HATHAWAY TAKES POINTS LEAD WITH PODIUM AT SUNSET
INNISFIL, ONTARIO-June 20, 2015- After an awesome back to back victory at Autodrome Chaudière last weekend, in Hathaway’s 100th NASCAR race, Jason Hathaway and his team showed the strength of their oval program with a 2nd place finish at the inaugural race at Sunset Speedway- the Leland Johnsonville 300.
Hathaway fine-tuned his #3 Brake-works/Fast Eddie Racewear Chevrolet during practice and posted a 9th place stating position for the long 300 lap event.
“The car is pretty racy and I think we have a car that will go the distance tonight. We run our late model here so I have good feel for the track. The race is going to be a great race for the fans.” Said Hathaway looking at the packed house before the race got underway.
Starting 9th , Hathaway got to work early and worked both grooves around the tight 1/3 mile oval. This race marked the first visit for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Sunset Speedway, so fuel mileage and tire wear were an unknown.
The quick paced race ensued a long green flag run from lap 21 to lap 287 with tons of on track action.
During the long green flag Hathaway stayed hard at it and worked his car through traffic. By lap 272 he had worked his way up to 2nd position.
When the caution came out on lap 287, Hathaway and his team elected to pit for fuel and tires and make sure he had what it would take to take to finish the race.
Hathaway brought his #3 Brake-works/Fast Eddie Racewear Chevrolet home to a 2nd place finish.
“That was a great show for the fans tonight. That was a really long green flag run, but the car was good and I was able to make some moves and pass some cars that didn’t handle as well as we did. Credit goes to our guys for their hard work today and to my Crew Chief Craig Masters for making the call to bring me in for tires and fuel. Fuel could have been an issue tonight so we came in for a splash to make sure we had enough to get us the checkered flag.” Said Hathaway after the race.
The 2nd place finished allowed Hathaway to take over the points lead for the first time in his NASCAR career.
The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will premiere on TSN on June 28 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.
The Canadian Tire Series will return to the track on July 5 for the Ecko Unlimited 100 at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.
T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Fast Eddie Racewear, Brake-Works, The Harman Group, Praxair and Choko Motorsports.
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