The .375 mile oval of Kawartha Speedway is a favourite for Hathaway and he and his team are focused. Going into the season finale this weekend Hathaway in his #3 HGC/Williamson/Choko Chevrolet is 9 points back from the points lead.
Starting the 2015 season on a limited budget, the Team planned to run the first 4 races of schedule and then take the rest on a race-by-race basis. A successful start to the season including his historic repeat win at Autodrome Chaudière in his 100th NASCAR Canadian Tire Series start, earned Hathaway the points lead heading into the annual western swing to Alberta and Saskatchewan. He posted 2 podiums out west and the team decided to capitalize on their momentum and worked with individual race sponsors for the remaining schedule. The Team's determination recently paid off with an emotional win at CTMP.
"To win on a road course was pretty special for our whole team. Knowing how hard we have all worked to stay in the Series this year, that win was awesome. Wins don't come very easily in this Series and to finally have one on a road course to our credit is a big deal for me personally. The help that we received from Muskoka Aircraft Centre that weekend was a nice surprise as well". Said Hathaway of his most recent win.
The 2015 Championship battle has come down to the final race. Sitting 2nd in the points, 9 points back of the leader, with 2 wins, 2 top 5's and 8 top 10's to his credit Hathaway is going into the Pinty's 250 strong.
"My goal is to go out and win the race, collect the most points possible and let the Championship points fall where they may. We have been very lucky to get some help on the sponsorship side with HGC The Harman Group, DSI Services from Timmins, L&C Construction from South Porcupine, Bio Wash 2000, Williamson Chevrolet & Williamson Chrysler as well as Thornbury Cider. It is support like this that has really given us the opportunity to vie for this Championship".
The Pinty's 250 on Saturday will begin with practice at 11 am, followed by qualifying at 3:15 pm. The fan favourite autograph session will begin at 3:45 pm and the green flag will fly at 5 pm.
T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with HGC The Harman Group, DSI, L&C Construction, Bio Wash 2000, Williamson Chevrolet, Williamson Chrysler, Muskoka Aircraft Centre, Fast Eddie Racewear, Brake-Works, The Harman Group, Praxair and Choko Motorsports.
From Jamie Hakonson / Fast Eddie Racewear / Choko Authentic Apparel / Ed Hakonson Racing / Team 3 Red /www.fasteddieracewear.com / www.choko.com