Hathaway Takes Home 3rd At Delaware Speedway

June 24, 2012 – Komoka, Ontario – Home town favourite, Jason Hathaway, in his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge returned to his home track of Delaware Speedway on Saturday with a podium finish in mind and he didn’t disappoint his fans or his team.
Hailing from southwestern Ontario, Hathaway made his mark on the racing scene running street stock all the way up to late model. His experience at this track and feel helped him practice near the top of the speed chart on Saturday afternoon. A twitchy racecar after a delay in the qualifying process landed Hathaway 10th in the starting line-up for the EMCO 200.

Hathaway wasn’t discouraged by their starting spot. “The car was off in qualifying, but that is okay, we have 200 laps and the car will be good once we start racing.”

Jason Hathaway's podium finish at Delaware Speedway

Jason Hathaway’s podium finish at Delaware Speedway

Starting 10th, Hathaway went straight to work with the wave of the green flag. Hathaway came in on lap 56 for fuel and to repair some front end damage to the car that happened when passing a lapped car and set his sight back on the leaders. By the half-way point Hathaway was 5th. On lap 150 Hathaway came in for right side tires and a chassis adjustment to free his racing machine up and raced his way up into 4th.

In a strange turn of events the power on the front straight went out and the race was red flagged. When the lights came back on Hathaway showed his talent and the crowd saw some great side by side racing that earned Hathaway the 3rd spot with 40 laps to go. He held off some great challenges and posted his first podium of the 2012 season in his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge.

“We had a great night tonight and this team is building momentum for the Western swing coming up! It feels good to be running up front at Delaware in front of friends, family and my sponsors. The guys were strong on pit road and the crew did great job getting the hood off the racecar when we came in for fuel. We love coming back here and running like we did tonight. Thanks to all the fans for sticking around to watch a heck of a finish after the power went out at the track tonight.” Said Hathaway in Victory Lane after the race.

Hathaway’s 3rd place helped to propel the team up to 6th in the new point’s standings with four races out of twelve complete. The team will make their annual trek to the western part of Canada in few weeks’ time racing at Motorplex near Vernon, BC on July 14th, Edmonton Indy on July 22nd and Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon on July 25th.

The EMCO 200 will air on TSN on July 8th at 3PM EST. Fans came follow the team on Twitter @ehrt3r and @jasonhathaway3 and on Facebook:team3red.edhakonsonracing.
Ed Hakonson Racing is proud to be partnered with Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Vortex Brake Pads, Napoleon Grills, Castrol, Fast Eddie Racewear, Choko Motorsports, Praxair and Cathcart Trucking and King Brewery.

About Snap-on Tools: Snap-on Tools is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions used by technicians and professionals at vehicle dealerships and repair centers in the marine, power sports and aviation industries. Visit www.snapon.com

About Rockstar Energy Drink: “ROCKSTAR is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars!

About Vortex Brake Pads: Vortex Brake Pads is a proud Canadian company, manufacturing the highest quality aftermarket brake pads for all automotive segments. Vortex products are well researched, proven in on track and off track testing and are produced in a high quality manufacturing environment. For more information visit www.vortexbrakepads.com

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