Hathaway Snaps Up 2nd Top 5 Finish Of The Season
June 23, 2013- Bowmanville, Ontario– After a non-typical finish for Hathaway, after suffering a flat tire early in the race at Delaware Speedway last weekend, Hathaway and his Team focused their efforts and were rewarded with a great finish and a solid point’s night.
The Clarington 200, the last major event on the schedule for the historic Canadian Tire Motorsports Park oval track, was dampened with grey skies the majority of the day. NASCAR officials and teams waited out the rain and ran a tightened schedule including a quick 45 minutes of practice in which Hathaway was 6th on the speed charts. Hathaway qualifying effort was a little off and positioned him 13th on the starting grid.
Crew Chief Craig Masters focused his team and driver on the 200 laps ahead to work their way towards the front. Hathaway in his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge went on the hunt looking for positions with the drop of the green flag, making some great passes and by the first caution flag on lap 65 was up to the 7th spot in the running order. The over the wall fuel crew topped of Hathaway’s race machine with race fuel during the caution and sent the car back onto the track to continue his charge towards the front of the field.
By lap 110, Hathaway had earned 4th. Caution flew on lap 116 and he came to the attention of his crew for right side tires and a chassis adjustments. The new tires and chassis adjustment gave renewed life to the car and Hathaway picked up 2 spots on the restart pulling into 3rd.
Another awesome restart by Hathaway earned him 2nd in the running order a few laps later. In the late stages of the race Hathaway’s windshield become covered in another competitor’s gear oil and long green flag runs prevented him from coming to the attention of his crew to get it cleaned off. Hathaway stayed on his game and brought home a solid 4th place finish, his second top 5 finish of the season.
“We had a good car again today and the guys did an awesome job with Craig in the pits tonight. We had a top 3 car again tonight, but I couldn’t see too well with my windshield covered in oil and I didn’t want to wreck the car. We will take this finish tonight and move on to the next race in a few weeks ready to battle again.” said Hathaway climbing out of his car in technical inspection.
The Team will have a few weeks off to prepare for the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on Tools at the ICAR circuit at Mirabel Airport north of Montreal, July 8th.
In other news; The Team was also honored with a well written driver profile of Hathaway titled “Racing is a balancing act for speedy dad” in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Star Wheels Section this weekend.
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 team3red.com.
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