HATHAWAY WINS CANADIAN TIRE 125 AT SUNSET SPEEDWAY

Innisfil, ON- August 15, 2019- After a prolonged off-season Hathaway and his #3 Kubota Chevrolet were ready to kick their 2020 race season off strong and showed their intentions coming off of the trailer with a fast car, dominating the on-track activity and bringing home a win.

  Hathaway did well in practice and his team fine-tuned their race machine. Under the 2020 race format, the team randomly pulled their starting position and they started the 1st of 2 -125 lap races in the 3rd starting position.

  In the first race, The QwickWick 125, it didn’t take Hathaway long to find his rhythm around the .333-mile oval track, taking the lead on lap 2, fell back to 2nd for a 20-lap segment early on and taking the lead back on lap 31.  Hathaway had an excellent car and it was the class of the field. As the laps clicked down on the race, Hathaway was deliberately spun on the last 3 restarts of the race while leading. With some awesome driving, Hathaway kept his car off the wall each time but was relegated to a 9th place finishing spot.

   During the 30-minute break between races, the team prepped the car for the 2nd event the Canadian Tire 125 with fuel, tires and a few minor adjustments. Hathaway put his misfortune behind him for the 2nd 125 lap race and focused on winning.

  The random starting draw placed Hathaway 5th in the starting order and again he dominated the race, taking the lead on lap 25 and never looked back.  He put a comfortable gap between himself and the rest of the field and lapped cars up to 4th place in the running order.  Hathaway brought his #3 Kubota Chevrolet home to victory lane with a blistering 4.8 second lead over the rest of the field. 

  “We had a great car for both races. Its too bad that we were targeted like we were in the first one but that’s fine, we showed our strength and preparation in the 2nd race bringing home the win, the checkered flag and the trophy for Kubota and our new partners Kugel Bearing and Total Lubricants. It’s also our car owner Ed’s birthday on Monday, so this isn’t a bad gift for him.” said a happy Hathaway in victory lane.

  The QwickWick 125 will broadcast on TSN on Sunday, August 23rd at 12 noon and the Canadian Tire 125 will air on TSN on Saturday, August 29 at 2 pm. They will also be aired on RDS & RDS2 and MAVTV in the US. 

  The full season will be live-streamed in Canada and the USA on TSN.ca and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold respectively.

  The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will head to Flamboro Speedway near Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, August 29th for the next doubleheader 125 lap races. 

  

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 The 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season is made up of 6 races at Sunset Speedway, Flamboro Speedway and Jukasa Motor Speedway. For a full schedule of events in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series please click here https://www.nascar.ca/schedule/ 

   T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Kubota Canada, Total Lubricants, Fast Eddie Racewear, Kugel Bearing and Choko Authentics.    

   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.Team3Orange.com  for all updates on the 2020 season.

For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103 or email jamie@team3red.com

winner at finish line