HATHAWAY WINS BUMPER TO BUMPER 300 AT RIVERSIDE
Photo by Matthew Manor
Antigonish, NS- August 17, 2019- Jason Hathaway and his #3 Kubota Chevrolet came off of the trailer strong after some successful runs as of late to put on a fabulous show for the crowd a Riverside International Speedway in the Bumper to Bumper 300.
In practice Hathaway and his team fine-tuned their race machine, ending up 6th on the speed charts, but really turned up the heat in qualifying, posting a time that landed Hathaway an impressive 2nd place starting spot, outside of his good friend Donald Chisholm on the front row.
Hathaway has had some success at Riverside over the years and the Team went into the race with one goal on their minds; to win!
Hathaway ran in the top 3 for the first half of the race, running as high as 2nd going into the mandatory break at lap 151 for tires, fuel and adjustments.
He settled back in to the top 5 shortly after the half way point, but found his way back into the top 3 by lap 243. He challenged for position with each restart and worked his way into the 2nd spot on lap 272. He closed the gap between him and the lead car in the last 20 laps of the race. Two restarts leading up to the end of the scheduled 300 lap event gave Hathaway the chance to take the lead. After a heart pounding green, white, checkered finish in NASCAR overtime, Hathaway held off the rest of the field and won his first race of 2019 in spectacular fashion.
Hathaway was pumped about their win. “This was one hell a of show tonight and I hope all of the fans enjoyed it. This track is a second home for our Team and family, with a lot of fans and good friends in the area. It was great to start alongside Donald and to top off our night with this win is pretty cool. Our boys worked hard and we came off the trailer strong. It’s also our car owner’s birthday today and this is an impressive birthday present for Ed.
The next event will be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park August 25th as part of the Silverado 250 weekend featuring the NASCAR Gander Truck series in conjunction with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is made up of thirteen events across Canada from Nova Scotia to Alberta. For a full schedule of events in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series please click here https://hometracks.nascar.com/international/pintys-series/
Fans can keep up with Jason and the T3R/EHR Team on their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, Twitter @EHRT3R, Instagram ehrt3r and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2019 season.
For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103 or email email@example.com