SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR EHR/T3R & HATHAWAY ENDS WITH 7TH PLACE FINISH AT KAWARTHA
September 26, 2010, Fraserville, Ontario- Jason Hathaway, EHR/T3R and the #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge ran their final race late yesterday afternoon at Kawartha Speedway as their 13 race 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series finished up. This season was successful for the Team achieving their goals and recording a team high top 5 finishes.
As it has been most of the season at each and every track, the Teams’ practice on Saturday went well and the car showed some great speed and handling abilities. A rain soaked qualifying effort hampered Hathaway’s qualifying run, posting a 12th place starting spot. As was the story all season long in qualifying efforts, lap times were incredibly close.
The start of the final race of the 2010 season was postpones for about 2 hours while rain activity passed in and out of the area on Saturday afternoon. During the rain delay Hathaway talked about his car. “We have another good car here this weekend. Tyler and the guys worked hard this week in the shop and they have given me a car that I think can go to the front. This track is pretty fast and fun to drive and our Vortex Brake Pad “Brake Cam” camera for the TSN television broadcast will give us some pretty cool shots.”
With rain looming all day and into the evening the race finally got underway at 6:30 pm. The game plan from Crew Chief Tyler Case from the top of the pit box was to help get Jason all he needed to get to the front while watching the weather to adjust the Teams strategy. Hathaway started on the plan right front the drop of the green flag moving into 11th on lap 1 and by lap 30 was 8th in the running order.
After contact with another driver racing for 7th position, Hathaway felt he had a tire going down on his racing machine. He brought his car down onto pit road on the next caution for right side tires. He went out at the end of the lead lap in 18th and worked his way back up through the back avoiding some back of the pack wrecks. Hathaway showed some great driving when avoiding the wrecks earning a top 3 running position on lap 136 of the 250 lap race. As the laps clicked down to the end Hathaway’s early taken right side tires wore and he lost traction. Hathaway held onto his car and finished a well deserved 7th place.
“This has been a great season for our Team and I am proud to be a part of it. We had a great car tonight, but having to take right side tires so early in the race hurt our challenge abilities as the race got closer to the end. We moved up in the point’s championship finish this season and our team is really making a mark in this series. Other Teams have really taken notice of our progress and it feels good to represent all of our sponsors. I want to thank Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drink and Vortex Brake Pads for their awesome support this season. Napoleon Grills continued their marketing program with us this season as well and we are proud to have as long time supporters. DSC Security Products joined us in 2010 and they have been a great and excited group to work with. Thanks to Bryan Cathcart for his help in getting our Team transporter across the country. I really want to thank our crew and their families for all their hard work and for allowing them to help us each and every week. I have to finally thank our Team owner Ed Hakonson who gives us great equipment and the backing we need to set and achieve our goals together. This was a successful season for all of us.”
The # Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge Team posted 11 top 10 and 3 top 5 finishes this season and finished 6th in the 2010 Championship points battle.
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
For additional Information contact: Jamie Hakonson T: 416-560-6109 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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