SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN-July 16, 2015- Ed Hakonson Racing/Team 3 Red welcomed a local sponsor in WSSL Auto Parts and did them proud tonight with another awesome podium finish at the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.

WSSL is a Saskatoon owned and operated business by Clarence and Glen Schneider and they are huge supporters of the local Late Model Series at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. The entire WSSL team was very excited to support Jason at the event on his #3 WSSL Auto Parts/Raybestos Chevrolet  for the 250 lap event.

Hathaway started 11th in the field and with possible rain moving across the Prairies into the Saskatoon area, Hathaway’s job was to get to the front as quickly as possible. On lap 70, Hathaway reported in that his car has a carburetor issue.  The Team rode out the laps until they could bring their race machine down pit road for the mandatory 1/2 way break at lap 125, to go to work on their car. At the break the crew replaced the carburetor along with taking 2 tires and a full tank of fuel during the 3 minute stop. The team did a superb job getting their jobs accomplished and set Hathaway back out on to the track in 12th position.


With new rubber and a resolved carb issue, Hathaway once again set sail for the front. Hathaway worked his way through the field and by lap 188 was 4th in the running order. Caution followed by a red flag put a halt to the race on lap 189 for rain. When the race got back underway, Hathaway had a great restart and on lap 226 took over the lead.


A hard fought battle with the 22 car relegated Hathaway into the 2nd spot. He defended his position until the checkered flag flew bringing home his #3 WSSL Auto Parts /Raybestos Chevrolet  in the 2nd position.


Hathaway was happy with the team’s finish. “I am so impressed with my guys. They never gave up and they did an awesome job on the break making the adjustments, tires, fuel and changing our carb.  We battled hard here tonight and I had a lot of fun racing with Steckly!  Thanks to WSSL Auto Parts and Raybestos for their support in getting us here tonight.”


The team will return home from their western swing with 2 podium finishes and will carry onto the Lucas Oil 250 at Autodrome St Eustache, north of Montreal, Quebec on July 25th.



About WSSL Auto Parts: WSSL is a full line supplier of automotive parts, tools & equipment for all domestic & import cars & trucks, carrying in stock at all times in our their location over $1.5 million dollars, of all major national brands. WSSL Auto Parts, is a shareholder/member of Uni-Select Prairies Division, with a local Uni-Select Warehouse to draw from daily, and a total of 12 Uni-Select Warehouses to draw from overnight from across Canada, and also has direct access to many Manufacturers Warehouses across the country.


The Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 will be televised on TSN on July 25 at 12:30 p.m. EST and on RDS2 at 2 p.m. EST on Aug. 8th


T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with WSSL Auto Parts, Raybestos, Fast Eddie Racewear, The Harman Group, Praxair 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 2015 season

For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com