HATHAWAY HAS SOLID RESULTS ON NPS WESTERN SWING
Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR
Wetaskiwin, AB – July 28, 2019-Jason Hathaway in his #3 Kubota Chevrolet came off of the western swing to Saskatchewan and Alberta with a top 10, a tough finish, and a podium.
The first event of the Western swing started with 2-125 lap races on Wednesday night at Wyant Group Speedway just outside of Saskatoon, SK. Hathaway practiced well and qualified 5 th and had a solid run in the race first 125 lap race finishing 6 th.
The 2 nd race was postponed by intense rainstorms that moved through the area. The starting grid was set by the drivers fastest lap time from the 1 st race and Hathaway started 10 th . A mechanical issue during the race put him 2 laps down to the leaders and he finished a disappointing 17 th place.
The Team worked on their race machines on the day between races and made an appearance on Friday at GBS Equipment in support of their Open House in Humboldt, SK. The Team then continued on to Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin, AB for the LUXXUR 300 Saturday night.
At EIR Hathaway wasn’t totally happy with his car in practice and found it tough to find the balance he was looking for. The skies over the race track opened up with rain after practice and washed out qualifying. The 300-lap starting grid was set by practice times from earlier in the day, landing Hathaway 10 th.
Right off the top of the race Hathaway was hit hard by another competitor and fell back to 13 th . Hathaway got up on the wheel and marched his way forward and by lap 50 he was 7 th in the running order.
By the half way break in the race Hathaway was 6 th. The team brought Hathaway down pit road during the break for tires, fuel and an adjustment that would take him the rest of the 150-lap distance. Hathaway did an awesome job and worked his way up the pack and on lap 242 was in 2 nd place. The race was red flagged for rain on lap 275 and was eventually called complete as additional heavy rain moved in posting Hathaway
in 2 nd place and giving him his first podium finish of the year.
“We started off well in Saskatoon in the first race and then the mechanical failure in the second one was really tough to take. Our Team rallied and had a better race here tonight with this podium finish. Thanks to all of the fans for sticking it out with the rain and to our sponsors who were able to join us here tonight.” Said Hathaway after the race.
The Team will have a few weeks off before they return to competition at Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres August 10 th & 11 th, 2019.
The 2019 NASCAR Pinty’s Series is made up of thirteen events across Canada from Nova Scotia to Alberta. For a full schedule of events in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series please click here: https://hometracks.nascar.com/international/pintys-series/. Fans can keep up with Jason and the T3R/EHR Team on their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, Twitter @EHRT3R, Instagram ehrt3r and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2019 season.
For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org