Heartbreak For Hathaway at Honda Indy Toronto
July 18, 2010-Toronto, Ontario- Jason Hathaway, EHR/T3R and the #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge pulled into the paddock area at the Honda Indy Toronto for the forth stop on the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this weekend.
This was the first time Hathaway had seen the tight 11 turn temporary street course along Lakeshore Boulevard and through the CNE grounds in Toronto. Hathaway used the practice and qualifying sessions to learn the course and sort out shift patterns and braking zones.
“This is a tough track to learn in such a short period of time. It is pretty fast and the end of the Lakeshore will be the place to watch because it is fast and it ends with a hard right hand turn. “ Said Hathaway after qualifying 18th in the field.
As the race unfolded on Saturday afternoon, with live coverage on TSN, Hathaway had a steady run going working through the course and staying out of trouble. With only 2 laps to go in the 35 lap event Hathaway reported in that his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge had quit running out on the track. He safely coasted his car into one of the run off areas and the team finished a tough 22nd in the finishing order.
Hathaway was disappointed with the day’s results. “This is a tough finish for us this weekend. We had a solid top 15 finish in hand that would have not only have kept us in the hunt in the points championship, but also ensured that our car was in one piece to take to Edmonton on Monday. I did however learn a lot this weekend about this track for next year. We will regroup and prepare for the western swing to Edmonton, Vernon and Saskatoon. I enjoy running those tracks and we should be able to bounce back out there.”
The NASCAR Canadian Tire teams will next head west for three races in western Canada. Round five for EHR/T3R will be on the flat temporary road course through the Edmonton Municipal Airport in Edmonton, Alberta. The Team will then take their #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge to the Motorplex in Vernon, British Columbia and the Auto Clearing Motorspeedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
EHR/T3R is proud to be partnered with Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drink, Vortex Brake Pads, DSC Security Products, Napoleon Grills, Farmers Feed Families line of clothing, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Fast Eddie Racewear, Choko Authentic Apparel , Impact Canopies and Praxair. For more information on EHR/T3R check out the site at www.team3red.com
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