Stouffville, Ontario- June 5, 2017– Jason Hathaway was looking forward to his run at Delaware Saturday night. His Team owner’s companies Fast Eddie & Choko were the title sponsors of the event and he was returning to race in front of his hometown crowd of family and friends.
The Team worked on their #3 Kubota Dodge during their 1 hour practice session. Hathaway qualified 13th in the field. Having the support of his crew Hathaway wasn’t too concerned with their starting position.
“Our starting spot isn’t great, but I think once we get going in the race our strategy will help get us up front.” said Hathaway during the autograph session trackside before the race.
When the 250-lap event got underway a long green flag run ensued. Caution finally came out on lap 100 allowing the team to come down pit road and get fuel that would take them to the end of the race. Hathaway was running 6th when the next caution flag come out on lap 159 and the team brought Hathaway back down pit road for 4 brand new tires on lap 162.
Hathaway restarted 5th and was laying down some awesome laps. He posted the fasted lap on the track several times and had worked his way up to 3rd in the running order by lap 192. Unfortunately, that would be as far up as Hathaway would get in the field. With only 15 laps to go Hathaway was forced to retire his race machine do to a mechanical issue and finished 10th.
“This was a tough way to end the race, but it wasn’t safe for me to continue on the track with the way that the car was. It was however a great feeling to be back at the track where I got my start in 1995. I’m the luckiest guy in Canada to have started 123 NASCAR races in a row. I also really enjoyed representing our family of companies today. Ed has done a lot of things for this sport that not a lot of people know, and it is great that he got some of the spotlight today!” said Hathaway after the race on Saturday night.
Catch the broadcast of the Fast Eddie Choko 250 on TSN on June 10th at 3:30pm. It will also air on RDS June 25th at 6pm.
T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Kubota Canada, Fast Eddie Racewear, The Harman Group, Choko Motorsports, DSI and Thornbury Clear Choice Pool and Spa.
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 2017 season.