BOWMANVILLE, ON- August 31, 2014– For the second time this season, Jason Hathaway found himself removed from contention late in the going in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 competition at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The short track ace ran amongst the top-10 for the entirety of the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 – at times racing within the top-5 – before transmission issues parked the No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet just 12-laps from the checkered flag.
“I’m not sure what we have to do to get a good finish here”, offered a disappointed Hathaway post-race. “We lost an engine here in the Spring. Today, we came back with a brand new power plant and the transmission gives up on us. The team does a fantastic job preparing these cars”, continued Hathaway, “we go through them front to back before and after every single event. Unfortunately, there’s just nothing you can do to prepare for these types of parts failures.”
Hathaway entered the event eager for redemption, after a DNF in May left his Ed Hakonson Racing team hungry for their first career road course victory.
“We wanted this one pretty badly”, admitted Hathaway. “Our pit road strategy was great. We took tires at the right time, and were preparing for that late-race run. We had a strong enough car to be there when it counted. It would have been a dogfight right to the end, that’s for sure.”
The team will take the week to regroup, before returning to action this Saturday, September 6th at Barrie Speedway for the Wahta Springs 300.
“We’re very much looking forward to the final two races on the schedule”, said Hathaway. “Barrie and Kawartha are two tracks that we are strong at.”
“Barrie always seems to provide its fair share of excitement. I can’t wait to get back under the lights there and provide my fans and sponsors with some short track excitement”
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.
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)