Wetaskiwin, Alberta, July 12, 2014- Jason Hathaway in his #3 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet continued his strong oval showing at the inaugural event at Edmonton International Raceway Friday night in front of a packed house.
The #3 race practiced well and qualifying 8th in the starting lineup for the 300 lap event.
“This is a pretty fun little race track. It is a mix of a few tracks we have back in Ontario and I can see it’s going to be pretty racey tonight. The Fans are in for a great show tonight!” Said Hathaway during the autograph session.
Hathaway made his way up to 6th and then reported in to his crew that he picked up a vibration. They diagnosed a right front flat tire and he brought his race machine down pit road to the attention of his crew on lap 95 to change his first of 2 flat tires of the night. With fresh rubber, Hathaway logged laps and saved his equipment for the dash to the finish. With just under 100 laps to go Hathaway was inside the top 5 and set his sights on the top 3 in the running order.
Hathaway went to work and was 2nd on the track when the last caution of the night flew on lap 296; leading to a green-white-checkered finish. Hathaway battled to defend his position, but elected to finish a strong 3rd.
“We will take the 3rd place podium finish and head to Saskatoon. We had a great car tonight and we didn’t need to tear it up battling with the 2 guys in front of us. All in all I am pretty proud of our team tonight; we battled back from those flat tires and got to the front! Thanks to Rockstar for all of their support and being a great partner.”
The Team will head to Auto Clearing Motorspeedway for the 2nd of 2 western swing races on July 16th. Hathaway and his crew will be at the pre-race event at The Longbranch at the Ramada Inn in Saskatoon on Monday night at 7:30 pm.
T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with 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 Instagram jasonhathaway3 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2014 season
For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com
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