LATE RACE CRASH DASHES GREAT FINISH

VALLEE-JONCTION, QC - JUNE 29 2019: Jason Hathaway at the Budweiser 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 30, 2019 in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR)
Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR

Chaudiere, QC June 29, 2019- Hathaway’s return to Autodrome Chaudière, looked promising during the 300 lap event but was cut short by a late race crash.

With rain delaying Saturday’s regular schedule, Hathaway in his #3 Kubota Chevrolet and his fellow competitors finally saw track time for 30-minute practice Saturday afternoon following by qualifying.

Hathaway qualified 11th, but with this experience at this track he was ready to head towards the front.

Hathaway went to work quickly when the green flag dropped on the 300-lap main event Saturday evening.  Hathaway knocked off positions as he made his way through the field.

By the mandatory break at lap 155, Hathaway was up to 7th position in the running order.

At the break the crew made their adjustments and serviced the car and sent Hathaway back out to content for a top spot.

With fresh tires and adjustments Hathaway once again moved towards the front. By lap 180, he was in the top 3 and looking for a podium finish.

Unfortunately, the top finish they were looking for was not in the cards as a late race crash took Hathaway out of competition and retired his car 15th.

“It is unbelievable how rough this series has become beating and banging on each other off the start of the race.  It was a tough race for our Kubota Chevrolet tonight. We will battle back. “Said Hathaway after the race.

The next event for Hathaway and his Team will be Saturday July 13th at the Honda Indy in Toronto.

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The 2019 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 jamie@team3red.com

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