Hathaway Shines In The Valley Of The Sun

Vernon, British Columbia- July 14, 2013 – After a late race mechanical problem last weekend posted the Team a disappointing finish at ICAR, Jason Hathaway and his team redeemed their selves on Saturday night at Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, British Columbia at the A&W 300 with a podium finish and some great points traction in the championship points battle.

Practice went well for the Team as Hathaway and Car Chief Graham Annis tuned on their race machine and worked on getting the car comfortable for the 300 lap A&W 300. Qualifying was a little tough for Hathaway logging a 10th place qualifying effort, getting a little loose during his qualifying lap.

Starting in the 10th spot, Hathaway got to it right away with the drop off the green flag and by lap 50 had slid his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge  into 4th place it the running order.   Hathaway made an awesome move into 3rd on lap 75 and settled in for a long green flag run.

The first chance to get tires and fuel came on lap 143 when the caution flag finally flew.  Crew Chief Craig Masters played strategy and brought Hathaway down pit road to the attention of his over the wall crew for right side tires, left side tries and a full tank of race fuel. The crew worked like clockwork on their pit stop.  On a track known for long green flag runs the team strategy of fresh tires and track position kicked in. Hathaway restarted 8th after the pit stop and with those 4 fresh tires started picking off cars for position.

On lap 163, Hathaway took the lead of the fast moving pack and lead for the next 77 laps, earning bonus points and showing the Snap-on and Rockstar colours.  After a great long run at the top of the field Hathaway relinquished the lead and settled into 3rd to save his equipment for a late race 20 lap run.  Saving his tires paid off and worked the 2nd place car, taking the second spot over on lap 286. He held that spot to the checkered flag and posted the Team’s 2nd podium of the 2013 season.

“We had a great car all day and I was very confident going into this long race of 300 laps. My crew chief Grunt Masters made great calls all night and put us in contention for the win. This runner up thing is getting old though; I’m hungry for a win!  Said Hathaway during front stretch ceremonies after the race.

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