STOUFFVILLE, ON- Short Track expert Jason Hathaway is ready for the first race on the annual NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil1 ‘western swing’, as he and the Ed Hakonson Racing team chart a course for the series’ inaugural visit to Edmonton International Raceway.
“I’ve said it before, the best feeling in the world is walking into a speedway you’ve never been to before”, smiled the driver of the No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink/HGC Chevrolet when asked his thoughts on making his EIR debut.
“The team and I have watched a lot of footage, trying to get as best a feel as we can”, explained Hathaway. “But, really, the only way to properly scout a speedway is from behind the wheel of the car. Practice is going to be crucial”
Despite his inexperience at the facility, Hathaway will enter the Alberta Has Energy 300 as a driver to watch, after having won 3 of his last 4 oval starts with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
“Our oval program is so stout”, said the former Late Model star, “I never have to worry about the equipment my guys are putting me in. We’re at the point now in which I know we’ll have enough car to compete. Now, the onus is on me”
“Oval racing is what I’ve been doing over half my life. I feel most at home at these tight little short tracks, and it’s where I feel as though I do my best work”
Edmonton International Raceway’s tight confines are likely to lead to close quarter competition, a fact that does nothing to dissuade Hathaway’s enthusiasm.
“As a competitor, you know that any time you go racing on a quarter mile, you’re risking a couple of body panels and some hurt feelings”, chuckled Hathaway.
“The trick is to find your way to the front before the craziness starts to happen. A good qualifying run will help us out in a big way. So, hopefully, we can pick up the fast way around in practice before anyone else does”
Gate times and ticket prices for the Alberta Has Energy 300 can be found at www.EdmontonRaceway.com.
T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with 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 Instagram jasonhathaway3 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2014 season
For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email email@example.com
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By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)