Hathaway Wins Wilson Equipment 300 At Riverside Speedway
August 18, 2013- Antingonish, Nova Scotia-Hathaway and his #3 Snap-on Tools/ Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge arrived at the fast and high banked 1/3 mile track of Riverside Speedway with hopes of keeping the momentum after a top 5 finish at GP3R at one of his favourite tracks on the circuit.
Hathaway practiced well, tuning on his machine to create a comfortable, well handing car to go the distance in the 300 lap event. The team’s hard work paid off and the Team ended practice at the top of the speed charts and qualified in 7th spot for the start of the Wilson Equipment 300.
Hathaway was happy with his Team’s effort. “I love running here and the Chisholm family put on a great event. We are looking forward to getting on the track tonight.”
The competition up front was tough and Hathaway got to his job off the hop. By lap 69, Hathaway had raced his way up to 5th. Crew Chief Craig Masters called Hathaway down pit road for fuel on lap 87 under caution. Hathaway worked his way back up through the field after his pit stop and into 3rd by lap 143. Hathaway tucked into 3rd and logged fast laps through the middle part of the race. The Team made one last pit stop on lap 173 for tires and set Hathaway loose to finish the race restarting in the 8th spot. After the stop, Hathaway was held up by slower cars, but once he cleared them he was hard charging for the front.
Hathaway was running in the top 3 by lap 265. When a car in front of him made a late race pit stop, Hathaway moved up into 2nd. Restarting on the outside of the front row on lap 288, Hathaway moved down in behind the leader and worked the inside line off of turn 2 and took the lead coming out of corner 4. Hathaway brought home the win as a birthday present for his car owner, Ed Hakonson.
“This team works so hard each and every week in the shop and at the track! Thanks to our sponsors for all that they do to support us. We have been so close to winning a race this year and it feels awesome to finally get the W! Thanks to Ed Hakonson for believing in this team and giving us the equipment to make it happen. He spent his birthday today at the Snap-on Tools convention in Nashville and it is awesome that we can bring this home for him and all of our franchisees at the conference.” Said Hathaway in Victory Lane after the race.
Hathaway also tightened up the Championship points battle pulling within 10 points of leader Scott Steckley.
The Wilson Equipment 300 will premiere on TSN at 1 pm EST on Sunday, August 25th and on RDS2 at 7 pm EST on Friday September 13, 2013.
The Team will continue their season with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park near Bowmanville, Ontario on September 1, along side of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Stay up to date with the weekend’s events following the Team on Twitter @jasonhathaway3, @ehrt3r. “Like” the team on their Facebook page facebook/edhakonsonracing.team3red and check out their website at team3red.com.
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