CLARINGTON, ON - MAY 19: Jason Hathaway, driver of the 3 Kubota Chevrolet Camaro during the Clarington 200 of the NASCAR Pinty's Series at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Clarington, ON. (Photo by Matthew Manor for NASCAR)

Stouffville, Ontario May 24, 2019- Pinty’s Series veteran makes respectable return to fulltime Pinty’s Series competition with a top five finish in Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

When Jason Hathaway announced in March that he had decided to return to fulltime competition he knew he could still get the job done and he showed everyone he’s off to a good start in keeping that promise.

Hathaway, along with new team partner Kubota Canada highlighted on his #3 Kubota Chevrolet Camaro, qualified 9th and finished an impressive 5th in the Clarington 200 at CTMP. The veteran who now has the second most starts in the history of the series with 125 starts brought his car home 5th and was all smiles after his impressive return.

“We had a great race in our brand-new Kubota race car,” said Hathaway. “Man, I had a blast all weekend behind the wheel again. This is going to be a great season.”

Hathaway joined a couple of other drivers who decided to pit for fresh tires around the midway point of the 51 lap race.

After the pit stop, Hathaway had to work his way through the field and was back in the top 10 in just a handful of laps and worked his way into the top five in the race eventually won by Kevin Lacroix.

“We pitted for tires earlier than most other drivers and that wound up hurting us in the end, but a top five finish is a solid start to the season.” said Hathaway.

The Clarington 200 will be shown on TSN this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and also on RDS2 on Sunday June 15 th at 10:30 a.m. The St. Thomas, Ontario native will join the series in its next stop at Jukasa Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 1.

Fans can keep up with Jason and the T3O/EHR Team on their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, Twitter @EHRT3R, Instagram ehrt3r and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Orange.com for all updates on the 2019 season.