HATHAWAY WINS PINTYS 250 AT KAWARTHA

                     

     FRASERVILLE, ONSeptember 20, 2015-  Jason Hathaway and his team focused on one thing on Saturday in the season finale of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series- win the race and let the Championship points take care of themselves.

Hathaway practiced in the 8th spot and qualified in the 4th place in a field of 22 cars.  Shortly after qualifying the skies around the .375 mile oval of Kawartha Speedway opened up and rain fell.  When the rain stopped, the clean-up team went to work and the green flag flew at 7:30 pm.

In his #3 HGC/Williamson/Choko Chevrolet Hathaway set a fast pace and took the lead on lap 48 of the 250 lap event and never looked back.

At the half way point the team fueled the car, changed tires and make quick work of brake maintenance to keep Hathaway out front.  After the mandatory break Hathaway logged laps, in the top spot.  Hathaway led the most laps of the race earning vital points. Hathaway dominated the race and brought home his second consecutive win and his 3rd victory of the 2015 season.

“This was a great way to top off the season.  We were okay in practice and our qualifying effort put us in a good spot. I told our guys that we would be okay once the race got going. The track was green after all the rain came and I was a tick loose at the beginning of the race. The car came to us and after the break we were in real good shape”. Said Hathaway on his race win.

The team and driver did everything they set out to do with the last race. They won the race, lead a lap and lead the most laps accumulating the most points possible. At the end of the season Hathaway was just 4 points shy of the 2015 NCTS Championship.

Hathaway was happy with this season. “We did everything we needed to do tonight and I am proud of our entire team. Grunt has been with me 25 years and I am grateful that he has stuck with me through it all. Thanks to my boys that kept digging all season long as well. We started out the season with only enough financial backing to do the first 4 races. Every race after that we had to earn and take it on a race by race basis. Thanks to all of sponsors that helped us to get here tonight. To win the race and finish 2nd in the Championship is an honour. Thank you to all of my crew and our families of all of their sacrifice and support to allow us to do this. Ed, our owner was behind us and let us work our way through the season with his support. “

The Pinty’s 250 will air on TSN on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m., and on RDS2 on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Hathaway and the rest of the top NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers will be honored at the Night of Champions Awards at the Charlotte Convention Center/NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, Dec. 12.

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T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with HGC The Harman Group, DSI, L&C Construction, Bio Pressure Wash, Williamson Chevrolet, Williamson Chrysler, Muskoka Aircraft Centre, Fast Eddie Racewear, Brake-Works, The Harman Group, Praxair and Choko Motorsports.

Fans can keep up with Jason and the rest of T3R/EHR at their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, on Twitter @JasonHathaway3 or @EHRT3R Instagram jasonhathaway3 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2015 season.

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

 

Photo credit: Ashley McCubbin