Hard Night for Hathaway at Mosport
August 22, 2010-Bowmanville, Ontario-Jason Hathaway, EHR/T3R and the #3 Snap-on Tools/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge were hoping for an excellent showing at the 1/2mile MOSPORT oval just outside of Bowmanville, Ontario. Unfortunately some tough luck on the track would keep the Team from realizing that goal.
The #3 Snap-on Tools/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge ran really well in practice right off of the trailer and was 3rd in practice times on the speed charts. Hathaway drew the #3 qualifying position in the qualifying order. A slick race track during his qualifying effort after a heavy down pour harboured Hathaway’s qualifying effort, but managed to pull together a 7th place qualifying effort.
During the 200 lap race it did not take long for Hathaway to make his way towards the front as he settled into the 5th place in the running order until lap 77 when Hathaway came in for a fuel stop to take him to the end of the race. He went back out on the track in 8th and stayed there until lap 128 when he came in once again to get fresh right side tires. Hathaway was once again in his rhythm and posted the fastest running times on the track multiple times as he worked his way back towards the front after his tire stop.
An accident in corner 1 & 2 on lap 177 tagged Hathaway as he tried to avoid the accident. The Team didn’t see any immediate damage and it wasn’t until a few laps later that the damage to his race machine showed when he spun and backed his car into the wall after his left rear tire gave way. Hathaway brought his battered Dodge to the attention of his crew who went to work on the rear end and patched it up the best they could to finish the race in the 14th position.
“This was a pretty frustrating race for this team. Our car was good and getting better as the night went on. The tire that blew ended our night and I hate it for all of our sponsors that help get us here each and every race. We will get this car home and get it race ready for Barrie and hopefully make up for what we lost here tonight.” Said a very disappointed Hathaway after climbing out of his car after the race.
The next event for the Team is this coming weekend August 27th, 28th , 29th at the Circuit de Jacques Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, alongside the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
EHR/T3R is proud to be partnered with Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drink, Vortex Brake Pads, DSC Security Products, Napoleon Grills, Farmers Feed Families line of clothing, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Fast Eddie Racewear, Choko Authentic Apparel , Impact Canopies and Praxair. For more information on EHR/T3R check out the site at www.team3red.com
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