Hathaway & E.H.R. Launch 2014 NASCAR Season With New Manufacturer

  February 7, 2014- Stouffville, Ontario- Coming off of a very successful 2013 season, Jason Hathaway and his Ed Hakonson Racing Team are looking forward to greeting the New Year with a brand new look.  After 11 years of running the Dodge & MOPAR brands, Ed Hakonson Racing will move to the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala body for the upcoming NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season.  The Team’s #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet will be on unveiled at the Canadian Motorsport Expo this weekend February 7th, 8th , 9th  at the International Centre in Toronto.

     Team owner Ed Hakonson is excited about the look and opportunity that comes with running the new body style.  “We have been treated very well by Dodge & MOPAR family over the last 11 years, but our Team felt that it was time to make a change and support one of the other great North American manufacturers in the Series. We think this will offer General Motors and Chevrolet a great spring board to leverage motorsports in the Canadian marketplace.”

     Hathaway joined Ed Hakonson Racing in 2006, winning the CASCAR Rookie of the Year. In The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series inaugural season in 2007, Hathaway posted 1 top 5 finish and 7 top 10 finishes. The Teams ability to be a top contender was recognized when Hathaway was named the Series Most Improved Driver in 2008 and won the season ending race at Kawartha Speedway.

     From 2008 to 2012, Hathaway has posted 10 top 5 finishes and 32 top 10s. In 2013, the Dutton, Ontario driver ended his 59 race winless streak by recording his first of 2 wins at one of his favourite tracks; Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  The Team backed up that victory with another win at Barrie Speedway in early September. Consistently battling for podium finishes throughout the season E.H.R earned a 3rd place finish in the overall final NASCAR Canadian Tire Series point’s standings.

   Since the end of the 2013 season, the Team and driver have continued their hard work throughout the winter months preparing cars and equipment for the upcoming 2014 season, which will be one of the toughest and most competitive in Series’ history. With an 11 race schedule that will take the teams from Alberta to Nova Scotia, there is little room for error.

     E.H.R is looking forward to seeing everyone at the Canadian Motorsports Expo February 7TH -9TH. Hathaway will be in attendance for the NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES autograph session scheduled for Saturday at 2 pm and the NCATS Q & A session on Sunday at 11:30 am before NASCARS’s The King Richard Petty takes the stage.

     Stay up to date with the weekend’s events following the Team on Twitter @jasonhathaway3, @ehrt3r. “Like” the team on their Facebook page facebook/edhakonsonracing.team3red and check out their website at www.team3red.com

    T3R/ EHR are proud to be partnered with Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Mobil 1, The Harman Group, Fast Eddie Racewear, Choko Motorsports, Praxair, Thornbury Cider and King Brewery.

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