know it’s going to be entertaining”, said Hathaway. “I’m happy it was him I was racing for the win, because we know how to race one another. We leaned on one another, and neither one of us was going to give an inch – but it was just perfect Saturday night short track racing.”
“Fitzy and I will go back and forth on text and Twitter talking about this one all week”, added Hathaway.
The victory comes at a crucial time for Hathaway’s No. 3 team, after a pair of frustrating outings at Riverside International Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
“I’m happy I was finally able to bring my guys home the finish that they deserve”, explained Hathaway. “We had great cars at Riverside and CTMP, and just didn’t have the luck to bring it all together. Tonight, we made our own luck. It’s exactly what this team needed.”
The Wahta Springs 300 will air on TSN5 on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT, and on RDS2 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.
Jason Hathaway’s 5th career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victory will set the Uxbridge, Ontario driver up with momentum heading into the 11th and final round of the 2014 schedule at Kawartha Speedway on Saturday, September 20th.
T3R/EHR’s 2014 efforts would not be possible without the support of 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
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)